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“Didn’t quite live up to expectations ”
Review of Source

Source
Ranked #36 of 983 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 4 - USD 19
Description: Home to some of York’s fest slow-cooked meats, superfoods and vegetarian delights, Source offers a dining experience unlike any other in the city. This restaurant isn’t just for the health-conscious, it’s also for any person who happens to love seriously delicious food. From their 48 hour beef brisket or free-range pulled pork – sourced from regional British farms - to unique meat-free options like whole baked cauliflower and BBQ-style pulled jackfruit with cornbread, Source is leading the charge for great food on Castlegate. Plus, it’s conveniently located in the city centre just steps from Cliffod’s Tower, York Castle Museum and more of the city’s finest attractions, perfect for visitors and locals alike. Make a reservation to secure a table at this one of a kind restaurant.
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Description: Home to some of York’s fest slow-cooked meats, superfoods and vegetarian delights, Source offers a dining experience unlike any other in the city. This restaurant isn’t just for the health-conscious, it’s also for any person who happens to love seriously delicious food. From their 48 hour beef brisket or free-range pulled pork – sourced from regional British farms - to unique meat-free options like whole baked cauliflower and BBQ-style pulled jackfruit with cornbread, Source is leading the charge for great food on Castlegate. Plus, it’s conveniently located in the city centre just steps from Cliffod’s Tower, York Castle Museum and more of the city’s finest attractions, perfect for visitors and locals alike. Make a reservation to secure a table at this one of a kind restaurant.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We managed to book on the day during the Easter break but the restaurant had a good buzz about it and was pretty full. It has a nice ambiance (though the loos weren’t the best) and staff were friendly and got the level of service about right. The nachos were great as was the cauliflower starter, but we were all a bit underwhelmed by the main courses as everything was a bit bland. I had a curry which wouldn’t have passed for one had it been a blind tasting and other members of our group made similar comments about their main courses. Prices were ok.

4  Thank Martine B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Our group of 3 had a fabulous lunch at Source. We has the loaded nachos to start (plenty to share between us) and all opted for one of the "Source trays". The food was all outstanding quality and left us stuffed.

The atmosphere is really friendly and the staff very welcoming. We had booked a table when we arrived the people seated before us were being slow to leave (playing cards at the table despite being finished with their food and paid up!) so the team gave us a complimentary drink at the bar.

Couldn't recommend enough and definitely will be returning.

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Thank Hannah W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious, well presented and is prepared with care and panache. Atmosphere is buzzy and lively accommodating groups, couples and families all together. Staff work hard and are very responsive. Great place.

Thank aj-loves-eating
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We re infrequent visitors to York and were charmed by this great little restaurant where we had lunch. The waitress was really lovely and the service excellent. Deciding on which dish to order was difficult, as they all sounded good, but in the end we had spicy squid to start followed by a beefburger and a chicken burger, neither of which were your normal run of the mill 'burgers' but raised to a much higher level and were just delicious. They're licensed, so we had a couple of glasses of red and then a couple more for dessert, although the actual deserts looked very enticing. The 'ambience' was perfect and we felt very relaxed, even before the wine. We'd definitely go again.

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Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

While this place has a hipster vibe with the decor and the menu (pulled pork, superfood salad, avocado, halloumi burgers) and despite them being fairly busy, the host was super accommodating of our request to bring a pushchair after failing to get childcare sorted. We felt very welcome as a family and had a most enjoyable evening amongst the pompadours and tattoos with our 3-year old in his pajamas.

I thought the price was a little steep, but in my opinion it's only a few small steps away from being well worth it—It took a while between being seated and getting water at the table (at a lesser restaurant I wouldn't expect the water at all), the fries could have been more crisp, and despite there being superfood salads on the menu, the non-superfood options are imbalanced towards meat and carbs and imo a little short on fibre and micronutrients.

As you can see, these are far from dealbreakers and I would definitely go again. It's a pity they open at 9am—their breakfast menu looks great!

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1  Thank Steve C
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