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Forage

4.4
4.4
77 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar

WELCOME TO FORAGE
Based in the heart of York, Forage is an eco conscious, sustainable cocktail and foraged plates bar which focuses on seasonal produce and therefore changes throughout the months using available and preserved flavours.

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Booked 17 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    01904 437564

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • North Yorkshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • North Yorkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I never normally bother with restaurant reviews but we ate here last night and have spent much of today talking about how amazing the food was so I thought I should. Every dish was absolutely delicious, highly recommend the cauliflower, beef dishes and the boa buns. We had a vegetarian with us and she loved the veggie dishes too - highly recommend!

  2. KC

    KatC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food drinks and staff. Will go back and sample more from the menu

  3. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing and the atmosphere was really good service was a bit slow at first and it was a little bit noisy but overhaul it was a nice place too go. I highly recommend the forage Coctail for two

  4. k

    katep

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    After reading so many great reviews we thought we would give it a try . We were sat on a bench ( even though there were other vacant tables not opposite the door ) but my issue was, we were sat near the door so throughout our dinning experience all I could feel was a cold draft on my back which in January isn’t the best (and the toilets were freezing too ). The food was good but lacked spice and sauce on some dishes but the service was very good as were the cocktails we had . We are big foodies and always like to try new places …so left feeling a little disappointed

  5. RU

    RoryU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We went to take advantage of the 20% student discount and two for £14 cocktails. The two FOH staff we interacted with were both very polite, friendly and professional at all times. The food was really nice, however the broth in the ramen was a verging on gravy which made the experience a bit strange. Very flavorful and tasty though. The gyoza was a bit overcooked which dried it out a bit, but still very nice. I wouldn't pay £12 each for the cocktails, so it felt more like I was just paying full price with the two for £14 offer. At that price point though they were great and worth it. The decor was very nice, lots of greenery and wood mixed with warm lighting gave it a cosy feel. Unfortunately there was a halfhcut family with an 18 month(ISH) child roaming around the restaurant and rolling around on the floor during the whole meal. Many times they came right up to our table and it was really off-putting. It was a less than busy night, so I understand the management not saying anything to their biggest bill, but it's definitely put me off returning on a weekday. Finally, the inclusion of a 15% ISH service charge on the bill was upsetting. I really don't like not having a choice on the tip I leave, and feel it's an Americanism we definitely don't need. However, I asked the server who it goes to, and he explained that it's shared between the servers at the end of the month, with none going to managers. It's a little more than I would have tipped, but not much, so I left it. An option on the card machine to leave a chosen gratuity amount would be much better. Unfortunately, this combined with the plethora of choices in York leads me to believe I will probably never return out of choice. A shame really, as the staff were honestly great.

  6. K

    Kieran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Genuinely one of the best meals we’ve ever had in York - the food was absolutely sensational! Also great cocktails and lovely service. Highly recommend!

  7. BB

    BeauB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal food and drinks with a fabulous atmosphere! Will be going back shortly.

  8. HF

    HolliF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came to Forage with friends for my birthday. We were well looked after by the friendly staff. Food was amazing and a great choice of cocktails. Definitely returning!

  9. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such lovely staff, could answer any questions we had about food or drink. Just all round amazing service!

  10. CB

    ClaireB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fabulous meal and cocktails here. There wasn't one thing we didn't enjoy and I'm already recommending it to everyone. The staff were so friendly and really helpful with any questions we had. Will definitely be visiting again.

  11. RK

    RioK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff that were very helpful. Got my order wrong initially but quickly fixed it and i wasn't waiting long.

  12. LR

    LinR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was exceptional, attentive but not intrusive. It was my first visit and I would definitely go again and recommend it. The only comment I would add is that it was rather cold.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing time at Forage, drinks are great food fantastic. Only criticism would be the prawn dish. Very messy, prawns not cleaned and hard to even attempt to get off the skewers. I loved the whole experience, waiter was fantastic. Smoked rum old fashioned yum. Will definitely be back again.

  14. AC

    AbiC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food & great service. The chef/owner is very passionate about what he does and this is evident from the quality of what is served. Would highly recommend and will return.

  15. SR

    SarahR

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great meal. Cocktails were delicious and very good value (the Tiramisu tasted exactly like the pudding). Fantastic food, although the kitchen had run out of a few things by the time we ate. However, the service was incredible and our waiter gave us free snacks to apologise for a very minor delay.

  16. CK

    CeliaK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful night here. Staff were incredible, so lovely to us and provided a brilliant atmosphere and looked after us so well. Lovely drinks and very accommodating to needs with allergies etc. Can’t recommend here enough to others.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Booked a table for drinks only and had bar nibbles. Very good service with great knowledge of drinks and food offered. A bit pricey but the cocktails and food are unique and it’s worth the visit. Will return.

  18. m

    mellymel

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous new addition to Yorks culinary scene. We'll definitely be back

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location in the city centre. Cosy atmosphere inside without being crowded. Did not eat so cannot comment on food but everyone who was eating seemed to be enjoying! Drinks were amazing - the 12 days of Christmas countdown cocktail menu was brilliant and we sampled quite a few! On the more pricey side for drinks but still think it’s worthwhile for what you get. Service was brilliant and staff were great.

