City CentreDrinks, British, European££££
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About Plonkers

If you’re looking for a pub and wine bar in York’s city centre without the, well, plonkers, head to Cumberland Street, sidestep the manacles of York Dungeon and step inside Plonkers, a stylish watering hole and restaurant on the riverside that’s perfect for a meetup with friends and colleagues. The cellars are stacked to the rafters with wines, spirits, beer and ale, and the menu is equally stacked with Thai, European, and British cuisine, with Sunday lunches being particularly popular – plus most Sundays sees Plonkers mic up live music.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am


5 Cumberland St, City Centre
York YO1 9SW

Menu Highlights



Soup of the Day

Served with Ciabatta


Served with Tartare sauce.

Baked Camembert (V)

Served with warm Ciabatta
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More about Plonkers, York

When you enter Plonkers’ handsome two-storey premises from Cumberland Street you’re faced with a bar whose diverse tipples have earned the pub a reputation around York as being one of the city centre’s most comprehensive. Plenty of beer on tap and in bottles, red, white, and sparkling wines, Champagnes, cocktails – you name it, Plonkers can drop it down in front of you. As for the food, most of the action happens upstairs in a second bar with more of a restaurant atmosphere. It’s here that Plonkers Sunday carvery takes place, as well as a la carte dining with plenty of Asian, European, and British dishes on offer.

Plonkers menu takes in breakfast, snacks and light bites, and full meals. Grab a vegetarian platter or meat and cheese platter for two before tackling main courses like classic British beer-battered haddock and chips, Italian lasagne, Mexican burritos, Thai curries and more. If you’ve got a real appetite after taking in the sights in and around York city centre, go for something from the grill. Burgers and steaks are popular options.

68 Plonkers Reviews

68 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
John S.11 days ago · 1 review

Super little restaurant. Good service and excellent food and drinks. Can recommend the homemade steak and ale pie. Handy place to go before a night at the opera house.

Adele B.16 days ago · 1 review

The staff and service are excellent. The food are great homemade dishes. Keep up the good work Plonkers. Cannot wait to return.We will recommend to anyone.

Carol A.25 days ago · 1 review

Great food in Plonkers and the service is also fabulous , and the wine Really enjoyed our evening bottles of wine, cannot fault it in there.