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.

We’ve become synonymous with superb Beef, 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 a wonderful Main Menu & indulgent specials boards. Every Sunday its ‘Lets Get Roasted’, an institution unto itself and one of Yorks best kept secrets (so sshhh)- served from Midday until run out (usually around 4pm)

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

October Opening Hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : 5pm – 11 pm

Wednesday : Midday – 3pm / 5pm-11pm

Thursday : Midday – 3pm/5pm-11pm

Friday : Midday – Midnight

Saturday: Midday-Midnight

Sunday: Midday – 10pm


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.

Dine from our Set Price Sunday Roast Lunch Menu- 1, 2, or 3 courses from Midday – until we run out (usually about 4.30pm ish), after which time our full Main Menu is available for guests to dine from.

Our Bar

Our drinks offering is an eclectic mix of Local Ales & Lagers, a bespoke collection of Yorkshire gins (as we continue to be York’s Original Gin House) complemented by an array of whiskeys, rums & spirits from around the world. We are also extremely proud of our In-House Barrel Aged Cocktail menu, which sits along perfectly next to our dessert cocktails & bar cocktail menu.

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.