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The Dormouse

Clifton Park Avenue, York, YO30 5PA

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

Excellent booking service

John 15 December 2018
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

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Customer reviews for The Dormouse

4.0 ((((* (based on 40 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (17)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((*** 4 January 2019 by Cynthia from York

    I often visit the Dormouse with friends and family. On NewYears Day my experience did not meet your usual standard. We had to wait almost half an hour for our order to be taken and an hour for our food to be served. The restaurant was fully booked and there was a good number of people having drinks in the bar area. The menus were printed on cheap A4 paper with print that was difficult to read due to the pale grey font. The service and the food was poor. When diners left the tables remained uncleared. Non of this was to the fault of the staff who were working extremely hard and remained totally professional and polite at all times. Our waiter, Les continually apologised for what was happening. He informed us that several of the staff had not turned up for their shifts. Therefore, the restaurant had only two waiting staff and there appeared to be one person at the bar, and ? kitchen staff. My friends who accompanied me had never visited the Dormouse before and were unimpressed, and said they wouldn’t rush back to the establishment. However, they praised the staff for working so hard to try to keep everything under control. Unfortunately, we overheard some clients complaining and being rude to the staff who found themselves in this unfortunate postition.

    I would like to to say that Les is the best waiter that has ever worked at the Dormouse and you need to keep him at your restaurant as he could easily be snapped up by one of your competitors

    I feel that your staff need be recompensed greatly for keeping your business running in difficult circumstances on public Holiday.

    I trust that when the next Bank Holiday or Race Meeting happens you will have contingency plans in hand when some of your staff decide to take a day off and leave their colleagues in an unenviable position

    We arrived for 1pm and left at 4.45pm

    I look forward to receiving your views and opinions regarding this matter.

  • ((((( 15 December 2018 by John from york

    Excellent booking service

  • ((((( 14 March 2018 by Charlotte from York

    Went to the Doormouse for mothers. There were five of us and we all really enjoyed in our meals - thank you

  • ((((* 13 March 2018 by Alison from York

    This was a very nice meal with very friendly staff and catered for different diets

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Colin from Yarm

    Lovely meal Sunday evening. The beef was excellent.

  • ((((( 24 November 2017 by Karen from York

    Had a great dining experience here, nice decor, warm & welcoming inside as cold, damp and dark outside, had 3 course meal for 4 of us. All had fish starters which we all enjoyed, all had different main courses, where we all had empty plates when we finished, and all had dessert which were exceptionally good. Overall a really fantastic meal out which came to less than £30 each including a bottle of wine for the ladies and lager for the guys so good value too.

  • ((((( 19 November 2017 by Gerald from Nottingham

    Different types of food ?? light delicious delicate dishes.
    Something without chips ?? more rice ??

  • ((*** 29 August 2017 by Marilyn from York

    Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback. We enjoyed sitting in the garden in beautiful sunshine. The food was good and would come again. However it was a Saturday lunch and very busy. We waited over an hour for our desserts and after enquiring we were on our feet ready to paying leave when a delightful lady came and said that she would enquire for us. Why it should take so long to produce desserts we cannot imagine except that staff were in very short supply. We hope that our next visit will see more staff on duty. We are told that catering staff generally in York are in short supply so there must be an incentive for them to work at the beautiful Dormouse, Clifton.

  • ((((* 26 August 2017 by Jane from York

    Nice food and drink, just a little bit pricey

  • ((*** 11 August 2017 by Alyson from York

    Staff very nice but the service is poor they are rushed off their feet I have been at lunchtime as well a couple of months ago and experience was the same. Food was not as good as it has been in the past and by the time our coffee was served it was lukewarm.

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