Plunkets

Price guide: Mid-range

9 High Petergate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7EN

Price guide: Mid-range

Plunkets restaurant and bar

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#19 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Trendiness

Expert review of Plunkets

Mexican and southern American food with rock star credentials in this lively informal eatery.

Seemingly part of the York dining fabric since the Zapata brothers were in short poncho’s, the Tex-Mex food while not always consistent and hardly likely to further the Mexican cuisine cause does come with a vivacious atmosphere and an interesting blend of pop culture and historic fixtures. More than anything else though, I really like the intimate setting and rock music ephemera of the upstairs bar here which sadly is only accessible if you eat here.

Food and drink: 

Created for gringos Mexican favourites, chimichangas, burritos and chilli’s sit alongside burgers, ribs, salads and selection of seafood offerings such as sea bass, halibut and prawns.

Recommended dishes: 

I take an appetite for a heaped plate of nachos followed by the Santa Fe chicken fajitas with spicy red chilli sauce as my usual gut busting option washed down with a light Mexican beer.

Ambience: 

Lively at weekends when a predominantly young crowd fill the candle lit tables. After which many take to the quieter collection of rooms in the bar upstairs for drinks amongst the rock memorabilia where the Rolling Stones signatures in lipstick takes pride of place. During the warmer months a tranquil patio is opened for some al fresco dining while in winter real fires create snug surroundings.

Service: 

Cheery and friendly though it can get stretched during extremely busy times.

Location: 

Set on Petergate in the city centre and just around the corner from the minster.

Price advice: 

Appetisers are priced between £3.50-£8.75, while for a main course look to pay in the region of £8.00-£17.00. Early eaters or those planning a ghost tour or theatre visit should take advantage of the early dinner specials, currently around £15.20 for two courses. Expect to pay upwards of £15.25 for a bottle of house wine.

Tables to book: 

No reservations are taken here unless for groups over six, but if quiet head for one of the tables by the two windows looking over historic Petergate and watch the world and his esposa pass by.

More information on Plunkets:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
American, Burgers, Mexican
Address:
9 High Petergate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7EN
Telephone:
+44 1904 637 722
Website:
http://www.plunkets.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-11.00pm (Bar open at weekends for diners only).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
tex-mex, burgers, mexican

Have you been to Plunkets? Would you recommended it?