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“Great pulled pork”
Review of Shambles Kitchen

Shambles Kitchen
Ranked #21 of 882 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $8
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: A glorified sandwich shop. We only have 8 seats but have a very quick turnaround. All our options are available to takeaway. Our specialty is our succulent Pulled Pork sandwich. It's cooked overnight, rested for 1 hour and served quick-sharp to avoid drying out. It's served in a soft, warm, sour dough bun with zingy slaw. Come between 11am and 3pm to avoid missing out on it. All our food is made on site, from scratch - including one vegan soup each day as well toasted wraps and veggie juices. Oh, and we set up smoothie bars in schools with our profits. It's fast food. But not as you know it.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great pulled pork”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Really enjoyed our pulled pork sandwiches, and the staff were very friendly. They also support healthy eating in schools!

Visited March 2014
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Thank feministandfoodie
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SimonLong1, Owner at Shambles Kitchen, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thanks very much. We have 20 bars in schools now with young people running them as businesses. Some of the stories of how the young people have improved is amazing. Much greater than we could ever have hoped for. Thanks for your support.
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manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“healthy tasty food”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited at lunch time when we where in need of a pick me up, this place didn't disappoint.
Lovely freshly prepared food not the standard fare. Lots of healthy options, owner was very warm and welcoming, would visit again

Visited March 2014
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SimonLong1, Owner at Shambles Kitchen, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Aww, thanks Alix. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Service as good as the food”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Sometimes service matters just as much as the food. I would consider myself something of a pulled pork connoisseur, and this did not disappoint, a good level of BBQ flavour, and melt in the mouth meat matched perfectly with smiles and pleasant conversation. A strong business acumen, and understanding of what 'the punter wants' I will be back to shambles kitchen every time I revisit York- I strongly urge you, spend your pennies and have a lovely experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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SimonLong1, Owner at Shambles Kitchen, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thanks for the kind words. :-)
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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not as good as I was expecting”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had the pulled pork sandwich - to be honest it wasn't bad but we have had much better.....the bread was a bit stodgy for our taste which also made the sandwich taste a little dry. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here again as there are so many lovely places in York to eat.

  • Visited March 2014
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SimonLong1, Owner at Shambles Kitchen, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thanks Lou. We use sourdough bread, which is quite a dense bread. But compliments the sweet pork/ sauce combo. It's trendy to use brioche. But that - in my experience of living in South Carolina for a year - isn't the right bread for pulled pork. We steam the sour dough in homemade pork stock to both soften it and add flavour. I can only assume the bread was steamed for a bit too long - It's a fine line. The pork should not have been dry. If you email me, simon@xinghealth.co.uk, i'd love to know what day you were in so i can make sure the staff training is up to scratch. Hope you enjoyed your trip to York.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Over hyped”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Went here after reading all the excellent reviews.to be honest, I felt some what let down.i had the pulled pork, it was nice but feel that some of the reviews on here are over hyped.worth a visit if you are passing but don't go out of your way for it.

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SimonLong1, Owner at Shambles Kitchen, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Hype? Cripes. That's pressure. We aim to make the perfect pulled pork sandwich. Sorry it wasn't. Thanks for giving 4 stars nonetheless. :)
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