Our Favourite Places to Eat Near York Minister

York is full of historic culture, with people heading to York to visit its many museums, cobbled streets and cathedrals.
York is home to one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, York Minster. York Minster, or The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter, has been around since the 7th century and it’s one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe.
If you’re visiting York, we’d highly suggest that you take a walk to York Minster. The cathedral sits in the heart of York so there’s plenty more to do and see in the surrounding area.
As many people visit York Minster, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show you some great places to eat and drink, within the vicinity of the Gothic cathedral. Take a look at our favourite places, below.


La Vecchia Scuola http://www.lavecchiascuola.co.uk/
62 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HZ
La Vecchia Scuola is a 4 minute walk away from York Minster and is the perfect place to eat if you enjoy hearty Italian food.
This restaurant sits within a 300-year-old building which has a very interesting background. Back in Roman times, a Roman fortress stood in the exact spot that La Vecchia Scuola now resides. Since then, a Lawyer for the Church of England and, a little later on, a Doctor both lived in this spot, with it becoming the College for Girls in 1908 until it closed in 1997.
La Vecchia Scuola has an enormous amount of dishes on offer, all of which sound delicious! They have 6 menus: Starter menu, pizza menu, pasta menu, main menu, lunch set menu and evening set menu. They pride themselves on being able to cater for everyone; from meat-eaters to vegetarians, vegans, and people who have allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements.
Caesars Italian http://www.caesars-restaurants.co.uk/
27-29 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LS
Another Italian restaurant on our list is Caesars Italian, which sits a 5 minute walk away from York Minster and offers traditional Italian food.
All the dishes at Caesars Italian are handmade with fresh ingredients resulting in very vibrant and tasteful meals, perfect for the whole family.
On their menu, you’ll find an array of pasta dishes and pizzas, as well as food from off the grill, fresh fish, salads and chef specials. Caesars Italian also have a separate menu for those of you who are gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian. For drinks, you’ll find a large selection of gorgeous Italian wines with the odd bottle from France and California. They also offer a range of beers, ciders, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Mannion & Co Kitchen http://www.mannionandco.co.uk/
1 Blake Street, York, YO1 8QJ
Mannion & Co sits within close proximity to York Minster; in fact, it’ll only take you a 3 minute walk to get from one place to the other!
Mannion & Co is a family-run business which has been operating for over 30 years. When Mannion & Co first opened, they started out as a greengrocers' supplying fresh local produce. Over time, the Mannion family restored the Tudor frontage and turned the greengrocers’ into find bistro dining and this is when the Mannion & Co Kitchen was born.
Open all week, Mannion & Co Kitchen operates on a first come first served basis offering the finest deli delights and a memorable culinary experience.
Cote Brasserie https://www.cote.co.uk/restaurant/york/
49-51 Low Peter Gate, York, YO1 7HT
Cote Brasserie is a 3 minute walk from the entrance to York Minster and offers a range of different dishes, making it a great choice for a family meal!
Cote Brasserie specialise in meat and fish offerings, all of which are sustainably sourced. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options.
If you’re a fan of fish, seafood and expertly cooked meats, then Cote Brasserie is the place for you. On their menu you’ll find everything from olives and sourdough bread to crab, swordfish and duck.
Cote Brasserie should definitely be on your list of places to eat for when you visit York!
Sotano Charcuterie & Bar http://sotano.co.uk/
1 Little Stonegate, York,  YO1 8AX
If tapas is your thing, make sure you check out Sotano Charcuterie & Bar!
Sotano is a 5 minute walk away from York Minster and is perfect if you want to manage your portion size or try a little bit of everything!
Tapas is becoming a firm favourite in England, mainly due to its sharing nature, and Sotano have the tapas on lock. The tapas that can be found here is heavily influenced by Mediterranean dishes and, to go with these dishes, Sotano has carefully paired some classic cocktails to go alongside!
The range of foods offered in their Spanish tapas menu ranges from pork scratchings and Spanish black pudding to octopus and deep fried squid, with a handful of vegetarian dishes available, too.
York Minster is definitely a place to visit if you decide to head to York. Not only is York full of culture and Roman and Vicking history, but its landmarks and preserved Victorian buildings, like York Minster, add a beautiful, old-town feel to this city, making it a great place to venture to.
As so many UK holiday-makers head to York every year, we decided to put together a guide of our favourite places to eat near his historic building to ensure that you’re well-fed on your day of sightseeing!

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