The Blue Barbakan

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York, United Kingdom
Polish restaurant· Breakfast restaurant· Cafe· Brunch restaurant· Restaurant

The Blue Barbakan Reviews | Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars (5 reviews)

The Blue Barbakan is located in York, United Kingdom on 34 Fossgate. The Blue Barbakan is rated 4.7 out of 5 in the category polish restaurant in United Kingdom.


34 Fossgate

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+44 1904672474

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Bar on siteGood for kidsToilets


Wheelchair-accessible seating


CocktailsCoffeeHealthy optionsKids' menuVegetarian options

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Rukaya Cesar

This restaurant has a really lovely vibe, there are 2 floors and we were downstairs (accessed by a spiral staircase) next to one of two balcony doors that open out onto the river which let in a really pleasant breeze - our waiter did say we could close them at any point if we wished! We had the courgette fritters to start (not pictured - forgot!) which were lovely, followed by the Placek Po Węgiersku (potato pancake with beef goulash) and Pierogi (a classic!) for mains, both dishes were absolutely delicious. They're very filling, we could've gone without the starter to be honest but it was all so yummy we weren't complaining. Very reasonably priced too, a lovely meal out!


Keith Schooling

We dined here last week and enjoyed lovely, freshly prepared Polish inspired cuisine. Service and ambience were excellent. We would recommend The Blue Barbakan to anyone seeking food that is a bit different - it is a unique culinary experience and stands out in a city that does have a variety of high quality restaurants.


Mandy Ward

Absolutely incredible food. So well cooked with passion. Will most definitely return



Best breakfast I ever had. No idea how I didn't have to queue out the door for it! Staff are super friendly, like welcoming you into their home. Poached eggs with hollandaise on their brioche were heavenly, rich and satisfying. French toast was so sweet and delicious. Fresh squeezed OJ and great quality coffee. You can't go wrong. I've eaten a lot of breakfasts in York, this has by far been the best. Can't wait to go back and try lunch and dinner.


Sam Hazeldine

My favourite restaurant in York, it's a really special place. It has an exciting menu and everything is beautifully made and really really delicious, to the extent that you say 'wow' when food arrives every time. The croquette and borscht starter is genuinely one of the nicest things I've ever eaten. Staff are incredibly friendly and service is always with a smile.