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Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate

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4.4
169 Reviews
£25 and under
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Welcome to The Royal Oak. We are committed to bringing you the amazing pub experience that Yorkshire is known for. Situated right the heart of the city, just down the road from the Minster, there is nowhere better to come for a pint or a lovely meal with your family and friends. Our chefs are hardworking and ready to prepare those comforting favourites for you after a long day of exploring or just for a nice meal out with your loved ones. Our bar staff and servers are caring and friendly, and we are always trying to bring you the best and most personal service we can. To us, there is nothing nicer than making our customers’ days special and better than when they came in!

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01904 848777

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Party Buffet - Winter Wonderland

    GBP 14.99 per person

    29 Nov - 31 Dec 2021
    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
  • Party Buffet - A Jolly Good Time

    GBP 16.99 per person

    29 Nov - 31 Dec 2021
    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
  • Festive Menu - Two Courses

    GBP 17.99 per person

    29 Nov - 31 Dec 2021
    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.

Menu

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What 169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • North Yorkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • North Yorkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. H

    Hard2please

    Surrey

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Family meal whilst visiting York. We had a good experience and would visit again. Only criticism was that the vegetarian option was limited.

  2. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Sunday lunch was fabulous, great service and attentive staff. Highly recommend the turkey, various types of vegetables (4-5) however the Yorkshire Pudding beat me! Good value at £12

  3. FO

    FromOrbonia

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent selection of ales, great traditional interior - but well maintained. Food we really good as well.

  4. SM

    SheilaM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely cosy pub with great atmosphere. Food was very tasty with generous portions. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again

  5. JC

    JillC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Have been here once before for a Sunday lunch which was lovely. This time took friends and have no complaints again. Fish and chips were really nice and my friend enjoyed his steak. The service was quick and not intrusive . Would definitely go a lot more if lived in York. As my friends pointed out - its a 'proper pub'

  6. KB

    KateBurton

    Yorkshire

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favourite pubs in York, especially on a late Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed a wonderful vegetarian roast with all the trimmings sitting by a woodburning stove served by members of their wonderful team. Highly recommend.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We were a Family of 5 and had an Evening meal here. The Food was lovely and will eat here again

  8. J

    James

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    We booked a Sunday roast for 6-30pm,the Royal Oak was a pleasant quite venue. The service was good the waitress was very pleasant and personable. We ordered Beef and it turned out that we had the last portion,s as the venue had run out. I don't know whether it was because it was the last portion,s but the meat had very little taste. The potatoes and Yorkshire pudding were like warm. The vegetables were served separately and were plentiful and tasty. The starters garlic mushrooms and tomato soup were excellent. Overall the meal was acceptable but could have been much better with a little more attention to detail.

  9. AG

    AdrianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent pub in the centre of York. The food was delicious and at great value. The service was excellent and delivered with a smile. Highly recommended

  10. HJ

    HJaneR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Quality home cooked food in a traditional pub setting. Excellent value for York Centre. If I could pick at anything a few of the staff were a bit surly! That said we will return.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very poor service, never smile or ask if everything is ok with food. Brought out the wrong sides. Then changed them. But charged us for the wrong sides on the bill which were 4.00 more than what we ordered. Food was cold and tasteless

  12. s

    sarahw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little pub. Our group of 6 were given the Snug which was amazing- warm and cosy. Our lovely waitress, who also ran the quiz, couldn’t do enough for us and was so friendly.

  13. M

    Maddie

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday roast was delicious, the nut roast was one of the best I've had at a pub Sunday lunch. Portions are very generous!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had visited York to see my daughter who is studying at st John’s university. We pre booked with open table with ease and had a fantastic meal. The room we were sat in was lovely and cosy, staff lovely and friendly and the food was delicious. We’d definitely go back again.

  15. DA

    DavidA

    London

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Nice ambiance and full menu. Friendly efficient service. One meal was great. The other not so; half of my steak was rather chewy; would have sent it back had I not eaten the nice half first.

  16. LS

    LesS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We booked late Sunday lunch, thinking it would be busy. We arrived to an almost empty pub, which was not a problem but we could have arrived earlier, I guess. The food was okay, and this is not a complaint, but the Sunday dinner was massive and overbearing. We had eaten it in half an hour and didn't feel we wanted to stay longer as there was no atmosphere due to the pub being empty. Not the fault of the pub, I know. As the meal had been so big we couldn't order a dessert, and not being drinkers there was no real reason to stay on.

  17. AL

    AnthonyL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Polite and helpful staff good food delivered in a timely manner

  18. WP

    WilliamP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Bit of a last minute booking but they accommodated us efficiently. The food was great and the ale choice good. All in all very satisfied when other places nearby couldn’t seem to be bothered to accommodate us.

