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York’s Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

York’s rooftop bars and restaurants are the perfect places to spend a summer evening. With stunning views of the cityscape, and often of the iconic York Minster, these venues offer the perfect setting for a relaxed drink or meal with friends. Here are some of our favourites.


Trio Mezze Tapas Bar 

Trio Mezze offers a unique Mediterranean-inspired rooftop dining experience on the famous Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate. Serving delicious tapas dishes and perfectly paired wine, it’s perfect for an intimate evening out. Why not try their signature cocktail in the skull-shaped glass? The rooftop terrace is open until late and is heated by multiple pyramid fires, making it perfect for cooler evenings.

York Riverside Bar


The Star Inn The City

Forgive us, The Starr Inn The City doesn't have a rooftop bar, but we couldn't ignore their stunning riverside terrace! Offering gorgeous views of the Ouse and Lendal Bridge, this is a perfect spot to enjoy a drink or meal on a balmy summer evening. The contemporary restaurant serves traditional British dishes with a modern twist, and has an impressive drinks list including local beers and ciders.


The Habit Cafe Bar

A rooftop oasis in the heart of the city. With a delicious menu of classic cuisine and a comprehensive drinks list, it’s the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The rooftop terrace is open until late and features an evening pizza menu, so you can enjoy the stunning views of York under the stars. Romantic and atmospheric, it’s one of our top picks for rooftop dining in York.

York Rooftops



Labelling itself as the home of Spanish tapas in York, Sotano is an authentic independent bar and restaurant. A popular spot with the locals, they offer an unparalleled menu of seasonal dishes and a wide range of cocktails. Their heated rooftop terrace has just had a makeover, and they often host live music. If you’re after a great night out with a welcoming atmosphere, Sotano is for you. 


So there you have it – York’s best rooftop bars and restaurants! Whether you’re looking for a romantic rooftop dinner or a place for lively drinks, York has something to suit everyone. Why not head to the rooftops and enjoy a summer evening in York’s fabulous skyline? Book our hotel today and enjoy everything York has to offer!

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, a member of staff even came outside to tell me where I could park whilst we were checking in.

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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