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The Whippet Inn

4.7
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1090 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1090 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect night ❤️ Food delicious & innovative, wine & gin gorgeous, ambience wonderful, service spot on... Thank you all for a happy, perfect night 😎

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ColinK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meal was lovey
Ordered a Irish coffee with rum....pretty poor really

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cracking service, fantastic food - overall a great experience.

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SimonP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit to the Whippet Inn, and it's becoming a favourite. Brilliant steak and friendly, attentive service with a really good wine list and excellent beers.

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KatrinaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time here after travelling. Menu was amazing and the staff were willing to explain what the dishes were. Food was absolutely beautiful. No concerns. Amazing place, friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really fantastic meal and great service. Pity about the loud table of 4 in at the same time buy hey ho. Well worth a visit and next time we are in York we will be sure to book a table.

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Mazza
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fab meal at The Whippett. We really enjoyed our steaks , we dined under covid restrictions but everything was Still excellant . Will definately eat here again on our next visit to York. Service was excellant .

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AndreaC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time there as a new York resident. Lovely, comfortable surroundings while the food exceeds what I have had at some exclusive restaurants in London while living there. Steak fillet was amazing - like cutting through butter. Staff were friendly, very helpful while also being professional at this Covid time. Thoroughly recommend and will be back! My thanks to all at the Whippet for a lovely evening.

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ingak
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place, food is nice and service is brilliant.

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Silcox
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food.

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vipNikC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great service and atmosphere

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TMac
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really amazing meal - service was first class (South African accent, sorry cant remember your name!) and great food. Still offering a eat out to help out deal so it was great value for money too.
Thanks!

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NatalieM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! The waitress was lovely, I didn’t get her name but she’s new to the restaurant after being made redundant. She was fab the minute we walked in, went through recommendations and the overall service was fantastic. Our first time eating here and our favourite meal out we’ve had this time! And we go out a lot for food.

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, very accommodating. Amazing food and wine!

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Ajwilko
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was faultless, the steak was amazing and the staff were brilliant

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TonyV
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't have better service or food. Could have done with a little more vegetables, but the meal was excellent. We had a dog with us and the staff made us feel very welcome. A rare establishment in a city that is generally disappointingly anti-dog.

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SKWX
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really friendly service and very dog friendly. Will be back - thanks!

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NicolaD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, perfectly cooked steaks and brilliant service. Sat outside in the sunshine 🌞.

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GillK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great staff - got the COVID situation covered and we are going back tonight for our second visit.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

To start with all the waiter's and waitresses were brilliant and treat us brilliantly and with respect. The other guests there were lovely people as well, the steak was phenomenal. The wine was brilliant, even the chips were fantastic. Then the pudding (cheesecake) was exceptional. Absolutely recommend.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Recommended when we were on holiday. All excellent, especially range of vegetables. One very small downside was that the beef could have been little less fatty. Service was very good

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Travellinmatt
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service. Would really recommend this restaurant.

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Vjysundayfunday
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely good food and value, great beer I would definitely book again

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing find nothing too much trouble for the staff we will definitely be returning x

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Dave
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, Delicious food we will deffinatley be back ! Thank you.

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KristyL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Tasty dinner. Not the average Sunday roast. Good quality food. Wasn’t a massive fan of some of the vegetables over seasoned with maple syrup (carrot) and the pickled onions in the peas.
Wasn’t what we were expecting with a roast, but it was different and we did enjoy that

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very delicious food - had the sunday roast.

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Lowen
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Unfortunately the steak was very poor... the service around this was brilliant so unfortunately it was just bad luck...!

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ElizabethD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service
We all felt really safe considering the current climate
Polite and helpful staff
Would definitely recommend

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rMmmmH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Dinner was reported as delicious for the carnivores in our group, as a vegetarian I was left wanting and a little disappointed. I appreciate the effort made to replicate the vegetarian meal to look like the steak dishes but the taste/texture etc was underwhelming...also quite expensive for a slab of seitan, half a tom and a few chips.

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Marie
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really lovely meal here on a Friday night, food was great and our server Josh was brilliant

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing along with helpful and friendly staff. The venue was quirky but stylish. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

My husband enjoyed his 'The Dog's', however after all the hype about their Steaks my steak was CHEWY. Despite the waitress telling me it wasn't!!! Will not return.

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SherylW
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place, nice relaxed atmosphere. We were looked after by Claire who was friendly and knowledgeable. We indulged in the T-bone sharer, which was worth every penny and the blue cheese butter was worth every calorie!
Great sticky toffee pudding to finish and a varied and interesting selection of gins to match. Next time we are in York I'm sure another visit will be on the cards.

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. They have done well to adapt to restrictions tables are well spaced and have created a one way system.

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CraigB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Mine and the wife’s second time at the whippet and we love the place. The food is excellent and the staff are great.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, excellent service and was lucky enough to have £10 off as part of the extended eat out to help out offer making it amazing value!

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callanb
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service as always food was bang on we had a steak and was cooked very very well with very nice sauce and sides been 3 times in past couple of month and will be returning again!

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SamanthaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will certainly be back, everything was just perfect. Food out of this world, staff amazing. Would highly recommend a visit 👌

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SuzyC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was hot, fresh and delicious.
Service was attentive without being overbearing.
Music was an eclectic mix, and at a reasonable volume.
I would happily return and recommend to others.

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