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5.3 /6 Excellent 115 Reviews

Cut and Chase

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About Cut and Chase

Combining rustic wooden benches with industrial-chic detailing like hanging metal lamps, Cut & Chase is one of York’s trendiest eateries, conveniently placed on Goodramgate in the city centre. The menu focuses on hearty and honest British cuisine crafted from the finest local produce, while the drinks list is more exotic, boasting a range of handcrafted cocktails which fuse together a number of different influences. Bookings are highly recommended at this one.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
Cut and Chase, 39 Goodramgate, YO1 7LS York

Further Information

Cut & Chase has been packing in the crowds since opening its doors on Goodramgate, and it’s not hard to see why this trendy hotspot has gained a following as one of the fastest-rising names in York’s restaurant scene. Don’t let the industrial-chic interiors distract you from the menu at this kitchen and bar, which focuses on all-time British favourites with a modern twist. As you might have heard, the cocktails here are exceptionally drool-worthy too.

Whet your appetite with homemade soup, steak tartar or crushed avocado & chilli bruschetta, before tucking into the pan-fried lamb loin served on a creamy colcannon mash with carrots, minted broad beans, peas and a rich gravy. Afterwards, sink back a cocktail from the lengthy selection on offer – we recommend the Ruby Rose – a unique take on the classic mojito, made with a special blend of rose petal vodka and rose liqueur, in place of white rum. Given its central location in York, a stone’s throw away from the railway station, Cut & Chase is one stellar outfit no self-respecting foodie should ever miss. Reserve a table before you visit, however, as seats tend to fill up fast.


115 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 115 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
19.07.2017 10:00

Great service and beautiful food. We found it when looking for somewhere to have a cocktail but stayed on for dinner. I'd highly recommend this place

1 review so far 6
08.07.2017 14:24

The food was lovely as was the cocktails and the fact I asked for a cocktail that wasn't even on the menu was no issue at all! The staff could not have been more polite and the restaurant decor is lovely.

1 review so far 6
05.07.2017 09:00

My wife and I went as a birthday treat. We found the food and service were great, steak cooked perfectly would recommend to friends to go!

1 review so far 6
01.07.2017 23:25

Lovely meal, cosy place. Very enjoyable definitely return. Staff attentive and friendly. Would certainly recommend to friends. A little gem of a place albeit away from the centre.

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 18:31

We had friends from Canada visiting York for the first time and took them to Cut and Chase for the evening after reading some really good reviews. We booked for 06.30 and were glad that we did as the restaurant filled up very quickly but it was a Saturday and a Race Day. The menu is not extensive but food quality and presentation was really good. We were very well looked after and the atmosphere was excellent. Our friends really enjoyed themselves and thought it was a great choice. Will definitely visit again.

1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 10:08

Our First visit on Friday 16th September and was warmly greeted by the waitress. First course of Duck salad and my wife had Quinoa Bites and both were excellent. My main was the liver which asked for it to be cooked slightly pink was very good and was cooked how i liked it. I had finished it but had some sauce left which was to good to leave so i asked for a piece of bread which was brought to the table and had been warmed on a griddle pan and was thick and tasty My wife had a second starter of venison meat balls which she said were lovely and soft. The "Puddin" as they call it, was the "ALL five sharer" which was fantastic. All this was washed down with a good house wine. The service was great. Ambiance was good with soft lighting however the music was more for the younger age group than us but didn't detract from an excellent evening. We will call again. THANK YOU CUT & CHASE.

1 review so far 5
02.01.2017 08:05

We celebrated New Years Eve at Cut and Chase. The service and food were both very good. Samples the "nibbles" with crackling and marinated seafood. These were a little disappointing but the mains were terrific. The chocolate fondue was also a nice way to finish the meal. Our server was very attentive and the bartenders were also excellent. So overall, a great night and we'd recommend to others.

1 review so far 3
13.03.2017 09:24

Quite disappointed with the whole experience. We were sat in the table for 2 right at the back and felt we were in the staff corridor as the kitchen hatch was just behind us so staff back and forth all the time looking after other people but felt we were a little bit ignored. You had to ask staff to move in order to get into the toilet and had to be very careful coming out that you didnt whack the door into any staff member who then looked very peeved that had come out of the door into their space. The food menu is limited which is quite often a good thing but I wasnt taken with anything on it so we both opted for fillet steak but i was pretty disappointed with the lump of meat on my plate. The peppercorn sauce had more onion than peppercorn as was very watery I had liked the look of the cocktail menu when i had researched the restaurant online but there wasnt a bar area to enjoy them in really and didnt want to stay sat in my "corridor" seat so we left. Bill was £70 for 2 steaks and a bottle of wine but I cant say I felt it was worth the money we paid and I wont be going back.

