I've only just found out that this fabulous place has closed down. It is a sad reflection on the economic climate that such a great chef can't make a good career out of running a place in York. It also says something about the nature of internet reviewing on sites like tripadvisor. J. Baker has to have been in the top 3 or 4 in York however you like your food. Personally I think he was number 1. How could he be rated as the 98th best on tripadvisor? So, two conclusions: don't trust tripadvisor because large numbers of punters must have the weirdest taste imaginable; it isn't enough for a chef to be great, he has to have some sort of tryst with the devil to be a commercial success as well. Very sad.
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