The lovely Ed and Raphie booked is in at the Whippet Inn for a gorgeous steak meal – but that’s jumping ahead there were a few courses to enjoy before that.
The Whippet Inn is down a side street just off of Bridge Street and opened about a year ago but has already won a couple of awards for Best Restaurant in York.
As soon as you walk in the quirky interior jumps out and Ed pointed out the wallpaper which on closer inspection could take it’s imagery from the restaurant’s name if you think of it from a more racy point of view.
We began by ordering a full bodied Lebanese red which set the tone for the rest of the evening. There’s nothing better than a good bottle of red wine over a long meal.
Now onto the food, Lawrence and I halved first the dressed crab with melba toast. On first appearances it looked rather small but the pot was surprisingly deep and filled with tender crab meat.
The second dish was the special of pigeon which was very pretty!
Now for mains there was no sharing on this as Lawrence wanted to go for the special duck breast but I was set on getting the steak. The waiter did a good job of talking us into getting the 40 day aged rib eye which was incredible. Huge piece of meat cooked perfectly making it tender and juicy.
We finished with sharing desserts, Lawrence and I with the sticky toffee pudding although ate it too quickly so didn’t get a picture! Ed and Raphie went for a rather boozy dish which basically consisted of a mixture of liquors although laid out so wonderfully.
It was a great meal with large amounts of food, wine and catching up with old friends. York is a great city and one I would recommend to anyone looking for a visit up north.