The Crown & Cushion
Lunch was lovely excellent service and salad will definitely be back, far superior than any offerings in York city centre. Beautiful scenery too
Many visits to this lovely restaurant however, new staff and slow service. Order was wrong and unable to solve the small things, like asking for water to the table. The sauce for the chicken [rotisserie chicken Tuesday] was SO salty! The presentation was good however, no knife was provided to actually cut the chicken lol Found its hard to cut chicken with a dinner knife :-)
Will not go to this night for a while, hoping that they can perfect like they do their steak nights :-)
We visited two years ago on a recommendation and liked it so much we came back the next time we were in the area - was just as enjoyable.
We have been going to the Crown & Cushion for a while now, but have noticed a big difference over the last few months. Our last meal was very disappointing. In particular an expensive prawn cocktail arrived in a very strange dish/glass which was full of lettuce, a few tiny flavourless prawns and no sauce! The last three times we have been they have also run out of one of the dishes we have tried to order. We were supposed to be going again this weekend for Sunday lunch, and taking some friends. Sadly I am cancelling the reservation as we no longer feel the Crown & Cushion provides the quality and standard of food it used to.
Another excellent lunch with friends. We will be back.
It was a lovely meal, however, this was the first time I used Open table to book and when I arrived the waiter claimed he did not have my booking which I could see was on his screen. Overall, a lovely meal just slightly poor service.
Lovely pub excellent service and the best fish n chips I have had in years!! Definitely recommend highly.
Disappointed that they had run out of roast meals but we still ate well and our waiter was brilliant- could not fault him for the service he provided to our table.
Disappointing- has gone downhill drastically since our last visit!
Pub was very busy and the poor waiting staff were very stressed - as there were simply not enough of them. In a Yorkshire pub, at these premium prices, I'd expect both quality and quantity. I got neither. My chicken breast could well have been a budgerigar, and I waited expectantly for a side plate of vegetables, which never arrived. The meat tasted very ordinary and came on a bed of a few sliced potatoes and greens. My colleague's monk fish portion was tiny, and without the extra portion of chips ordered, we would have left hungry. A second drink we ordered spent around fifteen minutes waiting on the bar to be brought over, and we left without ordering any dessert. The place was packed out and has a great reputation, so I doubt if this revue will be of any consequence, but I would certainly not go there again.
Over priced for what you were served. Not the best of portions either
A very poor an disappointing experience! Service was atrocious and staff were unpleasant. Some of the food was okay but some was very poor.
Great food and service yet again, but the lady behind the bar let's the place down, she had no customer relation skills at all.
On arrival we waited at the bar whilst she carried on washing glasses, a friendly "Hi I wont be a moment" would be the way rather than totally ignoring.
On leaving we all wished her good night, no response whatsoever.
She was also very late sorting our first drinks, much to the annoyance of the waiter.
Talking to some of the locals at the bar, they were fed up with her total incompetence, always waiting to be served whilst she fussed about looking busy, but doing very little.
She really does let this great establishment down.
After booking ahead we were initially seated between the bar and the fire, which was not ideal. We asked to move and were then seated at a better table, which, incidentally, we had been shown past on the way in!
What food we had was excellent although they forgot to serve our shared stater, for which we were compensated.
On balance, an enjoyable evening and we would visit again.
A great Wednesday steak night with all the trimmings and a bottle of house red wine too; can't beat it! Cooked to perfection, well done chefs, and served by hospitable and welcoming staff. Well done Team Crown & Cushion. We will be back!
Pleasant pub with cosy atmosphere. There wasn't much variety with the menu but the food we had was well cooked and presented; but maybe the portions could have been a little bigger. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Food was good, wine was excellent.
Just spoiled a tad by the loud, disingenuous woman behind the bar.
We were ignored as we entered. Bar staff didn’t acknowledge our presence.
The restaurant was pretty empty for a Friday night but perhaps dry January was having an impact?
One server was friendly and helpful the other was stern and brash like a head teacher.
Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Prices were expensive but the quality of food reflected the price.
The chefs were visibly in the front of house asking to close the kitchen and go home. Slightly unprofessional in front of guests.