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 23:17

Oh wow it was amazing! We started with a cocktail and a beer- the cocktail was perfect and there was a great selection of beers in the fridge! I started with the duck spring rolls and my other half had the avocado bruschetta- best spring roll I've ever had and the fried poached egg was great! My lamb loin main was far more filling than first appearance and it was the perfect balance of flavours and textures- particularly liked the mash. The lamb itself melted in the mouth! We finished off with sharing the nuts about chocolate cocktail and I'm glad we shared! Great food, great portions, and lovely service

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 20:35

Cut and Chase had a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food was excellent, well presented and the portion sizes were good (my wife couldn't manage a dessert after a starter and main). Serving staff were efficient and attentive without being over bearing. All in all, a very enjoyable evening, would highly recommend it.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 23:33

First visit to Cut and Chase ! What a great little place. Food was awesome ! Only sorry we did not know about the Valentine sharing menu until we had already ordered. Will definitely be back ! Thank you !

1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 13:29

Outstanding meal and fabulous service thanks to all at Cut and Chase. The restaurant is modern with a great vibe and atmosphere. The wine is reasonably priced and a good choice of wine by the glass too

2 reviews so far 6
19.03.2017 12:48

Superb meal, food was perfect, I like my steak blue and often this results in a charred outside and raw cold inside. The chef here got my fillet steak absolutely spot on. The service was excellent and the prices are realistic. For 2 of us to have 3 courses with coffee and wine with our meal our total bill was £82. We will most certainly be back here. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 5
30.04.2017 16:58

Excellent cocktail very unique with a great taste. This is an excellent idea while you are waiting for your meal.The starter was very nice and fresh (we had the crab) and main meal very good (fish and the duck). I was very disappointed with the desert. We took the banofee with end up to be 2 small meringues (not even home made) with a bit a banana cream and was quite expensive. I recommend this restaurant but careful with desert.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 07:43

Cut and Chase serve Amazing food and have brilliant service we loved it. Very impressive cocktail menu too, would definitely recommend and hope to return in the future

2 reviews so far 5
12.06.2017 06:57

Lovely food and very friendly service - we went for Sunday lunch and had specifically gone there as the website stated there was nut roast ( 2 of us are vegetarian) However although that is no longer on the menu the staff made a great effort to provide an alternative which was delicious! The meat eaters enjoyed their beef as well! Would also recommend the infused gins!

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 13:03

After two visits here I have to say the quality of the food is excellent. Very nice variety of dishes. Good wine list, reasonably priced and a nice selection of cocktails. The service was very friendly, helpful and prompt. The food was served hot from the kitchen. One of my new favorite places in York!

1 review so far 2
17.04.2017 18:00

Well we went there for my boyfriend birthday. Very nice ambience for a romantic meal. My boyfriend had a king scallops for a starter. It was only 3 and testless , he was very disappointed. For main course he had a fillet steak, with peppercorns sauce and and prawn as a side dish. It look good when it arrived but as he start to eat his steak in the middle it was like rare ! Which he asked to be cooked midium to well so he left it. My meal was very nice , very satisfied with it. We told the waitress about the my boyfriend starter and main meal wasn't what he expected to be. I must say waitress dealt with very well and refund the money for my boyfriend starter n main meal. Maybe it was a one off ! They wont even that busy to be honest. So not sure but , I would like to give a second try in future.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 13:39

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Cut and Chase. The food was excellent accompanied by excellent service. We look forward to returning again soon.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 08:55

We went as a group of four and couldn't fault either the service or the food. Excellent atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the Cut and Chase.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 18:05

Have eaten here a lot and can't fault the food or service. The restaurant was really busy today but we got seated and served quickly and the food was delicious. We didn't feel rushed to leave and all in all it was a lovely meal for Mothers ' Day.

2 reviews so far 5
24.09.2016 08:56

The food was excellent, only problem was my partner's came only luke warm and had to be sent back, consequently I had long finished my meal before she got hers. The positive was that the staff were wonderful and hugely apologetic about the main course and did not charge us for it. All in all highly recommended!!!

1 review so far 5
18.07.2017 06:29

It was good but not superb. Service a little automaton. Food was good but given the recommendation, I was a little disappointed. The Apple & Potato Dauphinoise, whilst sounding cool, was "odd" and I couldn't eat it and that is very odd for me. Overall 4/5. Not awful but just a bit plain. Would come back though...

1 review so far 3
29.01.2017 17:04

The food was disappointing. It looked absolutely fantastic and photo worthy, however, the taste let it down. I had steak with peppercorn sauce then lemon and poppyseed cheesecake. Steak was medium rare so I would expect it to be tender and it wasn't, it was quite chewy although not overlooked when checking inside. Cheesecake wasn't very creamy, it tasted dry. My friend had a burger which she said was good that you could tell it was homemade but the meat again was very dry. Her pudding was the trio which she said was nice.

2 reviews so far 6
05.05.2017 09:51

Excellent food, polite staff, lovely atmosphere. Heard so many good reviews from friends so I decided to check it out myself. I decided on the special 2 course for £14. Well worth it. Lots of choice of wines and beers. Will definitely visit again.

1 review so far 6
31.12.2016 22:52

Just had a wonderful New Years Eve meal at The Cut &Chase can't fault it in any way! Fabulous atmosphere and lovely food, the waiting on staff were exceptional. Many thanks for making my birthday very special. Can't wait for a return visit.

