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In keeping with its colourful history, York boasts an eclectic array of restaurants that range from traditional tea rooms to globally-inspired fine-dining destinations. Each of the city’s ‘gates’ come with their own distinctive food offering. Castlegate is where to head for touristy bistros right next to the castle (a can’t-miss thing to do in York), casual lunch options abound on Fossgate and Walmgate, and Gillygate offers a slew of brilliant low-key cafés largely free of the tourist hordes. Spark:York and the Shambles markets are burgeoning street food hubs, while Micklegate has been revitalised as York’s most exciting area if you’re into your independent eateries. Just as the city’s bars and pubs go big on diversity, there really is something to suit every taste in our pick of the best restaurants in York.
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