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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited here with my husband for a mid-week lunch. Neither of us had been before. There is no dedicated parking. The Kitchen is on the Shambles though so you can walk to it and it is in the centre of York. This is a...takeout only establishment. We bought ours and walked to a nearby churchyard to eat, which had benches where we could sit down and relax. The menu here is small. But there is something that everyone could enjoy. There is no description of any of the sandwiches though (not that we could find, anyway) so had to look online at what each sandwich was as they are not called 'pulled pork and slaw' or salt beef and cheese' (for example) and have names like 'Dick Turpin' which gives you no clue as to what you are ordering. You place your order at a window in the wall and then are asked to step back and wait. This isn't an easy job on The Shambles as there are tourists everywhere you step. I felt in the way of everyone! The sandwiches took about five minutes to be made. My husband ordered a hot sauce / meat combo and I chose the sweet and salty option. The sandwiches were both very, very nice although my husband said his wasn't hot in the slightest. I think if you are new to spic, you'll find it packs some heat but if you are a chilli fan then it won't make a dent. The fillings were tasty and the meat cooked well. The bread seemed a little cheap though. The sandwiches were packaged well and despite having sauce and slaw etc, nothing fell out and my clothes remained stain free! The service wasn't anything special. In fact, apart from them telling me how much to pay and telling me to step back and they would call me when they were ready, they never spoke at all and certainly didn't smile. I wouldn't say the service was rude but it was functional and nothing more. I imagine the rent on properties on The Shambles is extortionate which may explain why the sandwiches cost so much. I paid £17 for two sandwiches. No drinks or anything. Just two sandwiches. Now. If the sandwiches were twice the size, I wouldn't grumble about the cost. But the sandwiches were small. Very small. I just don't think they were worth £17 or anywhere close. We ate at 'Stam and Maria's Street Food' in the Shambles market on another day and got about 3 times the amount of bread, meat, sauce, salad AND chips and paid £5 less. I cannot fault the food at all (like I say, the bread tasted pretty cheap but it wasn't horrid in any way) but I wouldn't eat here again purely because of the cost.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 September 2021

Walked in The Shambles when we were thinking about food and the smell was amazing. Looked around then decided to give this a try. Pros Service with a smile Best fresh, hot sandwiches we've eaten for a very long time Cons We weren't asked what...we'd like on each sandwich Tips to customers If there's something you don't want on, presume you need to say so when ordering Tip to management Ensure staff explain the condiments on the sandwich or ask if there's something someone doesn't want Overall - my comment above means I'd normally give 4 stars BUT these sandwiches were sooooo good that they far outweigh my one comment hence 5 stars Would we eat here again? YES!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

Great pulled pork burritos served by friendly guys. Recommended. Lots of other food huts too - the kids enjoyed sweet crepes, which were tasty too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

You feel the smoked meet smelling in the street sooo fresh. Unbeliable sandwiches. My Dick Turpin was amazing! Lovely staff too!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

We ordered Harry Trotter and ham and cheese sandwich. My family enjoyed the food. The food preparation was also quick so if you are in a hurry, this is the best food that you can buy while roaming around York.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

I ordered a pork sandwich and can seriously say that it is one of the best that I’ve ever had. The sandwich had more than enough filling. The bread was great. Very tasty. Definitely worth the money.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

Looking for something nice and tasty yesterday lunchtime whilst in York. Stumbled across this stall in the York Food Market. It was the mouthwatering smell that initially drew us in. When we seen just what was causing our taste buds to drool our minds were...made up instantly. Hard to decide just what to have but we opted for the ‘mixed kebab’ with fries and salad topped with yogurt,mint and garlic sauce. And it was delicious. Lovely tasty chicken with crispy salad..yummy. Quick summary would be...Great food...Great service...and Great background music. All in all 2 very ‘Happy bunnies ‘....Can’t wait to visit next time in York from Newcastle...Paul & Carole xxMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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SimonLong1, Owner at Shambles Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Thanks so much for your review Paul and Carole. Glad you liked our sish kebab pop up. We have closed the pop up now with staff isolating and lots of wedding catering on the horizon but our main shop and neighbouring burrito kiosk in the...More

Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

We arrived around 5ish, they were running low on certain bits (always a good sign) we ordered a beef burrito and a pork burrito, both excellent, really tasty, happy we made it in time, no wonder they're so popular, fresh tasty food ready right there...in front of you, sod waiting 40 minutes in a stuffy pub for summat rushed and disappointing. Would defo eat againMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

The customer service was second to none, and you could tell they really care about their craft! Plenty of Gluten Free options and I would definitely recommend the chicken burrito bowl :))

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

We had burrito's from the smokehouse burrito bar in the shambles market. Very impressed with the quality and flavour especially considering that two were vegan, one gluten free and one normal.

Date of visit: June 2021
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gingermotion
26 October 2017|
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Response from SimonLong1 | Property representative |
Hello! We only have a few tables so we don’t take reservations. It’s a very quick turnaround though as people are only eating a sandwich. If it’s a nice day you can also eat out food in the Shambles Market covered area... More
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Ellis661
28 September 2017|
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Response from SimonLong1 | Property representative |
Hi Ellis. Apologies for not responding. I didn't get a notification for some reason. Hope you got sorted. Simon.
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15 April 2017|
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Response from SimonLong1 | Property representative |
Hello. The shop is open as normal but the burrito stall is closed. As always it's best to come before 3pm to avoid things selling out. Enjoy, Simon
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Yes, Shambles Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Shambles Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5