The Whippet Inn

4.7
1226 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 1226 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianaK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Sunday roast in York!! Would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food staff are brilliant

MP
vipMPLStransplant
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing evening at the Whippet with amazing food, an outstanding outdoor set up with heaters, etc, delightful food and great service! Would highly highly recommend and can’t wait to go back next time I’m in York!

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NickR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding service! Had a group of meat eaters, vegetarians and a vegan and the menu caters perfectly to all diets. Outdoor seating was covered with individual canopy’s and allocated heaters per table. Even on a 10 degree day we were more than comfortable. Blankets were offered too but they weren’t required

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet another outstanding evening at The Whippet, delicious food, great service and ambiance. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we arrived, until the time we left, we all felt so welcome. All the staff were great at their job and so so friendly. It made our visit a pleasure.

The food was absolutely gorgeous and my hubby said it’s the best Hake he’s tasted! High praise indeed!

We would highly recommend to anyone and everyone to visit this superb establishment and we will be back soon

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Jayne
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch outside. We were covered from the rain and the heaters and blankets kept us warm! The staff are brilliant. Highly recommended.

JB
JonathanB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked a table for 3 in the pub courtyard and it was a brilliant evening, they had blankets ready should you need them and the table heaters were brilliant (we have subsequently gone on line and ordered for our own garden) Now onto the food, the menu is incredible a lot of choice but not too much. Me and my husband had the chateaubriand with all the sides and our friend had the t-bone, all cooked to perfection and delicious. A red wine was recommended by the waiter, a red from New South Wales which was delightful, and the espresso martini to finish was perfect. I couldn't recommend the Whippet Inn more and on the night I booked it for my father in laws 70th in July. The service was brilliant too, we had had the same waiter on our previous visit last year (sorry I forget his name, he has ginger hair) so knowledgeable about the menu and wine and he really helped make the evening a great one.

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Shedda73
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, very warm and welcoming staff, food didn’t disappoint, we had the burger and a fillet steak, triple cooked chips were awesome. A very enjoyable evening

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AnnP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Four of us had lunch here, would definitely recommend.

DB
DebbieB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both excellent, really lovely outside dining area ... we will definately be going back

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StephanieP
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great out door seating but not the same as inside. Excellent meal and service as always!

NC
vipNikC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday lunch was fabulous as always and such great service

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GARETHB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

One of my favourite York restaurants and I keep coming back. Food always great, wine and beer selection very good. Staff are always knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Eating outside will never have the ambiance and enjoyment of being inside the venue, however they make a pretty good go at it. Role on lock down lifting!

MW
MarkW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our 1st visit so much we are booking again.

It was a fantastic menu, warm seating outside and the service was cheery.

Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal after lockdown and The Whippet did not disappoint. Wonderful friendly service with delicious food and drinks. Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, friendly service, delicious food and comfortable, atmospheric outdoor dining.

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Yorklad
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food great service never disappoints nice decor outside

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was good but the outside heaters kept tripping. About 4- 5 times which included the lights going off. Meant we were very cold

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AmandaB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, innovative food as always. Great cocktails & wine. Usual great service & the covered outdoor CV19 area was fantastic. Wonderful 60th celebration for my partner. Thank you very much😘🎉

NB
NickB
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and they’ve done a great job with the outdoor dining space

TK
TaniaK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant as normal .
Great service from attentive staff who just want to go the extra mile .
An amazing place without being pretentious .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious meal with outstanding service

AP
AngelaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal and very impressed with coeliac (gluten free) knowledge. Excellent service and lovely quality food - thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

The food were not cooked properly and they took it back to sort out 3 times and still came back uncooked

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous first night out, wonderful service, food & atmosphere

LM
LydiaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and good sized portions, excellent service and good knowledge of the menu including the wine. The lemon drizzle dessert cocktail was the cherry on the cake. A couple of electrical issues with the lights did not spoil a pleasant evening.

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RachelL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really lovely meal and staff were super friendly and helpful. We had wrapped up warm which was just as well as the portable heater for our table only really warmed one of the party. That’s the only minor grumble tho.

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KiaL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food wasn’t nice especially for the price

Dry olives
Dry old sourdough bread
Scallops was over cooked
Not a big selection of drinks the cocktails wasn’t the best and definitely not worth over £9

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vipAussie
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from start to finish even though we didn’t have time for our french coffee as we had run over our alloyed time. Chateaubriand is truly stunning washed down with a bottle of Chateau Musar...perfect

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Yorkred
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really enjoyed our visit to The Whippet. It was during the re-opening lockdown so external dining only. We had a nice individual table in the rear garden with overhead heaters in a covered gazebo, very smart. Knee blankets optional. We were warned that prices were high at this pub but to be honest it was reasonable and certainly good value for the quality of food. We spent a shade over £200 for 6 people including nibbles, sides. some desserts and drinks which was pretty good. Some slightly pretentious menu descriptions but the food itself couldn't be faulted. Service was good, our waiter was attentive, friendly and prompt. They have a small selection of cocktails listed, around £9.50 which is about par, but could probably make most concoctions to order. An enjoyable evening.

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Roland
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend.

EG
EdwardG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server, great steak, good wine! Decent value as well

LI
LufcIan
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service. Pretty good value for the quality of food and drink.
Good atmosphere and was pleased that they allowed us time after our food to finish drinks, which they don't at some other establishments that shall remain nameless.

JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a perfect family meal out, just a bit if a cold breeze but we were wrapped up. Thankyou.

LH
LindseyH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and fantastic food will definitely return again!!!

JR
JessicaR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food as always, the best in York. No room for pudding but birthday treat and candle brought out as a surprise for my partner :-)

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DianeD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff really made this special. They were so smiley and welcoming aswel as knowledgeable about the food.

The food was fabulous and can strongly recommend the lemoncello dessert cocktail.

PH
PortiaH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! Thank you! Love the new outside area, I’ve recommended to friends.

AS
AntonyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well staffed restaurant with an experienced team who efficiently manage and deliver a seamless and quality culinary experience.

FAQs

The Whippet Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1226 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.