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Best for value: Rustique
Serving traditional french food in a homely atmosphere, Rustique is a favourite amongst students. Offering three courses for £15, it's a great value option. There are two Rustique restaurants in York (Castlegate and Lendal), which are equally great, so take your pick.
We recommend: the steak
Best for sharing: Ambiente
If you're a fan of tapas, then Ambiente is the restaurant for you. It serves authentic tapas in a contemporary setting, and isn't too expensive. The bar menu is a great option for sharing; you pick 3 dishes for £9.99, and 6 dishes is plenty between two.
We recommend: the calamari
Best for pub food: House of Trembling Madness
As well as being many people's favourite pub in York, Trembling Madness is also a great place for food. The platters are great, and include things like Yorkshire cheeses, homemade pickles, and charcuterie. The burgers are also reasonably priced at £9.
We recommend: the Yorkshire Platter