The historic city of York has so much to offer its inhabitants. Culture, entertainment, music and natural beauty draw people to this Yorkshire city, and of course, you’ll also find restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the world. York restaurants showcase a wide range of different international cuisines, and just like all over the UK, Indian cuisine is a particular favourite. Indian is without a doubt a favourite here, with curry houses dotted across the city that have menus which include options for both vegetarians and meat lovers, alike. What’s more you’ll never tire of eating out at York restaurants because they boast everything from Chinese dim sum and Korean barbecue to Neapolitan pizzas and Tex-Mex burritos.
Having survived the rule of the Romans, Vikings and the Normans, York has experienced a lot of changes in the last few centuries. Today, conquest remains a thing of the past – contemporary migrants don’t need to pillage and destroy to make York their home. Instead they move here to partake in the relaxed way of life this charming city is known for. Tradition can be experienced all throughout the city, especially in the city’s bustling English pubs. These classic hangouts usually offer a range of amazing ales, fine wines and home-cooked meals ranging from bar bites like sausage rolls to big spreads of English favourites – think bangers and mash, Yorkshire pudding and fish & chips. On Sundays, many English pubs and restaurants in York offer a special Sunday roast, a traditional feast that brings people together from all over the city for juicy roasted meats, gravy, potatoes, and a range of other accompaniments depending on the particular restaurant.
As is the case in most English cities, in York, curry is king. The city is packed with a variety of Indian restaurants, with some specialising in particular regional offerings. One fabulous restaurant which we are particularly fond of is Bombay Spice (bookable on Quandoo!), right in the city centre. This award-winning dining establishment has been compared to restaurants in London’s famous Brick Lane and Manchester’s Curry Mile, and it’s known to impress even the pickiest of curry aficionados. The Indian restaurants in York feature a variety of options for vegetarian diners, too, including classics like channa masala (chickpeas cooked in a tasty tomato-based sauce), saag paneer (spinach cooked with a special Indian cheese) and aloo gobi (a delicious mix of potato with cauliflower). Fans of fresh seafood can also find something – the Goan fish curry is a tasty dish that you can find at many of the great Indian restaurants in York.
Speaking of vegetarian Indian food, we should also mention that York happens to have several places to dine fully vegetarian (or even vegan!). At these York restaurants, you’ll find menus featuring everything from veggie burger to simple rice and beans with lots of spices. The days of eating just a couple of pieces of raw vegetables while your non-veg tablemates chow down on a burger at at one of York’s restaurants are long over. Now, many places offer a full vegetarian menu alongside their regular offerings, and you can go to some York restaurants that are 100% vegetarian and with no animal products in sight. These restaurants often offer up vegetarian versions of popular meat dishes like chicken, burgers and more. Head to one of the meat-free restaurants of York to see for yourself whether their vegetarian dishes are up to par.
Because of York’s rich history and charming streets, the city is a popular destination for tourists from around England and abroad. This walled city has many awesome sights to check out, especially like The Shambles, a medieval street with timber houses dating back to the fourteenth century. Another popular spot to check out is the Mansion House, where the Lord Mayor of York lives, and the highly interesting York Castle Museum. There’s much, much more where that came from, so be sure to fuel up at one of the many excellent restaurants in York so that you can avoid the dreaded museum fatigue!
York is a popular spot for tourists, and lots of tourists means lots of crowds... This rule also applies to the restaurants in York, so next time you head out to grab a bite to eat, why not book ahead and avoid any trouble? There’s no need to queue up when dining at York’s restaurants – just use Quandoo instead. With Quandoo, you can discover a new favourite restaurant with ease. Just search by cuisine, location or price range, book a table for free, and earn some loyalty points that you can trade in for cash. It’s that easy. Be sure to download the app for iOS or Android to start booking tables on the go. Never queue at a restaurant again!