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“Excellent Sunday Brunch”

Hotel du Vin & Bistro
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Ranked #345 of 881 Restaurants in York
Price range: $50 - $201
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Located just outside the city walls in a lovely leafy area of York. The building was once a orphanage and has been tastefully transformed into a stylish hotel. The Sunday Brunch is excellent value for money, if you can manage it you can eat 4 courses, soup for the first course and an excellent farmers market, with a great choice of seafood, pates and hams. The roast is excellent.The service is good and all the staff are very helpful. A popular choice with families as just about every other table was a large gathering of several generations.For smokers there is an outdoor room, complete with armchairs and fake fire - very considerate. An excellent venue, with rear parking.

  • Visited October 2013
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Wales UK
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“Disappointing experience”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Staying for a weekend and wanted somewhere special for dinner and thought this would be good but what a mistake! Starters were ok but had the chateaubriand for mains which was on the small side but good taste and cooked as requested the side of cauliflower cheese was a mess! Watery sauce and mild taste of cheese, the fries were akin to economy brand frozen, not even had made/twice fried etc.

Also made the mistake of not scrutinising the bill and later discovered service charge on the bill and a gratuity left on the table. Overall would not hurry back!

  • Visited October 2013
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York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“30th Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was a disappointing evening. The service was incredibly slow - 3 hours to serve 6 of us. The menu was adequate but not outstanding with a limited choice of desserts. On previous visits here we have always enjoyed the food and general atmosphere but this evening (a Saturday) the bistro was not full and the food was very mediocre. Expensive too!!

  • Visited October 2013
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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“Fabulous seafood starter”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

restaurant with the ambience of an upmarket bistro.

Sunday lunch 4 course meal with soup then delicious help yourself sea food buffet before main course and dessert.

Will definitely go again

Visited September 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I am so glad I didn't read these reviews before an ad hoc visit for Sunday Lunch. It was so delicious! Four courses for £19.95 - home made tomato soup; help yourself buffet with choices of oysters, mussels, cured baked salmon, smoked salmon, mackerel pate, various cold salami type sausages, ham terrine, king prawns and other seafood, salads; for main course I chose fish of the day - red snapper - with nice variety of veg; then I chose rhubarb crumble for pud. Service charge was added on top of the bill, but deserved - attentive without being intrusive, and friendly. Beware bar pricing of drinks however, the website and menu shows Bucks Fizz at £7.50 yet in the bar they tried to charge me £9.75 (that's per glass by the way!! exorbitant but very nice). I will definitely go there again, it was probably the best Sunday lunch I have ever had.

  • Visited September 2013
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