Loch Fyne York

Address: Foss Bridge House, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TJ, England
Telephone: +44 1904 650 910

- Mid-range

3.9

A large and lively temple dedicated to fish and shellfish,

An extremely popular destination for the people of York this predominantly seafood restaurant is housed in a vast former ironmongers that still shares many of its original fittings such as a lovely staircase and the wooden display shelves.

Food and drink
3.9
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
3.9
90%
Value for money
3.6
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
4
90%

Food and drink

Dominated almost exclusively to catches from the seas prepared simply as god intended like oysters or salmon or as part of a more exotic offerings such as Goan curry and chilled lobster with lime dressing, even hardened carnivores like me find something to please. That said non fish eaters and vegetarians will struggle with the limited alternatives.

Recommended dishes

Reliably assured by my better half that the Loch Fyne oysters on ice here were ‘yummy’ with their accompanying dressings as was the rich was my lobster bisque I chose for my appetiser. For mains, the fillets of sea bass with sweet chilli, sesame sauce was really rather good. Sadly, I do have to report that on a previous visit the fish and chips with mushy peas heaped in faux newspaper was disappointing and that better and cheaper examples of this British standard are available elsewhere.

Ambience

The vast high ceiling of the open plan building still manages to keep a lively atmosphere and for me there has very much a New England waterfront feel to the decoration and furnishings.

Service

Service is brisk, attentive, informal and tries hard to please.

Location

To the south west of the city centre, on the banks of the River Foss, this is just one of a collection of places to eat along Walmgate, a street developing quite a foodie reputation for itself.

Price advice

Prices for appetisers range from £4.50-£7-50 with main course priced between £9.50-£19.00. Lots of good value incentives here, including children eating for free on Sat-Sun between 12pm-6pm when an adult orders a main course. Also during the day is a £10.25 two course set lunch and come the evening, £30.00 gives two people two courses from the set menu and includes a carafe of wine. Otherwise expect to pay from £15.00 for a bottle of wine.

Tables to book

Try to secure a table by the large windows overlooking Walmgate for street views and to avoid the often busy isles in the centre section.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Design and architecture

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