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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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Hornsea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank _maureenwood29
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Phillip S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Treated a friend to afternoon tea. On arrival we were told to go upstairs. We were told to find out name on a table. The food and cakes were amazing .. We stuck to the floor when we walked in , our table was very sticky.... The décor upstairs was very dowdy and dark, the booths need to be recovered... More 

Thank morrisclan10
Tingley, Wakefield
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of visiting the Lowther in York yesterday for Afternoon Tea. The food was fabulous, finger sandwiches, coffee and walnut cake, lemon drizzle cake, scones, fresh strawberries and lattes to wash it all down. The food was freshly made and I'd suggest that all the cakes/scones were home made because they were to die for! All for... More 

Thank Linda I
Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lowther has two floors, the upstairs being self contained for private hire. Efficient cheerful staff serve reasonably priced drinks with "specials" available. Situated by the river, it is frequented by local students which creates a lively, youthful atmosphere. Although we were old veterans, the interaction was convivial and enjoyable. The audio is raised later in the evening producing a... More 

Thank markhO7053QO
Retford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The cocktails were great and for the price 2 for £8 I couldn't have asked for better. The toilets definately need cleaning and some of the seats need replacing or repairing. The atmosphere was comfortable and friendly and the main seating area and bar were clean. Will definately be back when I visit York again. If you're looking for cocktails... More 

Thank Jo W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Staff seemed uninterested. The food was bland and we were surrounded by students sinking shots. The table was sticky and we wiped down our own table.

Thank Glen L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Afternoon tea for 2 at £10 is very good value. Finger sandwiches were good scones and cakes were very good too. My children had the deluxe drinking chocolate and really enjoyed it.

Thank zactudor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Came across this pub walking back station. What a lovely find. We only had a drink but we loved the pub and the food looked good!! We will definitely return next time we visit york 👍..x

Thank Julie Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, International
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
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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?