Jorvik, Eboracum, or simply ‘home’; whatever you call it, the Ancient city of York has, for centuries, played host to a mix of travellers, returners and pass through-ers, all of whom bring something different to the table. Speaking of tables, whichever category you fit into, you’ll find something to tickle your tastebuds within easy walking distance of York train station. Trains to York run from key points across the country, including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Plymouth, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Best Breakfast Near York Station
As you alight the train in this beautiful city and begin to make your way across the River Ouse, you’ll immediately spot a local landmark: Betty’s Cafe and Tearoom. Famed for its peerless selection of teas and coffees, this Yorkshire institution also serves delicious breakfast food from their regularly updated menu, whether its the tasty Florentine rosti, with eggs and mushrooms, or their excellent Full English Breakfast.
Best Working Lunch in York
For a quiet, intimate business lunch, away from the hustle and bustle of the street, look no further than Delrio’s Restaurant, a truly authentic family-owned Italian restaurant that has been established over 20 years. The food is tasty, wholesome and traditional, with their freshly prepared pizzas being a particular favourite, and the perfect light bite to enjoy as you and your colleagues get down to business.
Fine Dining Around York Station
Fine dining doesn’t come much finer than that on offer at the Grand Hotel and Spa, the sumptuous 5-star setting and the excellent food on offer combining to create an experience that you will never forget. Hudson’s at the Grand create Beautiful and delicious locally sourced dishes such as the Yorkshire lamb with spiced aubergine and pine nuts, or you can sample a little bit of all the flavours on offer with their taster menu.
Romantic Meal Near York Station
Enjoy a romantic get-together under the stars at the Star Inn, as you sample their deeply satisfying food in an open canopy right by the River. Occupying the converted Old Engine House by Lendal Bridge, Starr Inn the City serves hearty Yorkshire fayre, all lovingly prepared and freshly-made, including Whitby cod & dill fishcakes with shallot-buttered spinach, and the truly special grilled venison t-bone steak with apple chutney and thyme-braised fondant potatoes.
Quick Drinks Near York Station
…And when we say quick, we mean quick; the York Tap is right by the station itself! Originally the old station tearoom, this gorgeous old space is now home to a pub that has become the standard jumping-off point for anyone embarking upon a weekend’s adventure in the city. With, it turns out, good reason; the Tap’s unique beers and ales, wide selection of imported craft beers and overall friendly and lively atmosphere are not to be missed.
What’s at the station?
There are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop at York Station. Popular outlets include Costa Coffee, Pumpkin Cafe, Filmore & Union and the West Cornwall Pasty Company.
Contributors: Ryan Magee, Chris Lomas