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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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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Chris M
Solihull
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Olton_Baggie
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank ghjkatie
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Hannah G
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waitress service while you sit by the river and watch the world go by. free WI You can stay for just a drink or order food outside

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Thank Englishroyals
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed this place for its aftrenoon teas a few weeks ago but came back to York and tried its full English, It was very good. At 2 brteakfasts for £10 and very good quality I would definitely recommend it. I would also compliment the waiting staff outside who were very friendly and welcoming to two hungover men on a... More 

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Thank zactudor
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Played the fruit machine which showed we had won over £70, machine did not pay out spoke to 2 staff members who promised to contact company and call me next day; they didn't when I contacted them they said the machine company said there was nothing wrong and it was just an indicator of what could have been won. staff... More 

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Thank E257AXterryh
Management response:

Hi there, I'm a little disappointed to see this go as far as you leaving us a negative review on TripAdvisor. I was the one you spoke to on Friday night, I informed you I would ring the company who deals with the machines; I proceeded to ring them and explain the situation, I then also explained the situation to... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had three different adult main meals portions sizes Moe than generous with drinks £31.00 bargain the food was delicious compliments to the chef

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Thank _maureenwood29
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Found my way to this establishment having seen the tables and chairs out on the riverside which was quiet compared to the rest of the city on a busy Saturday and was looking for some where to eat with dogs. That said if the sun was out I'd expect it would be alot busier here. There was one member of... More 

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Thank Phillip S

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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
USD 6 - USD 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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?