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The Lysander

#238 of 688 Restaurants in York
#272 of 787 Places to Eat in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Manor Road | Clifton Moor, York, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 23
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  • 9
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  • 10
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  • 0
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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 Sunday Lunch

We have been to the Lysander Arms a number of times over the years and to be honest we keep on forgetting how good their Sunday Lunch is. Recommend that you book your table if you are a party of four or more. Popular all year around and during the Summer they have a lovely beer garden with tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kenstarsix
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York
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York
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the Lysander Arms a number of times over the years and to be honest we keep on forgetting how good their Sunday Lunch is. Recommend that you book your table if you are a party of four or more. Popular all year around and during the Summer they have a lovely beer garden with tables to... More 

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Thank kenstarsix
Yorkshire, England
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Have visited the Lysander Arms a couple of times over the last 2 years whilst staying on the caravan site there. In the past the food has been outstanding and the menu quite imaginative. We were looking forward to having their excellent fish and chips. However this time the fish and chips bore no resemblance to previous experiences. The fish... More 

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2 Thank titianbeauty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I ordered the steak pie and after a couple of mouthfulls sent it back as it was inedible due to the amount of salt in it. It was so bad it put me of eating and I stated that I didn't want it replacing. I had to order another drink to get rid of the taste. Even though the restaurant... More 

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3 Thank Mark b
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Having booked a table at the Lysander arms Clifton Moor York we where all pleasantly surprised. The staff where so helpful and could not do enough for us. One blond young lady behind the bar especially, the food was impeccable and the ale among some of the best I have ever drunk. Although on a Sunday it is carvery only... More 

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Thank 827michaelc827
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very nice little campsite next to pub ' landlord was very helpful and pub looked nice and friendly all sports TV for football etc sky sports ' good hand pulled beers changed daily food looked good but we did not eat only as we had food in motorhome but will do the Sunday carvery next time

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Thank wyliecyotee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked a meal it having been recommended by friends. It was vey busy and it was obvious they could not cope. Some of the staff were impolite and the person who seemed in charge was obviously stressed and rude. We were told in no uncertain terms that the table was booked in another hour and a quarter and we... More 

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3 Thank 48Francine
York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Go occasionally for the Sunday carvery. By far the best in york. Blows toby carvery out the window. Only slight criticism is the carvery is placed next to the toilets and it is always so busy queuing becomes a bit much with people pushing through the que and then back thru with plates to get to the gravy etc...

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Thank proudmummyof5
Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went for early evening meal with family the food was good served hot , good menu nice choice clean restaurant ,large garden and children's play area

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Thank Dorne L
York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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2 Thank CDD01
york england
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Restaurant Details

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, Pub

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