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The Blue Bicycle - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

#103 of 680 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
As featured in Best Food in York
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34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 673990
Today
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one of my favourite places to eat in town. The menu caters for all tastes. Atmosphere is great. Really cosy :) Staff are friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. The price is quite reasonable for such a high standard of food.

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Thank Sarah A
essex
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This was a complete delight. We didn't want much to eat for lunch as we were away for a few days and had a table booked for the evening but we devoured the food as it was presented so well and tasted just as good. Lovely cosy decor added to the ambience. Not cheap but good value for what we... More 

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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, wine ambiance! Would recommend probably to book - very popular restaurant. Staff very friendly and told us of the history of the establishment - it used to be a brothel in the olden days and when it was open they would put a blue bicycle outside - they still have the alcoves downstairs where the beds used to... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times for evening meals the food is incredible just perfect Every course was fabulous. Can not fault it We could no go this time as closed due to Flooding we were so disappointed but we will be returning.

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Thank mumstheone
York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This restaurant is at present closed due to the floods. I visited about a week before it had to close. We went for an anniversary dinner . It had a good atmosphere, helpful staff and delicious food. It was pricey but we knew that and we felt that the food warranted the cost. I would recommend booking a table upstairs... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were seated next the toilets entrance in the basement area. Could hear the toilets flushing and it put us off our food. asked to be moved upstairs after first course. They did find another table, but it was a very disappointing evening. Food overpriced.

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Thank Tourforleisure
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We visited with friends and had a excellent meal all four of us Could not fault at all highly recommend anyone to call in

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We have been here twice... It's a fantastic restaurant. Great decor lovely staff and superb food. Although it's not cheap, you get what you pay for and the food here is well worth the money! It's obviously very popular and you need to book in advance if planning a trip. Last time we visited there was an artist singing.. He... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Has a great history - when re-open book and see for yourself... Food is always VERY good, but on the expensive side.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Lovely meal in this ex-brothel. Charming staff who had a great deal of knowledge about the history of the place. The mainly fish menu was interesting. The first courses were so complicated and looked like we were reading the make up of main courses when reading the menu. The meal was only marred by the chocolate soufflé, which was more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 673990

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