Melton's

Price guide: Mid-range

7 Scarcroft Road, York, Yorkshire, YO23 1ND

Price guide: Mid-range

Melton's York

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#4 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Escaping the crowds, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Melton's

Roux trained Michael Hjort fashions consistently marvellous gastronomy.

A treat for Mrs C and I and highly commended by both customers and critics, the Anglo-French cooking here is always wonderful stylishly presented amongst an informal bistro atmosphere. At the top of their game and with over 20 years experience already, husband and wife team Lucy and Michael have created quite an institution with Melton’s.

Food and drink: 

Roux trained chef Michael Hjort fashions some marvellous culinary art that continually adapts to reflect the seasonality of the produce and whenever possible, the best that local suppliers can provide. The menu is short but well formed and includes a 5 course, Yorkshire themed taster menu.

Recommended dishes: 

The last time I was here, it was the triumphant blend of chilli, chocolate and chorizo to start, followed by Yorkshire caught fish with mussels accompanied by cauliflower mousse.

Ambience: 

Created from a former Victorian home, turquoises and browns dominate the colour scheme with a series of York and food themed murals filling the wall space that unite to create a small and informal bistro setting over two floors.

Service: 

Expect to receive friendly and knowledgeable service with true dedication to the foodie cause.

Location: 

A little way west out of the city centre on Scarcroft Road, expect to spend 20 minutes walking from the heart of York. A car park is located opposite the restaurant and is free after 6pm.

Price advice: 

To my mind, reasonable for the quality, appetisers range between £6.00-£8.00 with main courses £14.50-£19.00. Lunch and early bird specials (5.30pm-6.15pm) are available at £24.00 for 3 courses and £20.50 for 2 courses.

Tables to book: 

Though Scarcroft Road doesn’t offer the sights and bustle of the city centre the one table by the window is still the best choice.

Other useful branches: 

The more informal, Meltons Too ican be found on Walmgate.

More information on Melton's:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
British, French, Mediterranean
Address:
7 Scarcroft Road, York, Yorkshire, YO23 1ND
Telephone:
+44 1904 634 341
Website:
http://www.meltonsrestaurant.co.uk/
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat noon-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm. Closed Sun-Mon.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Early bird menu, brasserie

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