Kennedy’s bar + restaurant York

I first stumbled across Kennedy’s, on one of York’s quaint side streets, this autumn and enjoyed it so much I’ve already been back.

My first visit was a Sunday in October and it was mild enough to sit outside (though the interior restaurant is spread out over three floors and feels large and spacious) and a live jazz band were playing indoors (there’s often live music – bands and DJs – so it’s worth checking their events page to see what’s on).

We were greeted promptly, sat down and served by very helpful staff (who arranged the available outdoor table, allowed us to use tastecard even though we hadn’t booked, and were very accommodating with alternative ideas when the wine we ordered had run out).

For starters we shared char-grilled asparagus with soft boiled egg, parmesan and streaky bacon with a citrus dressing @ £5.95. It tasted as good as it looks:

Char-grilled asparagus starter

Then, for mains we had roast of the day served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal veg and rich red wine gravy (I had beef, H had lamb) @ £8.95, washed down with a bottle of prosecco at £17.95.

Sunday roast (beef)

On my most recent visit – yesterday – it was a freezing cold day in York and G and I were craving some hearty, warming winter food.

G had this steak and ale pie with chunky chips and gravy @ £10.95

And I had this gorgeous fish pie with saffron mash and buttered samphire (a sea vegetable) @ £12.95
IMG_0693 - fish pie at Kennedy's Bar, York.

Again, the food was great and we weren’t disappointed. In fact, we were amused…

The ‘S’ and ‘y’ had been erased from the baby-changing sturdy station @ Kennedy’s

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: British
~ Address: 1 Little Stonegate, York
~ Postcode: YO1 8AX
~ Tel: 01904 620 222
~ Nearest rail station: York
~ Website: Kennedy’s bar + restaurant website
~ Location: Kennedy’s map

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant on Urbanspoon

~ Samphire recipes: on BBC Food website


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