Centrally located in beautiful Ripon, The Royal Oak on Kirkgate serves high-quality traditional English cuisine in a beautiful environment. Situated inside of a refurbished 18th century coaching inn, the restaurant is an elegant location where guests can sample seasonal dishes, craft ales and fine, hand-selected wines. Bringing in visitors from across Yorkshire and Harrogate, it’s a popular location to stay overnight, too, with several rooms available for tourists and daytrippers looking to get the best out of their time in historic Ripon.
Fantastic, we have eaten here a few times in the past and never been disappointed. The food is always excellent as is the service. Cant recommend highly enough.
No difficulty in increasing number for booking the day before. Excellent meal, not hurried (so obviously properly cooked). Good wine. Cheerful and friendly service, guests well pleased and so was I!
Fantastic Sunday lunch! Amazing food and great selection of real ales! Well worth a visit! They also do taste card on Sunday's too! But make sure you tell them! 10/10 5*
The Royal Oak on Kirkgate is well known throughout Harrogate for its beautiful accommodations and its friendly staff, but has also managed to become one of Ripon’s greatest restaurants and bars. The dining area is large and features several decorative styles and seating arrangements, including comfortable booths, antique furnishings and even a lovely wood-burning furnace. Check out the tap room when you want to drink a pint with friends in a refined atmosphere, perfect for having great conversations and enjoying a relaxed evening. There’s even a charming courtyard with outdoor seating for warm summer days.
The cuisine on offer at The Royal Oak in Ripon is classic and traditional, updated with modern flair and cooking techniques. Order English favourites like bangers and mash, lamb rump, or fish and chips. Enjoy satisfying sandwiches with fillings like grilled goats’ cheese, chicken teriyaki or steak. Vegetarian? The Royal Oak does a homemade falafel burger that puts other Harrogate veggie restaurants to shame. Dessert is done right too, with options like vanilla cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding always keeping guests happy. Reservations are recommended for this popular local inn and restaurant in Ripon.