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The Hairy Fig

#82 of 659 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
+44 1904 677074
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do visit Hairy Fig, only after tasting the delicious Balsamic Vinegar at a friends dinner party did I discover the delights of The Hairy Fig, a cavern of delicious tasty Vinegars to cheer up a sad salad. You can choose your own bottle and they put a lovely label on. Looks great on the table, a treat that will make... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent deli experience combining a very quaint deli nestled at the back of a enticing and welcoming shop. Expect a very small number of covers (around five small tables) and a compact but highly detailed menu offering a selection of platters, snack and meals, all of which appear very tempting. A vey memorable meal in York, book ahead to avoid... More 

Thank FilWhite
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had never been in here but..in future visits...always. I love " strange " cheeses and here I was in my own world. Olives for my son. You can have a taste if you want too !! Loved it.

Thank Mitchsan
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped into this amazing shop, which also has a deli and little tea room downstairs. We were fabulously looked after by the lady that does all the food, serves it and generally looks after you. It is a delightfully quaint eclectic environment - typically English, but selling items from round the world. It's stocked to the gunnels with wonderful... More 

1 Thank glendandVince
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent as always, almost a year since the floods, but everything back to normal now, Brilliant service fantastic choice.

1 Thank J n A W
Pickering, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A friend suggested we check out the shop and the excellent produce. We decided to have lunch in the small cafe and were not disappointed. The lady prepares the most amazingly appetising salads and most of the hams and cheeses are all fresh from their adjacent shop. Service with a smile, excellent food and their own mix of leaf tea... More 

1 Thank Will50000
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great food shop with a small restaurant at the back. The food is very good whether you are buying from the shop of eating in the restaurant.

1 Thank busybee60
Southampton, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Friday lunch, on arrival two glasses of "sparkly" and a Greeting Card awaited our arrival, how kind ! Usual great and innovative lunch Eel and Salmon Salad as mains, with the Fig speciality Dessert ... A good bottle of Sauvignon Blanc accompanies lunch .... Roll on next year !!

1 Thank Perersfield
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

walking down the street and seeing this strange name outside a deli/shop, I paused to look in and spotted some very delicious sausage rolls at £1 pound each, well, had to try!!, walking along eating what was properly the BEST sausage roll ever! and at 77 years old ive ad a few in my time!, on walking back 30minuites later,... More 

1 Thank david p
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Just looking for a quick drink we popped in. Although lunches were finished they kindly turned on the oven so that we could taste warm figs in honey and chocolate balsamic. Served with marscapone this has now become a firm favourite in our household. The cafe is small and quaint, the staff very friendly. The delicatessen is somewhere we will... More 

2 Thank janetwest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 677074

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?