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The Hook and Line

37 - 39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England
+44 1904 633388
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 - 39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lovely food here. Fish and chips and fish pie. My fish (the batter was light and delicious) was enormous I couldn't even finish it. Best fish pie ever. Roy was a great host he kept us laughing.

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want decent fish and chips then this is the plaice. You won’t get better. Genuinely the absolute best I have ever had.

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was s few years since our last visit and decided on lunch, we we're 3 couples. 5 of us ordered the Haddock All Inclusive and one ordered the cod and chips. The food was cooked fresh and was all piping hot. Everyone really enjoyed...More

Thank TCR555
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for some serious calorie replacement having run the York marathon earlier that day. The cod was excellent and the haddock even better. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful, and the restaurant itself was very pleasant. We'd read great reviews about this place...More

Thank Carolyn O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fantastic fish and chips in this very pleasant restaurant. Good service and great music too. Must visit again.

Thank Eds186478
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are two couples in our 60's and chose the Hook and Line for a Special Light Bight offer.We ordered Fish,Chips & Peas but were offered a choice between Chips or Peas.The Fish & Chips were excellent,but a few Mushy Peas would have made it...More

Thank 186356Sunshine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went today and sat near the window. A lovely table and chairs. Impressed with decor - interior very good indeed. Staff were friendly and service very good too. We had fish and chips which were so fresh and the batter melted...More

Thank Moshpit71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i very much enjoyed this eatery.. very good value for money i had a pulled pork sandwich, while my mum had the classic fish and chips - both of us loved the service and very much enjoyed our food.. we then had the sticky toffee...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy day sightseeing we came across the Hook and Line, very nice decor, good music, waiter very tentative and chatty, only downfall was the food,we ordered the fish pie or should I say the potatoe pie, finally found a prawn, a couple of...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best in York City Centre, because we could not see any more dedicated fish and chip shops. Clean, tidy, and great service. We visited early and it was begining to fill up because it is so popular. Well worth the visit. Will go...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 - 39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England (Formerly Mr Chippy Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 633388
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The Hook and Line, formerly Mr Chippy, is well known for its quality fish and chips. Now completely refurbished and re-branded, we now offer, together with our award-winning fish and chips, many other seafood dishes. Also available for cakes, coffees and sandwiches throughout the day or finer dining evening restaurant.
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