The Lamb & Lion
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank
With seasonal veg, chive mashed & red wine gravy
Steak & Ale Pie
With bacon, green beans, hand-cut chips & gravy
With tomato & pepper sauce
Lovely food and really friendly staff, great put atmosphere.
Gorgeous setting with lots of candles and Christmas lights giving a great atmosphere. Friendly professional service and good menu choice with top quality food thank you.
It was cold, no background music, rushed, steak and ale pie was completely dry inside and the dauphinois potatoes were bland and looked like they had been hanging around in a fridge for days, not the usual here but have seen the place decline over the past 18 months
Great location at Bootham Bar. The pub is a lot larger than it looks at first glance. Welcoming staff throughout and the food was quite decent, if a little overpriced for a pub, but hey it’s Covid times! No chips available which made a couple of meals less likely to choose - how do you run out of chips, go buy some potatoes and cut them up!
Lovely pub Sunday lunch with a great pint in a charming pub. Service was both v efficient and friendly. Would definitely eat here again!
Exceedingly helpful and friendly staff, they couldn't do enough to help. The food was delicious too.
Lovely food and the tuoung man who serves us was brilliant.We have visited tha lam and lion many times ans has our wedding party there in 2014. Will definitely visit again when we visit york
We came in on Friday after a few hours Christmas shopping for lunch. The staff were lovely, and the food was delicious. Felt very welcoming sat by the fire! Thank you
Great place to eat, good food and drink, the staff are outstanding, will go again.
Difficult to be too judgemental coming straight out of lockdown 2.0. Staff were extremely attentive and very friendly.
Ridiculously limited vegetarian options on the menu and mash potato was a not smooth.
After being closed for a month, you might also expect a once over that all fixtures and fittings were in place and working correctly.
Satisfying drinks selection.
We were the only people in the restaurant so no atmosphere at all , due to lockdown so that’s fine . The food was just okay . The pie was good but the chips tasted as if they had been finished in too cool fat , had a funny taste . Staff were okay . The lady who served had a face mask on but wasn’t wearing it over the nose . Asked if we wanted more gravy but at this point we didn’t know as we hadn’t started to eat . Didn’t come back and ask again .
We have eaten in lamb and Lion many times in the past and always enjoyed very much .
Enjoyable environment in this old english hotel that is close to the centre of York. Service polite and friendly and food nicely cooked, arriving hot and well proportioned. Plenty of room between tables.
Our waiter was superb! Food was lovely and so was the ale. Lovely place if you’re looking for somewhere more intimate
Lovely ambience. Enjoyed the food.
Really wish I had taken her name but the young lady that took our orders In the restaurant stood out above the rest. So friendly helpful and knowledgeable.
Service Ecellent & Friendly.
Will definitely go back & recommend to others.
Lovely meal and fantastic service from an American guy don’t remember his name couldn’t do enough for us and very friendly all staff were excellent will definitely be re visiting
Very Good. Staff friendly, food good. Most important, Covid-19 safe
Amazing venue great ambience fabulous food and great customer service.
What wonderful staff you have, food was fabulous we will definitely be seeing you again
Good variety, nice atmosphere, attentive service..
Lovely food, beautiful beer garden and great staff. Will definitely be going back.
Good quality food. Everything was presented lovely and food was hot.
Very good Covid system in place. Temperature and track and trace details taken. Service was very good, polite and quick. We sat outside in the garden which was nice. The food was brought quickly and was all hot and tasty. Toilets were clean and hand gel provided.
Lovely atmosphere, we sat in the restaurant at the front. Staff where very attentive & the food was delicious. Good system in place, meeting all requirements for Covid.
Lovely pub great service, lamb hock fantastic. Loved it
Food & service were excellent - thank you, would fully recommend
good, wholesome food in beautiful surroundings. All the usual pub staples - we had the steak and ale pie and the fish and chips - both were perfect.
We allll enjoyed our starters,,, main course and deserts, friendly staff Four very happy eaters
Meal was very nice, iust not a lot of it, we ordered steak pie which in the past has been lovely and came in a large pot, this time it was half the size, also we had a over zealous waiter who was hovering over us all the time, it felt like we were being rushed, he was a nice guy but just too attentive, we like to relax enjoy the meal and surroundings and enjoy being together, sorry we just don't like being rushed.
Booked for dining after it was recommended to us but the food was very poor .. we had the Sunday beef roast . The beef was dripping with blood asked if we could have no blood and we got the plate back ,the beef had been zapped in microwave so was so tough couldn't cut it and the same veg had been left on plate so was cold when we received it back still had salt crystals on .Yorkshire pub was so hard couldn't cut. We left the meal ..we told the lady serving and all they said was sorry and the bill ...no one came to see us and we had to pay the full amount ...very unhappy with this place and will not recommend...disgrace
Birthday lunch with my wife and son, and his partner. Staff very friendly and efficient as ever, lovely ambience, and great food.
No issues with the food, but we had a table for 8.30pm (the only one we could get) and there weren’t many other diners in there so was quite quiet. Had to change a glass as it was dirty.
The one way system was good and fully respected Covid19 guidelines so a plus on that score.
Really enjoyed eating here the food was excellent as well as the service. The staff were very attentive nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend
Food was ok, not much on the menu to choose from!!
Social distancing in the restaurant is appalling we were virtually sitting on top of the next tables, disgusting.
Also it was so dark in the restaurant had a job to see the food.
Didn’t finish what was in the dish and left drinks, found it a very odd place
We have eaten here on a number of occasions and always had a enjoyable experience.
We attended on Sunday last for Sunday Lunch.
Everything regarding the staff and service was as good as we have come to expect.
However we were disappointed in the food we had served, the quality and quantity not to the standard we have enjoyed in the past.
Superb food, beautifully decorated building, great service. Will definitely return when we are next in York
This is a fantastic pub/ restaurant/hotel in a perfect position in the city.
Lovely decor and atmosphere, brilliant food and superb staff. Will def be back ! Thank you
Disappointed as on your website said you were still going to eat out scheme and yet we paid full price. We only booked for the offer. The food was very average.
Lovely relaxed atmosphere with polite and helpful staff. Also, the food is exceptionally good value for money!
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, excellent food, service & value for money. We will definitely visit again
The Lamb & Lion is rated 4.1 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.