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Review of Hotham Arms Pub

Hotham Arms Pub
Ranked #220 of 965 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance and food is just gorgeous, we love the scallops, fish cakes, chateaubriand, desserts, Sancerre Rose. It’s all gorgeous, the owner makes us laugh it’s always a very comical evening

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant and it won’t be our last. We had a very warm welcome from the landlord who took our drinks order and showed us to our table. They have an extensive menu with a wide selection of starters, main meals and sweets. We had garlic mushrooms and haddock goujons followed by beef stroganoff and pan seared halibut in a lobster sauce served on a bed of risotto. For desert we shared a walnut and apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. All was perfectly cooked, well presented and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in a quirky restaurant with a great atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank David O
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This was my first visit to The Hotham Arms. What a fabulously quirky and unique venue it is! Joe the owner/chef/barman/raconteur is pure gold and could not have been more hospitable and entertaining. The food was excellent, the atmosphere relaxed but professional and the dining area quite spectacular. Overall this place is a real gem but be prepared for the old style hands-on personal service because that is exactly what you get. If you are looking for a quiet nondescript contemporary venue then this is not for you but it is a 'must' for people looking for an excellent dining experience in an engaging and personal venue. Thank you Joe - the Admiral will be back!

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Thank Traveller1157
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Really disappointed at deceitful service - Be cautious if you have dietary requirements or allergies.
Having phoned to check on their vegetarian menu and table availability, my partner and I arrived to be met by the owner/chef (very polite and friendly), they kindly talked us through their vegetarian options. We ordered a vegetarian option from the menu (nothing bespoke). When the food arrived, while eating, we found it had beef amongst the mushroom stroganoff sauce. When we complained the bar lady/waitress immediately took the food away and offered to “Sort it” when queried for a definition, we were advised “cooking from scratch, without any meat in” I.e. not trying to separate beef out from a beef and mushroom dish in order to pass it off as vegetarian! Unsurprisingly we advised we would not be eating or paying for food, (on the basis they had knowingly and purposefully deceived us) they appropriately waived the charge for drinks - Trust is fragile, and in this instance clearly abused!
There were 2 other tables of people eating - so not busy. No excuse for this service.

Thank jessicabris2l
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Joe P, Owner at Hotham Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

We do not normally respond to facebook comments but do so on this occasion to repeat the apology that we gave on the night, as well as not charging for the meal or drinks.
A simple mistake was made by using the wrong sauce on the stroganoff, kitchen procedures have been changed to ensure it does not happen again.
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Joined a group of friends for a birthday last evening and had a great welcome, some excellent food including the lovely fishcakes and H's liver and mash. Frittata specially made to accommodate a veggie guest. Top puds by the quiet that followed their arrival at the table. Joe is a host like no other.

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Thank johuntsman
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