Neil Bentinck’s Skosh, which can be found by the Micklegate Bar near the station, is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in York, based on the idea of small plate meals – fancy but simple. There’s an open kitchen so you can see where the magic happens, and food is served at hardwood tables. Guests can rock up for a single plate or sit down for a regular course-by-course meal.
Plates include a Lindisfarne oyster grilled with yuzu, chilli and brown butter, and a venison sausage ‘Thai style’ with basil and shallot. The desserts are equally classy and include a gorgonzola dolce with chicory, pink grapefruit and lemon thyme, and a 72% dark chocolate ‘bauble’ with parsnip, lime and cumin.
Wines, beers, teas and coffees are all well represented with local specials such as Skosh’s own Lemongrass Super Pale ale and some intriguing muscatels and ports. Whilst the eclectic menu changes as the chefs invent new things, there’s an emphasis on game and fish, so if you’re looking for pheasant and venison, put this place on the map.
A short walk over the River Ouse leads guests to the centre of town where they can visit the historic Minster, the Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum, as well as wandering in the Museum Gardens. You can also get on to the walls at the Bar, for a nice circular walk to work up an appetite.
Featured in Michelin’s Bib Gourmand online guide, Skosh is the ideal place to drop in for a lunchtime treat or a more substantial evening meal, as part of a day trip to the beautiful city of York.