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The Lysander

#190 of 662 Restaurants in York
#223 of 748 Places to Eat in York
Certificate of Excellence
English
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Manor Road | Clifton Moor, York, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food, great beer garden!

My friend and I met at the Lysander for a meal and catch up after work. The food was really lovely we both had the garlic mushrooms to start with gammon to follow for our main. It was good services (there was one waitress who was a little bit snappy / unfriendly) but all the rest of the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Anna_York_88
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English first
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I met at the Lysander for a meal and catch up after work. The food was really lovely we both had the garlic mushrooms to start with gammon to follow for our main. It was good services (there was one waitress who was a little bit snappy / unfriendly) but all the rest of the staff were... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In the middle of an estate this was a fantastic find. The staff were just lovely and the food amazing .

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portsmouth
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in this small but perfectly formed site behind the Lysander pub in a quiet residential backwater 10 mins from park& ride to York centre All pitches are serviced with own grey/black water dumps , water, electric and even TV point. Free wifi throughout. Lovely small but well kept & tranquil site. Spotless facilities. The pub is good... More 

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Yorkie on Tour
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have visited the Lysander many times over the last 10 years and they have consistently delivered as good a carvers as you will get anywhere in the York area - the pub has a pleasant ambience, good service, great food with a wonderful selection of veg and topped off with a great selection of beers

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was nice however overpriced for what you get. Bar staff are rude especially the manager who kept dirty looking at my 19 month old son (who was very well behaved) and seemed disproving of him regardless of the play area they boast it seems they dont really like children. Waitresses were lovely however. Shame we won't be returning as... More 

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed on the Lysanders own small but perfectly formed camp site for 4 days last week and had Sunday lunch. Really good, been a long time since I have had crispy roast potatoes and the rest of the dinner was really good. One of our party was veggie and there was no problem down to even getting veggie gravy. Will... More 

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Derby
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Whilst visiting friends we went to the Lysander with our two children. It was a lovely day and we sat in the beer garden. There is a great play area for them and it was very busy. We didn't realise children had to leave by 8 o clock as we had arrived through the rear entrance. The staff were very... More 

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed over Easter on the caravan site at the Lysander Arms and had two excellent evening meals there. Absolutely fantastic food right on our doorstep. It doesn't get better than that!! The staff were very friendly and the service was quick. We ordered the standard fish and chips, which were so generous, I can't imagine what size of plate... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a family lunch for my birthday in January. The food was excellent..the service was a little slow but we were a large party and it wasnt worth complaining about. Try the fish & chips. My daughter lost her mobile but wasnt aware...it was found by the cleaner the next morning and they rang to tell her (excellent). Thank... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

After not visiting this restaurant for a long time due to a poor meal I am pleased to say it is now back to its excellent best.Helpful,friendly staff and an excellent Sunday lunch has left us wanting to go back ASAP .The meat selection was top notch and the veg was all cooked to perfection.Booking is advisable.we were lucky and... More 

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Address: Manor Road | Clifton Moor, York, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Cuisine: English

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  • Address: Manor Road | Clifton Moor, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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