The Whippet Inn

4.7
1326 reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
The Whippet Inn Steak and Alehouse is a sympathetically restored Victorian pub with quirky modern twist, giving it an understated decadence. This welcome addition to the York restaurant scene provides an adult only environment, hidden away on York’s North Street and celebrates the best in British food and drink. The Whippet Inn’s main aim is to get the best food produce they can find in Yorkshire and then pair it with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. A fine example of this is their air dried on the bone 40 day aged Yorkshire beef from Ripon. We are an adult dining restaurant only, as much as we love children and are raising a bunch of our own, we have decided to make this a little haven of tranquillity- a getaway for all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1326 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was stunning, had the halibut and vegan steak and the pedron peppers as well as dessert, all 10/10 drinks were lovely and service was brilliant and friendly, atmosphere was absolutely made by the music choices e.g. good vibrations by the beach boys, great theme with the decor, lovely cutlery, can’t say enough really

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ReeceW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service and food, really nice staff, little problem with the older generation speaking about my girlfriend, tried to say something without causing a scene, obviously nothing you could’ve done, will be visiting again soon thank you

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GORDONB
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and surroundings. A lovely restaurant and bar, close to the city centre.

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SusanH
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely laid back atmosphere
Staff were lovely attentive pleasant .
Food was really nice but not amazing .
Nicely cooked steak
Dessert of olive oil cake disappointing . But other desserts looked lovely .

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Liz1
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service for both meat eaters ams veggies!

CL
ClaireL
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Amazing wine list. Outdoor seating with great heating to suit your need.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had this place recommended by a friend. We’re glad we went. Excellent food, excellent service.

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OliverN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal at the Whippet Inn that was made even better by the fantastic service we received. We will definitely be back.

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KateH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal, as always. Great service. We had a wonderful evening - thank you.

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PeterR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time, really good service and thoroughly enjoyed it😁

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IrishLady35
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service- always visit when we come to York

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CarolineE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Very disappointing meal at The Whippet Inn. Unfortunately the menu didn't live up to the reviews and recommendations we had read/received. The A La Carte menu was limited and expensive for the meal you got. For example we ordered the Ribeye steak (£25.00). You literally got a steak and chips (no salad, no veg). With only two ingredients on the plate you think it would be hard to get things wrong. Asked for a medium steak but it arrived practically still mooing! We also had the trout which was nice but it was a teeny tiny portion for the price. We did raise these issues with the staff but our comments were just ignored. Small portion sizes. Not very well cooked. Over priced. Staff not very helpful.

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Laura
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service! Would definitely return. Food lovely - Sunday roast meat was great quality.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a reservation for Sunday Lunch. Seated on time and the restaurant staff very warm and welcoming. Both of us had the roast beef which was cooked to perfection and the Yorkshire puddings were infused with herbs... Lovely. The only disappointment was the horseradish wasn't homemade (saw it being poured from a jug).
The cheese cake and raspberry parfait deserts were very flavourful.

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martinh
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

I chose the vegetarian option, a cauliflower steak. It looked wholly unappealing, was undercooked and badly burnt on the outside. It should have been described as a bush tucker trial. It was the worst vegetarian meal I have had. We asked for bread for the table of four and given two small pieces on a saucer, no butter. My experience was then topped off by a loud post mortem by the Head Waitress. Her tone was condescending and quite rude. Evidently the cauliflower is a popular dish that she often enjoys herself. This has to rate as one of the worst dining experiences.

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RachelN
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant,lovely food,atmosphere & service- would recommend x

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fine food and service

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JonB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice environment and very attentive staff, but massively overpriced. Portions tiny. Asparagus was laughable at £8, 3 tiny cold spears and one swirl of sauce. Salmon not much better. Fillet steak was overcooked and tough at £27, chicken portion also tiny.
Really disappointing as we were so looking forward to it. Wine and drinks were fine.

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Gazcoach84
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Chose The Whippet Inn as it had excellent reviews, must admit overall it was a disappointing experience, apart from the excellent service and friendly staff, I would be rating them at 2 stars.
Food was very well presented, starters were good, mains were 2 x rib eyes which were cooked to perfection but were not great cuts, lots of fatty bits, the triple cooked chip were over done as were the onion rings. Maybe we caught them on an off night. The old fashioned cocktail was excellent

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StevenD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Bit on the expensive side very good food but at the end of the day still a pub, very good service though staff very friendly

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Aaron
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited on a weekend break to York. The food was amazing, the service from Pippa was excellent. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone.

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CalvinS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue with an ideal atmosphere. Really friendly staff whose service was excellent. Food was great with a well balanced selection. Couldn’t fault it.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant evening meal. Food was cooked to perfection, service was lovely and not rushed, thank you.

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PAULS
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice and tasty meal. We really enjoyed it. Will return

PB
PeterB
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very attentive staff, polite and courteous. Food very good, but slightly worse than the last time we ate there. Overall a very pleasurable experience.

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OliverD
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food with fresh local ingredients. Friendly, professional and attentive staff. Clean and lovely surroundings with a great ambience. Overall a fabulous experience, would definitely return.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table booked during the first easing of covid restrictions, felt very save.
Staff were very informative regarding menu and drinks and really friendly.
Service very good.
Food excellent, will definitely be back.

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fredt
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service and exceptional food. Highly recommend!

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TerenceR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food great service excellent Peter who served us was so helpful and pleasant will come back definitely been 3 times already

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Andrew
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality of food excellent and the service was very attentive. Very nice restaurant inside.

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ColinD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and lovely food, great value for money

SR
SusanR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent All round great place to eat!
Highly recommend

JA
JessicaA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious dinner, wonderful waiter, we really enjoyed it

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Lesley
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our final night in York by having dinner at The Whippet Inn. We were welcomed by George (a very personable waiter) and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Whippet Inn. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food in lovely surroundings with excellent service.

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Kapow
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious local food, attentive service and a lovely atmosphere. Thanks for a great evening.

JD
JamesD
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Waiting staff were brilliant. Was very surprised at how cheap the bill was at the end. Highly recommend.

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Mares
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quirky little place to eat , fabulous food, wine & service as always

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food at good prices with superb service and a very good wine list.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant! Best steak I’ve ever had. Lovely atmosphere and the service was brilliant. Very attentive and professional. Not many restaurants like this.highly recommend and we will definitely be back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. People our party said it was the best steal they have ever had.

FAQs

The Whippet Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.