About The Royal Oak, York

Yorkshire is a haven for real ale enthusiasts and The Royal Oak, conveniently located in the heart of York’s city centre, offers an array of quality cask ales alongside a menu of hearty British pub food, with its cosy and traditional atmosphere topping it all off. Placed on the historic Goodramgate, just a short walk from York Minster Cathedral and a few moments from Monk Bar, The Royal Oak provides the perfect setting to refuel after a day spent exploring the sights of the city.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm


The Royal Oak, York
18 Goodramgate, City Centre
York YO1 7LG

Menu Highlights




Lightly grilled and filled with baby mozzarella cheese and tomato, filled with pesto sauce and served with rocket leaves.


Served in delicately spiced tomato sauce. Served with crostini bread and salad garnish.


Served with garlic mayonnaise and paprika.



Served with new potato salad or chips.

Fish chips and mushy peas

Haddock fillet, deep fried in homemade beer batter served with hand-cut chips and mushy peas

Steak sandwich

Grilled 4oz rump steak with caramelised onions, on ciabatta served with hand cut chips and salad leaves



Served with homemade parsnip and potato mash or chips with seasonal vegetables and gravy


Finished with a spicy tomato sauce and served with rice or couscous.


Scottish salmon fillet on a bed of roasted charlotte potatoes, butter beans, seasonal vegetables with a sauce of cherry tomatoes, leeks and olives and drizzled with pesto.

More about The Royal Oak, York, York

Situated inside a 14th century building and decorated in a charming old-fashioned style, The Royal Oak in York’s city centre offers guests the full Yorkshire pub experience. Boasting an array of real ales – three permanent ones as well as a number of guest ales on tap – The Royal Oak will certainly delight lovers of Yorkshire’s favourite tipple. Great ale needs some great food to go along with it, and the menu here features British classics, all crafted from scratch using locally-source produce, adding to the pub’s homely feel.

Some of the choices on offer include beer-battered haddock and chips, homemade pie of the day and Scottish salmon fillet, as well as some dishes with international influences like the spicy Moroccan tagine, pasta and risotto. Why not head over to The Royal Oak on a Sunday and tuck into the traditional Sunday lunch? Located in the historic heart of York, this city centre pub is popular with tourists with its close proximity to a number of attractions. Book a table a get yourself down to Goodmangate for real ale, comforting cuisine and some good old Yorkshire hospitality!

126 The Royal Oak, York Reviews

126 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Tez B.10 days ago · 9 reviews

It's just so reassuring that there is the Royal Oak to go to every time. There's a new menu now but the food is still as good as ever, really enjoyed my Barnsley chop.

Darren B.a month ago · 1 review

Outstanding Sunday dinner and service highly recommended!!!! Beef to die for , perfectly cooked !!!!!! Will defo be returning when next time we’re in York

Manuela G.a month ago · 1 review

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great service. The food was lovely and the Yorkshire beer very tasty. Can recommend the fish and chips and will visit again when in York.

Katy P.2 months ago · 1 review

Friendly staff, excellent roast with huge portions. Great atmosphere, beautiful pub. Loved everything about being there for Sunday dinner. Would definitely recommend and return another time.

kate m.2 years ago · 1 review

Wonderful staff. I booked this venue for a family reunion. 11 family members travelling from all over the country from as far away as Aberdeen. We arrived to find several of our family members sat at a table having a good chat. We were shown to a lovely function room. Large table in the middle set out for our party. Ii was ideal and a surprise. We were given the menus, but we were so busy chatting and catching up none of had decided what we wanted. Absolutely no problem. Take as long as you want. He returned, and we gave him our orders which he took down in a methodical way so that when he returned with the meals he knew exactly who was having what. The meals were not 'gourmet' but all the plates were empty and everyone had enjoyed what they had. Because we were in the lovely function room we were able to share memories. laugh, and be very relaxed without disturbing anyone else. The gentleman came back and asked if we wanted sweets and/or coffee, and if we did would we mind decamping to the 'snug' as the function room was booked for another party. As we had taken such a long time we didn't mind at all. The 'snug' was another very pleasant small room which we had to ourselves. We enjoyed coffee and puddings. Only downside some coffees were brought before the sweets so the coffee was 'warm', but they did explain they only had a small coffee machine and it took a while to do. All in all for our leisurely gathering this was an ideal venue and the staff could not have been more helpful.

Russ K.2 years ago · 1 review

Upon arrival at 11:55 we found the front door locked with no visible indication of opening times, when a member of the royal oak team came out to out to put the a frame outside he informed me 'not open yet' when I moved towards the door. When I informed him we had a booked for 12 noon he replied 'still got 9 minutes to wait' which was a little short tempered and unnecessary but proceeded to wait until 12:05 when the pub opened. Once inside we were seated promptly, service was efficient and polite. Food was excellent and the surprise of free prosecco and desert for mothers was a lovely and very considerate surprise on nothing Sunday. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and added to the enjoyment of our meal Russ

Josie B.2 years ago · 1 review

The Royal Oak is a character pub and run by a lovely couple who make you feel very welcome. We arrived earlier than our reservation but where shown to a table no problems, two menus available a set one or one with more dishes which we opted for. Our meal was served in good time and was hot and very well presented so much more than a pub meal the prices were very reasonable and the service was great. After wards there was a pub quiz going on which we were invited to attend it was great fun and we had a great time.

Eileen F.5 months ago · 1 review

Great pub with a good little restaurant. The room was warm and cosy and our table was set up for u when I arrived. We had a little wait for the food, around 20 minutes, but we were in catch up mode so time just flew. and it was eventually brought by a very friendly young man. I met with a group of 3 school friends and this venue is one of our favourites - the food is always good and plentiful and not badly priced. We enjoyed ourselves so much last night that we have booked our next meeting already.

Pam Q.2 years ago · 1 review

I am a wheelchair person I phone told no problem at all. We arrived a bit early again nothing was to much trouble tables moved so I could go right in . We had Sunday lunch which you could die for great portions and the Yorkshire pudding was light and fluffy we did not have a pudding but the service was second to none if in wheels go there if not still go one great place

Tony K.2 years ago · 1 review

We went to the royal oak today, it is centrally located which is great, the atmosphere was really nice busy but comfortable. The food was fresh, and presented well we had Sunday roast. There was a 3 course menu for about £18.00. Or 2 courses for about £15. Decent value. The drinks were good and desert was a large portion. I would go again oh service vgood too. The only down side I suppose was the decor if I'm being picky.