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The Whippet Inn

15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
+44 1904 500660
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (773 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (41 reviews)
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Steakhouse, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous evening at The Whippet Inn. Six of us on a family Christmas evening meal which will be a great memory. Service was excellent - friendly & knowledgeable staff - always a plus! Food was simply excellent - although The Whippet Inn...More

Thank MarkAndLiz2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly missing out on the main focus of this cosy pub, as we’re a veggie family! The food was, in general, a little under-seasoned and my pumpkin gnocci was a little odd (the texture was quite pappy, and didn’t taste of pumpkin). The cauliflower curry...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well this was our second visit to York and our second visit to this restaurant and boy we were not disappointed as a family we ordered a sea bass dish a salmon dish besides a steak and my husband and son ordered the chateaubriand which...More

Thank christine1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere, food and surrounding. Real ale well kept. Had dark beer and porter my favourites! Will be back again.

Thank Jayne056
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked a table at the Whippet Inn based on its reputation, we found its location a surprise, tucked a bit away from the action in what, at night at least, seemed a deserted side street, albeit not far from the river. We started with...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a recent holiday in York, we ended our stay in town with dinner at the Whippet and THOROUGHLY enjoyed our evening! The staff took great care of us and while we usually don't order steak when we are out (since we prepare it...More

Thank WineTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked well in advance for Christmas Eve, after looking at several local restaurants we choose this one as we liked the menu the most.On entering the restaurant we were given a piece of A4 paper each with the menu on, we quickly realised this...More

1  Thank bonny08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I understand that it was Christmas eve but seriously our food was rubbish and incredibly over priced. The steak was tasteless, the chips were greasy and the peas were utterly disgusting and served in some sort of weird thick gravy sauce. Yuck.. The staff were...More

1  Thank Harrie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the fact that this little restaurant was very very busy the standard of the food didn't suffer. My slow cooked pork belly was wonderful, just as it should be, with a lovely crackling top! My veggie friends were also impressed with their choices despite...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little bar/restaurant sits discreetly off the hustle and bustle of York Centre but What a find. We were immediately made to feel welcome by George our waiter who shows us to our table. The restaurant was full and the only criticism is the noise...More

Thank Watergypsy02
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Questions & Answers
7 December 2017|
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Response from Cmccready71 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are considered royalty at the Whippet Inn, you can eat with dogs in the bar area with the same menu
Lucy M
29 November 2017|
Response from MandyLou1978 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don’t think there were any vegetarian options, mainly steak with the odd chicken or fish dish
Kirsty M
23 October 2017|
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Response from Jenny O | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware, The Whippet offers an adult dining experience only. I am not sure at what age they consider a person to be an adult however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 500660
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Welcome to the Whippet Inn, York's best Steak and Alehouse. We have now been open for just over 3 years and very proud to have marked the occasion by winning 'Best Restaurant ' in the Visit York Tourism Awards for the second time in 2016. Over the years we have raised a few eyebrows with our name, and many have said that our interior is certainly quirky if not a little risqué, 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. Fantastic beef is our thing, offering you a huge range of breeds, cuts & ageing. Our A la carte menu has a huge variety of meat, fish & vegetarian dishes- so there is really something for everyone! We are open from Midday everyday serving our lunch & a lite bite menu alongside the A la carte or Sunday Menu. Our bar is an eclectic mix of Real Yorkshire Ales - right through to over 40 different 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. Our home from home is adult dining only, so we do hope that if you have children & find yourself with a babysitter for the night- you will take the chance to come & join us!
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