ASK Italian

We're fully reopen!

The Grand Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York, YO1 8QG Directions

Tel 01904 637254
   Now closed Open today 11:30 - 22:00

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We're fully reopen and can't wait to welcome you back in!

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Reviews

Moldy food

1
Ordered the baked chocolate gnocci and there was green mold on the chocolate sauce.
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Fantastic find!

5
Its worth coming here for the building alone, its spectacular. Food and drink always very good with friendly staff
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4
This restaurant is absolutely beautiful - the building is stunning. I went there with a large group of friends, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is good value for money, it was very filling and we all enjoyed what we ordered. My only issue really is that the menu is rather limited for vegetarians - there are a couple of options, but they are rather uninspiring. The goats cheese and mushroom calzone is absolutely wonderful, but I end up having it every time I visit an ASK because the other options are so boring... The puddings help to make up for it though.
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Unique dining experience

3
As seems to be the case with a lot of Ask properties, the setting is a major selling point. Located in the heart of York and only a few minutes walk from the York Minster, this branch is no different in that respect.

The building itself, once a Victorian meeting hall, is immense and takes your breath away. Lareg pillars and tall plants surround the walls, and you really do feel like you're in a special place.

The food doesnt quite live up to that - but then, it couldnt really. Thats not to say its bad food - it isnt. Its basic pizza, pasta and salad dishes which are tasty but unremarkable. For a city centre restaurant its reasonably priced, with the exception of the desserts which are very expensive for what you get.

If you can visit in the daytime, you'll get to appreciate your surroundings. Visit at a weekend evening, and chances are it'll be heaving. This doesnt take away from the experience, but it means your service will suffer accordingly.

Its a dining experience unlike any other in the north of England and well worth a visit. Just dont expect earth shattering food.
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4
You can see from the profile picture that Ask York is based inside a very old building.

If it looks big from the outside, you'll be stunned when you walk through the door. For a second you'd be forgiven for thinking you were entering an old stately home as you pass the front door.

Once inside the restaurant is based in a huge hall, the ceilings as high as the walls length in a restaurant that could easily sit upwards of 300 people.

It's a long walk to the toilet if you're sat at the end of the room, but when you get there you might want to stop and try your hand on their grand piano sat outside.

The food at Ask is really nice, but I've seen a lot of shocked faces when dishes arrive. The main one being the garlic bread starter. It's tiny and I've seen unsuspecting diners order it to share!

There's a good choice meals on offer though and the food quality is very good. I also find their prices extremely reasonable.

Overall a very nice experience every time I've eaten here. Well worth a visit.
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