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The Lysander

#193 of 664 Restaurants in York
#230 of 750 Places to Eat in York
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Manor Road | Clifton Moor, York, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
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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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York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Pleasant surroundings but over cooked and disappointing meal of VIP burger and scampi and chips. The burger was over cooked and salad on the plate very wilted. The chunky chips were over cooked and very dark brown and the scampi hard. On the positive side the beer was pleasant and the waitress was very helpful. Would I visit again, yes,... More 

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york england
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was taken to this modern pub by a friend who has lived in York all her life. I have lived here 20 years but I had never heard of it! It's hidden away in the middle of a large housing estate and it looks a bit drab from the outside. But don't be put off. The food is good,... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sunday carvery not to be missed stayed on their caravan site for the weekend cant fault anything good food very sociable staff highly recommended.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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Address: Manor Road | Clifton Moor, York, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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