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Best Places for Brunch and Bottomless Brunch in York

Looking for the best places for brunch and bottomless brunch in York? Whether you are in the mood for pancakes covered in syrup, traditional avo on toast, or a perfectly cooked English breakfast, Brunch has become everyone’s favourite meal.

Start your day the right way with some delicious food and free flowing drinks. Providing the perfect opportunity for those who want to unwind or enjoy a relaxing brunch. York is a great destination for foodies so why not treat yourself to a delightful brunch right in the heart of the city. For smaller bites or those wanting a more luxurious dining experience, there is a whole host of incredible places for brunch in York you can discover and we’ve got you covered. From unlimited drinks to classic dishes and everything in between, there’s something to please every palette.

Laura Shepherd
January 19, 2022

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Impossible York

St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QN

Situated on the iconic St Helen’s Square with foodie favourites The Ivy and Betty’s for company, Impossible Wonderbar and Tearooms is the latest modern addition. Enjoy a range of mouth-watering plates and home-made patisseries, with an impressive cocktail list perfectly paired with each dish. Or you can go for the Weekend Wonderbrunch for £35 per person featuring small plates perfect for any food lover including cauliflower wings and tzatziki, honey and soy chicken wings, halloumi and chilli jam and a bratwurst hot dog paired with your choice of side. Wash all of this foodie goodness down with 90 minutes of free-flowing prosecco, gin cocktails, white/rose wine, bottled beers and soft drinks.

Manahatta

Little Stonegate, York, YO1 8AX

Choose from a wide range of brunch classics, Manahatta provides 90 minutes of free-flowing fun. With exciting menus featuring stacked pancakes, smashed avocado and poached eggs for guests to choose from Manahatta is stylish and the perfect place to meet friends for a catch up over unlimited prosecco. Upgrade options (£5 extra) include steak frites, crispy chicken and loaded sticky beef nachos with incredible vegetarian options such as the All American Hot Dog. Sip cocktails until your heart’s content as brunch is served until 4pm and priced at £29.95 per person.

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The Ivy

St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QP

Treat yourself to one of the ultimate brunch spots in the heart of York. The Ivy plate up delicious brunch in a sophisticated yet comfortable setting, You can indulge in a selection of dishes from eggs benedict, smoked salmon and poached eggs and for those with a sweeter tooth can opt for something like the hot buttermilk pancakes. The menu is huge and there is something to suit all tastes. Created by the The Ivy Executive Chef Sean Burbidge guests also have the option to choose from a range of The Ivy classic plates like their Chicken Milanese and Shepherd’s Pie.

The Botanist

Stonegate, York, YO1 8ZW

Located only a 5 minute walk from York Minster, The Botanist is perfectly placed within Stonegate, one of York’s quaint cobbled streets. Situated in a beautiful, old building step inside to enjoy botanical cocktails and build your own brunch from a selection of delicious dishes including Baked Shakshuka, plant based smoked sausage and fried eggs. With its stylish yet comfortable interiors, its the perfect place to stop for brunch right in the heart of York.

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Solita

Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY

With flavours and styles of New York and Italy, guests can select from a menu offering classic brunch dishes such as eggs benedict on a toasted bagel and their signature Wagyu beef burgers. Solita is the UK’s only All British Wagyu restaurant and supports the very best local suppliers. Consistent with the quality, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to mouth wateringly good food. Just a 2 minute walk from the iconic Shambles, Solita serves up some of the best dishes and the brunch is extremely popular. Wash it all down with 90 minutes of your favourite beverages from a classic cocktail list, Aperol spritz, pornstar martini, prosecco and draught beers.

Brew and Brownie

Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT

An independent café in the heart of York and known for their delicious coffee, Brew and Brownie also serve an exquisite menu of sweet and savoury treats made up of seasonal, local and quality ingredients. It’s a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by, you will find delicious breakfast options as well as an all day brunch menu where you can choose from smashed avocado, pancakes, brioche French toast and their Big Brew Breakfast. With casual atmosphere, Brew and Brownie is hugely popular with visitors and residents, and is perfectly placed to drop in for brunch or some light bites.

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Partisan

Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

Partisan is a vibrant, family-run, independent coffee shop in Micklegate. A real favourite and loved by the residents of York, the owners serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea every day of the week. The brunch menu is extremely popular where everything is cooked from scratch and features ingredients of the highest quality and it is all locally sourced. The interiors are lovely and inviting and they often host art exhibitions for local and national artists. Choose from a range of classic dishes including eggs benedict, smashed avocado, and some freshly baked goods to tuck into for afters.

Dyls

Skeldergate Bridge, York, YO1 9WJ

An independent family-run business, situated in the iconic motorhouse on Skeldergate Bridge, overlooking the River Ouse and Clifford’s Tower. Dyls is the perfect place to catch up with friends and is worth visiting at any time of the year. Absolutely beautiful in the summer months, they have a lovely outside eating space with plenty of room for al fresco dining. The old motorhouse comprises of four quirky rooms with stunning views over the river. The menu is really impressive, it includes freshly baked pastries, toasties, delicious light bites and sweet treats.

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Plush Cafe

Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS

Plush is a boutique cafe in the centre of York with a rather pun-tastic menu. There’s never a bad time for a good pun and it definitely adds to the quirky surroundings. Colourful lattes aren’t the only thing Plush excel at, they also serve delicious cake, afternoon tea and an amazing brunch menu. There are three themed dining rooms – the garden room with its swing seats and beautiful floral decor, the funky Neon room and the luxurious floor cushion filled Bohemian room. Plush is one of the most instagrammable cafe’s in York – and so is the brunch!

Bottomless brunch is for a minimum of two people and can be enjoyed over 90 minutes. Guests have the option to choose one item from the brunch menu and bottomless drinks. Dishes include grilled ciabatta with a choice of topping such as smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado or you can choose from pancakes and waffles. There is a great choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes and gluten free options too.

Robinson's

Robinson’s is a lovely family run café located on York’s popular Bishopthorpe Road. It’s only a short walk from the city centre and is a firm favourite with visitors and residents. Robinson’s is a great spot to have breakfast specialising in freshly prepared dishes that use locally sourced produce. Offering some of the best brunches in York with a relaxed and warm atmosphere, Brunchers can enjoy a delicious variety of sweet and savoury plates including granola, croque madame and american pancake stacks with a choice of toppings.

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Laura Shepherd
January 19, 2022
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