Inspiring conversations for 660 years

Meet and enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and drink in the medieval guildhall, home of York’s Merchant Adventurers past and present.





  • Ploughmans’ Lunch: Pork pie, sliced tractor ham, cheddar cheese & blue cheese served with Yorkshire Ale chutney, pickled onion, apple, celery and a chunk of bloomer with bread & butter. 
  • Chicken & Bacon Salad: Salad bowl topped with roast chicken, hot crispy bacon, olive oil & thyme croutons and a honey & mustard dressing.
  • Quiche of the Day: Served with salad, coleslaw and warm new potatoes
  • Homemade Soup of the Day: Served with crusty bread (v)


  • Sandwiches:  All served on a white or harvester bloomer with a side salad and crisps
  • Egg Mayonnaise
  • Cheese and Yorkshire chutney
  • Ham and wholegrain mustard mayonnaise
  • Tuna Mayonnaise & Sweetcorn
  • Prawns in a Marie Rose sauce


Cakes and Snacks

  • Freshly baked scone with jam and clotted cream
  • Cheese scone with chutney
  • Cranberry Teacake
  • Carrot cake (gf)
  • Lemon drizzle cake (vg)
  • Fruity flapjack (vg)
  • Brownie
  • Bakewell Tart
  • Adventurers’ shortbread


Cream Tea: Home made fruit scone, jam and clotted cream with your choice of an Americano or Tea.



Hot Drinks

  • Americano
  • Caffe Latte
  • Iced Latte available with syrup
  • Cappuccino
  • Flat White
  • Mocha
  • Espresso
  • Hot Chocolate available with cream and marshmallows
  • Yorkshire Tea
  • Speciality Tea (Earl Grey, Peppermint, Lemon & Orange, Blackberry & Raspberry, Chamomile)
Soya or oat milk and decaffeinated tea and coffee are available.


Cold Drinks

  • Sparkling Elderflower
  • Dandelion & Burdock
  • Rose Lemonade
  • Coca Cola / Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Apple Juice / Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Water / Still Water



Alcoholic Drinks

  • Red, white or rose wine
  • Prosecco
  • York Gin & Tonic / York Roman Fruits Gin & Tonic
  • York Brewery Terrier / York Brewery Guzzler
  • Peroni
  • Great Yorkshire Brewery Lager / Great Yorkshire Brewery Cider