The Dormouse

(42 Reviews)
Clifton Park Avenue, York, Yorkshire, YO30 5PA
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Dormouse
(based on 42 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (29)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (17)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (14)
  • views (3)
  • By Gillian B from York
    22 April 2016

    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.

  • By Hilary C from Eastrington
    18 April 2016

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

  • By Aynsley H from York
    23 March 2016

    Love the open fires and the cosy lighting, quiet atmosphere with pleasant decor and staff. Reasonable menu, though the 'eton tidy' (dessert) was disappointing. There were strawberries and blackberries (?) mentioned, and they really were needed to offset the fatty blandness of it. There was only a suggestion of purée in it. Pretty expensive, too.

  • By Lynn M from York
    13 March 2016

    Slow service but excellent menu choice and good quality food

  • By Julie H from York
    6 March 2016

    Excellent food. Friendly and helpfully staff.

  • By Graham L from York
    12 January 2016

    It was great ...good surroundings, good food and above excellent service from Callum

  • By Sandra P from York
    21 December 2015

    Really nice atmosphere, cosy, and a variety of well presented food.

  • By Avril S from York
    4 December 2015

    Food was excellent as was the service. Will go again

  • By Hilary C from York
    29 November 2015

    Lovely time at the Dormouse. Good food and good service.

  • By Sharon G from lancashire
    2 May 2015

    Lovely restaurant. Great food and drink. This is our second visit. Staff always very friendly. Would recommend to friends.

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The Dormouse
Clifton Park Avenue, York, Yorkshire, YO30 5PA