Review on The Old Deanery

Built in 1625 on the site of the former monastery of St Wilfred, the Grade II-listed Old Deanery is now reaping the rewards of a thorough contemporary makeover. It stands adjacent to the cathedral and does a great service to locals and tourists alike.

Inside it shows off its modern credentials with high-backed leather chairs, blonde wood tables and polished floorboards, although there are still reminders of the past and many original features have been left untouched.

True to the spirit of the place, the food now has a contemporary, urbane edge, witness dishes like pan-fried foie gras with parsnip chips, foie gras tortellini, cognac and raisins, fillet of sea bass with cauliflower purée, fennel salad, seafood sausage and pepper essence or green tea parfait with five-spice poached pear and liquorice ice cream.

Fixed-price lunches are altogether simpler, promising – maybe – warm salad of black pudding, braised oxtail with mash and crème brûlée. The affordable wine list is arranged by style.

The Old Deanery is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Modern British

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Wed-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for The Old Deanery

Facilities at The Old Deanery

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (11 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Old Deanery
Minster Road
North Yorkshire

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