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Pairings Wine Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 135 Bar in York
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Bar, European, British, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll admit that I was sceptical when I was told the price and that it was a cheeseboard restaurant. HOWEVER, I left there feeling much fuller than I had expected, and not only that but I had finally found a wine that I didn't have...to pretend to like! I'm so glad my partner convinced me to go there, I will never see cheese boards in the same way again. I can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here. Amazing wine and platters. It’s it cheap but everything is fantastic quality so well worth it. We will definitely go back. We managed to get in the day before hospitality was shut again. Such a shame - but we...see you on the other side !More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 December 2020

What a surprise. This was an unplanned, no booking, drop in and,boy, we will be back. The food is outstanding, the wine is the best and the staff incredible. This is elevated to my favourite place. Ever.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

We booked this great place based on reviews. What a gem! If you are a wine lover that’s is the place for you! The flights allow you to try so many new wines that fit perfectly with a nice platter that is both fulfilling, unusual...and reasonable price wise. We could easily eat there twice a day ... the decor is lovely and customer attention is spot on. Lydia looked after us and we had a unique lovely unforgettable experience. Choose the window seats for the evening and have a view on York St Mary’s and it’s lights on. Beautiful xMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

As someone that loves wine, good food, and great atmosphere I don't think that I could have chosen better. I have heard amazing things about this place, but my experience was above and beyond. The knowledge of wine and flavourings is something that I have...never experienced before. I would never have normally tried some of the wines that I had recomended based on what I liked by the lovely Lydia, who was the sommelier that looked after me, but every single one was amazing! Completely changed my pallet. I've been to a lot of places in York to eat and drink wine in particular, but nothing compares, definitely go if you're lucky enough to get the chance. The wine list is incredible. Thank you Pairings for an amazing night!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Was mine and my partners first time, I took him for a little Xmas surprise/present and he said it was 10/10! You got so much for the money and the food was absolutely devine! Thank you so much! Highly highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Amazing selection of food and drink. Lovely service and atmosphere. A little gem in York. Will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

My husband and I attended the Pairings for the first time and opted for the premium pairings experience. We were definitely not disappointed. The whole experience was absolutely amazing and Megan our host was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about the different wines and she really...could not do enough for us. Will recommend to all friends and family to attend here and try this experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020 via mobile

Amazing intimate independant taps/charcuterie bar. Service was so personal and welcoming. Food amazing. We will class this as a destination place from leeds and definately be bacjk . Just loved it 😍

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020

I’m a local. Have been to Pairings once a while ago when it first opened. It’s such a wonderful place to eat. High quality considered food and wine. Well presented and served. Knowledgeable and considerate staff. Immaculate interpretation of present health care restrictions. Absolutely a...fabulous evening.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - only just found this. Difficult to judge as it is a personal thing. I think it would work for lunch or dinner, and there should be plenty for an evening meal - but that depends how much you eat and how hungry you... More
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