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The Blue Bicycle Restaurant

#125 of 675 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in York
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34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 673990
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé proposed to me here and the place was amazing. They gave us free champagne and a congrats on our desert- all the staff were the best I've ever seen. The food was great, very memorable place! Well worth a visit and great for romance!

Thank Frances S
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one of my favourite places to eat in town. The menu caters for all tastes. Atmosphere is great. Really cosy :) Staff are friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. The price is quite reasonable for such a high standard of food.

Thank Sarah A
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This was a complete delight. We didn't want much to eat for lunch as we were away for a few days and had a table booked for the evening but we devoured the food as it was presented so well and tasted just as good. Lovely cosy decor added to the ambience. Not cheap but good value for what we... More 

Thank lindsay l
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, wine ambiance! Would recommend probably to book - very popular restaurant. Staff very friendly and told us of the history of the establishment - it used to be a brothel in the olden days and when it was open they would put a blue bicycle outside - they still have the alcoves downstairs where the beds used to... More 

Thank Karen T
Worksop, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times for evening meals the food is incredible just perfect Every course was fabulous. Can not fault it We could no go this time as closed due to Flooding we were so disappointed but we will be returning.

Thank mumstheone
York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This restaurant is at present closed due to the floods. I visited about a week before it had to close. We went for an anniversary dinner . It had a good atmosphere, helpful staff and delicious food. It was pricey but we knew that and we felt that the food warranted the cost. I would recommend booking a table upstairs... More 

Thank scotabroad_13
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were seated next the toilets entrance in the basement area. Could hear the toilets flushing and it put us off our food. asked to be moved upstairs after first course. They did find another table, but it was a very disappointing evening. Food overpriced.

Thank Tourforleisure
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We visited with friends and had a excellent meal all four of us Could not fault at all highly recommend anyone to call in

1 Thank jodycav
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We have been here twice... It's a fantastic restaurant. Great decor lovely staff and superb food. Although it's not cheap, you get what you pay for and the food here is well worth the money! It's obviously very popular and you need to book in advance if planning a trip. Last time we visited there was an artist singing.. He... More 

1 Thank Vicky M
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Has a great history - when re-open book and see for yourself... Food is always VERY good, but on the expensive side.

1 Thank Thomo61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 673990
This place is temporarily closed due to flooding on Dec 27, 2015. We do not anticipate being open before the 2nd Quarter of 2017. We will provide further updates on an estimated reopening date as we have this information available.

Located near York Minster, The Blue Bicycle has become one of York's dining landmarks. With a French style English menu heavily weighted towards fish dishes, an unpretentious, welcoming atmosphere, professional French waiters, and charming decor, it is no wonder this eaterie is often packed. The downstairs is particularly romantic and atmospheric -- it is allegedly a former brothel and the decor is true to it's blue period. Menu favourites include the chef's own spicy fish cakes with pineapple salsa, and grilled scallops with sweet chilli sauce to start, followed by a steaming bowl of monkfish and prawn chowder, or tuna with red onion, lime and coriander salsa.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?