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The Hairy Fig

#80 of 682 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
+44 1904 677074
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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208 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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257 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 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
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fossgate in York has some very interesting shops these days. I'm so glad I wandered down last week. The Hairy Fig is mainly a shop with very varied and fascinating produce, but I was lucky enough to get a space to have lunch in the back. Only 11 covers. I had a really tasty blue cheese quiche and the most... More 

1 Thank GRANDMA20080414
Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I popped into this deli to buy some local ale for my other half, not knowing my pale ale from my dark ales the woman was extremely helpful and guided me through my choices. The deli food looks amazing and the olive bread we bought was spot on!

1 Thank lrncn84
Prescott, Arizona
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175 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This small shop is brimming with goodies of all sorts, from sweet to savory. Wonderful foods of all sorts, local and imported. Great for your own kitchen needs or for special gift items.

1 Thank detaildiva

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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, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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?