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A Warm Welcome To The City Restaurant! Situated At The Waterdale Centre In The Heart Of Doncaster’s Fashionable Civic Quarter. We’re A Five–minute Walk From Doncaster Train Station And A Two–minute Walk From The Cast Theatre And Savoy Cinema. We’re A Cosy Restaurant With Fifty Seats Waiting For Our Guests. We Serve Contemporary European Dishes Which You Can Enjoy In A Relaxed Atmosphere. On Our Menu You Will Find Dishes Like Cabbage Stew, Sour Rye And Beetroot Soup, Bresaola, Herring, Sole, Duck, Boar, Venison And Matured Beef Steaks Among Others. The City Bar Also Invites You To Try Our Delicious Cocktails – Our Menu Features A Number Of Classics Including Those Made Famous By Winston Churchill
PRICE RANGE
$19 - $49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European
FEATURES
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed March 4, 2024

Been a couple of times now, lovely food and nice friendly staff. We are usually on our way to the theatre so eating earlier than usual, which could explain why it is quiet.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 18, 2024 via mobile

We LOVE going to The City. We have never had a bad experience. Mark and the team are always attentive, and go out of their way to make sure that every guest has a memorable and delicious evening! I booked a table for 6 for...my birthday, though I didn’t specify that it was for a birthday. The morning of the booking, I received an email asking if it was for a birthday and I said yes. On arrival, the table had been decorated with banners and a badge, they brought me out a complimentary dessert and took off the cost of my meal. I was so surprised and so touched by this gesture. The restaurant itself is cosy and homely. It’s comfortable and you’re always made to feel extremely welcome. We were brought a plate of bread, smalec and Brie to start, which always goes down a treat! We’ve tried to find smalec to enjoy at home but it’s never ever as good as what you get here! We had a couple of members of our party who are quite particular about their tastes, and so we do spend a lot of time studying menus ahead of time to make sure they can eat and enjoy as much as the rest of us, and neither of them had any issue here. I enjoy that the mains come without “traditional” sides like potatoes/veg, you instead have the option to order exactly what you want, or don’t want! I ordered my usual, the duck breast. It never fails to impress me and the taste is unreal, served with cooked apple slices. I shared fried new potatoes, and also some beetroot with another member of the party. The City is welcoming, friendly, and a bit of a hidden gem. I’m so happy to see more and more people discovering and enjoying it, but a little sad that our little secret is out there now! I cannot recommend The City highly enough, and I will never stop telling people to go and give it a try! I would pick to eat here again and again and again, and never get bored. 😀More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

Went for an early evening meal with work colleagues and the food and service were really excellent, with a wide range of menu choices.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 2, 2024 via mobile

If you like excellent food this is the place. The food really is unbelievable and the staff cannot do enough. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 30, 2024

We went on a Friday evening, it was absolutely incredible. The service was excellent, and the food was out of this world, it was like being abroad. You even get complimentary bread and a Polish/Hungarian kind of dripping which is phenomenal. The drinks were reasonable...and authentic, I had a couple of Polish lagers which were very good. The ambience is lovely, music just right so you can talk, the décor is traditional and tastefully done. For Doncaster, is probably more on the expensive side but you pay for quality, I've been eating out in Doncaster for 20 years and this is one of the best meals I've had. It's a nice treat and you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 2, 2023

Went with friends for our quarterly catch up. Lovely restaurant, warm cosy and inviting. The food was exceptional and served by very friendly, attentive staff. Will certainly be going back very soon. Highly recommend, give it a try you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 10, 2023

We wanted somewhere to.eat prior to Theatre trip and it was lovely.. Nice atmosphere.. warm with nice little touches.. fresh flowers everywhere. Fress little extras to eat before our meal came out and staff very friendly.. food was gorgeous.. I had the Barnsley chop..delicious.. veg...just how I like it.. all very tasty.. Will visit againMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 9, 2023 via mobile

On entering the restaurant the staff were very warm and welcoming. Lovely atmosphere and comfortable surroundings. Complimentary starter while waiting for mains Food was excellent well presented and tasted great Reasonably priced. Will come again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 19, 2023

We needed somewhere close to the theatre for a meal. I had been once before and was impressed. I am and so were my guests. The small front of the restaurant does not prepare you for a long interior. It is well furnished and thought...out. The menu is east European with good variety. The service is personal, warm, unhurried and relaxed, you really are encouraged to be at ease, enjoy each others company and the food and drink. I do encourage the cook to give less food! the soup was in a deep bowl; the meat in my Goulash was enough for two. We could not have eaten dessert though we would have liked to. There is something truly homely and old world about the City restaurant and its gentle embrace makes for a super and reliable meal that is good value.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 6, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere, friendly family service! Give this place a go for a nice meal with your other half, or friends! Plenty of choice on the menu everything we had was delicious - thank you :)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2023

I love this place, food is a first class the best the assistance on the highest level highly recommended to everyone

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2023

Amazing climate and atmosphere the staff is awesome and really friendly and the food is absolutely delicious highly recommended to everyone it is a great place for everyone 11/10

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 5, 2023

Just strolled in .amazing . Pork dripping and brie with seeded bread mmm then filet steak tagliatelle and serloin snitzal.amazing loved the food will be back and I recommend highly

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023

Hosted a baby shower here and the service was amazing. The owner Marek was welcoming and friendly. He helped us with setting up the room ensuring we had everything we need and arranging the tables to make space for our sweets and cakes. The attention...to detail in placing candles and flowers around the room was a lovely touch. We chose to have a buffet for food and it was so tasty and well presented. I will be going back to have a meal with friends as the menu looks amazing with lots to choose from. I would defiantely reccomend this place. Thank you Marek for making sure we had a lovely day.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023

Had an amazing experience at this venue. The service was brilliant and so was the owner Marek. He was so helpful. The food was delicious. Highly recomend. Will be revisting again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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THE CITY Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5