Monday 8am - 10pm
Tuesday 8am - 10pm
Wednesday 8am - 10pm
Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 10pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
About Forest at Galtres Lodge
FOREST is a warm, cosy, relaxed, and rustic restaurant on Low Petergate in York, with the magnificent York Minster just a few steps away. Proudly housed within Galtres Lodge Hotel, FOREST was named after the ancient “Royal Forest of Galtres which once extended to the York city walls. Inside, stunning features showcase the Georgian history of the building; original oak beams, exposed brick walls, and traditional fireplaces. During the daytime, FOREST is a relaxing setting to enjoy locally sourced breakfasts and lunches, home-made cakes, and a unique afternoon tea. In the evening, the lights go down and the music goes up, and the a la carte menu comes in to its own, offering dishes to showcase more of chef’s finesse.
This was a much-needed and much-anticipated birthday treat that completely lived up to all expectations. Great hospitality from all the staff we met - warm and friendly, clearly enjoying their work. Comfortable and creatively presented out-door setting. Imaginative, tasty and wholesome mains to choose from, and wonderfully indulgent desserts to savour. Not sure if our £10 booking deposit was credited on the bill or refunded to our card, but the evening was still very good value, and we will be back! Thank you for a very special evening.
Lovely outdoor space and very friendly and welcoming staff. Service was attentive and very efficient. Perfect first post lockdown outing with friends.
Lovely garden area to sit in, food excellent, service very good
Absolutely lovely experience! The staff made us feel so welcome and the food was delicious.
Such a lovely place, the staff are so friendly. The food taste amazing! Loved everything about forest. Already planning on returning for our next day out to York.
Wonderful place so inviting food was delicious
Loved the little courtyard at the back and the food was great.
Had an amazing evening. Thank you!
We had a lovely meal at Forest in the little courtyard out the back. The ambience was lovely and the plant-filled decor was really gorgeous too. The food was tasty and well priced. Tiny little things that could have been slightly better were the speed of bringing out food (it was a tiny bit slow), I didn’t feel that all the staff were super knowledgeable about the menu or pairings with wine (which would have improved the offering) and there was someone smoking outside which I had to notify staff about (as one of the not so knowledgeable hadn’t noticed). Having said that it was dealt with very swiftly and it didn’t spoil our overall experience or impression of the place at all. I also got the impression that the management were very good and I loved the food and decor inside and out. I almost wish I didn’t live in York so I could stay in the rooms!!! We will be back!
Lovely unique place with fantastic service and good food and cocktails!
We had to wait a very long time for our food
The courtyard area is lovely, staff were friendly and attentive even though it was really busy. Lovely food with a varied menu
Food was amazing, very nice ambience, friendly staff, overall a great experience
Pretty courtyard with some cover and heaters. Staff lovely and very helpful. The soup came piping hot in a jug ready to pour which was a lovely touch. Our main courses were sea bass which was very nice and chicken which unfortunately was over cooked and bland. We had liqueur coffees for dessert which went cold all to quickly. It was nice to get out after lockdown but we didn’t find it warm enough to enjoy the experience fully. Maybe invest in some better wall heaters for evenings.
We sat in the fabulous courtyard at the back. A generally lovely experience from booking to leaving, I would definitely go back and recommend to my friends.
We had a lovely night on Thursday really do think we have found a hidden gem in the middle of York, was so impressed came back for breakfast on Friday. Looking forward to coming again soon.
Really lovely food and service will be coming again
Great service, location and food
We really enjoyed our brunch at Forest! The courtyard is stunning and felt very safe re covid regulations. Just one thing, I looked at the menu before visiting and when we arrived the menu was slightly smaller naturally due to only have one chef on, that is completely understandable but maybe worth popping a note on the website to make people aware. The staff were super accommodating though and the whole experience was brilliant. Will absolutely be recommending to everyone! Thank you!!
Really lovely surroundings. Food was lovely. Will definitely return.
Had gorgeous end of lockdown meal out. Stunning little courtyard with delicious food and wonderful staff
Like the set menu value. Though the sea bass was slightly overpriced. Fish and ships were fantastic. Loved our starters. Staff were great throughout
Wonderful food and service, and good COVID protocols in place. Will absolutely visit again.
Honestly one of the best meals out I’ve ever had even with restrictions. Beautiful setting, atmosphere and food. Can’t wait to come back
Very cute garden, good food and attention!