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Cobbled Micklegate is one of York’s loveliest streets. It starts at the historic entrance to the city and winds past Tudor and Georgian buildings, medieval churches, book shops and more.

Skosh was opened in spring 2016 by York native and creative chef Neil Bentinck. Everything from the cool grey walls to the bright yellow metro tiles and industrial lighting to the hand-thrown plates bearing the Skosh logo asserts progressive, modern dining.

The message gets stronger as you read the menu, which consists of snacks and small plates with choices to suit all tastes. I ordered three signature dishes: seaweed crackers with avocado and sesame; SFC (Skosh Fried Chicken) with smoked garlic, lemon thyme emulsion and fermented vegetable ‘slaw; and finally baked hake with dukkah, cauliflower and miso. My sweet was a tasty bowl of Victoria plums with star anise cream, umeshu and hazelnuts.

This is playful, contemporary cooking, blending British flavours with myriad global influences. Neil and team barely put a foot wrong with their technical skills, originality and flavour combinations.

The informal nature of Skosh is highly comfortable and the idea of returning to sit on the bar stools overlooking the kitchen to watch this talented team of chefs at work is an appealing one.

By Ann Fugler, Yorkshire editor

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98 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX
01904 634849

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  1. Avatar Barbara says:

    Visited here last night for the he first time although I’d heard fab reports, and what a delight. The deco is very on trend .. cool greys. The staff friendly and knowledgeable. The food an amazing taste experience. Each small dish a true delight, so imaginative.
    A real star in York

  2. Avatar Juliet Roberts says:

    What a refreshing experience! Delicious and innovative food in a laid back, friendly atmosphere. The menu is intriguing and comprises small plates to share. Once ordered they are brought to the table in a logical order and paired to produce amazing taste combinations. The food is excellent – intricate and different. Try it – you won’t be disappointed!

  3. Avatar SR says:

    Delicious small plates – good service

  4. Avatar Sue Coulson says:

    Last night we visited Skosh for the first time and we loved it. I started by having a cocktail of bourbon, beetroot and lapsang souchong which was very different but lovely. They serve a variety of dishes on small plates. The staff were welcoming and friendly and advised us that we should pick 3-4 dishes each. We found having three main dishes each was plenty for us and that way we could still fit in a pudding at the end. It was great to share each dish and that way you can try a wide variety of the food on offer. On finishing your mains if you decide that you want to try more you can add to your order. The food was beautifully presented and the combination of ingredients and the taste sensations were fantastic. The prices were reasonable and we will definitely be returning to Skosh. I would thoroughly recommend paying them a visit but I would recommend to book as it gets very busy. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  5. Avatar Kirsty says:

    An amazing food experience. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Great interior.

    Food like nothing I have experienced before. Would highly recommend.


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