Review on The Piano Restaurant at The Churchill Hotel
Situated just outside the walls of the historical city of York, The Piano is the fine dining restaurant ensconced in The Churchill Hotel, a beautiful Georgian residence built around 1827. The restaurant is an elegant affair with splendid views of the hotel's lovely manicured gardens through the dining rooms high arched windows, and there's the added bonus of a pianist playing a grand piano gently in the background.
Awarded two AA Rosettes for their food, seasonal dinner menus are based around well-chosen ingredients that are carefully sourced from local and ethical suppliers. As a curtain raiser choose Bridge Farm ham hock terrine with pickled vegetables and smooth piccalilli before a main course of a Yorkshire take on an American classic, slow braised Holme Farm shoulder of venison in a rich sauce served with beetroot crisps and orange salad or maybe Yorkshire Dales fish pie,
a selection of the finest fish from the counties coastline bound in a creamy white sauce, topped with potato and crumbly Wensleydale cheese. There are some delicious desserts to close the show with Cranachan trifle, an English and a Scottish dessert come together to create a whisky and raspberry trifle or a boozy treacle tart, soaked in Amaretto and served with Chantilly cream, kirsch and cherry coulis.
Should you wish to extend your stay and explore the area further, The Churchill hotel has 32 luxurious bedrooms.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card