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“Dreadful...not a great family experience!”

Russells of Coppergate
Ranked #292 of 934 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Just visited with family and feel like my wallet has been robbed.
Ordered jacket potato with Tuna...jacket potato very dry and unappetising.
Charged 90p for half a small tumbler of very dilute squash for a toddler...no more than 90mls of fluid.
£3.55 for a pint of soft drink is very expensive too!
Restaurant accepted us in with a small baby but there are no proper changing facilities...a changing table squeezed into the smallest place in the ladies toilets next to the hand drier. As a result every time you moved the drier came on.
Will not be visiting again

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Thank Shel76
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Went for Sunday lunch with friends. We had read the reviews, but decided to give it a go. We were all really pleasantly surprised. We were greeted in a friendly fashion and shown to a good table. The waitress was helpful when we were choosing our drinks and brought the white wine, well chilled in an ice bucket.

Three of us chose beef and the other person had pork. We were given a generous portion and there was a good selection of vegetables,mashed and roast potatoes, broad beans, peas, cauliflower cheese,mashed carrots and red cabbage., to which we helped ourselves.The plates were hot and we enjoyed a very tasty meal, with very tender meat and beautiful gravy. I am quite a foodie and couldn't fault our experience. The service was good, but not in your face.

Well done Russells, we will be back.

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2  Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Quality meat and more than one type can be chosen. Great Yorkshire puds but the vegetables are all but non existent and what there is are dry and over cooked. Puddings are basic too.

Thank emma p
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were recommended to go by some regulars and we were not disappointed. This is a good value carvery. Our food was good quality and hot. Service was fine and there was plenty of choice. We would go back.

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Thank BKP47
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Russells has been in the same spot for many years and, having not been back to York for over 10 years, we returned to find it still offering good value. I do not agree with some of the scathing reviews that other diners have written about this restaurant. For only 9.95 you can't expect gourmet dining and, given the price, Russells offers good value - the meat is correctly cooked (pity there was no lamb, though, the days we were there), the vegetables hot (not soggy as some people have said) and the Yorkshire pudding was as expected. Hearty fare, good value for your money. The interior could do with some refurbishing.

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Thank Timothy H
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