Fish & Forest
“An unpretentious sustainable fish and game bistro in the heart of York” - AA Inspector
YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Situated in the heart of York, on the top of Micklegate, Fish & Forest is an unpretentious sustainable fish and game bistro with a dynamic, season-driven, produce-led menu and vibrant atmosphere and welcoming staff. Split across two rooms, this pop-up-turned-permanent is a long, narrow place, with rustic, minimalist, almost industrial-style décor. The self-taught chef-owner promotes a strong sustainable ethos, using every part of his ingredients to create a constantly evolving menu which produces very little waste. The fish is wild, native, ethically farmed and sustainably caught on day boats using specific and targeted method of fishing. The game is wild and sourced from local and regional estates that have less intense and smaller shoots to maintain the delicate balance in population control.
- Seats: 28
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 8
- Wines over £30: 11
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Fish, Seafood, Game, French, Bistro, Modern British
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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