Forest Restaurant at Galtres Lodge

in York

Address: 54 Low Petergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HZ

Phone: 01904 622478


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FOREST at Galtres Lodge is a warm, cosy, relaxed, and rustic restaurant on Low Petergate in York, with the magnificent York Minster just a few steps away.

Open every day from 7.30am to 9pm, serving delicious home-made, tasty meals.  All ingredients are sourced from as locally as possible (many from Shambles market just a short walk away), and this includes the beverages which include lots of Yorkshire beers and gins. 

The restaurant has stunning features which have been uncovered to show the history of the building; expect to find 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. 

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.  

Our Menus:

BREAKFAST:  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!  Daily 7.30-11.45am.

A LA CARTE – Lunch & Dinner:  A lovely menu with a mix of British classics combined with some up-market meals.  We love the “The Whole Yorkshire Hog” starter and the “Rack Of Local Lamb”, but there is something for everyone on this menu.  Our A La Carte Menu is bursting with dishes which showcase a little more of our chefs’ finesse!  Sun-Fri 12noon-3pm and 5-9pm.  Sat 12noon-9pm.

YORK MARKET MENU – Lunch & Dinner:  A great value 2 or 3 course meal – with classics such as Shambles Butcher’s Pork & Sage Sausage & Mash, Jeff Our Chef’s Fish Pie with Cross of York Market Seafood, and Home-Made Sticky Toffee Pudding as the most popular items.  Daily 12noon-9pm.

PIZZA, SANDWICHES & SNACKS:  Looking for a smaller bite to eat?  Try our home-made pizzas with some crazy toppings (or the obligatory “Boring One”), or our delicious sandwiches, cakes and snacks.  All scones and cakes are baked on-site daily.  Daily 12-9pm.

SUNDAY LUNCH:  A super-tasty Sunday Roast – a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends or family!  On Sundays we serve our full Market Menu, plus a selection of roast dinners.  Sunday 12noon-9pm.

AFTERNOON TEA:  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.

Opening Hours

Sun 07:30 21:00
Mon 07:30 21:00
Tue 07:30 21:00
Wed 07:30 21:00
Thu 07:30 21:00
Fri 07:30 21:00
Sat 07:30 21:00


  • Wi-fi
  • Child Friendly
  • Card Payment
  • Cater for Vegetarians

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