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“Fantastic afternoon in the sun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of York Tavern

York Tavern
Ranked #307 of 812 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?layer=c&cbll=52.620904,1.279031&panoid=OT1MdlDZaRWGjoX9K0r6jQ&cbp=12,357.104645,,1,2.350700&ved=0CFMQ2wU&sa=X&ei=JEXsS76lM8vyOeLSsbEP
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic afternoon in the sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

My self and two others went to the York for food this sunday. The staff were brilliant (far better than what we had experienced at The Unthank) and the service great. There was a fair selection of Ales and beers on offer too.
The food was well cooked and very good.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank GBN164
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English first
UK
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great place for a beer or six. Great atmosphere with fantastic service. Toilets could do with a refurb but the rest is spot on. Been many times and always a good laugh, landlord is brilliant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stark80
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Matt P, Manager at York Tavern, responded to this review, March 26, 2015
Hi Henry , Just a quick response to let you know we have recently taken over at the York & hope on any future visits you find our food much more enjoyable . All our food is freshly cooked by our talented chef & i'm sure you would find your whole experience vastly improved on your previous visit . Hope to see you here soon
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OK Pub Grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

I've drank in here loads, and eaten maybe three or four times?

Firstly, the burger. It was massive, but really dry and tasteless. Norfolk is obsessed with portions - everywhere you go in this county you'll hear "you should have seen the size of the plate" or "I couldn't finish it all"! This plate of burger and freezer chips fell into the latter camp. I couldn't eat it all because it was boring. And massive.

Secondly the roast. Grey beef, overcooked veg, granule gravy, slightly hard roasties. Kitchen staff are often seen reaching into the freezer.

The atmosphere, however, is lovely and there's a fine selection of standard national booze brands to choose from.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Henry W
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Matt P, Manager at York Tavern, responded to this review, March 26, 2015
Hi Henry , just a quick message to let you know we have recently taken over at the York & i'm sure on any future visits you will find our food vastly improved on your previous visit . All freshly cooked & not straight from the freezer ! We hope to see you soon
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food very good but let down by service on one occasion”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Having attended the York Tavern on numerous occassions we have always been delighted with the quality of food- normally Sunday roasts and a great atmosphere. However on our last visit we were kept waiting for our meal 40 minutes after order with no appology. The reason for the delay was unclear dispite waitresses frequently walking past us. Very difficult when entertaining 2 young children and I feel more experienced staff would keep the customer updated and complimentary snacks should have been offerred. Saying that the food was excellent and good value for money. If we return I hope the front of house has improved.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 007Liz006
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Matt P, Manager at York Tavern, responded to this review, March 26, 2015
Hi Liz , I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing time previously at the York & just wanted to point out we have recently taken over the pub & I'm sure you will find the service vastly improved from your previous visit . The food is better than ever and getting rave reviews . We hope to see you here soon
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A new menu on Fridays and Saturdays.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

The York has always been a great pub and the Sunday lunches are wonderful - but they've started doing food again on Friday and Saturday nights.

The menu is really well thought out but not over complicated - and the food is fresh, brilliantly prepared and spot on for the time of year,

It's great for taking younger kids to too - but without that feeling of a standard 'family-friendly' chain restaurant with basic 'and chips' children's menu. They serve from 5.30pm and the prices are very reasonable.

As ever, the range of drinks in there are great and the staff are always friendly. There's some really interesting bicycle art on the walls from a local artist and usually a few lycra-clad cyclists propping up the bar.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve C
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