The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace sits within the Grade II-listed Principal York Hotel which dates back to 1878. Adjacent to York station and just a short stroll from the historic York city centre, the restaurant sources the very best seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on local Yorkshire produce.
Restaurant favourites include short rib mac ‘n’ Swaledale cheese, shepherd's pie with 12-hour braised lamb shoulder, R&J Butchers game burger with red cabbage and beetroot slaw, and a selection of steaks, also from R&J Butchers. Finish your meal with a sweet treat – a modern take on the Yorkshire Parkin is the restaurant’s signature dessert.
On Sundays, the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace serves up a traditional roast with meat from R&J Family Butchers. The chefs also create weekly specials, so you’ll find something new every week. The modern, light-flooded dining room was created in partnership with leading London restaurateur Des McDonald, with further seating available on the outdoor terrace in warmer weather.
With York Racecourse just 10 minutes away by car, the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace serves brunch from 11am – 1pm on race days, with live music in the next door Chapter House bar.
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2 november 2019
Lunch was ok, not as good as on previous visits.....perhaps this was because I was a solo diner on this occasion?....water glass was warm, just taken from the dishwasher.....steak was well done as opposed to medium.....starter was finished before drinks were served.....only towards the end of the meal was I asked if everything was ok.....so all in all not a brilliant experience this time.
13 oktober 2019
Very nice three course lunch which was a birthday gift from family. Really nice roast, just a wee comment that we would have liked the cauliflower and broccoli cooked a little more - gigantic Yorkshire puds.
3 oktober 2019
Good food Great service
28 september 2019
Lovely food and very tasty and fresh, we asked for a variation of the draft in the menu and it arrived. Friendly and helpful staff. The room was a little cold
14 september 2019
We dined here for two nights. The first night we all ordered starters and fish and chips. My starter was few rolled pieces greasy aubergine, with pine nuts and uninteresting leaves. No dressing....£7.50. Our fish and chips not great, kno flavour, had to wait for one meal yo be revoked as it had been dropped in the floor. The chips had seen better days, over cooked and soggy. The second evening was a different story, lovely food, enjoyed by us all. Breakfasts were excellent. Afternoon tea served with reluctance by a nonsmoking couldn’t be bothered waitress.
13 september 2019
The food was ok. Service was good the staff look after you but don’t pester you. Restaurant has a good atmosphere. But it was expensive for what it was.
3 september 2019
I was in Yorkshire with my parents. We chose to meet my godfather for dinner at this restaurant as he lives in York, but doesn't like driving in the dark. It seemed an obvious and convenient place to go. Sadly the service was poor. The food took a very long time to arrive and may have taken even longer had I not gone and spoken to the gentleman I took to be the manager. After that, it magically appeared in less than five minutes. The food was disappointing when it did arrive, particularly the fish ordered by my parents. There was no flavour. I'm afraid that I cannot give a rating to the service or value as both were so poor. We felt that such an attractive hotel was let down by it's restaurant. We will not be returning.
1 september 2019
Gorgeous meal my husbands steak was lovely I had the fish which was also delicious the waiter over heard it was our anniversary and brought us a cake to share on a platter with Happy Anniversary wrote on it what a beautiful touch x
29 augusti 2019
Lovely evening catching up with 2 old friends who came to York by train so very convenient. Lovely surroundings, very pleasant staff both in restaurant and Chapter House where we enjoyed pre-dinner Prosecco. Food and wine in restaurant all very good and reasonable prices. We shall definitely return.
24 augusti 2019
Food and service were excellent. A perfect pre race day lunch in a lovely setting.