York’s Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants - Hotel Indigo York

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.

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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.

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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!

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