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The Dormouse

Clifton Park Avenue, York, YO30 5PA +44 1904595715

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Food is always good here, and nice atmosphere in restaurant. It needs better lighting outside on the path through to the main road however.

Deb Pearson 14 November 2016
from York

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Paying tribute to the vintage British pub, The Dormouse in York serves traditional pub food in what was once a Victorian hospital. The grand hearth displays the classic brickwork, while the rustic ivy-covered walls and a charming orchard are attractive views from the al fresco beer garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Dormouse menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Dormouse ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Dormouse is only a 6-minute drive from York Train Station.

The Dormouse

Clifton Park Avenue, York, YO30 5PA

Contact +44 1904640682
Reservations +44 1904595715

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Customer reviews for The Dormouse

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Recommended for

  • dinner (18)
  • value (9)
  • lunch (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 5 January 2017 by Christine Brook from York

    Great food with lots of choice except for veggie option. Plenty of room between tables especially as I have a mobility problem. Not enough staff up front. Two waiters were run off their feet as the restaurant was busy. Service was extremely slow as it was also last time we visited.
    Love the mini pudding option with the coffee as we wouldn't have normally had a pud.

  • (((** 2 January 2017 by Yvonne Hutchison from Midlothian

    Lovely place. Family friendly. Great service. Food OK.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Penny Henderson from Durham

    I visit The Dormouse twice a year with friends. We enjoy the large menu including my gluten free menu. Not so good this recent visit as there was no separate gluten free menu. However staff were very good giving me choices The

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Deb Pearson from York

    Food is always good here, and nice atmosphere in restaurant. It needs better lighting outside on the path through to the main road however.

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Deb Pearson from York

    Nice atmosphere in here, food consistently good.

  • ((((( 16 August 2016 by David Rice from York

    The location is only 10 minutes from home and is always clean and comfortable. The staff are always helpfully and the length of time from ordering is always good and we are not waiting to long.

  • ((((( 8 August 2016 by Deb Pearson from York

    All my family enjoyed their meals... Good service too.

  • ((((* 12 July 2016 by A Hunt from York

    Excellent roast Sunday lunch in a very nice family atmosphere restaurant. Very attentive waiter. One negative, we all felt we were rushed through the meal. Restaurant was busy but we were out within 80 minutes so it wasn't a leisurely lunch. Would prefer no piped music anywhere. It is played in the garden and the restaurant.

  • ((((* 24 April 2016 by Gillian Burwood from York

    Thoroughly enjoyed both evenings dining here,with the choice of menu being varied enough to suit all of us. The Ham Hock was especially tasty and tender and the accompaniments just right, the same goes for the sea bass. Appreciated the choice of a small dessert and coffee. All appetites satisfied.

  • ((((( 20 April 2016 by Hilary Colling from Eastrington

    Lovely Restaurant. Food was well presented and good choice. Good value for money. Nice atmosphere. Staff very pleasant and courteous.

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