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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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Steakhouse, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Best steak i have ever had! Its not cheap but its well worth the money, i recommend the 40 day old beef its a couple of pound extra but its so tender and absolutely delicious. Our waiter was called ben he's a top lad who...More

1  Thank jammiedodger1989
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Food was a mixed bag. Steak was good but burger was grey and stodgy. A fig and blue cheese tart tasted of neither fig or blue cheese with too-thick, undercooked pastry. As for the service, there was lots of it, but at 45 i object...More

3  Thank grovesgirl
martin b, Owner at The Whippet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with TripAdvisor. We believe that TripAdvisor is a fantastic vehicle to share your experiences both good and bad and your comments and concerns regarding your food and the mannerisms of our staff have been positively...More

Reviewed 24 May 2013

I booked out the private room for 9 of us to celebrate mine and my friends 30th Birthdays. The staff are great, really attentive and helpful. We met the manager who booked us a booth at a nightclub afterwards. Nothing was too much trouble. We...More

1  Thank claremarie_83
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We have a guest house in York and are always keen to try before we recommend. The staff were friendly and committed to the success of the restaurant. Food was well prepared, very tasty and well presented. the pastry on both savoury and sweet tarts...More

1  Thank s9jga1
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I contacted The Whippet through facebook on Saturday as we were visiting on either Monday or Tuesday, but didn't get a reply, so we went anyway. We arrived at about 8 and were told no table available till 9.15 but they might be able to...More

10  Thank sallyh90
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Had just arrived in York a few hours prior and saw the reviews here and decided why not. Bliss. Utter and total. Starting with the staff who were all extremely nice and helpful without being overbearing and all the food, from the unheard of deep...More

Thank zorga
Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

If you go here I would say you have to get a steak and would recommend the sweet potatoes. The starter was good also. However the dessert let the meal down or else it would of been a 5/5. Would 100% recommend for the steak...More

Thank tuckgerg02
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Some friends & I attended the Whippet Inn after racing at York. We had a drink in the bar before taking up our booked table, the drinks were very fairly priced & service at the bar was fine. In the restaurant, things stepped up a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We read the reviews on Tripadvisor and stopped by without making a reservation. Staff welcomed us in and were we ever in for a treat. We splurged on the aged beef and it was excellent. The entire experience was one of the best we'd ever...More

1  Thank Marchele H
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Went in to the Whippet Inn Monday evening for a drink. Warm welcome and nice surroundings. We went into York for another drink and then decided we would go back to the Whippet Inn for something to eat. The other half suggested I phone ahead...More

1  Thank julie l
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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