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The Slug and Lettuce

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The Courtyard, 22-26 | Back Swinegate, York YO1 2AY, England
+44 1904 679900
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Warrington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food lovely EFee the waitress very helpful was very busy and she never stopped and the cocktails fab really enjoyed the whole experience

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the pub during lunchtime for a snack and a few drinks. It is located a bit of the beaten track down a side street in the city centre surrounded by other restaurants and bars. It is large and fresh with plenty of tables. We ordered nachos which were tasty and good value. There was a good selection of... More 

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Thank Jollyroger560
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a busy day in York, found many restaurants empty but found this S&L buzzing; service very good, a great guy managing the restaurant to keep the flow of orders to suit customer experience. Food good value at Monday offer price, overall really enjoyable.

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Thank Yorklancs2013
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my mother last week during a shopping trip with my mother. Found it by accident down a side street in the city centre. My mother was looking for shops that sold fabric, she asked the waiter at about it. He came back 10 minutes with a hand drawn map with directions to the perfect shop! We didn't catch... More 

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Thank MrTTenT
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ambiance, light, airey restaurant, friendly, helpful staff, food very good and reasonably priced. A great place to meet friends and have catchup.

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Thank PAWPAJ
Slug L, Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is so pleasing to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves, and we certainly hope to see you again soon! More 

York, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at Slug and Lettuce on a Monday when they have their 50% off food deal. This time, we thought that we would try the one on Ousegate, York. The place was almost empty, only one table occupied and I asked if they still did the Happy Monday deal. No, they were trialling the removal of said deal,... More 

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Thank Lindagreenacre
Slug L, Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Dear Linda, I'm really glad you came over to us here at Swinegate and enjoyed your visit to us. It's always lovely to hear positive feedback direct from our customers. I shall pass this onto the team who will love to hear your thoughts. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a cocktail making masterclass for a hen party, Alex hosted this and was brilliant even though we must have tried his patience at time. The class was well worth the price and the food was lovely and staff were very helpful when one of the party became unwell! Overall we had a brilliant time and if in York... More 

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Thank sarahs s
Slug L, Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, We're so glad that you enjoyed the cocktail class with us here on Saturday. Alex will be really pleased to hear your thoughts, as are we! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called for a mid afternoon bit to eat, starters came out quickly, garlic breaded mushrooms, and pulled pork steamed dumplings, both were very tasty but things went down hill from there. Grilled chicken burger was barely cooked inside, but over cooked and tough, and the lasagna was no better. Won't be returning.

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Thank Michael M
Slug L, Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Dear Michael, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal with us. Whilst it is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your starters, it is a little bit confusing to understand your comments regarding your main meals. You have described the chicken burger as both under and over cooked. I can see from your pictures that... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two visits to Slug Courtyard over the weekend and what a sorry state of badly managed affairs. Sat afternoon - five deep at the bar, approx 30 people waiting. Four serving. Cocktails being served in straight and wine glasses (obvious with the half passion fruit placed on top), tables stacked with glasses. Actually waited for 15+ minutes to get served.... More 

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Thank Petek123
Slug L, Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Dear Customer, It is disappointing to hear that you have experienced some issues whilst choosing to visit us on two occasions. Regarding the first visit, it is unclear as to why you may have been charged incorrectly on one of your two rounds, but we could have easily established the error if you had asked or made us aware of... More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 21/2 and was served by Caitlin- she was so helpful and friendly !! She was very efficient too and nothing was too much trouble !! There are too many people who complain these days so thought I'd sent this cos Caitlin was brilliant and really deserves a pat on the back !! Would definitely recommend The Slug and... More 

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Slug L, Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding Caitlin. She will be thrilled to hear your thoughts! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Courtyard, 22-26 | Back Swinegate, York YO1 2AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 679900
Description
A unique bar and restaurant set in the heart of the city amongst ancient picturesque streets. We have a great reputation for quality food and drink. During the day The Slug And Lettuce York is a family friendly hub for breakfasts, lunches and coffee. In the evening we transform into a vibrant cocktail bar and a great meeting place for those after-work drinks. We also have a beer garden ideal for relaxing afternoons.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?