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17 Museum Street | River House, York YO1 7DJ, England
+44 1904 672904
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst I've lived in York for 25 years I've never been here, there's always in mind been better Italian restaurants; and there are. Popped in here for a quick early doors with my brother who had a couple of hours wait for his train home after being in York on business. I can't say the menu is extensive, we both... More 

Thank Hairymike55
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest we have had a few bad experiences at various Pizza expresses, I learnt the hard way never to order their pasta dishes, but we had a 2-for-1 voucher so decided to go. We arrived and said we had booked upon which a young lady marched off with two menus, put them on a table, mumbled something and... More 

Thank sophia_snail
Bedfordshire, UK
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice location next to river and also a lovely building, with interesting decor. Disappointed by having to sit in Bar area in corridor next to door and radiator on walkway for all coming and going including to toilets. Most of restaurant tables seem to have been held for the evening service. Despite this we had a friendly and efficient waitress... More 

Thank 4brits
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From walking through the door everything was excellent. The service throughout our meal was excellent; the food was excellent and the surroundings totally made the whole experience. It was a pleasure to find somewhere in York that can do all 3 things so well!

Thank Adrian J
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW! Be we were not expecting this. Having spent the day visiting the city of York. We just wanted a quick dinner, nothing special and nothing we needed to get dressed up for. What a lovely restaurant, the venue has so much character and is situated right on the river. Food was great. Welcome and overall service was friendly, but... More 

Thank Tracey G
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the historic, and imposing, River House, this is certainly the better located of central York's two Pizza Express restaurants. The interiors are mindfully decorated, in keeping with the building, and (as the names suggests) there are good views available of the River Ouse. The setting and furnishings of this restaurant are its greater feature, as, sadly, the food... More 

Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Shipley, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally go to Asks for lunch but due to refurbishments we went around the corner to pizza express and were not disappointed got a table in the window overlooking the river,and soon were sipping on a rose wine while looking over the menu.the American hot was excellent as was the pollo pesto but everyone enjoyed what they ate so would... More 

Thank phillip r
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Pizza Express is in a great location! The staff are friendly and helpful and really went above and beyond to help out with some special requirements. Will definitely return for a quick and easy meal!

Thank CityPathfinder
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat with fantastic views of the river the place itself is a old gentleman's club from the railway days you can imagine them sitting smoking cigars and drinking brandy a fantastic building and food to match well worth a visit

Thank ian256
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service and food. The vegan pizza was fab!! Our waitress was attentive and helpful. I will definitely recommend!

Thank Jennifer B

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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
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Museum Street | River House, York YO1 7DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 672904

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