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Pairings Wine Bar

28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
+44 1904 848909
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Lovers of cheese and meat platters must give this place a try. We came for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed everything, particularly the smoked duck. Our waiter recommended a very nice wine to suit our food choices. They provided me with gluten free bread and crackers....More

Thank amymk16
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was impressed by the knowledge of the staff. Great advice. I particularly enjoyed the pairings options where you get a choice of 3 wines matched with 3 aperitifs. Will visit again.

Thank Hannahjwright
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here initially for a quick drink and stayed for a long one. The service here is impeccable; not only from a polite and courteous standpoint but from the recommendations and advice given on the range of drinks and food on offer. We decided...More

Thank john c
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello 'john c' What a delight to read your wonderful review, thank you so much. We love it when people call in just for a quick drink and end up staying much longer and , in your case, return later to enjoy more! I shall...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

WEnt here with wife and student son with girlfriend for pre dinner drink. Very disappointing. Dreary decor, deadly lighting and appalling musak. Expensive poor quality wine. The whole place looked as though it had been left over from the sixties. Definitely won't be going again.

Thank Hydrographer
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello 'Hydrographer' Well, Pairings Wine Bar is clearly not for you. We do not intend to change what 99% of our reviewers obviously enjoy. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Kind regards Kate and Kelly

Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice, relaxed atmosphere and the food looked very good (but not tried). Friendly, knowledgeable staff helped with the choice of drinks, the "Toffee Apple" non-alcoholic cocktail was especially good.More

Thank Seagulldan
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello 'Seagulldan' Thank you so much for posting a review and awarding us 5 stars too, much appreciated! We hope to welcome you again soon where you may just be tempted to try some of our delicious fare. Wishing you the very best for the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended by friends who had been previously, travelled from Cambridge and can definitely say it was worth the journey. Knowledgeable, friendly and efficient staff who were very welcoming. The food is great, and the choice of wine is excellent, the staff were able to...More

2  Thank CT11camb
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 'CT11camb' Well, what can we say........ to travel all the way from Cambridge just to visit Pairings is praise indeed! Thank you so much for writing a review and delighted to hear that the journey was worth it and you thoughly enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was packed when we got there at 7 On a Friday evening, but the member of staff found us some space to wait at the bar for a table and we weren't long there in the end. Not that you'd mind though, it...More

1  Thank Colm L
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 'Colm L' Oh my goodness what a great review, thank you so much. It was a delight to meet you and we do love to spend time with our guests chatting through all likes and dislikes so that your Pairings experience is wonderfully memorable....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Pairings for lunch with a friend. They had had a power cut, so couldn't do anything that involved electricity (including using the meat-slicer) - but their whole approach to this couldn't have been nicer. They managed to provide us with various cold...More

1  Thank 345FJH2013
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello '345FJH2013' Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and, even with the power cut, awarding us 5 stars too, much appreciated! It's one of those nightmares you really don't want to happen but thankfully we are blessed with such...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the pairing experience out of curiosity, but was certainly worth the visit. Staff are know what they are talking about and are friendly and personable. Food is amazing and the paired wine is out of this world. There will certainly be a return visit....More

2  Thank Nilam P
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 'Nilam P' Thank you so much for sharing your 'Pairings Experience' and absolutely thrilled to hear that you you let your curiosity get the better of you! I shall pass on your lovely remarks to our amazing team and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Visit Pairings whenever In York either with my wife or with friends when the racing is on, the food, especially the sharing platters are fabulous, choice of wine great and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommended, I look forward to my next visit.More

1  Thank Carre1974
Pairings, Owner at Pairings Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 'Carre1974' Thank you so much for your lovely review and delighted to hear that Pairings feature on your visits to York. We look forward to welcoming you many more times in the future and would like to take this opportunity to wish you a...More

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Alison J
30 October 2017|
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Response from Pairings | Property representative |
Hi Alison, Children are welcome up until 6pm, however as your children are older there wouldn't be a problem dining with them later if you visited midweek. Kind regards Kate
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scott18-11
21 May 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
No pre booking required. But you may have to wait and/or share a table on a Friday or Saturday night until people leave later on in the evening. Dress code is smart casual.
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Jackieholland5159
27 February 2017|
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Response from Pairings | Property representative |
Hello Jackie Thank you for your enquiry. We operate a first-come, first-served table policy, however in the unlikely event we can't seat you straight away, there should only be a limited wait at the bar. We look forward... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 848909
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Description
Independent York wine bar run by sisters, located on historic Castlegate. Visit York Tourism Award winner 2017 Bar/Pub of the Year. Serving fine wines by the glass, local ales, cocktails and great coffee alongside cheese, charcuterie, deli foods and desserts. Bespoke wine tastings and private hire available. Intimate small gatherings to bookings of 50, we can accommodate to to suit your requirements.
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