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The Lowther

$$ - $$$, British,
8 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW, England
+44 1904 622987
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
“cake” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
8 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW, England
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1 - 10 of 413 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been coming here for five years in total, whilst studying Medicine at University. Over the last year the service has drastically deteriorated. On our last visit, I’m sad to declare, we were told to “get our hearing checked”, by a member of staff....More

Thank cgcheetham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and was plentyfull. Chunky chips was lush, even came back for breakfast the following day 2 for £10 and it was gorgous. Good find.

1  Thank laurensmed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the time to stop here , food looked great But i had cake and coffee great value great location. Really clean and well maintained right on the water front will defo be visiting again. Service very good 👍 Well done

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a family meal on Saturday while visiting my son in York for his birthday, the variety of meals we had were very nice, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. A couple of the tables could do with sanding down and...More

Thank nottsbeck
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Went here yesterday for a bit of lunch. It was much quieter than most of the pubs in York at this time if the year, which I would describe as "ridiculously packed". I had a bacon, chicken and cheese melt with fries which was delicious....More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

After shopping we were looking for a quiet place to get a drink and something light for lunch What a find this turned out to be we found ourselves in nice clean surroundings and found beer reasonably priced for once around £1 per pint cheaper...More

1  Thank 273davyd
Reviewed 30 October 2017

lovely place, lovelyt stuff, lovely food, lovely view, lovely vibe, lovely position! it is absolutely....LOVELY! both suitable for a romance dinner, or simply a night out with friends!

Thank ro76187785
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A quick pit stop to recharge our batteries. A good riverside pub. We visited in the day. It looks like it will be a lively place in the evenings, opening until well past my bed time :-)

Thank illustratedman25
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Lovely pub facing the river, 5 star food, prices amazing, why go any where else, 2 breakfasts for £10, big and very tasty, wonderful friendly staff.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely looking pub. Ideal location especially on a nice day sat outside, table service, sat at the side of the river watching the boats and geese.

Thank Lisa M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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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