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The Lowther

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International
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8 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW, England
+44 1904 622987
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went into the Lowther , it didn't smell too nice, a kind of sicky smell around the bar We were told we could sit outside so we moved to the tables by the river. The waitress didn't smile once :) . The food ok but there was some very shriveled black rocket in the salad,which had I made a... More 

Thank grahamtakats
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy our food here. Portion sizes are large and food is tasty and great value. Service is quick and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Its quite obvious it could do with a refurb and we must go at a time when the toilets need a good clean. Saying that, we are generally quick picky and always... More 

Thank KaraButtery
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parner tried ordering drinks inside whilst I waited by the river. He was told he had to go back out and someone would take our order. After about 10 minutes we ordered, Just as we were about to go elsewhere. We got our drinks about 5 minutes later but had to rush as we were waiting for a river... More 

Thank cazmez
Management response:

Hi, Thank you for leaving a review with us, I'm glad you enjoyed the drinks that you had. However, the rules that we operate by are set for us by the City of York Council, so we're very powerless to change anything. We have to operate a table service only policy in our outside area as it has a separate... More 

Guia De Isora
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly, drinks and food good. Service friendly and efficient. 😀 view good. Pleasantly surprised.

Thank sdsangell
Level Contributor
64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch and lovely people, we had great hot sandwiches and really lovely chunky chips. Great value. Can't recommend it enough. Well worth a visit

Thank David T
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in whilst waiting for the river cruise. Wasn't expecting much for the sandwiches and tea. Instead we were served a marvelous helping of scones with jam and cream, cakes, sandwiches all made fresh and very tasty. Staff were very [polite & helpful

1 Thank Chris M
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Chose The Lowther to rest and grab a bite to eat and a quick drink. Ended up sat here for a couple of hours sat in the sun outside by the river. The young lady outside was always busy but she was great, making sure all the tables were attended to. I chose the Lowther Club Sandwich... chicken, bacon, egg... More 

Thank Olton_Baggie
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We were in a big group, ordered food and they brought everyone's out bar one person, after asking for the food we got told it already came out, which it clearly hadn't as there was no chicken burger around, they then brought out another burger about an hour later which still was not what we ordered, we were all fed... More 

Thank ghjkatie
2 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Eva was absolutely amazing, lovely drinks! One of the best waitresses I've ever had , being a waitress myself I recognise amazing customer service! Thanks lowther!

Thank Hannah G
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We arrived on a sunny Sunday to The Lowther and waited in a queue for the outside seating. The queue moved relatively quickly and we were seated within 20 minutes. However, it all just went a bit downhill from there. I enquired about using a tastecard but was told it can be used inside only (there is nothing at all... More 

2 Thank Abds123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $19
Bar, British, Pub, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 622987

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