An ever popular city centre bistro, Rustique serves up some high quality French food a stones throw from Clifford’s tower. The restaurant is a nice place to eat too – a light, airy vintage-style interior with dark wooden tables and stone floors. One of the best places to eat in York – and if this one’s too busy they have another restaurant at the far end of Lendal.

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Rustique Menu

Set Menu

2 courses £14.95 – 3 courses £17.95
Available: Monday-Thursday: 12 til 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 12 til 7pm. Sunday 12-10pm

Set Menu Starters

Soupe du jour
Choose from a bowl of fresh soup of the day served with warm French bread or a classic onion soup made with beef stock and served with cheese croutons.

Pâté de foies de volailles
Chicken liver pâté, served with French bread and a sweet red onion marmalade.

Champignons à l’ail (v)
Pan fried mushrooms, cooked with garlic and finished with cream, served with French bread.

Salade d’écrevisses et crevettes
A crayfish, prawn, mango and chilli salad finished with basil mayonnaise.

Salade de chèvre (v)
Croutons of melted goat’s cheese on mixed leaves with a balsamic glaze.

Boulettes d’agneau
Minced lamb kofta kebab served with a cucumber and dill gastrique and flat bread.

Fritot de brie (v)
Breaded brie served with mixed leaves and mixed berry compote.

Tian de crabe et d’avocat
A crab and avocado tian with baby salad and citrus dressing.

Croquette de boeuf salé
A salt beef and shredded leek cake

Set Menu Mains

Steak frites
A juicy pan fried rump steak cooked to your liking, served with fries and a choice of either garlic, peppercorn or red wine sauce.

Croquettes de saumon
Homemade salmon fishcakes served on a rocket and mixed leaf salad, celeriac rémoulade.

Poulet façon Bretonne
Chicken breast cooked in Brittany style with mushrooms, leeks, onions, white wine and tarragon cream sauce served with Dauphinoise potatoes.

Confit de canard
Slow roasted leg of duck served with dauphinoise potatoes and a port and redcurrant sauce.

Linguines aux crevettes et au crabe
King prawns and crab linguini, herb oil and red chilli and lime zest.

Loup de mer
Filet of Seabass, crushed herb new potatoes and salsa verde.

Risotto aux champignons et petit pois (v)
Wild mushrooms and peas bound in a rich white wine creamy risotto.

Poitrine de porc
Slow cooked pork belly with black pudding croquette and an apple & cider sauce.

Salade de poulet et lard fumé
Pan fried chicken and smoked bacon served on a dressed salad.

Boeuf Bourguignon
Tender beef casseroled with red wine, baby onions, smoked bacon, mushrooms and carrots, and served with mashed potato.

Tagine marocain de légumes (v)
Moroccan spiced vegetable tagine with mixed vegetables and pulses, cooked with tomatoes and ras el hanout spices. Served with raisin and herb cous cous and minted riata (also available with lamb kofta’s for £1 extra)

Oeuf à la Basquaise
Mediterranean style sausage cooked with smoked paprika, new potatoes, tomato sauce and peas, finished with a baked egg.

Moules marinières à la crème
Classic French dish of mussels cooked in a white wine, garlic, herb and cream, served with French bread.

Set Menu Desserts

Crêpe à la banane et sauce caramel
French crêpe filled with banana, smothered in caramel sauce, served with vanilla ice cream.

Crème brûlée
A traditional caramelised crème brûlée.

Tarte au citron
A sharp lemon custard set on a biscuit base tart, with crème fraiche.

Pot au chocolat
An old Rustique classic, chocolate pot served with shortbread.

Sélection de fromages français
Sample three French cheeses, served with bread and chutney. Choose from: Morbier, Tomme de Savoie, Fourme d’Ambert, Reblochon, Pont l’Évêque.

Le sticky toffee pudding
A classical sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream.

A La Carte Menu

Starters

Soupe du jour £4.95
A large bowl of homemade soup served with warm French bread.

Soupe à l’oignon £5.25
Classic French onion soup, made with beef stock and finished with cheese croutons.

Crevettes à l’ail et au piment £7.25
Tiger prawns cooked with garlic, chilli and tomato, served with French bread.

Demi douzaine d’escargots £6.50
Six snails cooked with garlic and parsley butter, served in their shells with French bread.

Moules marinières à la crème £7.25 (main course, served with fries £13.95)
Mussels cooked in a white wine, garlic cream and herb sauce, served with French bread.

Noix de St Jacques £8.95
Pan seared King Scallops served on a harissa seafood bisque.

Croustillant de porc £6.95
Crispy pork belly slice served on a mushy pea risotto.

Tartelette au fromage de chèvre et oignons caramelisés (v) £6.25
Goat cheese and caramelised onions tartlet, served with mixed leaves and balsamic.

Assiette de charcuterie £6.95/£10.95 to share
A selection of cured meats, paté and terrine with cheeses, chutneys, olives and crusty bread.

Pâté de foies de volailles £5.25
Chicken liver pâté, served with French bread and a tasty onion marmalade.

Mains

Confit de canard £14.95
Slow roasted duck leg served on garlic dauphinoise potatoes, green beans and redcurrant sauce.

Loup de mer £15.95
Pan fried fillets of seabass on herb crushed potatoes and tomato tartare with a rocket pesto drizzle.

Filet de boeuf £22.95
8oz pan fried fillet of beef, cooked to your liking and served with French fries and your choice of either Diane, peppercorn or bacon and blue cheese sauce.

Entrecôte de boeuf £19.95
12oz pan fried ribeye steak, cooked to your liking and served with French fries and your choice of either Diane, peppercorn or bacon and blue cheese sauce.

Carré d’agneau £20.95
Rack of lamb served on pressed confit of shoulder, dauphinoise potatoes, red wine sauce and petit pois à la française.

Filet de porc £16.95
Sage, onion and apple stuffed pork fillet wrapped in parma ham, carved onto roasted baby new potatoes, confit shallots and green beans, with a cider and thyme gravy.

Fricassée de poissons à “la Rustique” £16.95
Mixed fish cooked in a fennel, tomato, Pernod, fish stock and harissa stew.

Paupiette de poulet £15.95
Chicken breast stuffed with a cèpe duxelle mushrooms, wrapped in air dried ham on a pearl barley and shallot purée risotto.

Steak de chevreuil £18.95
Roast haunch steak of venison, butternut squash purée, fondant potato, confit of garlic, red wine sauce.

Risotto aux champignons et petit pois (v) £11.95
Wild mushrooms and peas bound in a rich white wine creamy risotto. Available with chicken breast for £1.00 extra.

Tagine marocain de légumes (v) £11.95
Moroccan spiced vegetables tagine with mixed vegetables and pulses, cooked with tomatoes and ras el hanout spices. Served with raisin and herb couscous and minted raita (also available with lamb kofta’s for £13.95)

Desserts

Crème brûlée £5.50
A traditional caramelised crème Brûlée

Tarte au citron £5.50
A sharp lemon custard tart served with crème fraîche.

Tarte Tatin £5.95
A classic apple tart served with vanilla ice cream

Le sticky toffee pudding £4.95
A classical sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream.

Pot au chocolat £4.95
An old Rustique classic, chocolate pot served with shortbread.

Crêpe à la banane et sauce caramel £4.95
French crêpe filled with banana, smothered in caramel sauce, served with vanilla ice cream.

Sélection de Fromages Français £7.95
A selection of fine French cheeses with apples, grapes and mixed leaves, served with French bread.

Page last updated April 2017.