The restaurant was homely and warm with log fires and a choice of attractive dining spaces.
This is the second time we’ve been, it’s been faultless each time.
Fantastic staff and accommodating kitchen to my dietary requirements.
We say next to the fire, perfect cosy date night (which is rare with a toddler, so you want it to be great!)
We can’t wait to return.
Excellent home cooked food, friendly staff, nice pub.
Very busy but as we had booked our table we were shown into a lovely quiet part of the restaurant where the food and service were excellent.
This was a terrible meal and we will never go back. We have used this restaurant many times over the years and what was supposed to be a nice treat on Boxing Day was far from it. My CHICKEN HARRISSA for main course was simply disgusting. Turkey from the day before all dry in a watery hot chilli sauce which is not how this dish should be. My daughters beef pie was burnt and dry. The service was poor due to there being hardly any staff. Overall exceptionally poor and just Rubbish!
An excellent Sunday lunch. Staff were polite and attentive to our needs. Recommend booking as the restaurant is very busy.
Very friendly and efficient service. Always a reliable choice.
Great food and selection on the menu, especially for a Sunday. Wide range of drinks. Friendly and helpful staff, apart from the land lady who was working behind the bar at the time, she was out of depth and needs to focus on customer service. She was complaining about her work issues to a local, rather than welcoming new arrivals and asking if she could help.
Steak excellent. Burger not outstanding. We are sad that The Crown and Cushion is not as good as it used to be- service was not great- we were questioned as to whether we had booked in a very off hand manner. Rest of meal indifferent. It felt chaotic- waited a long time before another drink arrived, ages before we were asked if we wanted dessert. We used to go regularly as a treat, but not really a treat any more. Steak remains excellent though!
A great place to meet up with friends for lunch. The staff were very welcoming and the food delicious.
Lovely as always, first time for Sunday lunch but didn't disappoint, we will be back
Decorated beautiful, spotlessly clean, good choice of food which was presented superbly, food was delicious
Warm and inviting on a miserable day. Good choice on lunch menu. Plenty of off street parking. Will definitely go again. Ideal stop on the way from York to the east coast.
We enjoyed our lunch and were well looked after by your excellent staff as usual
We have visited The Crown and Cushion several times and its always been excellent, but this time it was slightly below expectations. It took a very long time to change a barrel of beer so my husband was left waiting for nearly 20 mins for the drinks. Food was excellent and arrived in good time, but it was slightly ruined by the pub been filled with smoke and the fire alarm going off. This was due to the real fire, not sure why it did this, maybe it needs sweeping. My clothes upon leaving smelt very strong of smoke and my husbands eyes were stinging. Otherwise a good trip and we will be calling again.
Six of s met up and had a good night out at The Crown and Cushion, food and service was very good, we will definitely return.
A fabulous village pub with a warm friendly atmosphere, an attractive bar to stand nextdoor if desired but equally cosy table service for dining and social gathering. The food is and has been every time I have visited delicious. Excellent value for money if you order before 6.45pm (early bird menu). Even the tea/coffee is special served with handmade fudge and shortbread. I love this pub, I only wish it was my village!
Nice relaxed lunch, good food, friendly service, convenient location
We have been to the C&C several times and generally found it to be very good.However on our recent visit the rooms were a bit cool.Should have been heated earlier.The food was ok but not great.Service was very good.Overall not our finest visit but probably not enough for us not to visit again.
We went on a Monday night so it was very quiet. The food was very nice, although my husband did find three bones in his fish pie, luckily at the end as this would have really put him off eating it. My swordfish was lovely. The Black Forest gateau was not as expected, it was very dense and chocolate, only to be ordered by real chocolate lovers! We waited a long time after our desserts to order coffee. I think as we were the only ones in the room perhaps we had been forgotten, so we had to grab a waitress who was going off duty. However the service was very friendly and the staff lovely.
Lovely food, very friendly staff will definitely return
Had a fantastic Sunday Lunch at the Crown and Cushion. Food was delicious and the menu for children was great as it was split into smaller and older children. The staff were fantastic with our two year old and baby.