The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace
Station Road, York, YO24 1AA
The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace offers traditional British classics and showcases the best ingredients from York and the surrounding countryside on its top-notch menus. Guests of the Principal Hotel and visitors alike can choose to dine in the modern, light-ﬂooded dining room or out on the outdoor terrace, which is perfect for al fresco meals on sunny days. Start with hand-picked Whitby crab, with mayonnaise and shaved fennel salad, or the pressed ham hock with pickled quail’s eggs and toasted brioche. Choose from beautifully presented mains such as the rump of Nidderdale lamb with heritage carrots, and the signature beefburger from R&J butchers, which comes topped with Swaledale Cheddar and treacle-cured bacon and is served in a pretzel bun with chips on the side. For dessert, you simply have to try the Yorkshire parkin – a deliciously sticky ginger cake served with a Yorkshire beer glaze and custard.