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Plonkers Bar & Bistro, York, North Yorkshire

Plonkers Bar & Bistro

4.5
4.5
272 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are a family owned business located in the centre of York by the River Ouse. Our bar and bistro has gained a reputation for a wide range of beers and spirits coupled with an excellent selection of wines and champagnes. Close to The Grand Opera House and city centre, Plonkers is an ideal place to meet with friends or colleagues for a relaxed drink.
Weekends at Plonkers can have a party atmosphere where you can relax after work with friends. Upstairs seats approximately 26 but we can cater for buffets for around 40 people with some standing.
We now have our outside riverside area, where we serve food and drinks 10am – 9pm weather permitting.

Please note that although Open Table appears to let you book downstairs or upstairs, this is a glitch with open table, and whilst we will do our best to accommodate requests, no specific tables can be booked as its down to phasing on the day,

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Wine Bar, Home cooking
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    01904 655307
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for brunch

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for groups

  • North Yorkshire

    Hot spot

  • North Yorkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

272 Reviews
  1. KarenW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely couple of hours here and the food was fabulous. Will definitely come back again

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  2. ClareM

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food lovely atmosphere quality food and drink

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  3. CaroleW

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great meal and friendly and welcoming staff

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us ate here for dinner The food was lovely The service was brilliant Would definitely recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed today, having previously visited we’re impressed before so returned. Daughter asked rather sullen waitress what choices of non alcoholic drinks were available to which she said just lager. Thankfully a girl with good customer service came over from behind bar to let us know better options. Cauliflower soup was like drinking water, nobody came and asked if meal was ok. Mam had to drink from the bowl. Apart from friendly girl behind the bar today it was all very average. Not sure if I’d return again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner visited York for the weekend and I booked a table, We had a fantastic time at Plonkers. When we arrived we were instantly met with a warm welcome. They had a great selection of wines, spirits and beers. I tried the plonkers larger which was refreshing and we both shared a bottle of the picpol white wine. The food was amazing, we shared the homemade pate and my partner had the lasagne and I had the homemade beef & ale pie. I didn’t manage to finish it as my eyes were too big for my belly and we had a late lunch. But I would certainly recommend this place fantastic staff and great location. Thank you to all the staff.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmospheric bar/restaurant close to the riverside. The service, ambience, food and drinks were very good. The portions were generous and great value for money. The starter of a a full baked Camembert with sourdough bread and canalised onions was excellent. We will be back!

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  8. Bridget

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent home cooked food for a party of 7 ladies, one of whom had the veggie choice. I was really pleased we had selected this venue as an alternative choice to the Ivy. Generous portion sizes and good quality ingredients. The restaurant was quite ish with ambient music which was turned down as I think one of the serving staff realised a speaker was very close to the table. A very positive experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were welcoming & we were shown to our reserved seat. Menus and choices were great. We had a pescatarian in our group and as it was a Sunday, we opted for the roast dinner. There was a choice of chicken, beef or roast pork or a combination of all three. For the non meat eater, loads of wonderful veg and 2 Yorkshire puddings, plus veggie gravy. The Yorkshire puddings were, as you would expect in Yorkshire fabulous, the vegetables were cooked perfectly with bite still to the carrots, cabbage, cauliflower cheese & broccoli. As we love our vegetables, this was a plentiful and great selection….so nice. There were parsnips and roast potatoes on the plate, extra jugs of gravy and sauces. It was the tastiest roast I’ve had in years and at £16, great value. We were stuffed so couldn’t manage a dessert. I wish this place was local to me as I’d eat there regularly. I highly recommend it. Well done to the chef and serving staff. First class. Thank you .

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  10. LesleyN

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been a few times now before theatre visit only problem I have is the tables downstairs are a bit low. Food service are excellent

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FAQs

Plonkers Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Plonkers Bar & Bistro

5 Cumberland Street, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9SW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    York
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Wine Bar, Home cooking
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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