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The Whippet Inn
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Ranked #91 of 1,007 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Came to York with business a couple of days and once again this restaurant did not fail to disappoint.

The service was impeccable and the steaks magnificent.

I noticed they have a New after dinner menu and the Liquid Dessert (maybe alcoholic) I had was a great way to round off the evening!

Hope to return in a couple of months

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Cmccready71
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here last night for my boyfriend’s birthday meal and it was wonderful. Our server was lovely and the atmosphere was great. I would highly recommend the steak and the double chocolate martini, we will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank amber0798
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

On a recent visit to York found this restaurant by happy accident, just looking for somewhere to eat. We have been twice now & on both trips was very happy with the friendly greeting at the door, and the professionalism of the bar staff as we waited. Once seated waiting staff again very friendly and helpful explaining the menu, and throughout the meal very attentive to all our food and drinks requirements, which made the evening very enjoyable. The steaks were to die for and the rest of the meal was lovely but the steaks stole the show. So overall an excellent evening and highly recommended to anyone who is lucky to be in York

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank acws38
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I have visited The Whippet Inn a handful of times for lunch and dinner and i have to say it never disappoints. The steaks are divine and just melt in the mouth. On my last visit this week, with some friends from out of town and they also loved it, they are really meat eaters and left with a smile on their face. I had the bhajis to start and they were delicious. I had the fillet for main course and my friends had special steaks with a lobster tail which was butter, soft and just melted. The star of the show on this visit for me was not just the amazing food- but the barrel aged cocktails we had instead of dessert. Their bar/ drinks are as fab as the food.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Emily C
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Please don't be put off by the idiots leaving bad reviews about this place!
It is a quirky bar & restaurant which caters for adults only- perfect for a child-free night!
We had a quiet drink in the bar before being seated by a very friendly staff team. Drinks order taken and delivered fairly quickly then we were given recommendations for food and placed our order for starter and main courses. Again, the waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly.
Both starters (terrine and squash bhajis) were fabulous! A short wait then until our mains arrived which were again, absolutely faultless :)
If you are looking for plates piled high with cheap produce then this place isn't for you - Maybe you should try Wetherspoons!! But if you want a decent portion of good quality well cooked food in a quiet setting then I can't recommend this place enough!!
Last weekend was our second visit and both times have been superb.
Definitely 10/10 from both of us!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Katie W
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