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#12 of 675 Restaurants in York
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58 Walmgate | YO19TL, York YO1 9TL, England
+44 1904 672474
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good selection of breakfast menus a nice change from the norm such as baked duck eggs with cheese & spinach Good service, great food.

Thank Justin B
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a delightful little restaurant in a quieter area of the city centre but well worth a visit. The Polish cuisine is delicious and plentiful with a decent selection of Polish beers and the service is great. It’s small, it’s quiet, it’s tucked away but it’s definitely well worth finding. As it’s not a huge restaurant, it is well... More 

Thank York-O-Polo
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been for a year or so. Have tried to go for Sunday breakfast but always full. So tried Sunday lunch. Goulash in a folded potato pancake was delicious - full of caraway and paprika. Really good portion and accompanied by strong white bread and fresh and delightfully dressed side salad. Whoever made it could run courses in how to... More 

Thank kenbpfell
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as a group of 11 - service was efficient and fast. The place was v busy. And the food was generous in portion sizes and tasted absolutely divine highly recommended

1 Thank AIMEEB_9
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely cafe/restaurant near York centre serving excellent home cooked Polish fare. Friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. We arrived five minutes after opening time on a a Saturday evening and the place was already full of locals. Stuffed cabbage leaves, pan fried dumplings, hunter's stew (served in in bread bowl) and beetroot salad all excellent. Very reasonably priced. Will definitely... More 

Thank John P
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had full English breakfast here after doing a bit of research on TripAdvisor. Was very nicely presented and tasted really good too! Reasonably priced at £8.95 and we left completely stuffed and didn't eat for the rest of the day. The lunch and dinner menu also looked very interesting and I would definitely like to try on a return visit.... More 

2 Thank Dave A
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was lovely. Cosy and warm. We had lunch there, borscht with a croquette. Very filling and authentic. The place was packed, so obviously very popular.

2 Thank MissELaine2016
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had some yummy eggs benedict and a delicious flat white. I will be coming back. The cakes look fantastic, apparently they are all made in the kitchen. Thanks Lucas

2 Thank Mark S
south coast
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title really says it all, as soon as we looked at the menu we just felt that it was a shame we couldn't just have a taste of everything on offer there were so many delicious sounding dishes on offer. Good and unusual choices for gluten free as well, such a relief not to just have to go for... More 

3 Thank mmmySouthCoast
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Repeat visit and the meal was just as good as the first time. Lovely waitress, very efficient with her colleague even though it was very busy - no one appeared to be kept waiting. The food is excellent and it's difficult to choose what to have. Great little restaurant, a lovely change from the ubiquitous chains. Warm and cosy atmosphere.... More 

2 Thank Anne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Walmgate | YO19TL, York YO1 9TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 672474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?