3 reviews so far 5
23.03.2017 16:14

First time at Cut and Chase on a visit to York. Food was excellent - well presented and tasty. Will return when next in York.

1 review so far 4
23.05.2017 13:19

Slightly cramped seating for 4 in a booth, there was also a noisy party at an adjacent table, but I cannot really argue with that, the staff were friendly and the food was good, maybe slightly expensive when considering my comment about the seating. I would eat there again however if only for the quality of the food .

1 review so far 5
19.10.2016 12:48

Great welcome and good drinks selection was a nice start. Very much enjoyed the two starters and two mains we had. Service was impeccable, relaxed and very friendly. One slight negative - we sat in a 'booth' seat, which was a little tight and uncomfortable. Otherwise, TERRIFIC!!

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 07:50

Great food, great service really nice place and very good cocktails too! The menu is relatively small with focus on high quality locally sourced products. Steak very good and their mac & cheese should be called cheese & Mac!

1 review so far 4
13.04.2017 07:54

Had to wait a while but lovely food so wort th wait. Was a little cold when arrived and friend asked for something to be left off her dish. She was offered something else instead but it then appeared on the bill....only £1 so we didn't quibble but not what we expected and wouldnt stop me going back.

1 review so far 4
11.12.2016 21:09

The beef I had was a bit fatty & the roast potatoes were over cooked & my friend couldn't get the meal she wanted because there was none left, she also asked for more gravy, but it took a while to come. The pudding selection was a bit odd & limited. But we really liked the restaurant itself.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 15:35

The food is excellent, we had the set Valentine's menu and it was perfect, especially the desserts to share.. The pre-dinner cocktails kicked the evening off in style and the service was spot on. We will be back.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 09:47

I love this place and have always had fantastic meals. I am convinced they have a five star chef as the food is not run of the mill but goes just that bit extra. Great staff too.

1 review so far 4
22.04.2017 14:06

Great atmosphere and the waitress was friendly and welcoming. Went for lunch, one sandwich great but the other not so appetising. Advertised as a chicken and chorizo sandwich, thought it would be warm, it was cold with minimum chorizo - basically a sandwich spread filler. Also got charged the wrong price (£1 more)

1 review so far 5
23.11.2016 13:43

Very friendly and welcoming. Menu covered most tastes including my friend who usually prefers the vegetarian choice. I had the sea bass dish, excellent certainly have it again. It's ideal for meeting up with friends for either dinner or a light bite.

1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 09:19

Great service very friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic and the wine. Only negative was in our opinion the desert menu was a little expensive so we didn't order one. All in all a lovely restaurant though and would go back

1 review so far 3
21.04.2017 08:24

Starter was good and fresh (chicken liver pate') Our table had the burger, the fish and chips and 2 x steaks The chips were very soft, the steaks we reported were very tough (they gave us a round of drinks free as compensation) The burger was good as was the fish but the batter could have been a little less oily. Clean establishment and ok but not stunning!

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 21:52

We enjoyed the Yorkshire Tasting menu especially the specially made for us the hot chocolate fondant, staff were very friendly. The ambience was lively with modern music playing and made for a good night

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 10:35

Had a really nice meal and the staff were great. Only downside was no draught beer and bottled beer we thought was a little too expensive, but otherwise a very nice place to eat.

2 reviews so far 6
22.04.2017 13:47

The food was lovely and good value. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Great espresso martinis with a twist or orange zest. Love sitting in the window watching the world go by.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 21:59

Excellent food started with nibbles followed by fish which was plaice then ice cream. Staff were excellent wife had cocktails wine I had beer and a single malt to end the evening

1 review so far 5
19.08.2016 12:36

Really delicious food and lovely service. The atmosphere was a little lacking but we did visit on a weekday evening and it was very quiet. Would recommend. Not too expensive for the quality of food that you get.

1 review so far 6
31.12.2016 14:51

The food was excellent and the service was quick and friendly! A nice range of cocktails that you probably won't find anywhere else in York. I would definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 08:55

The steaks were amazing and cooked to perfection, the best I've eaten in a long time. The staff were very friendly and attentive and a great atmosphere, will definitely be returning.

2 reviews so far 5
12.02.2017 16:34

Great food and friendly service they gave us free drinks for how long it had taken to bring the food we didn't think it was that long a wait around 30 minutes overall very good would recommend

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 00:58

Loved it! Fab service, lovely food and delicious cocktails - we thoroughly enjoyed it! Will recommend to others, and will be back with my fiancé to sample the steak tartare!

1 review so far 6
03.11.2016 15:03

Food was incredible. Atmosphere and decor were spot on and the staff very friendly and attentive. Well work a visit if you are looking for a cool place to go.

2 reviews so far 6
21.07.2016 08:55

Great food, well presented and tasted fantastic. Also offered impeccable service, very attentive and well informed on the menus. Great addition to the York foodie scene. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
05.10.2016 07:26

Excellent meal and service. Will definitely be visiting again. The cocktails were a brilliant accompaniment. The steaks were cooked to perfection. A great new addition to the York restaurant scene.