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The Riverside Cafe-Bar City Screen Cinema

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13-17 Coney Street | York, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 612940
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed 10:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice for a drink, but seriously, £5 for a 125ml glass of red is pretty eye-watering. I only ever visit if I'm going to the cinema.

Thank FranFrac
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick dinner before a jazz concert. I had the fish and chips. The fish was very good, not greasy, nice and flaky and with good batter. The chips were a little floury. Big portion, couldn't face having a cake after that! Not cheap, but convenient in good atmosphere.

Thank joyork2016
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time in a long time I went to the bar for a few drinks after work. Great selection, lovely staff, good ebb and flow of people as various films finished and started. The bar has a wonderful view of the river and twinkling lights from across the way. Have eaten here many times always good, good and better than... More 

1 Thank andy w
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Excellent atmosphere - just a nice place to be. we have joined the membership of cinema due to being able to relax and have a meal and drink and relax before watching a movie. I just enjoy being in a place where there is a great atmosphere with lots of like minded people

Thank coleen e
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely, but the whole experience was ruined by people coming in and encroaching on the dining area waiting for people to come up/downstairs. You don't want some random stranger stood right behind you or next to you as you eat. They should corner the area off or make people wait outside or near the entrance. I've never... More 

1 Thank Freya C
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Had a curry here. Very nice. Tasted like one I'd make at home rather than one in an India restaurant and just what I wanted. Nicely presented too. Quite a few vegetarian choices on the menu and a mix of healthy and less healthy options. Good view over the river too and I think you can go just for a... More 

Thank LynnK21
Northumberland, UK
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216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A small menu means quite prompt service and the food and drinks were fine and we would certainly come here again especially if we're coming for a film.

Thank firtreecott
Scottish Borders
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195 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restruant is such a blessing for just a small meal before the afternoon show. The menu does change for different season - so there is always something good to eat. We have enjoyed this opportunity and also met some great people.

Thank springbuck-kwa
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a pre-film drink in here, the place was buzzing. Drinks are expensive for your £6 for a glass of wine and over £4 for a pint of real ale, but apparently it was 'kept well' so thumbs up from hubby. Bonus is you can take a plastic glass of real ale into the film with you.

Thank Stella P
Rogerstone, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Called in to see a film because the weather was bad. It was really busy and so nice to see somewhere like this being so widely used. Something for all ages - babies attending mum & toddlers group to the more older person meeting friends for lunch. Great location too with views of the river. Stayed for a coffee after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$41
Bar, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-17 Coney Street | York, York YO1 9QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 612940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?