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“A nice little restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Oak

Royal Oak
Ranked #98 of 859 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, International, British, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Royal Oak is a seventeenth century inn situated two minutes walk from York minster. The original building dates back to Tudor times and boasts a fine, Tudor beamed, free function room on the first floor.The building has recently undergone a massive refurbishment, sympathetic to its history.The menu is locally sourced, traditional British cuisine freshly cooked to a very high standard.As a Cask Marque accredited inn, the Oak has six perfectly kept cask ales, Timmy Taylor's Landlord, Old Perculier, Abbot Ale, Leeds Pale, Copper Dragon Best and Yorkshire Terrier.
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“A nice little restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Whe have now eaten here on four separate occasions. Twice for an evening meal and twice for Sunday dinner. On each occasion the food has been consistently good and the service excellent. Their is also a good selection of wines and real ale. My only criticism is that when people are drinking at the bar in the restaurant it can get a little overcrowded and uncomfortable.

  • Visited March 2012
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“Excellent Service - very comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

As a solo traveller in York I was made to feel really comfortable by the staff. Greeted and seated and had a drink bought across - along with a newspaper.

The food I ordered was excellent - quality and quantity was spot on. Nice cup of coffee to finish.

The place itself was an interesting pub with a number of rooms. All comfortable with nooks and cranies.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2012
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“B-E-A-UTIFULLLLLLL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

i visited with my partner on feb 27th at 7.00pm we ordered our food and it arrived in great time it was fairly busy at the time but food came quicker then what we thought!!! my partner had the pork medley which was devine and i had the stuffed chicken which was so well cooked nice and moist we take our hat of to the chefs for their amazing food would deffinatly return and have recommended to our friends !

  • Visited February 2012
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3 Thank claire g
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London
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“Proper pub - cut above pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Delightful old pub in York. Of course there are many of these but this one has top quality food at really good value to go with it. On this our second trip we were having a light lunch - the light lucnhes were ample for a main meal and excellent quality. Mutton stew and dumplings for £7 unusual and substantial. Worth the walk to the top of Goodramgate.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank LondonDiT
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“A great new discovery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

It was the inclusion in Trip Advisors top ten pub restaurants that persuaded us to go, and how glad we are to have made the discovery. The landlord was so welcoming. The place was clean and delightfullky preserved its history.. The seating was comfortable. Then the menu - a good mix of light bites and main courses. We went for the light bites, smoked salmon & prawn good quality and generous quantities and a mutton stew to die for. Light bites filled us to busting, so how full you might be after a main course we can only guess. But this is one place we shall gladly visit again (and again).

  • Visited February 2012
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