Our story

When we opened our doors back in 2014 our main aim was to get the best food produce we could find in Yorkshire and then pair it with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. Proudly flying the Yorkshire flag has served us well & even earned us a few awards along the way.

Great Beef is our thing, offering our guests a fantastic variety of ever changing cuts & breeds, but we are equally obsessed about our other seasonally inspired plates featured on our A la Carte menu, focusing on locally caught fish and unique vegetarian dishes.

The ideal spot for any occasion, The Whippet Inn serves both lunch & dinner, seven days a week, alongside our Main Menu & specials boards we also offer for our legendary(ish) Set Price lunch menu Monday to Friday, plus ‘Lets Get Roasted’ every Sunday, an institution unto itself and one of Yorks best kept secrets (so sshhh)

As we hope you will soon find out, we have worked hard to create a home from home atmosphere where our guests can relax & enjoy themselves, with a nostalgic decor that is quirky if not a little risqué, often referred to as ‘Yorks Hidden Gem’- all this is delivered with genuine down to earth homely Yorkshire hospitality.

Martin Bridge

Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday


Friday to Saturday



Located within the city walls, a little off the beaten track (which sometimes has its benefits) we have been described as many things but these are just a couple of our favorites…

“A classic steakhouse with an interior that manages to be both tasteful, classic and super quirky”

“Unpretentious neighborhood Steak and Seafood restaurant with a vibe that blends modern traditional but with an unexpected twist of weirdness”

Whippet Specials

Offers worth sniffing at


Get Roasted

Sunday is all about rest and relaxation – so let us do the work whilst you settle in for an afternoon of indulgence & ‘Get Roasted’. Join us for the ‘Best Sunday Roast in York’… or so we’re told. From Midday we serve traditional Roast Dinners with all the trimmings, using Yorkshires freshest, finest produce. You can dine from our Set Price Sunday Lunch Menu- 1, 2, or 3, but if you don’t feel like you don’t want to ‘Get Roasted’ we of course also serve our A la Carte menu all day.

Gin Club

As ‘Yorks Original Gin House’ we want everyone to join us on our Gin Journey, so every Sunday from 3pm until we close we select 3 or more fabulous gins for our guests to enjoy at an exclusive reduced price, including mixer! The perfect way to spend the afternoon for those gin lovers out there or an ideal opportunity to dip your toes into the Gin World. Let the journey be-Gin!

Our Bar

Our bar is an eclectic mix of Yorkshire Ales & Lagers – right through to over 50 bespoke gins- as we continue to be York’s Original Gin House & we celebrate this every Sunday with our now infamous Gin Club.

We may be small but we have used every nook and cranny to ensure we have an amazing range to offer our quests, including a superb wine list with an incredible choice of wines by the glass.