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The Sidings Restaurant

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Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough YO30 1BT, England
+44 1904 470221
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just had a Groupon deal overnight stay at The Sidings including a 2 course meal and continental breakfast and loved it. I think we were lucky to have a family room which was huge and modern and very comfortable. Sure it was next to the railway mainline with constant trains but if anything that enhanced the whole experience (though I... More 

Thank Glen W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant for a family get together 11 people in all. We were all sat on one table for the evening next to the railway lines. The food was very good and served quite quickly after ordering. The staff were good and the owner was there to make sure every thing was alright.

1 Thank kevin h
Halifax, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went to this restaurant on a greek night with my wife and another couple on 25/11/16 following their recommendation. i went away dissappointed and upset.the starters were basic shop bought pita breads,likewise for the dips they came with.the main buffet was alright but mainly meat meat and more meat!what followed was not was i expected as i am very... More 

Thank alek m
Sidingshotel, General Manager at The Sidings Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alek m Thank you for taking the time to review the sidings and i greatly appreciate your comments about a member of staff try to intimidate you and your wife and we would like to assure you that the matter been taken in to serious consideration This is not the typical of the standards that we strive to achieve... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I dined here and were really looking forward to it, the end result unfortunately was not as expected. Poor quality steak and a poor roast left is very disappointed :-(

Thank Carl H
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit to this superb restaurant. Location is totally different even if you're not a train spotter. Menu is extensive and changed regularly. Excellent choice on all courses. Good drinks choice too. All staff are friendly and helpful. We have always eaten in the compartment train which is novel but very comfortable. Reminds you of how we used to travel.... More 

Thank Dandl27
Orpington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Sidings Hotel and, naturally, ate in the Sidings Restaurant on both nights. The menu is quite extensive and the food...absolutely superb. The service is good and the food cooked to perfection. It's a good menu with a great selection of Starters, Mains and Sweets. If I was in the vicinity (but not actually staying at the... More 

Thank Mick B
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located right next to the York-Newcastle railway line so good views of passing trains and the interior was I assume old railway buildings as the name suggests. We booked here on Tastecard and for a mid-week evening there were enough diners to have an atmosphere. The waiter seemed to be managing to take orders and serve drinks... More 

Thank Susan J
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

top quality. super friendly service. the quality of the food was fresh very well presented staff more than helpful it was like the orient express eating in the railway carriage restaurant.

Thank 1427
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for tea recently with wife, son and grand daughter. We were well looked after as always and staff made a particular fuss of grand daughter who is two. However while there was nothing hugely wrong with food it was all just a bit bland. My Cyprus burger had no real flavour and came in a plain bun... More 

Thank John H
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great food and would recommend a unique experience as the restaurant is railway carriages. Friendly and attentive staff. Reasonable price. Roaring open fire to relax in front of after your meal.

Thank Val W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Mediterranean, British, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough YO30 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Shipton-by-Beningbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 470221
The Sidings Hotel and Restaurant is situated in York, in North Yorkshire and is based around 5 Pullman-style railway carriages, located by the east coast mainline. The restaurant is unreservedly Italian, offering dishes such as cannelloni, marinated sardines, lamb with rosemary and potatoes, steaks and a selection of pizzas. The wine list focuses on Italian wine and three courses will cost an average of ��30 per person. Don't forget to check out the specials of the day, as well. Tickets, please! Next stop: the Sidings Hotel and Restaurant!

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