Whether you’re at home and need a break from cooking…or you are a key worker and want someone else to cook for you – we’ve got you covered! Everyday except Monday.

TAKEAWAY AT THE Chopping Block

As a local independent business, we appreciate your support in these tough times.

Deliveroo and soon Just Eat are helping us deliver to those who are isolated but our call and collect service means that:

  • We can help with more extensive dietary requests
  • You pay no delivery charge (and neither do we!)
  • You can pre-order up to a week in advance

For call and collect:

Ring us on 01904 629222 or email choppingblock@walmgateale.co.uk


Click here for your Order Form.

Click on the links below to see our full menu:

Food Menu 

Drinks Menu

You can order from 12pm, everyday except Monday.

Social Distancing Procedures:

If you come in, we have three separate waiting areas all appropriately distanced.

Alternatively, if you are coming in a car – call us when you are outside, open the boot and we can put your order straight in


The Chopping Block is the creation of chef proprietor Michael Hjort, the founder and owner of Melton’s, one of York’s leading fine dining restaurants.  The A la Carte menu is about carefully prepared food with real flavour and authenticity using Yorkshire produce and Michael’s favourite recipes.  In addition there are daily specials, a great value set menu and homemade bar snacks served in the Ale House below the restaurant (click here for Menus).

We are in a 17th century listed building in the centre of York…along with great food, there’s lots of history and a few ghost stories! In addition to our regular menus, we also serve brunch from 9.30am on Saturdays and Sundays and Traditional Roasts on a Sunday from 12pm until the end of the day. You can book on-line here.

Despite the narrow frontage (typical of buildings in central York), the building is surprisingly large occupying the three floors of an historical rope makers and saddlers shop.  This range of diverse rooms both large and intimate, makes us ideal for Parties. Especially in our Loft – seating up to 50 guests.