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Assembly Rooms Blake Street | The Grand Assembly Rooms, York YO1 8QG, England
+44 1904 637254
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is worth visiting this Ask just for the setting. High ceilings and spectacular pillars. So roomy and pleasant. A lovely place to share a meal with friends and family.

Thank JRWThirsk
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building seemed to be an old assembly room, with marble pillars and chandeliers. Lovely setting. Staff were very professional. Food was nice but not the best.

Thank Sarah M
Level Contributor
108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great pizza and desserts. Very friendly and efficient service and it is in a beautiful, building. Really nice experience.

Thank Froggetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner & I visited at the end of April, we had chosen from the vegan menu, the food was fabulous, staff were very friendly & efficient, our food arrived in good time, really lovely and inviting inside, recommended highly we loved it.

Thank RachelJT82
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, location, location! Wonderful exterior and interior. Food good, service a little slow, but better than ok overall.

Thank WestwardboundEngland
Brampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting York we called at Ask Italian for an evening meal,we had not been here before but had seen it on previous visits to York. We decided on olives for starter and I chose a Pizza for my main and my husband went for a sausage pasta meal, both were presented well by a great waiter who was very... More 

Thank Wardle22
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good very tasty food, excellent service, beautiful surroundings. Situated in the very grand Assembly Rooms in the centre of York. Menu choice is excellent and the quality of the food is really good. The sharing starter, which includes Calamari and Meatballs is recommended, as is the Pulled Brisket Pasta dish.

Thank Michael L
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like about Ask, located in the opulent Assembly rooms? In my opinion it's the draught. I would strongly suggest you choose seating closest to the kitchen, away from the doors in cooler weather. Staff are always accommodating and efficient food pretty good, surroundings are splendid.

Thank JohnScarr70
Liversedge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing building to house such a disappointing restaurant. We ordered a sharing bread which never turned up, the main food order arrived and was wrong and service was minimal. I would describe the food as bland and overpriced for the portion size, my side salad was a handful of mixed salad and cost £3.75! I will not be returning and... More 

Thank starkravinmad
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old building ​with nice food and staff. Offers the usual menu for ask establishments. Quite handy for town centre. Also good for using your Tesco vouchers!

Thank qwerty1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Assembly Rooms Blake Street | The Grand Assembly Rooms, York YO1 8QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 637254
ASK Italian in York is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table. Take a look at our York menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

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