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'An elegant lunch spot with good coffee and gorgeous interiors'

Time Out Magazine, 15 Best Restaurants in York

'Partisan is a quirky spot; one where, within its neo-Victorian rooms, you will find various pieces of art and antiques for sale. Partisan serves a globe-trotting lunch menu...a delicious break from the norm'

Good Food Magazine, York's Best Eateries 2020

'York has a very decent network of either vegan or vegan-friendly cafes and restaurants: good examples [include] young buck Partisan'

The Guardian, The Alt City Guide to York 2017

'Hipsters can enjoy Zen cooking and moreish french toast with basil sugar at Partisan'

The Sunday Times, York - The Best Place to Live 2018

'The owners of Partisan are playing a dangerous game...dangerous because it is the sort of place you never want to leave...inherently chic, warmly welcoming and which serves some of the very best food you'll ever eat'

Whiskeria Magazine 2019

'This has become a York favourite with a laid-back, bohemian feel and imaginative cooking...Decor is vintage – scrubbed tables, mismatched chairs, rusty lamps – and it has few pretensions beyond providing fresh, interesting dishes'

'The brains behind this enterprise...cook, as they say, with attention, compassion and awareness. We are inclined to agree'

Good Food Guide 2019 & 2020

'Think squidgy salted caramel brownies, delicate coffee, walnut financiers and indulgent vegan raspberry donuts'

Olive Magazine, York Food Guide 2018

"What are your future plans for Partisan? To create a more manageable and sustainable business with a focus on ethical sourcing. I’d like to see whether it’s possible to create a restaurant which is not just about the food but one that is lovely, calm and unique. We’ll just have to see if that is financially viable" The Yorkshire Post Magazine.

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