Review on Mr P’s Curious Tavern
The 'P' in Mr P's Curious Tavern that opened in the summer of 2016, is none other than Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern of the Star Inn at Horome and The Star Inn the City in York. His third venture set in a former Tea Room occupies a timber framed 17th century Grade II listed building, just around the corner from the top tourist attraction of York Minster, one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe.
Set over two floors with a picturesque bow window, inside it's a treasure trove of antiques and curios that Pern has collected over the years, with shelves stacked with old books, Toby jugs, and a delightful ornamental cuckoo clock that chimes on the hour. Upstairs is the Gin Parlour where over sixty types of gin are served from the oriental Chinese bar, with colourful overhead letters saying God Save the Gin.
The kitchen is dedicated to small plates produced from Yorkshire produce and further afield, with diners encouraged to pick and mix from different sections of the menu. From the Butcher's Block you could opt for the Jamon de Bayonne, as well as calamari with squid ink aïoli from the Snacks & Oddities. From Goodly Portions there's braised pig cheek, fermented cabbage, blackberry vinaigrette and Scandi-baked ratte potatoes, while from the Allotment there's a Winter salad with quince, pomegranate and watercress. To finish on a sweet note order the dark chocolate and orange crèma Catalana or the Yorkshire rhubarb 'n' ginger upside down cheesecake.
Mr P's Curious Tavern has an extensive wine list with lots of lovely options by the glass, as well as gins and ales from around the globe.
Tapas / International
Andrew Pern and Jack Wheatley
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 (11.00am Sat & Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Tue-Sat (5.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card