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The Piano Restaurant

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The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
+44 1904 644456
17:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A rather pedestrian evening menu, and no bitter beer on offer. Stick to breakfast - which is excellent - in my opinion!

Thank andrewjameswarren
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

A stylishly decorated small restaurant in one of the best UK hotels I have stayed in . Arriving late I didn't want a full meal and selected two starters. I like dim lighting in restaurants but there's a difference between dim and peering into the gloom - I had to hold the menu very close to the candle on my... More 

Thank Nova F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited this restaurant with friends! We had a lovely evening with lots of flowing prosecco, friendly and helpful waiting staff who didn't mind us showing up with decorations (including lots of confetti) as it was a celebration. We all enjoyed our meals and had a lovely time. It was cute that the pianist invited my friend to play (which she... More 

1 Thank CaraCosamai
Well, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food was generally fine with the exception of a disappointing eggs benedict. Very tastefully decorated room but not a good view. Well positoned for walking into town and the Minster.

Thank sssnowdropsss
York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have just read my review that I had made on this restaurant three years ago and believed I should update my views. Four of us visited for Sunday lunch some months back and I do not know if the hotel and restaurant has changed hands since my previous visit but it has certainly altered. The pre drinks bar had... More 

1 Thank Peter W
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

While staying at the hotel ... Breakfasts were chosen by a menu and all food was cooked fresh when ordered the choice was excellent ... Well presented and very tasty ... We dined two nights in the Restaurant... A good overall choice of food on offer.... The presentation was excellent and the food was delicious... They had mussels on as... More 

Thank Kathy S
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Piano Restaurant in York is excellent the view is amazing all 4 of us had a great time and loved the place food Excellent, and the staff were very polite and friendly directed us all to a window view and handed the menu . a great choice to choose from, after choosing we were offered drinks from the Waiter... More 

Thank Steve W
Vernon, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Meal was poor at best though price was extreme for the quality. We had lamb and had trouble finding the morsel on the plate. We ate lamb at several places in the UK on this trip. This was the worst.

Thank Alistair D
York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We're really lucky that the Churchill is jut around the corner from our house and having been before for Sunday lunch we thought we'd try again for our Birthdays. We can't really review the price as we had a voucher for 2 for 1 all courses because of a function they had on during the summer. That was appreciated -... More 

Thank clrat63
Bury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We selected this high class location for the last night of a short stay in York and were disappointed in a few key areas. Our fairly expensive white wine was served and remained too warm. We selected a dish from the starter menu for one of our main courses but the kitchen were unable to adjust the quantity accordingly so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$38
European, British
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 644456
  • This restaurant is at The Churchill Hotel
With two AA Rosettes to its name, The Piano Bar and Restaurant available for dinner every night and open Sunday lunch, set within the beautiful Churchill Hotel just moments from the city walls, is undoubtedly one of York's finest. Overlooking the manicured lawns of the hotel, The Piano Restaurant is elegantly modern, its interior design utterly contemporary but without ignoring the splendid proportions and original features of the room's high arched windows, a curving floor and delicate coving just some of the Victorian features. Begin your visit with a relaxed tipple in the bar, a warmly cosy space with a slightly masculine feel worthy of the hotel's namesake, before taking a seat in the brighter, more spacey dining room. Here you'll enjoy that AA acclaimed food with its fresh,locally and ethically sourced ingredients and constantly changing seasonal flavour. Imaginative and but with a nod to traditionalism, The Piano Restaurant's cuisine is created through the use of cutting edge techniques employed by the kitchen's talented and well trained chefs. Enjoyed to the delicate strains of the baby grand that gives the restaurant its name, the food is as sublime as the setting.

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