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.


Open to all, come and meet friends, family and colleagues for delicious food and drink in the inspiring setting of our medieval guildhall, or relax outside in our beautiful walled garden in fine weather.


Enjoy locally roasted coffee, freshly baked sumptuous cakes and snacks inspired by tales from over 660 years of York’s trading past.





Soup of the Day with crusty bread

Yorkshire Ploughman’s Lunch

Smoked Ham & Tomato Quiche with fresh salad 

Yorkshire Rarebit with fresh salad & tomato chutney



All served on a white bloomer with salad and crisps

Egg & Mayonnaise

Cheddar Cheese and Yorkshire Chutney

Bacon, Brie & Cranberry


Jacket Potatoes:

Freshly baked and served with salad

Cheddar Cheese

Baked Beans & Cheddar Cheese

Tuna Mayonnaise & Sweetcorn



Cheese Scone with chutney

Hand Crafted Sourdough Toast with butter and jam

Earl Grey Tea Cake



Yorkshire Fruitcake and Crumbly Cheese

Carrot Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Fruity Flapjack

Chocolate brownie

Adventurers’ Shortbread

Freshly Baked Scone with jam and clotted cream

Freshly Baked Fruit Scone with butter



Hot Drinks


Caffe Latte


Flat White



Hot Chocolate available with cream and marshmallows

Chilli Hot Chocolate

Pot of Yorkshire Tea

Pot of Speciality Tea (Earl Grey, Peppermint, Lemon & Orange, Blackberry & Raspberry, Chamomile)

Cold Drinks


Sparkling Elderflower

Dandelion & Burdock

Rose Lemonade

Coca Cola


Apple Juice

Orange Juice

Cranberry Juice

Sparkling Water

Still Water


Alcoholic Drinks

Red, White or Rose Wine


York Gin with Tonic

York Gin Roman Fruits with Tonic

York Brewery Guzzler








Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm

Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

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