7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND

01904 634341

Owners Michael and Lucy Hjort welcome you to a fine dining experience at Meltons Restaurant on Scarcroft Road. Converted from an unassuming Victorian terrace, Meltons offers informal, unpretentious dining: sophisticated, well-presented food and an award-winning wine list. The restaurant boasts a rating of five in the Good Food Guide, but Michael and Lucy keep an eye on value for money as well as superb quality food and wines.

Locally born and bred chef Michael, who trained and worked with the Roux Brothers in the 1980s, crafts his menus with imagination and care. Ingredients and dishes change with the seasons, and are often locally sourced – some from other Bishy Road suppliers, some from local organic suppliers, and some grown at home by Michael and Lucy themselves. Other ingredients are foraged locally, including elderberries, blackberries, and wild garlic.

To sample some of the best of Yorkshire’s home-produced flavours, try the five-course Yorkshire Tasting Menu, featuring dishes such as home-smoked brandade of coley, roasted beetroot salad with goat’s cheese crème fraîche, and a Meltons signature dish: three kinds of Yorkshire lamb including a home-cured lamb ‘bacon’ with ratatouille, confit potato, basil hollandaise and caramelised baby onions.

The first Saturday of every month sees Meltons’ hugely popular themed lunches, repeated as an evening meal on the following Monday by popular demand! The theme for October was ‘Harvest’, and the menu featured hot home-smoked mackerel, mushroom parfait, venison with elderberries and blackberry delice. For November’s ‘Game’ theme, the menu will include jellied wild duck terrine with port and lentils, partridge breast with harissa and Moroccan salad, hot pheasant ballotine, and a rich chocolate pot. At £30 for four courses, tables go fast, and it’s advisable to book in advance.

Michael and Lucy look forward to welcoming you to Meltons soon!