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The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House


25 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TX

Tel: 01904 629222

Sunday Roast at the Walmgate Ale House


The Chopping Block is the creation of chef proprietor Michael Hjort, the founder and owner of Melton’s, one of York’s leading fine dining restaurants.  The A la Carte menu is about carefully prepared food with real flavour and authenticity using Yorkshire produce and Michael’s favourite recipes.  In addition there are daily specials, a great value set menu and homemade bar snacks served in the Ale House below the restaurant.

Despite the narrow frontage (typical of buildings in central York), the building is surprisingly large occupying the three floors of an historical rope makers and saddlers shop.  This range of diverse rooms both large and intimate, makes us ideal for parties. Especially in our loft – seating up to 50 guests.

There are a number of events held at the Chopping Block throughout the year, including wine tastings, themed dinners on the last Friday of the month and the popular Lobster festival in August.


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Opening Times

* Monday – Closed
Tuesday from 5pm
Wednesday–Friday from 12pm
Saturday & Sunday from 9.30am
Food served until 10.30pm (9.30pm Sundays)
Closed Christmas Eve evening, Christmas Day, Boxing day, New Years Eve evening and New Years Day.

Special Offers

  • We will be offering 3 courses from our a La Carte menu at £20 (excluding our steak dish). Offer will run on the 1st & 2nd August – then from the 6th onwards.

    More offers like this - NHS & Keyworkers

  • Last Friday Club...

    Last Friday of Every Month 

    4-course regional themed dinner


    More offers like this - Eat & Drink

  • Wine Wednesday!

    Free bottle of house wine for every 2 guests dining 2 courses from our a la carte menu. 

    More offers like this - Eat & Drink

  • Fizz Friday!

    Half price bottles of prosecco, champagne & cava

    Every Friday from 5pm

    Available in bar or restaurant 

    More offers like this - Eat & Drink

Guide Prices

Main courses range from £8.50-£12.50
House Wine by the glass: £3.15 to £12.50



  • Beer garden
  • Serve lunch


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Locally sourced produce


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Downstairs in our ale house.
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner York Tourism Awards Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Winner 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Winner 2019 2019
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 2019

Road Directions

By Road:Head for city centre, Piccadilly. Turn onto Walmgate at mini roundabout. Parking available on street for disabled drivers.Parking with charge only during the evening.Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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