A warm, cosy, relaxed, and rustic restaurant, and THE place to come at any time of the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a quick drink and a snack.
The restaurant has stunning features which have been uncovered to show the history of the building; expect original oak beams, exposed brick walls, and traditional fireplaces. During the daytime, Galtres Lodge is a lovely and relaxed place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, home-made cakes, daily freshly baked scones, or even our “forest” afternoon tea which has to be seen to be believed – the most exciting afternoon tea in York (if not beyond)! In the evening, the lights go down and the music goes up, and our a la carte menu comes in to its own – favourite dishes include the "Whole Yorkshire Hog" starter and the "Rack Of Local Lamb" main course, but there is something for everyone on this menu. All our menus include freshly cooked homely meals, using as many local ingredients as possible - including fish and meat from the Shambles Market (just a few steps away).
Proudly housed within Galtres Lodge Hotel, the name FOREST comes from our history, with the word Galtres originating from an ancient forest: The Royal Forest of Galtres was established by the Norman kings of England, and once extended to the York city walls.
A La Carte Menu
Lunchtime & Evening
A lovely menu with a mix of British classics combined with some up-market meals. Our A La Carte Menu is bursting with dishes which showcase a little more of our chefs' finesse!
Sunday-Friday 12-3pm & 5-9pm.
Lunchtime & Evening
A great value 2 courses for £22.50 or 3 courses for £25.00 - filled with festive options such as a Roast Turkey Dinner, or a Vegan Roast, plus classics such as Beer Battered Haddock & Chips, "Shambles" Sausages & Mash, and Home-Made Crumble.
Afternoon Tea Menu
PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED. We have taken inspiration from our history & created a “Forest Afternoon Tea” - complete with a "forest floor" finale, and carefully paired teas with each course, this is the most exciting Afternoon Tea in York (if not beyond!).
Lunch, Snacks, & Light Bites
Perfect for a quick bite at lunchtime! We love our Mini Burger Tasters, and Pizzas, but we also have a Posh Fish Finger Sandwich, and Indulgent Steak Sandwich, Salad, Pasta, and our delicious Cream Tea with freshly baked scones!
We think that our breakfasts are awesome! There is plenty of choice from a "Full Yorkshire Breakfast" to a "Gardener’s Breakfast" (veggie option), or granola, porridge, kippers, forester’s mushrooms, and loads more!
The tables in our secret garden have their own heaters, plus overhead cover to protect against light rain. The tables will comfortably seat 4, but can fit 6 with some advance notice. Pre-booking essential.
If you have an allergy, or any questions about the menu, please ask a member of staff.
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