We stayed and had dinner at the Elmbank for our 20th wedding anniversary , on the 15th of December this year and I can honestly say we could not have been made more welcome ! The staff were a delight , our room was upgraded to a large house room rather than a lodge …and it was so stylish and immaculately clean . At dinner we were given complimentary fizz to celebrate and the food was absolutely top notch , not praise given out lightly either because as a vegan , it’s usually pretty ordinary ! Not here ..my husbands fish starter and shin of beef were ( he said ) , delicious and my soup and butternut squash main were truly divine . We shared the vegan dessert to finish , then had a couple of gins in the peacock bar before turning in for the night . This building has always been stunning , but the recent makeover has elevated it to a thing of beauty . The staff were the real stars here though ( and the stained glass windows !) , who were friendly and professional throughout . I would highly recommend the Elmbank to anyone staying in York ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!