Pub Reviews In Sheffield
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I went there last week with my partner and we had chicken and bacon club sandwiches with chips... they were incredible! Nice portion size, good quality food, well presented and the chips were the tastiest I've eaten in a pub/restaurant in a while! And, to back up my post - everyone around us was eating. One guy in particular had a burger that was so stacked up the top of the bun wouldn't stay on... the guy couldn't finish it and instead of taking the plate and throwing it away (like most places would do) the landlady wrapped it up and brought it back for him so he could take it home (that included the chips as well!).
Portion size is always a killer because the reality of it is that we all eat different amounts - what I think is a generous portion might not fill up someone else. Personally I'm not convinced an element of over-exaggeration hasn't been used by at least one of these 'reviews' in order to aid their argument... but (as I'm sure someone will be happy to point out) I wasn't there, so I'll apologise now if I'm wrong? For what it's worth though - I ended up giving some of mine away to my partner there was that much (but then I guess I don't eat that much).
The staff were attentive, polite and came over quickly to check the food was OK or if we needed anything. I appreciate that careless mistakes can happen - we all have a bad day at the office at times, that's life unfortunately - and no real reason to think negatively of this pub. Yes they spend time on certain tables talking to other customers, but that's what makes their service so great - if they didn't talk at all we'd all be sat here bitching them off for being ignorant instead. Fact of the matter is that, overall, this practice was not detrimental to their service to the rest of the customers, and the place was literally rammed - so they must be doing something right!
These pages are great - but by no means accurate! People write on them for a whole heap of reasons. Everyone was born with the ability of perception so should go down and check the place out for themselves. From what I see, the landlady is doing a fantastic job at building the place up. The food is great, the customer service is the best I've seen in a pub since I've moved to Sheffield and the building itself is well presented and clean. (and before I get accused of working there, being related or some other pointless start of an argument - I'm none of the above, just a person with my own opinion - whether you choose to listen or disregard that opinion is completely up to you).
- CJ Davenport, 07/10/2012
Having eaten here twice now, I've found the staff to be top notch, being polite, friendly & prompt with their service. On both occasions, the food has been sent out in a timely manner & been delicious.
The first time I had the burger, which was really good & wasn't a small portion by any means & as good as you get anywhere. The second time I had the ribeye steak, again, cooked to my liking & very tasty.
The food prices are more than reasonable & the drinks are standard pub prices. In a nutshell, this place serves good honest food & a fair price...
I've heard the Sunday lunches are good so that'll be my next visit.
- Brian Warner, 03/10/2012
The service was very, very poor. The staff were very rude and arrogant and did not look very presentable. The customer service skills are below standard, even for this place.
The food was over priced and not very nice and I would never recommend this place to any of my friends.
If I was anyone I would never step foot in this place again.
One of the worst places I have ever been to in my life.
- Jane, 02/10/2012
Firstly I must start by saying I have never met such an unruly and obnoxious landlord in my entire life. He looked extremely scruffy, walking around in shorts and constantly swearing with what I could only imagine were his local and usual customers.
The landlady was very rude and I had to send the food back. First of all the starter was cold then the main was not what I ordered and very much over priced.
I wouldn't dare step foot through the Red Lion's doors as long as I shall live.
- Nathan Crowther, 02/10/2012
Ten minutes at the bar to get our first drink. Ordered food, obviously no Sunday roast left, it was four o'clock I suppose. Was told food would be thirty minutes, it came in one hour. Burnt gammon, burnt sausages, cold peas, hair in pie. I don't think we will be back.
- Lee Creaser, 30/09/2012
We visited it for a wedding anniversary evening meal (I have to say this was our only visit).
On this occasion we ordered the special, belly pork with mash and vegetables. Our plate consisted largely of a huge slab of very fatty and tough pork. The mash, which was supposed to be apple mash I think, was little more than a couple of dessert spoonfuls, and then the veg. was 4 stick beans and a few peas. This one dish cost us a tenner, which we thought a bit steep considering belly pork is the cheapest cut.
The starter we had was bread dipped in olive oil, which was OK but needn't have been so oily.
We didn't get round to the sweets.
The service: well, we know it was Friday night and it got very busy, but the waitress still had plenty of time to stand chatting at the next table and ignoring us. (Oh, and when I ordered a half pint, I got a full pint. No big deal, but a bit careless.)
And one important point on the layout: it surely isn't a good idea to have the toilet entrance immediately by the restaurant table, so that there is a constant stream of people passing through from the bar area.
So all in all we won't be going again. Sorry.
- M. Bland, 19/09/2012
Great landlords Kay and Paul. Great sport on TVs. Cozy rooms, good parking.
- Maurice Bramhall, 13/09/2012
At a conference at the University (The Edge) and researched the local pubs here on this web site. Choose "The York" as it is close, has cask ales, and sounded like a good place for a meal.
My wife and I were not disappointed. Table service was fast, friendly, and attentive. There was a choice of seven cask ales and the food was tasty and well made. My wife's salmon was cooked to perfection and her request for a slight modification from the menu was readily accepted. My vegetarian dish was among the best I have had.
I highly recommend The York for a meal and a good pint.
- Paul Sharp, 11/09/2012
Having returned within the last half hour, and experiencing a nightmare with food, I can honestly recommend this to be a place to avoid.
Since its refurbishment last year, the customer is someone to take money from, the whole idea of a restaurant comes from the word itself - somewhere to rest! There is nowhere to sit and have a quiet drink, and should you decide to eat - beware!
Tonight I ordered 2 meals for my wife and I, my sirloin steak, cooked medium, was oozing with blood. The second attempt was equally as bad. The third attempt, (which was my second piece warmed up) was only marginally better, but by then I was considering leaving. Needless to say my wife was sat twiddling her thumbs whilst I ate my meal. All the time the young ladies in attendance were absolutely splendid, I did point out the chef earned a lot more than they did and should know his job, so there was no indictment on them.
After suffering this debacle, we ordered sweets, to be confronted with the absolute insult... a spoon with dried food on it.
If you want to spend an evening with good waitress service and third-class food, this is the place for you, and it only cost just under £50.00!
Needless to say it will be given a wide berth from now on.
- R W Siddall, 08/09/2012
Had a lovely meal there last night. The service was warm and friendly, the food cooked to perfection and very good value for money.
There was something on the menu for every taste and pocket.
Well worth a visit.
- Michelle Warren, 08/09/2012