Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 10:00 pm
**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK FOR MORE THAN 9 PEOPLE, PLEASE EMAIL THE SITE DIRECT - [email protected]**
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children's Menu available
About The Cat's Pyjamas - York
The best Indian street food this side of Delhi.
After spotting a gap in the market, Leeds based Scottish entrepreneur Alison White set up the first Cat's Pyjamas in Headingley, Leeds. Our menu has been crafted by our talented chef team who crafted our menu with tantalising aromas and fragrant flavours to create food that will wake the taste buds. We celebrate Indian street food culture - the carts and street side vendors that dot the length and breadth of India’s regions, preserving age-old recipes whilst creating urban legends. Inspired by the hawker’s local dishes, Goa’s seafood shacks and the toddy shops of Kerala, every one of our dishes is infused with the passion of India’s cooks. We’re combining the energy from our bustling kitchen with vibrant decor to evoke the colours, chaos and craziness of India and create a fun, easy-going, dynamic atmosphere.
We’re bringing the best Indian street food this side of Delhi to the heart of York & Leeds.
Lovely food and atmosphere. LOVE that you have no nut dishes - although we love Indian food, we never usually eat it as it’s too risky with a severe nut allergy but you’ve made that possible :) Will definitely be returning soon!
Gorgeous food and quick service!
The food was great as usual, however the atmosphere and service was not as good as usual. I messaged beforehand as you posted on Facebook that you were moving to King Street but when we arrived at King Street there was no sign of the restaurant. We went back to the Cumberland Street restaurant which was open. The service was massively rushed, we got served our food within five minutes of sitting down and after the meal we could tell the waiting staff were rushing customers in and out as the waitress (in army trousers) kept asking us if we needed anything else and admitted to us as we were paying the bill that trying to “cram” as many people in as possible. Not a good atmosphere, not good service, which is really disappointing as whenever we have come to Cats Pyjamas in the past, the service has been great.
I'd booked a table for 14 a few weeks in advance, when we arrived the table was only set for 12. After re-shuffling we managed to all get seated, but during the process we were told we weren't the only big table so there was limited options the staff could do to accommodate us. I understand this but this wasn't our issue as customers, perhaps it would have been better not to have not booked as many people in. We had preordered and the food came quite swiftly after we had settled down. The serving staff were very nice and I couldn't fault them at all. The starters were nice, but the mains were quite bland and the sauce watery. As big Indian food lovers it was a bit disappointing. I'd brought in a cake earlier and asked if I should go get candles, I was told no as the restraunt had some. Near the end of the mains I asked a member of staff if we could please have the cake soon, I waited 20 mins and the cake still hadn't made it out so I politely asked another member of staff who was a manager (I think) and she said that they had had to go out to buy candles. I appreciate this but wondered why they didn't tell me earlier in the day! The manager then quite loudly asked who the cake was for and as I was in conversation with the birthday girl at the time she overheard, so the surprise was spoilt a bit! Overall there were some ups and downs, but mainly it felt a bit disorganised and the food wasn't super delicious - which was a shame. I don't think I'd return, but maybe we caught them on a bad/busy night.
The food and service were both brilliant. It was a busy Friday night but we didn't have a long wait between ordering and receiving our food. The staff were very friendly and attentive. My only gripe is with the state of the ladies toilets. They are really grubby and could do with a deep clean.
The atmosphere was awful, the waitresses looked stressed and tired. A girl sat in the table in the corner ruined our and all tables around us meal as she kept shrieking with laughter so loud I kept looking over thinking there was some sort of emergency but she was just laughing / screaming drunkenly, turns out she worked there. I actually felt stressed whilst we waited for our food. The table next to us got the wrong bill, then paid it as the waitress couldn’t work out to to get their bill on there, she then told the next table that I had had the last sea bream and what a shame it was that there was none left, she then recommended another dish that they had run out of. The table behind us had to ask for menus they had arrived before us. Although we got the correct food and on time I would say the atmosphere was like a student union, the food was mediocre and for £50 we could have had a much nicer meal elsewhere. Won’t be recommending and won’t be coming back.
Really lovely atmosphere and Indian food with a difference. Staff were really good with our 1yr old who was charging about the place!
The food is amazinggg, this place really got me into cheese naan and the chaat is fab. Definitely recommend
The Cat's Pyjamas was an unexpected delight! The food was delicious - it's a small menu but it's done very very well. I had the okra fries (excellent) and my partner had the onion bahjis (very good). Followed by mains of Goan Chicken Curry and the Mean Mollee with naan and rice. I was also given a glass of prosecco to celebrate my birthday! The decor is very contemporary, sort of inside a food truck meets canteen and it does seem a bit chilly but I it's an opinion thing - I like it! (My partner did not). All in all, a great take on Indian food!
We visited on Saturday evening 2nd February. Although the starter arrived promptly we had to wait almost an hour for the main course. The staff weren't very sympathetic when I complained, just saying 'sorry we're very busy'
food was great and the staff were good. The food was very slow though and nearly made us late for the theatre
Love that this is in York! Such a great atmosphere and great service! Will be a regular from now!
Great food even with the restaurant being fairly quiet. Good friendly staff!
Problems with kitchen meant extremely long wait for food. Front of house dealt with it very well and kept us informed and brought free refreshments to fill the gap. We are regulars, food is always delicious and it was good to see that waiting on staff had the power to rectify this problem.
Service a little slow - waited a long time to order and for our mains
Just as good as Harrogate. Knocked a star off the food as the lamb chop fat was not rendered down enough so was in edible which was a shame as we absolutely love them and we ordered 2 portions.
Very friendly and efficient service. Great food- especially pork belly vindaloo. Good selection of craft ales.
Nice Indian food
Another fab meal, best Indian in york, love it!
Sadly we waited far too long for each course to arrive and the serving staff did not acknowledge the delay or pay us much attention at all. The food is great but the chefs seemed too busy preparing takeaway food and that delayed restaurant customer's meals. We have eaten here before and the service wasn't too bad but others have told us they had long waits too. I would recommend others to book, but only on weekdays.
Great meal would go back again
The setting of the restaurant was lovely. Great decor and atmosphere, as well as friendly staff and good service. However, me and my fellow diner regularly eat Indian food, including in India, and were disappinted by the food. While not unpleasant, we felt the food was a little bland and underspiced- not bad, just distinctly average. For this reason we wouldn’t recommend your restaurant to friends- on all other aspects the place was good.
Consistently good food at a great price
The vindaloo is very good