Another of Walmgate’s little gems, Barbakan is a hugely popular family-run Polish restaurant. Our only criticism of it used to be its size but since its brilliant refurbishment there’s more space and a greater chance of getting a table. The menu is packed with authentic and delicious stews, goulashes and pancake dishes that are particularly welcome on a cold day. The cakes are fantastic too.
Best for – lovely, home-cooked Polish food that’s ideal in the winter months in particular; older children who are keen to try something different.
Barbakan, 58 Walmgate, York YO1 9TL