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Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate, York, ENG

Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate

4.1
4.1
425 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of the York. Here at The Royal Oak, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with your favourite drink in hand. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there's a dish for every desire.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01904 848777
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    York
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Three-Course Menu

    £30.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Always the most popular day of the year as we take time to say thanks to our dear Mums. *Please note how many children under 12 in special requests as three-course set menu doesn't apply* Enjoy our three-course set menu to make the day extra special as we take care of the roast this weekend. Please see the Mother's Day menu on our website.
    Mother's Day Three-Course Menu photo

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

425 Reviews
  1. AnjaMcC

    Bavaria

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch and lovely puds. The venison pie was excellent :-)

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  2. Jaboy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came as a family, a table of seven. The service was impeccable, the Sunday roast was great and we really enjoyed ourselves. Fantastic value for money.

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  3. Darren

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service wasn't the best, seem staff talking to each other was more important then serving customers. Had to reorder our meal a number of time as they "ran out of food". A good establishment never runs out of food. Will not be back anytime soon.

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  4. TraceyB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were 5 of us and we all had Sunday Lunch, Vegetables were really fresh and cooked just right. We had a varied selection of meats and the Vegetarian Option and everyone had a lovely meal. I would definitely recommend this place.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub with great service. Food was just what we expected - good honest pub grub. Shout out to the extremely polite staff too 👌

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  6. MarenG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but not hot. Had to ask for cutlery. Atmosphere nice.

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  7. PhoebeW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Visited the Royal Oak for Christmas Day dinner. Food was very rushed and staff made it very obvious they didn’t want to be there. The waitress with shoulder length short mousy brown hair, wearing all black(black crop top and black satin midi skirt) went the extra mile and actually mimed to another table(assuming family of some sort) with hand gestures for us to hurry up and leave. Safe to say we did not leave a tip and will never be returning. £85pp and made to feel extremely uncomfortable and rushed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was not the best, and food the same. Put on a tiny table in a corner, not happy.

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  9. SuzanneN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good traditional pub and food. Warm and friendly. Convenient from our hotel.

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  10. simonP

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Gravy was served in a dessert bowl but without spoon or ladle, and hardly any vegetables with lunch. Each time food arrived we had to ask for cutlery, why not set table in advance? Sorry but experience was only average at a push.

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  11. AnneM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and a reasonable price. Service was excellent too.

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  12. JacquelineS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff super friendly but never came back to see if we wanted desserts. We had pre booked our table on a Sunday and they had run out of food.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food, in a comfortable environment that wasn’t crowded. Great service even though it was busy with Christmas bookings. Would definitely recommend.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They dont know how to communicate an order for food and offer a partial service Very badly managed establishment

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  15. DawnS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived at the pub for our booked table (booked weeks before) to be told we had been double booked. It was a Christmas celebration meal so we were asked to have a drink in the bar area, it was an hour later we were told that they still couldn’t show us to our table and that they had put 3 tiny tables together in a tiny cold room. It was such a let down, ruined our night.

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  16. GrahamR

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place turned us away at the door explaining that they had messed up the bookings and were over booked. We are middle aged, polite and were well dressed No courtesy email, text or call, beforehand, left us wandering around York on a Friday night looking for a place to eat and wondering why we had bothered to use Open Table Don't waste your time here.

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  17. JamesC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not up to it's usual standards. The food was still very good but despite having booked well in advance we may aswell have been a luck walk in. Normally there's a full spread with your christmas crackers and everything ready to go. When we turned up this year the tables weren't even put together. The staff were happy to help and managed to get us a few free drinks and some money off but the landlord was missing and you could tell they were short of a manager.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow the food was but a bit expensive

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  19. CindyH

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good pub food , very quick service , very friendly staff

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  20. KarenS

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't fault food or service had the festive menu which was the best we have had on our Christmas lunch in york been to a few other places over the years... Outstanding

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  21. SaulC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I can highly recommend the Royal Oak and will go again, good food at a good price.

