Chutni is a condiment or sauce from the South Asian cuisines which dates back to 500BC. The word chutni (or chutney) comes from the word: chaṭnī. This is based on chāṭnā which means ‘to lick’ or ‘to eat with appetite’. The British cuisine has its own chutneys which are well known and usually based on fruit, vinegar, or cooked in sugar.
Yes, we take reservations via the phone and email. It is advisable to make a reservation when planning a visit on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Chutni welcomes walk in guests where possible, however, at peak times guests can be asked to wait. All tables of 6 or more guests are asked to make a reservation. All changes to reservations will need to be made via telephone.
We are open Wednesday–Sunday from 17:00 for dinner. Chutni is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Chutni York is very easy to reach by car, even when passing York. We have ample free parking in front of our restaurant and are less than 1 mile from the nearest A64 ring road exit. Chutni York is 8 min drive from the York Designer Outlet, which is on the next exit of the ring road.
In front of our restaurant there is ample free parking.
At Chutni we offer the regional cuisine from KPK formerly known as the North-West Frontier and Tribal Areas. This is the area of North Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. For those guests who initially prefer to stay closer to home our menu includes a burger and grilled piri-piri chicken. If you wish to start your journey with us why not come in for a coffee, gelato, milkshake, or an after work locally brewed beer. For our most audacious guests we offer shisha on our outdoor terrace till close.
No it is not. Our menu includes dishes without spices. All guests are asked to share their preferred spice level before their food is cooked. Some prefer their food to be Asian hot, while others enjoy their food mild.
Yes, we are happy to cater for your dietary requirements. We would kindly ask that you give us at least 24 hours’ notice for allergies and intolerances. Chutni uses authentic herbs & spices. Our team follows best practice at all times, however, our suppliers cannot guarantee that our herbs and spices are completely free of allergens.
Our standard menu has a wide selection of dinner options suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free. Our beers on tap and gelato are also suitable for vegans.
Yes, we do. Groups of 6 people or more are asked to make a reservation and pre-order their food.
We can set up a table for 20+ guests.
Yes, we have a large outdoor seating area which is socially distanced.
Yes, all our food is Halal.
We welcome children, have a children’s menu, highchairs and baby changing facilities for very small children.
We accept Android-, Apple Pay and all credit/debit cards. Regrettably, we cannot accept American Express (AMEX) as a payment method.
Yes we offer gift vouchers which can be purchased in our restaurant.
Bus 66 and 67. Both routes start at York train station and go via city centre to Campus East. The combined bus frequency is 4 times per hour during the day. The route goes through Hesslington Road and Field lane before stopping at the Campus East interchange stop. The interchange is at the back of the restaurant. The last bus from the interchange returning to the train station is at 11:15pm and accepts contactless payment.
Chutni is on the ground floor. Our tables indoors and on our terrace have plenty of space around them. We have disabled toilet facilities, and our parking is in front of our restaurant with ample space.
We currently do not allow you to bring your own wine. In very specific circumstances exceptions can be discussed.
Chutni is a fully licensed independent restaurant owned by a family living in York.
Due to our open kitchen, we normally only allow furry friends on our terrace. At managers discretion we allow guide dogs.
Chutni offers dine-in, takeaway and an outdoor seating area but unfortunately, we do not deliver food at the moment.