Nice traditional restaurant with super friendly service. Very good value and they have Darappier champagne!
Anniversary meal. Relaxes atmosphere. Very pleasant host, who made us feel very welcome. Starters were excellent. I had the smoked haddock, whilst my husband had the beef cheek. For mains I had salmon, which was tasty. Unfortunately my husbands duck was a little too pink ,but it was no problem to get this sorted, although the skin still was not rendered down as much as it could have been. However ,the taste was excellent, and the jus amazing. Came with a salted duck egg yolk, which was very unusual, but tasted fab. At the end of the meal we were presented with a small fresh fruit cake with a candle..a lovely touch. Would definitely eat here again when in York.
We booked Oxo’s on the Mount as an anniversary dinner and had a fabulous time. The two attendants were friendly, witty and accommodating. We were a a bot odd with only one of us having a starter and the other a desert but they happily gave us their recommendations and friendly joked about our choices. Honestly the restaurant was a bit higher class than we envisioned from other reviews at least for dinner but it was a great atmosphere. The food was brilliantly prepared, looking fantastic, tasted great and was extremely filling that I could no even look at my partners dessert. We both had the rib eye steak which were beautifully cooked and lovely mushrooms which had some kind of butter or oil as they were delicious and I could have simply had a plate of them.
As a small extra we were also offered some kind of small sweetened hot apple puree that I missed the name of, a gift from the chef and it was delicious and my partner who skipped the starter was very pleased with it.
To top off the night we had a coffee and a baileys coffee which they gave us a few areas to choose from. We chose the soft leather couch by a fire and while enjoying our coffee and digesting we were surprised with a lovely anniversary cake which we took some pictures with and ended up stuffing our faces with at the hotel later.
Really pleased with the evening, beautiful restaurant and felt very rustic which lots of charm, easy to get to from the city, friendly/fun staff and great food. Would highly recommend.
We had a very pleasant evening with three very tasty courses and great service.
Great service and good food. Waiters new they knew their wine and good give advice on choice with food
I will definitely go back again and recommend to friends who visit York
We chose Oxo’s restaurant as one to visit on our 3 night stay in York due to its easy walking distance from our hotel (Marriot) & the superb reviews it had. I was initially a little disconcerted to find it was “attached” & served the Mount Royal Hotel as I’ve previously found that hotel restaurants generally disappoint; I needn’t have worried.
We couldn’t get a booking on Valentines night so booked the following night which is the wife’s birthday but, when we arrived, discovered we were one of only 3 tables dining that night! It wasn’t a problem though as the staff were very friendly staff & accommodating & rather spoilt us for attention.
Portions were not huge but the point of fine dinning is quality not quantity & 2 courses was perfectly adequate for us. Overall, the food was excellent & didn’t disappoint; the scallop’s starter we both had (for the second night running) was excellent & perfectly cooked & the Lamb & Duck mains we had were delicious & faultless.
The restaurant is traditional, which I personally prefer, & had a very nice ambience. After our excellent meal, we retired to a lovely small bar area for coffee & Brandy. The bar staff person was excellent & brought out a birthday cake for my wife, complete with lit candle along with our drinks. The booking agent for the restaurant had previously asked if it was a special occasion but I wasn’t expecting much & this was a very nice touch. We could not eat the cake so they wrapped it in a very nice tin foil, Swan creation for us to take home. Really lovely attention to detail here, the final price for the evening was moderate but the food, wine & service was excellent.
Oxo’s well deserves its high ratings near the top of the fine dinning tree of York city & we will certainly visit again when we return. After chatting with the staff, we may well stay at the hotel which has a spa facility &, hopefully, will prove better than the Marriot which turned out to be very disappointing!
The most fitting word to describe Oxo's is charming.
Everything about it is lovely
Great food superb service
A warm welcome and a delicious meal, served in quiet, spacious, comfortable surroundings. We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate our friend's birthday.
I have just moved to York.
I took one of my sons on Saturday night.
We got a warm welcome the restaurant was warm and cosy and the food fantastic
Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommended
Very nice and friendly
Absolutely love this place! Beautiful relaxing atmosphere , gorgeous food and superb service.
