About The Lowther

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Sitting pretty on the banks of the River Ouse, The Lowther is a stunning location for both drinks or dinner in York city centre. This stylish restaurant dishes up traditional British pub food by day and by night it turns into one of the city’s most elegant nightlife haunts, serving tasty cocktails and an array of premium wines, beers and spirits. To score one the best tables at this Cumberland Street hotspot, book in advance!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm


The Lowther
8 Cumberland Street, City Centre
York YO1 9SW

Menu Highlights




With extra virgin olive oil,balsamic vinegar and butter


With cucumber salad and sweet chilli sauce


With hickory BBQ sauce



Served with chunky chips, mushy or garden peas, tartare sauce, bread and butter and a lemon wedge


Chicken breast wrapped in bacon, roasted with hickory BBQ sauce topped with melted cheese


Topped with light shortcrust pastry, chunky chips, peas and gravy



(Vanilla, strawberry and chocolate) with chocolate sauce and café curls


Served warm with cream


With Beechdeans vanilla ice cream or custard

More about The Lowther, York

With its location right on the river in York’s city centre, this sleek bar and restaurant's location only adds to its picturesque appeal. In summertime you can sit outside and dine al fresco while taking in the lovely views around you, meanwhile in the winter you could take advantage of the cosy dining room area with its modern decor. With its beautiful surroundings, The Lowther is the perfect location to indulge in some afternoon tea. Opt for the prosecco afternoon tea and tuck into some freshly prepared sandwiches, scones served with butter, fresh whipped cream and strawberry jam, and a selection of homemade cakes, all washed down with a glass of sparkling.

From breakfast to lunchtime options and main courses, the menu has plenty of choice. We recommend heading to The Lowther on a Sunday when you can feast on a traditional roast with your choice of roast beef, gammon, pork or turkey, served with homemade Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing and gravy. Whether it’s for drinks or dinner, The Lowther on Cumberland Street in York’s city centre is a popular choice.

16 The Lowther Reviews

Very Good
16 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Philip I.4 months ago · 1 review

A fine carvery Sunday lunch, a friendly chef and bar staff, a lovely river view from our table. The meal was very enjoyable as was our whole weekend visit to York.

Rick D.2 years ago · 1 review

Had a great morning with our daughter and friends on Sunday, it was our first visit to the lowther. Great food and service also very well price

Neil B.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent carvery, great service My family and I often visit the Lowther and find the Sunday lunch carvery to be great value for money and the quality of food to be excellent.

Diana L.2 years ago · 1 review

My Husband and had a good time and the food was 1st class, the young lady who looked after us was very kind and good at her job, in fact all the staff were.

Sarah O.2 years ago · 1 review

Food was lovely. A nice selection. It was very busy though and they could of done with a few more staff working. Apart from that we had a very pleasant meal. We will definitely return. I have recommended The Lowther to my friends as a place to go for a good Sunday lunch.

Sven L.2 years ago · 1 review

The Sunday Carvery was excellent but i'm sorry, service really let us down.The chap behind the bar was so busy twiddling his mustache I pretty much had to wave at him, standing in front of him, to capture his attention. Unforutnately, it wasn't until we were taken to our table that we were then told, if we want carvery, we have to get the tickets from the bar back downstairs. Would have been helpful to say so while we were there. At the end, trying to work out the bill (I prebooked with a TasteCard) we were delayed by the fact that the guy who put the order in the till who needed to use his card to give us the bill, was on a break. Really?! such a shame, great food, nice venue and location, ?staff training needed?

Anthony B.2 years ago · 1 review

The Lowther was flooded when we got there but our money was refunded within minutes from my email. Impressive ! Very impressive service indeed. Thanks!

Alan F.2 years ago · 3 reviews

Had Sunday Carvery using a Groupon offer. Meat was very good, but vegetables were the usual "Carvery Problem" of being kept on hot plates and not really warm enough. Would go back again. Groupon value was over inflated at we could have got two meals for £16 but Groupon claimed a £20 value.

JOHN R.2 years ago · 1 review

Arrived ten minutes early for our 1pm booking, table was ready and had the seniors offer for £6-95. selected beef for our meat which was cooked to perfection, a good selection of vegetables and a very nice yorkshire pudding with tasty thick gravy.

Andrew B.2 years ago · 2 reviews

The food was good, nice and hot. The ambience was a little different given that the ground floor was flooded, this meant there was limited room and no access to the draft beers. That all said we enjoyed our meal.