  20. MK

    MaryvK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Very very disappointed with our visit. The contents of our chicken bao buns were so meagre I had one tiny piece of chicken in mine and the salt and pepper fries are hardly substantial. The waitress apologised but as it was Xmas eve I didn’t want to ask for a refund in these difficult times. It has to be said if you are hungry go somewhere else or get one of the pricier meals available. I think you should walk away from a eatery saying what great value it was not how meagre the portions were ! Small plates should still be good value in my opinion !!!

  21. SN

    SaraN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round - food, drinks and service. Thank you!

  22. KB

    KateyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, drinks, service and decor of the place was amazing!!!

  23. S

    Skillywood

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely place with great service. Only had drinks (but I know the food by Shori is excellent) great selection of cocktails some with a theatrical twist. Really enjoyed my time there

  24. LM

    LucieM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and great experience, would definitely recommend visiting!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely lively atmosphere & beautiful setting. The cocktails were delicious & the food was excellent.

  26. LM

    LauraM

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Quite chilly inside, lovely product but very small cocktails with a large chunk of ice in

  27. LM

    LibertyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really amazing selection of cocktails, quick service and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back!

  28. BL

    BevL

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff great tasty nibbles cocktails are lovely though little disappointed the the snow scene wasn't available on my cocktail as it was £15.00 a cocktail but I'd recommend this gorgeous relaxing place to anyone x

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff, fantastic drinks! Such a brill selection of Christmas cocktails too. Thank you!

  30. F

    Fran

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Loved the atmosphere and decor, staff were friendly and attentive, cocktails were really fun and delish, and the Shori food was good too, especially liked the crispy chilli beef and the pork belly which were absolutely incred, sad there isn't time to go back and have those dishes again before Shori leave! We tried at least half the menu not realising some were full size dishes instead of all small plates and had to roll home! Would recommend going as it's fun :-)

  31. L

    Lois

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    More a bar with food than a restaurant, however the food is absolutely delicious. We tried a variety of the baos and small plates and everyone was tasty, fresh and light. There was an issue with our check which meant we had been there for over an hour and not had food, however, it was dealt with beautifully by an excellent waiter. I was expecting an intimate small venue from the website, however it is a large venue which is quite noisy and busy. Absolutely fine, but if you are going for an intimate meal this isn’t it. What it is though is a vibrant, busy bar with great cocktails and incredible food by Shori.

  32. E

    Emilie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    The food was brilliant - Shori. Really tasty and arrived quickly to the table. The bar is nicely decorated but everything was just too loud. The music was so loud you couldn't hear the staff. It would have been nicer if there was a separate bar and restaurant. Also, the service was not great. The staff were nice when you could catch one of them but we asked for water which never came, we had to ask for cutlery after we got our food, and had to ask for our drinks which took so long that they arrived after all of our food had got there. We also were waiting ages for the bill so much so that we decided to pay at the till at the entrance, and then when we stood up we were immediately hounded to pay our balance and had to explain we had been waiting for nearly 10 minutes. In summary, the food was excellent but don't go on a Saturday night if you're wanting food as well. I think we will be waiting until Shori can have it's own premises. I would recommend to friends who want to go for a cocktail or two but don't want to stay too long.

  33. LB

    LucyB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fun place, very lively. Food was delicious, cocktails yummy. Service was a bit slow to start with

  34. LH

    LizH

    Yorkshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch time catch-up, great food and cocktails!

  35. AB

    AlexB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time! Great food and drink. Really nice atmosphere and looking forward to going back :)

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Not as good as our last visit. Drinks were underwhelming & did not have the theatre of previous visits. Details missing for presentation & alcohol portions & flavours not as good as expected. Heard other guests say ‘is that it’ when their drinks arrived. Food although delicious had noticeably less in proportion of integral ingredients but pleased to see lots of veggie options & still delicious.

  37. SL

    SimonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and drinks.Our group ordered most of the Shori menu and shared. Everything we beautifully cooked.

  38. B

    Babs

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening - good food. & great wine & cocktails. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious . An unusual Asian fusion twist.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    A real shame - we’d been so looking forward to this. We’d re-confirmed our booking was for food through the app reminder, but arrived to be told the kitchen was closed. Also told by our server that everyone who had reservations had been contacted to be told this, which we hadn’t. Then a manager told us that ‘the kitchen had been slammed’, but said they might be able to do something. The few options available didn’t suit the dietary requirements in our party, so we stayed for a glass of wine whilst we tried to find somewhere to eat at 9pm on a Saturday. White wine that was lukewarm just made a sad experience worse, so it was time to go. Loved Shori’s food at Spark, but won’t be venturing here again. Really appreciate how hard everyone in hospitality is working right now, but a phone call just to cancel our booking would have made this better for us and their team.

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Forage is rated 4.4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Forage

2-4 Little Stonegate York, York YO1 7LY

  • Neighborhood

    York

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine

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