Review on Walmgate Ale House & Bistro

Sibling to the very popular Melton restaurant in York, Lucy and Chef Michael Hjort's have renamed their Melton Too and it has re-opened as the Walmgate Ale House & Bistro. Nowadays the ground floor operates very much as a casual ale house serving drinks and bar snacks, whilst the upstairs bistro is where the main dining takes place.

Serving brunch at the weekends and lunch from 12.00pm Wednesday to Sundays, the full menu covers a lot of ground touring Yorkshire then travelling across Europe and beyond. Starters kick off with wild mushroom and garlic tartlet made with shortcrust pastry and Yorkshire blue cheese and walnut dressing or chicken wings with a Thai style Mooli and carrot salad. Fish gets a good airing in the shape of fillet of Coley with a tapenade crumb paired with a bouillabaisse sauce or from the land there's slow cooked belly pork with pork sausage, mustard mash, cabbage and caramelised apples. Desserts are in the traditional mould, witness sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream or a seasonal berry crumble. The short wine list is well chosen and easy on the wallet.

Walmgate Ale House & Bistro is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British / European


Michael Hjort

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: From 10.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch: From 12.00pm Wed-Fri
Dinner: From 5.00pm Tue

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Walmgate Ale House & Bistro

  • Childrens menu
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 120 covers
  • Family Friendly


Walmgate Ale House & Bistro
25 Walmgate
North Yorkshire

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