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The Riverside Cafe-Bar City Screen Cinema

££ - £££, Cafe, British
13-17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 871 902 5726
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
10:30 - 22:30 Hours
Bar, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
13-17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

1. I asked for a good cup of tea, (I even requested two tea bags in the small pot); what I received was an extremely weak pot of tea. I thoroughly stirred and pressed the one tea bag that was put in the pot. Later...More

Thank GreenRail
Reviewed 1 week ago

The balcony overlooking the Ouse offers a superb position to enjoy a sunny hour or two in central York. This is a smart and deservedly popular meeting place with a limited range of food and both hot and cold drinks on offer. Very comfortable.

Thank Quixote2001
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Whatever has happened to City Screen? It used to be one of my favourite places in York for coffee and/or food but in recent months it’s taken a real nosedive. Constant changes in staff ( always a worry) who show no enthusiasm to serve, very...More

Thank Roz L
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I absolutely love this place. I like it in the winter months but LOVE it in the summer ones. I come from Edinburgh to York mainly so I can sit outside at this bar and work on the projects I have lined up for my...More

Thank RobertHowie
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We visited the Riverside Café Bar for a relaxing afternoon drink, on our way back to the hotel. Positives: Besides the river Comfy seating Nice atmosphere Clean and tidy Negatives: Expensive food and drinks, we decided to have a drink but went elsewhere for cakes,...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Although there are complaints on here about service and table cleaning this is not my experience. It obviously gets busy just before a big screening but then quietens off and the staff catch up a bit. Good selection of beers, coffees and food. Pleasant outlook...More

Thank Mick P
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A nice selection of wine, unfortunately they’d ran out of many cake options after lunch. A reasonable bar for a drink with a friend.

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Sandwiched between two winebars that can be busy, it's easy to think this will be a similar type. It's not. It's a real gem whether for a coffee, cake, wine or lunch. Clean, good service and friendly. Don't miss it. If you like cinnamon toast...More

Thank Gypsy008
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Met up with an ex colleague for a catch up and found this place to be great, atmosphere was very relaxed and diverse. Staff were very attentive whilst being relaxed and the coffee/tea and cakes were very good. Couldn’t really ask for anything else for...More

1  Thank ExplorerIIYorkshire
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We thought we’d relax and eat/drink at this riverside location but as soon as we’d finished our food and drink (literally after the fork was out of my mouth) a female member of staff came to clear the table and said “are you planning on...More

Thank Tommy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 871 902 5726
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City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. With its spectacular setting, our licensed bar and café-restaurant is the ideal place to relax and enjoy anything from a cup of tea to a full meal. Our standard range of coffee is organic and fair trade. Our gourmet coffees are also fair trade, and are sourced direct from the growers, so will generally be organic. We serve three real ales from local breweries in our bar, and a glorious selection of wines from Bibendum. In addition to our teas, coffees and soft and alcoholic drinks, our diverse and inspired food menu has helped to generate City Screen’s reputation as one of York's most appealing venues at any time of the day.
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