Yorkshire is rightly proud of its produce. Farming has been its talent for thousands of years. There's something about the lay of its land that demands it. And the skills passed down are as simple as they are supreme. And then there are the more than 90 miles of famously rich fishing waters lining its dramatic coastline.


In a Georgian building full of warm character, where art and pantry produce hang, that bounty is what’s celebrated at Pearly Cow, York.


That and life made good by enjoying a little or a lot of what you love.

At Christmas, the chefs design menus that suit the season to a tee but sidestep the gravy and sprouts. And the mellow beauty of the restaurant is something else when it’s aglow with candlelight.



Saturday - 12.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Sunday lunch - 12.00pm - 3.30pm

Monday - Friday - CLOSED



Monday - Saturday 5.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Sunday 5.30pm - 8.00pm



Monday – Friday 7.00 am - 10.00 am
Saturday – Sunday (including Bank Holidays) 8.00 am - 10.30 am


Pearly Cow, York
1 Clifton, York
YO30 6AA


01904 946299




(Please note we only accept card payments)


Christmas Eve: Sunday Lunch and dinner served as normal


Christmas Day: Lunch served at 12.00pm (pre-bookings only) Closed for dinner


Boxing Day: Afternoon Sea only 12.00pm - 4.00pm. Closed for dinner


27th - 30th December: Normal opening times resume


New Year's Eve: Closed for Sunday lunch. Dinner served at 4.30pm or 7.30pm (pre-bookings only)


New Year's Day: Sunday lunch served from 1pm - 4.30pm. Open for dinner 5.30pm – 9.00pm as normal