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“Superb service, food good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Whippet Inn

The Whippet Inn
Ranked #31 of 850 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to the Whippet Inn, York's newest Steak and Alehouse.We have now been open for just over a year and very proud to have marked the occasion by by winning 'Best Restaurant ' in the Visit York Tourism Awards 2014. So far we have raised a few eyebrows with our name, and many have said that our interior is certainly quirky if not a little risque, all of which we love as we want to be unique and fun. When it comes to the food and drinks we serve however; we are very serious... When we set about creating The Whippet Inn our main aim was to get the best food produce we could find in Yorkshire and then pair it with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. Yorkshire beef is our thing offering you 28 day or 40 day aged beef but we have something for everyone, be it, lunch & a lite bite, dinner or just a drink in our bar.Our bar is an eclectic mix of Real Yorkshire Ales - right through to over 30 bespoke gins- we maybe small but we have used every nook and cranny to ensure we have an amazing range to offer our quests. All this is delivered with down to earth homely Yorkshire hospitality. Another of our aims was to create a place where our guests could enjoy themselves with friends over dinner or to have a relaxing drink in the bar , a kind of home from home
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“Superb service, food good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

The atmosphere and service at the Whippet Inn were fantastic. The service felt genuinely personal, a real interest in us having a great meal.

Starters were good - squid was good and the scallops tasted great.

The 40 day aged steaks were excellent and mine was cooked perfectly. A fillet was not quite right and certainly not cooked as requested. The team could not be more open to getting it sorted and a fresh, far superior fillet arrived in no time.

Chips could be better - they were a little limp and the spinach portion was a bit mean!

Dessert were good, the chargrilled fruit salad with dessert wine excellent.

Will certainly be back - the atmosphere and service alone are compelling and with a little notch up the food will match it.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Fab fillet steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had a lovely evening here. The 40 day aged steak was fab. My husband had a burger which was really good too. Service was good and we would return again.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Great fillet steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have two whippets so I just had to visit this pub after reading about it on Tripadvisor! We booked last minute and a table reservation for two became a table for three on arrival, despite being busy they gave us a drink at the bar whilst they quickly sorted a very comfortable table for three.
Both my colleagues and I chose the 40 day fillet steak which was recommended, but not in a pushy manner, by the waitress - and each steak was cooked perfectly to our varying tastes. It was a great meal with good service and I would definitely recommend it as a place to eat in York.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Fab Fillet Steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

After being a little put off by a pushy member of staff who practically insisted I had the slightly more expensive 40 day fillet steak I am pleased to say that it was probably worth it, the food was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone :)

  • Visited July 2013
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“Wasn't disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

After staying in York wanted somewhere in town for a meal so checked trip advisor. Reviews was good so thought we would give it a try. Was Not disappointed. I had steak to die for & husband the burger. Staff couldn't do enough for you. Small place & busy so best to book.

  • Visited August 2013
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