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Zills - Tapas-Mezze-Lava Rock Grills

4.6
4.6
175 Reviews
£25 and under
Greek

Zills a quirky, rustic, yet modern place on the bohemian quarter of Gillygate – 60 second walk from York Minster.

Sip our Taverna style drinks, travelled from Spain, Greece and Turkey. The likes of Mythos, Efes & Estrella

Forget large glass windows with sterility. Instead have Georgian Bay windows with a cosy, intimate feel. Enter as a customer leave feeling like family

Our devotion to high quality food & customer satisfaction is rooted deep in our mediterranean culture

Enjoy with a bottle of something different, such as Greek Aphrodite or Turkish Yakut

Plenty of fizz, a funky salsa beat, in this intimate, lively surround.

Please note - we are unable to accommodate infants under the age of 5

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Booked 10 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Spanish, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01904 289890

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart 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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

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Menu

Veggie

  • Potato Manchego£6.90

    Creamy Maris Pipers with seasoned pepper sauce, oven cooked with seasoned Spanish Manchego Cheese - GF

    • Baked Honey Goat Cheese£6.90

      Fresh honey Goats cheese topped with Spanish Honey, oven cooked - GF

      • Greek Salad£6.90

        Vine tomatoes & diced cucumbers. Tossed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Topped with Spanish green olives and cubes of feta cheese - GF

        • Haloumi£6.90

          Slices of grilled Cypriot cheese topped with pomegranate sauce - GF

          Meat

          • Potato Chorizo£7.90

            Creamy Maris Pipers with seasoned pepper sauce topped with Spanish chorizo, oven cooked

            • Anatolian Meatballs£7.90

              Fresh beef meatballs cooked in a rich pomodoro tomato sauce, oven cooked

              • Cider Chorizo£7.90

                Pan-fried Spanish chorizo cooked in a sweet cider sauce

                • Grilled Chorizo£7.90

                  Grilled chorizo cooked on the grill

                  • Istanbul Chicken£8.90

                    Chargrilled A-grade fresh chicken fillet lightly seasoned in cajun spice succulently cooked on the grill served with sweet chile aioli GF

                    • Lamb Mousakka£8.90

                      Fresh seasoned minced lamb laid with fresh aubergine and potatoes topped with bechamel sauce

                      Naughty Bits (Fried)

                      • Feta Cheese Rolls£6.90

                        Delicate hand rolled thin filo pastry, filled with crumbly feta and a hint of parsley. Served with aioli - Veggie

                        • Calamari£6.90

                          Battered calamari served with slice of lemon & aioli

                          • Arancini Rice Balls£6.90

                            Stuffed rice balls filled with beef & mozzarella, coated with breadcrumbs served with a sweet chilli aioli

                            • King Prawns£6.90

                              Tails on large coated Tempura prawns, served with a sweet chilli aioli & garnish of lemon

                              Dips

                              • Olives£4.90

                                Green Spanish olives served with aioli & crusty village bread - GF

                                • Humous£4.90

                                  Chickpeas blended with sesame & lemon juice served with village crusty bread - GF

                                  • Village Bread with Oil & Balsamic£4.90

                                    Village bread with olive oil & balsamic - GF

                                    • Olives and sliced Feta cubes£4.90

                                      Finely chopped cubes of feta and olives served with village crusty bread - GF

                                      Breads

                                      • Crusty Village Bread

                                        • 2£2.00
                                      • Pitta Bread

                                        • 1£1.50

                                      Desserts

                                      £5.90; Served with cream & icecream

                                      • Baklava

                                        Typical eastern delicacy, layers of fine pastry soaked in rich syrup & nuts

                                        • Cheesecake

                                          Biscuit topped with vanilla & caramel cheesecake with Belgian chocolate

                                          • Vanilla Pod Madascan Ice Cream or Choc Chip Sundae

                                            Last updated: October 19, 2021

                                            What 175 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                            4.6
                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.6Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

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                                            1. l

                                              loztastic

                                              Gloucestershire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 8, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely restaurant with an excellent selection - great vegetarian and vegan options. Friendly staff and service - would definitely recommend.

                                            2. E

                                              Emma

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had an amazing evening at Zills. The food was delicious, every dish a taste sensation and excellent value for money. Top quality and great choice. The ambience was perfect and it really felt like we were on holiday. The service was spot on and we would certainly highly recommend this restaurant.

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Booked on the day, very satisfied with the excellent food and food choices, The cosy setting allowed for a very nice atmosphere. Staff were great 👍

                                            4. DA

                                              DavidA

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 11, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              We turned up, the service was good, the food was nice, the price was reasonable. So, all good.

                                            5. SC

                                              SueC

                                              London

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on September 10, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Attentive friendly staff, great choice of food. Delicious flavours, highly recommend the lamb!!

                                            6. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on September 3, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We come for a break in York regularly from Chester and each time we come we have been to Zills. The food is exceptional and reasonably priced, great wine and the service is wonderful. The place has a lovely atmosphere, very welcoming and relaxing. We will definitely be back again on our next visit, wish we lived closer. Would definitely recommend!

                                            7. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on August 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent and very attentive service and delicious food!

                                            8. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              County Durham

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Gorgeous little find in York, food was amazing and the sangria was lovely too Would definitely recommend and will return Staff very polite and friendly Service very efficient

                                            9. D

                                              Debm

                                              Yorkshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on December 19, 2020

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Enjoyed meal service very good would recommend place to eat

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 19, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely food and lovely staff. Would highly recommend.

                                            11. SR

                                              ShaunnaR

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 19, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can.

