Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate

4.6
114 reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Royal Oak
Here at 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 this 17th Century pub is 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! On offer here at The Royal Oak, we have an amazing selection of cask ales and fine lagers for you to choose from. We also have an extensive premium gin selection, with Fever Tree tonic offered to accompany your gin of choice.
What 114 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OlhaH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was not great. my husband simply wanted to ge tup and go into another place.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can I just Thank the management, staff and chef for an amazing Christmas Day lunch. The food was exceptional and well worth the price. The staff were very attentive and made the experience very relaxing not rushing us to eat and leave. Think we will doing the same next year 10 out of 10

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We could not fault our Christmas Day lunch. We enjoyed every course and the food was cooked to perfection.

The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much bother.
We had time in between each course to let out food settle and we were not rushed.

Next time we’ll book earlier as we would’ve liked to have stayed a little longer. We were enjoying it so much the time flew by.
It was definitely value for money!

Thank you Royal Oak for a lovely afternoon.

JB
JulianB
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had our Christmas Dinner at the Royal Oak. The three waiteres were spot on with the service.
The 3 course Christmas Dinner was delicious.
Thank you to all at the R O for a enjoyable Christmas Dinner.

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This pub has a great atmosphere. Nice friendly staff, and good food too.
If you want an authentic British pub surrounding this is the place to go

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MaggieA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING food. Very friendly staff! Covid19 measures applied!! Definitely recommend it!!

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JohnWarro
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was that good I booked I’m off Xmas day

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Dean
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food friendly staff and cosy pub definatley recommend

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ClairE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a meal on Saturday early evening with my husband and 3 children. They were very welcoming and accommodating. The food was very nice and will definitely visit again.

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DavidA
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another first class meal. Friendly service. Will go again when next in York.

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UrsulaW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely quaint pub, great food, drink and attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday roast and fab service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, staff & pub

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here a couple of times recently with our young family, the food was lovely, very generous portions & the children’s portions were more than expected, staff are very pleasant and followed the government guidelines during this pandemic, they are doing an amazing job & we will definitely see you again in the future.

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SarahG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great pub with good service and a nice atmosphere

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic pie and a pint, warm and friendly, young woman waiting on was on her own was lovely and attentive even when she was very busy, would recommend booking a table and recommended the pie

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DavidA
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second visit to the Royal Oak. Once again excellent service and tasty well prepared food. Felt perfectly safe with the Covid precautions in place. Will certainly go again in the future.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner at the Royal Oak while on holiday in York. The food was delicious and well presented. Service was excellent and very friendly atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. The pub is is also beautiful inside mix of modern in the main lounge and original in other rooms which were very quant. Would highly recommend a visit to the Royal Oak

JB
JennaB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend the Royal Oak, service, atmosphere and food was amazing.
I requested gluten free yorkshire puddings which was offered on request, I can say they were really good. I will be going back. Thank you

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PaulK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely Sunday Roast on our honeymoon week. Yorkshire puddings the size of my hat!

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HaleyK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always lovely food and amazing service

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Tateypan
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Only the 'set menu' is available and the cost of the 2 course and 3 course meals are clearly marked. What is not clear however is that not all the food on the menu qualifies for the set menu! I ordered steak and only later found out this did not qualify (apparently each meal has to have SM after it to qualify). So that was disappointing. But the steak was awful, really chewy and gristly.

The pub is nice and has a good atmosphere, but the food was very disappointing, and expensive for what it was.

DH
DonnaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff and yummy food in a comfortable atmosphere.

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Student
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service from all the waitresses. Unfortunately our food did come to us cold but the staff were very apologetic and they fixed the situation immediately making the whole experience very enjoyable. Food was delicious especially the jam sponge dessert.

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SidnNance
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very nice Sunday Lunch. Lovely surroundings. Excellent Service.

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JustineS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We didn’t eat here but the overall pub experience was second to none, we even booked to go back later in the day. Lovely, clean, atmospheric pub

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Fizzle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good . The table service was prompt and efficent

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KenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Service was good and food very tasty. Good adherance to Covid separation and distancing. Very enjoyable evening.

JC
JohnC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, Felt COVID-19 safe. Food very good, staff very friendly and informative about the menu

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PhilippaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a good menu to choose from.
Really good for Sunday lunch.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
Everything was really good!

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Katie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Staff were very helpful. Would definitely go again.

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IainC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great period pub in York. Good range of local ales and good prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service & food was amazing

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Tracey
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service and overall experience in royal oak was fantastic definitely recommend to family and friends Sunday roast amazing

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MelanieC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service good food always the same will definitely go again

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Ghandi
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect spot to eat and drink could not fault it, pleasant, efficient staff and great food - will be back

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markf
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked in for a nice Sunday lunch the food was gorgeous n just the right amount of food brought out if visit York again i will definitely be returning n the staff where very pleasant n well mannered

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ValeriaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it. The food was great and the atmosphere either.

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GarryS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the roast beef (with very large Yorkshire pudding), lamb shank and the starters.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place with a welcoming atmosphere. Very lovely staff who were very efficient. The food was also very very tasty. We couldn’t find any fault at all.

FAQs

Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate is rated 4.6 stars by 114 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 reservations at the moment.