With two vibrant sites on Castlegate and Lendal in the historic centre of York, Rustique serves classic French cuisine in a charming, lively ambience. Parisian-inspired decor and romantic lighting enhance a relaxed and chatty atmosphere in the bistro, while the friendly staff ensure your dining experience is warm, welcoming and efficient.
Menus comprise a varied selection of dishes made using traditional French techniques and locally sourced ingredients, with a focus on bistro-style meat and fish dishes. Regularly changing specials keep returning diners excited, while the main menu is the perfect introduction to French cuisine.
A wonderful prix-fixe menu showcases French delicacies like the popular starter of chicken liver pâté served with French bread and sweet red onion marmalade, and creamy pan-fried garlic mushrooms. You might follow with steak frites, hearty boeuf Bourguignon, or the confit leg of duck accompanied by Dauphinoise potatoes and Port and redcurrant sauce. Two courses from the set menu cost £14.95, offering great value for money. With dessert included, it’s just £17.95, and the sweets are not to be missed. The crème brûlée is a popular choice, and the tarte au citron, sticky toffee pudding, and crêpe with banana and caramel come highly recommended. If you’re craving chocolate, the pot au chocolat is a simple yet satisfying Rustique favourite and is accompanied by shortbread. If you prefer cheese after your meal, you’ve come to the right place – the selection here is exquisite. Choose three French cheeses that suit your taste and enjoy them with rustic bread and flavoursome chutney.
A fantastic array of French and New World wine is available to accompany your meal, and the team is always on-hand to offer advice and suggest pairings. Whatever the occasion, Rustique is a charming and versatile choice. The two beautiful locations make it a convenient treat if you’re based in the city.