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La Brasserie on Kirkgate - CLOSED

23/25 Kirkgate | T, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 600322
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
31 May 2014
“Now deservedly closed!”
10 Sep 2013
“May be the worst restaurant ever!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, British
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23/25 Kirkgate | T, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Nice concept, poor execution! Even the unpretentious people of Ripon didn't fall for this 'style over substance' attempt at a French style brasserie. So wrong on so many levels. Poor quality and overpriced, the only similarity with a Paris Brasserie was the poor service.

Thank Trolley_12
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This restaurant had just opened a few weeks before we ate there. We both had the twin fish and leek pies, which consisted of tiny shreds of indistinguishable "smoked haddock" and "salmon" but which were hugely overshadowed by the unbearably bland leeks, which was 98%...More

Thank Tradefreak
Nick S, Owner at La Brasserie on Kirkgate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

I am so sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your visit to the restaurant and upset that you found the need to describe it as the "worst restaurant ever",however i would just like to clarify a few points a.the twin fish pies you describe...More

Reviewed 25 August 2013

We were looking for an evening meal and stumbled upon La Brasserie. And I am glad that I did! We had a kind of special dietary request an they happily obliged. Well done. It was a lovely relaxing atmosphere with quiet music and very attentive...More

Thank JLMackenzie
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Very pleasent and helpful staff compliment a nice menu and wine list. Very enjoyable food, presented and served well. Especially busy at lunchtimes so do book.

Thank Chivesdiners
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had the early-evening 'two courses for £10', for which there is a choice of 3 items for each of the 3 possible courses. We agreed it was good value, the staff were friendly and from our experience, we would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank sloughrushhour
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Dropped in on Sat evening 27th July to celebrate my birthday with a friend. Stylish venue, friendly service and a nice bottle of Pinot Rose at a reasonable price (£18). But sadly the food was average and unremarkable. My friend's rib-eye was decidedly small and...More

Thank GappyUK
Nick S, Owner at La Brasserie on Kirkgate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2013

I was very disappointed to read your recent review of my restaurant with regard to the food you were served,you commented that the rib eye steak was extremely small,and that the belly pork was fatty,i was quite upset at this because we have been open...More

Reviewed 29 July 2013

In Ripon for a few hours with my husband and daughter and looking for somewhere to eat. We looked at several restaurants and the special menu of La Brasserie was the most appealing to us all. We were not disappointed. The goats cheese starter was...More

Thank Tamara444
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Location is the big plus here, in the shadow of the cathedral and kitted out with a fair level of sophisticated glitz. Popped in for quick lunch, service prompt and attentive, one of the three of us opted for £9.99 two course fixe, garlic mushrooms...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is our 4th visit and we find it consistently good. Nice food, friendly service and the midweek early birds offer is excellent value for money. Starters, Mains and puds all delicious. We'lll be back!

Thank Sammy209973
Reviewed 6 May 2013

TA ratings, good, site excellent, just by the cathedral. Staff friendly and efficient. Food- well.....Risotto was more like a pilaf and probably had been reheated. sausage and mash, tasty but gravy showing signs of reheating. Crab salad, dissapointing dressed crab, commercial cole slaw and awful...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$2 - US$33
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23/25 Kirkgate | T, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 600322
  • E-mail
Proudly standing at the end of Ripons most historic street and opposite our Stunning Cathedral is probably the coolest eaterie in town! With an interior boasting exquisite style and comfort, La Brasserie effortlessly offers all our diners the very best of both worlds – Truly delicious food served in sumptuous surroundings with the kind of hospitality and atmoshphere that other restaurants can only dream about!! As With all of Nick’s menus, his aim is not only to showcase his passionate talent for cooking but to balance sourcing his ingredients locally wherever possible with giving all our customers tremendous value for money!
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