Le Langhe

Price guide: Mid-range

The Old Coach House, Peasholme Green, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7PW

Price guide: Mid-range

Le Langhe at the old coach house

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#3 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Le Langhe

Definitely get here early for an authentic taste of rustic Italy in the heart of York.

There are plenty of places in the city to grab ‘Italian food’, but with an ‘Osteria’ ethos to food (menus based on the day’s best market finds) this is truly one of my prized Italian nights out. It’s not big but it is very clever, where top quality produce and wines are imported direct from Italy then put together with passion and panache in the restaurant or sold directly from the shop masking it. Such is the skill and prized freshness here, menu choices soon run out and it’s worth arriving early to get the fullest experience. Open for lunch during the week and in the evenings Friday and Saturday.

Food and drink: 

Fresh, seasonal and rustic are the keywords here where menus are created and dictated to daily according to the best produce available that very morning, so is difficult to predict. Expect dishes such as langoustine ravioli in a bisque, pasta with black truffles and gaspacho with prosciutto. Further in tune with its artisan ethos, breads and pastries are made in-house.

Recommended dishes: 

Go for the set menu to get a sample of the best of everything that day from a choice of meat, fish and game such as red deer. Lighter options such as salads, soups and crostini’s are also available during lunch service.

Ambience: 

This is no exuberant trattoria experience, rather instead a more reigned-in sophisticated setting where serious food and wine not noisy vivacity dominates the atmosphere. The restaurant to the rear of the deli is quite small but does open out into a small terrace overlooking the lovely St Anthony’s Hall Garden.

Service: 

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, the staff are great and their passion for what they do and how they do it truly shows.

Location: 

Next to the Quilt Museum to the east of the city centre just inside the city walls albeit on a rvery unremarkable street rightly neglected by visitors.

Price advice: 

A tasting menu starts at £36 during the evening though if this seems a little rich choose instead to pay around £22 for two courses. For lunch, a set menu comes in at £22.50 and includes a glass of wine.

Tables to book: 

Try and get a table overlooking the tranquil and beautiful walled garden.

More information on Le Langhe:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Deli
Food:
Italian, Modern
Address:
The Old Coach House, Peasholme Green, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7PW
Telephone:
+44 1904 622 584
Website:
http://www.lelanghe.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-3pm. Fri-Sat only 7pm-9pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
rustic, Traditional Italian Deli, Osteria

Have you been to Le Langhe? Would you recommended it?