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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.
We pre-booked for Sunday lunch as we were warned this place gets busy. When we arrived every table in the dining room was taken proving the popularity we had heard. There were 3 choices of meat and some other items on the menu and they were offering a deal on 2 or 3 courses. We had our 3 yr old in tow so we ploughed straight into the mains as she would never have waited for us to enjoy what was a nice choice of starters. The roasts were piping hot and plentiful. We especially loved the cauliflower cheese which we fought over the largest piece and the mini was delighted with her pared down version of our dishes which was not an option on the child’s menu however they accommodated just for us. They included an ice cream for the small as part of a child’s menu deal which was a nice touch considering we had ordered off menu and so we decided to also indulge in a sweet course. My Belgian waffle looked so good that food envy took over the other two and we all demolished it within seconds. Needless to say we were glad of the walk home. The Royal Oak staff were attentive, welcoming and delightful and our 2 course meal came to less than £40 for 2 adults and 1 child. What a bargain for freshly prepared and well cooked food. We will certainly we recommending and coming back. Well done.
The food and service was lovely. Very personable and pleasant wait staff. This is my second visit to The Royal Oak. The ambiance is friendly. I would return again for drinks and food.
They never let us down. Quality pub food at its best, now while there are refurbs coming we hope the menu won't change, can't go wrong here!
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!