We are always keen to try new family friendly restaurants in York so were really pleased to be invited to dine at 88 Walmgate.
It’s a bright, modern restaurant, and was a lovely snug haven on a dark, wet January evening.
It was early in the evening and the restaurant was yet to get busy so we were given our choice of tables, which I always like. We chose to sit next to the fire (which isn’t real – gah – but makes for a cosy atmosphere).
Our server was lovely and chatted to our children, making them feel welcome. She also brought the children’s menu for them. On the back on the menu is a colouring sheet – pens and pencils also provided.
Miss H loved colouring it in (a nice change from hunting Pokemon!).
We decided to go for a main and pudding. Mr Wonders chose the Wagyu Burger (he praised it very highly and this is a man who likes his burgers!).
I chose the 8oz Rib Eye steak, cooked to medium. It was beautifully cooked (I often get my steak overcooked) and very tasty. Loved the chunky chips too.
Master T followed his Dad and ordered a kids’ burger with extra cheese and bacon – look at the size of it!
Miss H plumped for kids’ fish and chips. All the dishes were beautifully presented and very tasty!
The dessert course was eagerly anticipated by Master T who ordered the 88 Freakshake – it was huge and he didn’t manage to finish it. (I’d recommend sharing this one!).
Miss H chose a bowlful of strawberries which is her all time favourite dessert, so she was happy.
I had the Dark Chocolate Mousse (still very slightly frozen in the middle but lovely nevertheless).
Mr Wonders went for the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake which he really enjoyed.
Location and Parking – 88 Walmgate
All in all a great visit to 88 Walmgate and a fab place to take the kids for lunch or a treat tea. We parked opposite the restaurant at £2 for the evening parking, it was very easy, and easy is good when you have kids in tow. A great alternative to one of the out of town big chain restaurants. Real food with a convenient location.
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