For Dinner, we only offer a tasting menu which is priced per person at £145 Wednesday & Thursday and £165 Friday & Saturday.

For Lunch, guests can choose between the Lunch Menu at £95 or the Tasting Menu at £145 per person. Lunch is served on Friday & Saturday only.

Sample menus can be viewed here.

A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill, this is shared between all staff.

Unfortunately, we do not accept Amex as a payment method.

Reservations are currently available until the end of May.

Reservations for June will open on the 1st of January.

We have no set date for a “full menu change” as we do not change the whole menu at once. The menu tends to evolve across the seasons as various produce becomes available to us from our garden and farm.

The restaurant at Roots is located on the ground floor along with an accessible toilet. External access is via a small ramp. The bar area and private dining room are on the first floor with internal access via a staircase only.

Unfortunately, we do not have any accommodation at Roots.

There are several B&Bs and hotels within a small radius of Roots – the Visit York website is a great starting point for your search.

We’re also proud to partner with No. 1 by GuestHouse to offer a 10% discount on any overnight stay with the code ROOTS10 – click here to book.

We do not have on-site parking, however, Marygate car park is located directly behind Roots. This offers 24-hour parking with daytime rates of £2.30 per hour and a flat £2 charge for evenings from 6pm to midnight.  Additional parking can be found at Bootham Row (5 mins) or Union Terrace (10 mins).

Wednesday & Thursday – Dinner from 6pm-7.3opm
Friday & Saturday – Lunch from 12pm-1.30pm & Dinner from 6pm-7.30pm

We are closed on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.

When making a booking, please inform us if you are vegetarian or have any dietary requirements as we need to know in advance so that we can prepare an appropriate menu. With notice, we can adapt to most dietary requirements but as our food includes dairy products throughout, we are not able to cater for guests with severe lactose allergies or those who require a dairy-free diet. However, for those who cannot eat cow products, we are able to prepare a menu containing ingredients from sheep or goats instead. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Whilst we follow best practice at all times, we do like to highlight the fact that all the dishes we serve are produced in an environment where allergens are also prepared and cooked.

We cannot guarantee that the environment will be completely allergen-free.

We require a £50 deposit per person at the time of booking.

If you need transport it is advisable to pre-book in advance. The tasting menu will take around three and a half hours to enjoy.

Streamline Taxis 01904 656565 and York Cars Taxis 01904 765765 are located in York itself.

We can also recommend JEB Taxis 07971 777666 and Ian at Helmsley Black Cabs 01439 223939 for trips on from Roots York. Maybe to our sister restaurant Black Swan Oldstead!

Yes, we do, you can purchase both email and postal vouchers for Roots York here.

Unfortunately we are not able to welcome dogs or pets in the bar or restaurant.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate infants or babies within the restaurant. Due to the fixed menu format and price, we find that we are more suitable for children over 10 years old. We do not have a children’s menu so all guests will be served the same menu and at the same price.


For cancellation within 7 days of arrival, we will keep the whole deposit as a cancellation charge. If we can re-let the booking, we will refund the whole deposit (minus a £10 administration charge). For a reduction of numbers within 7 days of arrival, we will keep the whole payment of the cancelled places. In the event of cancellation outside of 7 days, we will refund the whole deposit (minus a £10 administration charge).

If you need to contact us regarding a booking please email our reservations team at info@rootsyork.co.uk

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