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The Blue Bicycle Restaurant

34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 673990
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
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1 - 10 of 859 reviews

Reviewed 14 April 2017

My fiancé proposed to me here and the place was amazing. They gave us free champagne and a congrats on our desert- all the staff were the best I've ever seen. The food was great, very memorable place! Well worth a visit and great for...More

1  Thank Frances S
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one of my favourite places to eat in town. The menu caters for all tastes. Atmosphere is great. Really cosy :) Staff are friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. The price is quite reasonable for such a high standard of food.

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This was a complete delight. We didn't want much to eat for lunch as we were away for a few days and had a table booked for the evening but we devoured the food as it was presented so well and tasted just as good....More

Thank lindsay l
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, wine ambiance! Would recommend probably to book - very popular restaurant. Staff very friendly and told us of the history of the establishment - it used to be a brothel in the olden days and when it was open they would put a...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times for evening meals the food is incredible just perfect Every course was fabulous. Can not fault it We could no go this time as closed due to Flooding we were so disappointed but we will be returning.

Thank mumstheone
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This restaurant is at present closed due to the floods. I visited about a week before it had to close. We went for an anniversary dinner . It had a good atmosphere, helpful staff and delicious food. It was pricey but we knew that and...More

Thank scotabroad_13
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were seated next the toilets entrance in the basement area. Could hear the toilets flushing and it put us off our food. asked to be moved upstairs after first course. They did find another table, but it was a very disappointing evening. Food overpriced.

Thank Tourforleisure
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We visited with friends and had a excellent meal all four of us Could not fault at all highly recommend anyone to call in

1  Thank jodycav
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We have been here twice... It's a fantastic restaurant. Great decor lovely staff and superb food. Although it's not cheap, you get what you pay for and the food here is well worth the money! It's obviously very popular and you need to book in...More

1  Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Has a great history - when re-open book and see for yourself... Food is always VERY good, but on the expensive side.

1  Thank Thomo61
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Claire T
Any idea why the restaurant is closed and when it might reopen?
11 October 2016|
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Response from BlueBicycle |
Thank you for your enquiry. Per the details on our website, our restaurant and rooms have been affected in the basement and low level areas by the flooding on 27 December 2015. Regrettably, we will be unable to open for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 673990
  • E-mail
Description
This place is temporarily closed due to flooding on Dec 27, 2015. We do not anticipate being open before the 2nd Quarter of 2017. We will provide further updates on an estimated reopening date as we have this information available.

Located near York Minster, The Blue Bicycle has become one of York's dining landmarks. With a French style English menu heavily weighted towards fish dishes, an unpretentious, welcoming atmosphere, professional French waiters, and charming decor, it is no wonder this eaterie is often packed. The downstairs is particularly romantic and atmospheric -- it is allegedly a former brothel and the decor is true to it's blue period. Menu favourites include the chef's own spicy fish cakes with pineapple salsa, and grilled scallops with sweet chilli sauce to start, followed by a steaming bowl of monkfish and prawn chowder, or tuna with red onion, lime and coriander salsa.
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