  19. NW

    NickW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of York's gems. Just out of the middle of York by about 150 yards it doesn't 'suffer' from nay rowdiness but has a wonderful character with clientele being a mix of ages. Ambience is excellent, feels very cosy and the superb choice of music is subtle enough to not interrupt conversation but just loud enough to be enjoyed if that's your thing. Staff are attentive and very friendly - the proverbial service with a smile. The menu has a great choice with something for everyone, the quality is first class as is the value. Would definitely recommend a visit - it will be even better for a cosy night in the winter months.

  20. DH

    DavidH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were made very welcome at the Royal Oak. The service was quick and friendly. The food was simple and tasty.

  21. MS

    MarkS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The food was good except the lasagne that was rock hard and bone dry

  22. JG

    JeremyG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal in a cosy old pub. Would definitely recommend.

  23. JP

    JoyP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sunday lunch in York . Top quality ingredients outstanding Yorkshire puddings! I live in York and am always looking to take visitors for sunday lunch . This is the best by a mile. Proper pub atmosphere with a modern touch

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Spectacular Sunday roast, best beef I’ve had in a long time!

  25. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good value, friendly service, pleasant visit, great burger 😁

  26. FG

    FionaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub dining. Quick and friendly service, good food, lovely atmosphere. Would recommend

  27. PC

    PaulaC

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    We had reserved a table using the Open Table App. However, when we got to the restaurant, they told us they didn’t have any tables (with quite a bit of attitude). We showed her our open table reservation. They then stuck us in a small, closed-off front room and basically forgot about us. Brought us our food and then never came back into this closed off room to see if we needed anything- water, coffee, dessert, etc. We had to keep getting up to find someone to take care of us. The hostess who seated us was very rude. Can’t remember the food much, because the whole experience was so bad.

  28. DP

    DebbyP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Yorkshire puds were burnt/black inedible. Not enough veg, beef was fatty. Never had a bad meal there but this was not to their normal standards.

  29. NH

    NicholaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food excellent friendly service would definitely recommend 5 stars!

  30. S

    Supermum

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    we prebooked our table but the 4 of us were crammed onto a small table in the corner of an upstairs room. The pub was very busy as it was the weekend and the end of half term. The food, though plentiful was a little disappointing. I cannot eat garlic as it upsets my stomach. There was definitely something garlicy in the Sunday roast. Who puts garlic is a traditional English meal?

  31. K

    Kelly

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Was a little disappointed with the food this visit, normally it’s amazing, didn’t get homemade chips they were skinny frozen fries this time and the garlic mushroom starter had less mushrooms and definitely didn’t have any Stilton cheese in them as they are advertised as having in them, and they definitely had the Stilton in them last time, hopefully it was maybe just lack of fresh ingredients as it was a Tuesday, we’re back to try again this weekend.

  32. DH

    DeniseH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great value and superbly freshly cooked Sunday roast. The service was excellent from the moment we arrived for pre-drinks. The small bar area with a lovely fire is both cosy, contemporary but makes you feel as though you have stepped back in time to days of traditional pubs. Definitely worth a visit.

  33. c

    chrissyc

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    There are different parts to this pub (front bar, back bar, conservatory, upstairs parlour etc), and the ambience changes depending on where you are and what clientele are in. Food was good, although waiter got one of our meals wrong (we got scampi instead of fish). But he was new and just learning the ordering system, so that will improve (hopefully!). Loved the choice on the menu, and you can go 'skinny' and swap your fries for salad - but you might want to ask them to hold the dressing if you want to go fully 'skinny'! Overall, a lovely meal out for a Friday night.

  34. S

    Suesteve

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, lovely pub, friendly staff. Would highly recommend

  35. TS

    TinaS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely old pub, bar staff friendly and polite, lovely food, waitress was fabulous. Will return when next in York

  36. SR

    SandraR

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very tasty meal in a lovely old pub. Unfortunately my husband had to re-order as they didn't have what he wanted, but overall a really pleasant evening

  37. Y

    Yasmin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We booked our table at the last minute on Sunday night, so the Sunday roast that we were hoping to have was already gone and not available. The waitress lady was very apologetic. However, vegetarian roast option was surprisingly nice! We actually preferred this to the usual roast meat option. Mash potato and the was beautiful. I would definitely visit this pub again.

  38. KB

    KateBurton

    Yorkshire

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As always, we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch with friends. The food was great - despite the late hour of 4pm - and the service was brilliant. We’ll definitely be back soon!

  39. L

    Laura

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful, and most of the food was great. Wasn't impressed with the specials - we ordered two of the same dish, one came out well presented but the other was about 2/3 of the size and just looked thrown into the bowl. When asked to replace, it was just put into another bowl with a bit of garnish. The staff dropped it off to the table silently and did not even acknowledge us. Put a damper on the whole meal. Stick to the classics if you go!

  40. M

    Marmite26

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, drinks and service. Cosy atmosphere. Very friendly.

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Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate is rated 4.4 stars by 169 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate

18 Goodramgate York, ENG YO1 7LG

  • Area

    York

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

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