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The Blue Bicycle Restaurant - CLOSED

34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 673990
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Aug 14, 2017
“This is closed because of flooding”
Apr 14, 2017
“Warm, charming and lovely food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We picked this restaurant because of its Tripadvisor reviews and it didn't dissappoint. The food was outstanding both in menu composition, preparation and presentation. Although it has a reputation for seafood we both had meat (beef and pork) and loved it. If you fancy a...More

Thank Gricper
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We went here on a Saturday night to celebrate my fathers 75th birthday. Our table was ready on arrival and it was in the front part of the restaurant so we had a great view of the old cobbled street and bridge outside. If I...More

Thank Mamakali
Reviewed May 1, 2013

After talking up a storm about The Blue Bicycle to anyone within earshot, a friend was visiting for the weekend so we decided to treat ourselves to a long lunch. We arrived early and were greeted with an overwhelmingly hot restaurant but a really smiley...More

1  Thank Strypee
Reviewed April 29, 2013

It's been quite a while since we visited the Blue Bicycle primarily as a result of our last visit being a little underwhelming. Given that it had been a couple of years and hearing/reading a few positive reports, a return visit beckoned. Glad we did...More

Thank Properlush
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Packed out on a Thursday night! Had to book a table. Tables are a bit rickety on the uneven floor but lends to the ambience. Good varied menu and food just wonderful. The garlic butter to die for. The duck was beautifully cooked and a...More

Thank tsj1507
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

If good food in a relaxed atmosphere is what you're after then you could do worse than visit here. Can be pricey but quite an intimate place with attentive staff. Varied menu and decent wine list. Worth checking out.

Thank chubzmaglubz
Reviewed April 15, 2013

My partner and I booked the Blue Bicycle well in advance and were not disappointed. The service was exceptional - everyone attentive and smiling. The food was fabulous and beautifully presented. This is not the cheapest restaurant in York, but if you're looking for a...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed April 14, 2013

I had never been to a brothel before but am glad to report that it is now a very ambient restaurant! We were invited to look around the interior of the building which was very interesting. The meal was on the pricey side but the...More

Thank Claire Y
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Beautiful menu with loads of choice. I had the crab to start with and then the Halibut which was excellent. Its is at the top end price wise but as a treat it is very good and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Herbie26
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a good meal on a school night (Thursday) with several friends £50 was a fair price for the food we had, good atmosphere and friendly young lady's serving our table, would happily go again..

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 673990
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This place is temporarily closed due to flooding on Dec 27, 2015. We do not anticipate being open before the 2nd Quarter of 2017. We will provide further updates on an estimated reopening date as we have this information available.

Located near York Minster, The Blue Bicycle has become one of York's dining landmarks. With a French style English menu heavily weighted towards fish dishes, an unpretentious, welcoming atmosphere, professional French waiters, and charming decor, it is no wonder this eaterie is often packed. The downstairs is particularly romantic and atmospheric -- it is allegedly a former brothel and the decor is true to it's blue period. Menu favourites include the chef's own spicy fish cakes with pineapple salsa, and grilled scallops with sweet chilli sauce to start, followed by a steaming bowl of monkfish and prawn chowder, or tuna with red onion, lime and coriander salsa.
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