Our favourite meal of the week? Morning to mid-afternoon munching with (or without) a dash of booze, please and thank you. When you're bound to stumble upon restaurants or bars around every corner, you can bet this city is a powerhouse of eggs all ways, pancake piles and morsels on toast. So, when you get peckish, take notes on handy guide to the best places for brunch in York.
Sitting pretty in a stunning turret on the outskirts of the city centre is Dyls, a cafe where brunch is a total staple. Here, you'll find smashed avo with chilli, coriander, fresh lime, mixed radish and Mexican Tajin or smokey chorizo cannelloni beans served on sourdough, alongside cakes and pastries galore. Brunch is served until 1pm, when the venue's selection of gourmet toasties take over.
All Bar One
All Bar One York's bottomless brunch has options for every palate, from shakshuka to truffle scrambled eggs or Belgian waffles smothered in sauces and fruit. Plus, it only costs £30 per person with that free-flowing prosecco and selected cocktails package. To top it off, outside of the unlimited drinks deal, you can grab two dishes for £12 before midday - ideal when you don't want a boozy one.
Tank & Paddle
The best bottomless brunch in York? We'd put Tank & Paddle up there, thanks to a menu of burgers, smashed avo crumpets and Mex-melt quesadillas. Splashing out only £28 will get you a mega list to choose from, alongside unlimited cocktails, fizz or draught beers to accompany. Better yet, you can upgrade to endless wings too for just an extra £5 per person.
Offering the ultimate customisation, The Botanist is known for the build-you-own-brunch board. Pick your favourite five dishes to make up a packed plate, with extras also available to add if you just can't decide. Our recommendations? The flaked ham hock eggs benny here is a crowd-pleaser, while the carrot cake overnight oats are perfect for a sweet tooth.
Quaint by nature, Robinsons Cafe are brekkie specialists. Boasting mouthwatering specials, alongside their usual list of creamy mushrooms and caramel banana-topped pancakes. This family-run affair offers the perfect place to relax, so it'll keep you coming back for more until you're a bona fide regular.
Brew & Brownie
If you're a local or often around York, you'll have seen the queue that comes way out the door for this beauty and thought, 'is it worth it?'. The answer is... absolutely. Brew & Brownie is small but mighty, whipping up brioche French toast in the month's signature flavour, those famous American pancake stacks and hearty full Englishes.
After a drag brunch in York? Impossible throw open their doors to a gaggle of queens and guests on the first Saturday of every month. Other times, you'll find the 'Wonderbar' and tearooms fronting musical or Bridgerton-themed meals, or hosting ones where you can bring along your pooch. There's always something different on the cards here.
Slug & Lettuce
While you can go bottomless at Slug & Lettuce for just £30 a person, it's the prices of the individual brekkie plates themselves that have really caught our eye. Everything from brunch burgers to strawberry daiquiri pancakes and avocado toast come in at under £7, with everything on the menu costing less than a tenner. A bargain, or what?
Fancy Hank's Bar & Kitchen
Chorizo hash, bennies and mushrooms on toast make up Fancy Hank's Bar & Kitchen's weekend breakfast menu, which runs until the food runs out. Even if you have a lie-in and miss these dishes, there's an absolute banger of an American brunch classic on the mains: chicken 'n' waffles. Tuck into this buttermilk beauty with streaky bacon and maple syrup, swoon.
Pitcher & Piano
When you need of brunch in York city centre, Pitcher & Piano is a sophisticated escape overlooking the river. Not only are there prosecco, bellinis, mimosas, Aperol spritzes or Amstel available for its bottomless edition, but also the chance to chow down on a full English-stuffed breakfast brioche or veggie breakfasts throughout the sleek venue.
Rise's York brunch menu is the latest on the block, as the restaurant opened early in 2022. From new twists on Hollandaise-topped eggs to nutrient-packed smoothies and more, it's not just the gorgeous interiors that are turning people's heads. Make your way over to the pink palace and see what all the fuss is about, taking a beaut 'Gram snap or TikTok while you're at it.
Want more of York? Check out this guide to fun things to do in the city, or sign up to our UK-wide newsletter to get other inspo.