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The Sidings Restaurant

Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough YO30 1BT, England
+44 1904 470221
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough YO30 1BT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant I have visited 3 times and I can truly say it's one of the most pleasant restaurants in york , I have never stayed in the railway carriage hotel rooms yet but I intend to soon. I love this place !...More

Thank Countryman111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spotted this restaurant on the way to Beningbrough Hall & as it looked interesting, decided to call for dinner on the way home. We dined in a lovely old railway carriage. The staff were friendly, the food very good & not overpriced. Would definitely...More

Thank Joanie0656
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lasagne, meatballs and tiramisu run out. Chose something else, took over an hour to arrive, wasn't worth the wait. Terrible food. Wouldn't recommend.

3  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had quite a wait for our food which was surprising as the restaurant was nowhere near full. What made the wait worthwhile was the surroundings, the restaurant is an old Pullman coach and very pretty. also you can watch the trains thunder past only...More

Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We had a family celebratory meal here recently and had a delicious meal served by really friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant was very quiet and the food still took a little while to arrive - it was cooked from scratch and was worth the...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We could not fault this experience.Staff were very friendly and helpful. The dinner was excellent and the accomodation was clean. Staying in a railway carriage was a novell experience.

Thank thomasstockton2015
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Founded in 1985 by an ex-railwayman with a passion and enthusiasm for all things connected with railways, The Sidings is built around 5 Pullman style railway carriages. Part of the carriages have been converted in to a dining area, allowing tables of four to overlook...More

Thank chriswood72
Reviewed July 23, 2017

This is a fun place. You eat in a railway carriage. Next to the mainline track. Trains whizzing by as you eat! Staff are lovely, smiles and helpful. Food is good, very generous portions. The platters are very generous and easily enough for 2. Definitely...More

Thank smag3
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We sat in the conservatory right next to the train line & were fascinated by the trains passing by. The slight negatives - no drinks menu, the waiter asked what we liked to drink then told us if they had it or not, I wanted...More

Thank rozzie_f
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Excellent food, very varied menu served in a vintage Mark 1 coach right at the side of the quadruple track East Coast Main Line. High quality service from a delightful waitress. Wonderful to watch the trains passing by at high speed. Super railway decor!

Thank Chemteacher
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February 26, 2017|
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Response from Yorky85 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry some what late but no
Richard M
August 29, 2016|
Response from susieq00 | Reviewed this property |
I don't really know but we never did maybe it's changed but it's a nice experience
February 27, 2015|
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Response from yorklady17 | Reviewed this property |
plenty of parking and the added bonus this place is not far from york city centre which is worth a visit with lots to do and see
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough YO30 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Shipton-by-Beningbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 470221
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The Sidings Hotel and Restaurant is situated in York, in North Yorkshire and is based around 5 Pullman-style railway carriages, located by the east coast mainline. The restaurant is unreservedly Italian, offering dishes such as cannelloni, marinated sardines, lamb with rosemary and potatoes, steaks and a selection of pizzas. The wine list focuses on Italian wine and three courses will cost an average of ��30 per person. Don't forget to check out the specials of the day, as well. Tickets, please! Next stop: the Sidings Hotel and Restaurant!
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