                                            12. MQ

                                              MartynQ

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 12, 2020

                                              overall2food4service4ambience1

                                              On our first visit unfortunately there was 1 large group (3 tables) of non-locals who were very loud & not maintaining the current guidelines.

                                            13. LS

                                              LisaS

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 5, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely and cosy restaurant. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

                                            14. RP

                                              RachelP

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 30, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Hubby and I had a lovely meal here. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great service.

                                            15. AV

                                              AlexandraV

                                              Yorkshire

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on October 24, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely meal great service i will definitely be visiting again

                                            16. JS

                                              JillS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 17, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food, great service, great place! A real find on our weekend in York.

                                            17. RA

                                              RuthA

                                              Yorkshire

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 16, 2020

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              We loved everything about Zills. The service was grest, food delicious and it had a great atmosphere.

                                            18. C

                                              Chalky

                                              Yorkshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 16, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love this place . Family run . Excellent food and service!!

                                            19. E

                                              Ebzzz

                                              London

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 10, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing delicious food. Covid guidelines in place and Would definitely go back!

                                            20. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on October 10, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely food and staff were fantastic. Would definitely go back

                                            21. R

                                              Rdew

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 10, 2020

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              Very good service but food was somewhat disappointing and I'd say a little overpriced for what it was.

                                            22. DE

                                              DeniseE

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 9, 2020

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Wonderful night in a Covid night out. Staying nearby and love Tapas. Owner and waitress were really pleasant and friendly. Food was delicious. We had 3 items each which was more then enough. Would certainly visit again and recommend.

                                            23. FR

                                              FionaR

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 9, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              A small vibrant restaurant which was just what we had hoped it would be. The atmosphere was great and each tapas dish was delicious and generous in size. Service was excellent. Thanks for a great evening.

                                            24. DE

                                              DerekE

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 3, 2020

                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                              Food was fabulous. Too many people though in a small area during COVID, made us feel uncomfortable. I can understand with small businesses the need to survive but didn’t feel safe at all. We’d recommend for the food anytime but not for the safety aspect.

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 19, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Beautiful food, great service, shame about the flickering lights.

                                            26. ST

                                              SamT

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 18, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic place to eat, second time we have been in 2 years.

                                            27. TM

                                              TracyM

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 12, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent food and great value for money. Service was great also.

                                            28. RF

                                              RussellF

                                              London

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on September 12, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Super veggie food in a noisy or vibrant atmosphere - depending on your viewpoint.

                                            29. l

                                              lizzieh

                                              Manchester

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 12, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great place. A really cosy feel and the food is super tasty. We love it here :o)

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 11, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Was very small but had a nice atmosphere, we got to sit in a little section which was outside under a canopy. It was a really romantic setting. The waiter was excellent, he was always there if we needed him but without being intrusive. Food was extremely good and came out quickly as well. We will definitely go back next time we visit York!

                                            31. KR

                                              KayR

                                              Cheshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 5, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Had the little table outside under the heater, absolutely one of the best best places I have eaten! Service was great and food was gorgeous!

                                            32. ML

                                              MarkL

                                              London

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on August 30, 2020

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Great little find, mix of Mediterranean flavours and fusion, very simply presented just as you’d find in a Greek Taverna or at a Coastal Spanish Beach Shack overlooking the sea.

                                            33. l

                                              lesleyb747bav

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 29, 2020

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Lovely authentic Greek food! In a nice atmospheric restaurant

                                            34. RR

                                              RachelR

                                              Cheshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 28, 2020

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              Lovely Tapas. We had feta in filo pastry, rice balls, chorizo, cheesy potatoes (cannot remember the Tapas name!) and Istanbul chicken. All lovely dishes, very fresh and tasty. Cosy place but still spaced out well. Lovely staff and overall great place!

                                            35. S

                                              Stephenl

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 21, 2020

                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                              arrived on time had to wait outside no greeting at all the food was just about average but no worth the cost..... sorry ! was really looking forward to it too

                                            36. M

                                              Mark

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 15, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very warm and friendly service from the start. Table was ready on arrival with a drink in my hand within 5 mins. Food was 15 mins wait max, maybe less! Tapas was tremendous, piping hot and tasty. Great atmosphere and music. Definitely going back.

                                            37. CD

                                              CharlieD

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 14, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was excellent as was the service and the general ambience of the restaurant.

                                            38. MC

                                              MichaelC

                                              Jersey

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 8, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              An amazing spread of Meze and Tapas. Our 6 and 5 year old could not get enough of the halloumi! Would thoroughly recommend this place.

                                            39. HW

                                              HanW

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 7, 2020

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent food and service. Ordered the bundle which was meant to be a platter for two (£18.50 each) and an ice cream for dessert. The platter was small for two people and we had to share a bowl of ice cream. Quite pricey for the amount but tasted great.

                                            40. YL

                                              YorkLass

                                              London

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 13, 2020

                                              overall2food2service4ambience2

                                              After reading lots of great reviews we were really looking forward to our visit however we were really disappointed. The food was very average. We chose the 'Greek' bundle and left wondering what was Greek about it. A very average selection of items, only the tzatziki was up to much. And at £17.50 pp it was definitely overpriced. Service was good, the only real positive to the place.

                                            FAQs

                                            Zills - Tapas-Mezze-Lava Rock Grills is rated 4.6 stars by 175 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 10 times today
                                            Google Map for Zills - Tapas-Mezze-Lava Rock Grills

                                            19 Gillygate York, North Yorkshire YO31 7EA

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              York

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Greek, Spanish, Turkish

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking details

                                              Bootham Row Public Car Park directly behind the property

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Wine

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