Have visited here before for special occasions and once again it did not fail to impress. The food was amazing and even though the restaurant was very quiet it did not spoil our enjoyment. A lovely place to celebrate 2 birthday's. Also presented with a cake, a nice touch. Will definitely return and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
We visited the oxo restaurant on the 29th and had a exceptional meal with some excellent wine. I had the crispy hens egg for starter which was more from curiosity than anything else. It arrived and was a simple dish with the ingredients separated however once combined in a mouthful the dish really entertained my tastebuds. Main dish I chose was red mullet a fish I haven’t often tried but his was excellently cooked and had a unique flavour. My wife had a similar experience with the choices she made as well. The wine we chose was delightful a bottle of Pouli fouse along with a glass of the premier cru Chablis which was sublime. Desert was a cinnamon creme brule which worked very well.
The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious. At the end of the meal, they presented us with a cake for our anniversary and, as we were too full to eat it, wrapped it in the shape of a swan for us to take home. Much appreciated.
Friendly restaurant situated in a hotel. Food was of a good standard. Could do with more vegetarian options. I enjoyed the ambience of being in a lovely old-fashioned (in a good way) hotel
Great food locally sourced.
Very good English wine!
Excellent meal from starters to coffee. Attentive staff, nicely laid out restaurant with plenty of soft furnishings to dampen sound down, cushions available for seat backs. An excellent evening all round
Great service and food was amazing! Cosy bar was ideal for an Irish coffee after the meal.
The staff were absolutely amazing. They rushed around after us and made us feel very welcome.
The food is amazing and amazing value for money.
I would 100% recommend to a friend and will be coming back here when visiting York again!
We had an amazing anniversary dinner, thank you!!
Wow ! Wonderfully attentive service and food to die for . Great for a special occasion - we loved it !
A lovely place, nothing was too much trouble, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff the overall experience was very pleasant.
Food was superb, every mouth full was to savour, beautifully presented we did not want the meal to end!
Almost everything fist class. Staff excellent. Wine excellent. All courses extremely good. Just found the lamb lacking in taste, Still nice though.
When entering the restaurant we was welcomed with a warm and friendly smile from a member of the restaurant The food was extremely well presented and was very tastey. The service was impecable and couldnt do enough.
Would highly recommend this restaurant. Ambient warm calm and pleasant
This was our 2nd visit and it did not disappoint!! Great food and great service!
Will definitely be back when we next visit York *
Lovely menu - lots of choice. Service was fantastic. We all really enjoyed the meal and would recommend it to friends and family.
The rather quirky dining area is ideal for conversation. The service is very attentive, without undue interference. The choice on the menu is broad enough for all diners, it is served on hot plates and the presentation is very pleasing. The duck and the lamb were both excellent. A definite addition to silver service dining in York.
Delicious food and catered so well for my dairy free diet.
Service friendly and efficient. Ambience warm and welcoming. Good selection of drinks as well as wine. Food absolutely delicious - traditional with an interesting twist. Wonderful combination of flavours.
This has been our third visit this year as we live over an hour away. We now make sure when we visit York we go to the Oxo on one of the evenings. Friendly and attentive staff who are welcoming and delightful.
Food outstanding and cooked beautifully.
Cosy setting and relaxed atmosphere.
Thanks again for another fantastic evening team Oxo !!
We were visiting York for the weekend and found this restaurant online. We were looking for somewhere special to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent with a good wine selection. The staff are very friendly and we were even recommended a new gin and tonic which was delicious.
My husband and I had a dinner to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and the manager and all the staff were very attentive and helpful to us while the food was excellent - highly recommended!
Lovely catch up meal with friends, lovely food and atmospheric, cosy venue. Will definitely go again. 3 of us loved our food choices. My husband was slightly less impressed with his choice of steak, which he thought was a bit overdone for his taste. Very friendly and attentive staff, from start to finish. Great!
Perfect evening the meal was beautiful and the staff were amazing x
Had friends up from London. Food was lovely, service friendly, attentive and very helpful.
A very enjoyable evening with very friendly and experienced staff. Delicious!
For my and my partners anniversary, really nice food and gave us cake at the end to celebrate it. The ambience of the place let it down. I felt the mood was a bit low and could of been heightened by some music or something along those lines.
We found this restaurant last minute and loved the night. We had lovely food and my partner proposed at the end of the evening
It was nice. We enjoyed the experience.