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  22. PaulR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for the Saturday with family. Lovely friendly pub, good food great atmosphere and would go back. Will recommend to anyone who's staying or travelling into York for a good meal.

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  23. AmandaB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous, plenty of choice on the menu plus specials also available. The food came swiftly and was piping hot. Would definitely visit again, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the staff were attentive also.

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  24. AdeleS

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food from the Christmas set menu. One of my party has a nut allergy, and they were very careful to check his choices both at the time of booking and before serving. Service was a little slow, but the waitress was on her own coping with several groups, so we were not in any way worried, was nice to not be rushed. felt food was good value, but felt £8.58 was quite steep for 2 halves of cider, when others in party were paying £4 -£5 for a pint of lager

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'll be honest, my friends and I were a bit dubious at first, it wasn't very busy compared to other places so we thought we'd perhaps made the wrong choice however, turned out to be the best decision ever! Lovely warm welcome from the staff, the food was amazing, delicious Sunday roast, my friend had steak and ale pie which she said was wonderful, we will definitely be going back...highly recommend

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very easy to book a table on the app . Lovely location and tables are very good . Quick service , great selection of food and drinks . We had 3 meals here in 4 days during our stay at York . Will book again for our next visit to York

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food, service was great, lovely old pub with lots of character

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Rome

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and efficient staff member of staff upstairs on Friday night, didn't catch his name, maybe Sam?? Best batter I've had. Just a shame downstairs bar can't accommodate tips when you pay by card as I didn't have any money on me but wanted to leave a tip.

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  29. Carbonbudgie

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful historic pub, great food and very cosy on a freezing night. Would definitely recommend.

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  30. Churnet1

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The pub itself has a good atmosphere and the staff were attentive. The evening was let down somewhat by the poor quality of the food. We ordered the bacon burger and were wary from the get go as it was served almost instantly. The beef patties looked very McDonald's like and were vey thin and dusty dry and had clearly just been taken from a heating cabinet and the chips were, well, just tasteless slabs of warm potato. Very underwhelming but you win some you lose some.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality and the amount of food is first class.The service is very pleasant and the waitress was very helpful and friendly.We didn't have to wait long for our food and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful meal.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday lunch, great veggie options, super friendly staff. Thankyou very much!

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  33. AndrewR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service and good was of a good quality the gammon was superb

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  34. Food

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice pub to sit and have have food. The food itself was nice nothing special and staff were friendly.

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  35. ShirleyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff not prepared to serve festive lunch, only one festive menu given between four. Turkey far too chunky, frozen vegetables. Dessert was ok.

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  36. YvonneP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good proper pub grub reasonably priced

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  37. BevG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff very friendly, food was very nice, would recommend a visit.

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  38. SuzanneB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    After waiting awkwardly in a very small corridor we were eventually taken to sit down by a man who asked what we wanted to drink before I’d even taken my coat off. Having never visited before I asked for a few minutes to look over the menu first, and was given a food menu and told he’d be right back. We had to guess as to what drinks were on offer when another member of staff remembered our presence 10/15 minutes later and came to take our order. We ordered our drinks (two pints) which took another 10 minutes to arrive despite being one of only three tables of people. When we came to order food after the drinks arrived we were met with confused looks by a very young waitress so I pointed out what we were ordering. When it came out eventually it was the wrong dish and we had to send it back. She made apologies as the menu was new but it should be the responsibility of the managers to make sure their staff are well versed in what certain dishes look like, especially if we order cheese and you bring out ham on a plate. The ‘bread’ that was served with the Camembert was nothing more than extremely underdone white toast with no structure and therefore quite a feat to actually eat the cheese with. Overall I would not recommend people book, especially as this was probably the least busy time we could have come. I dread to think what dinner service would have been like.

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  39. TraceyE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service, nice cosy pub,and food was nice enough but could have been hotter as was only just warm enough. Choice of pudding was limited and after waiting a good few minutes for dessert to come out, was advised that they had run out of my choice and had to choose something else. Would have been better if they could advise what isn’t available before making a choice. Overall though, not a bad place to grab a bite to eat.

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  40. Ragdoll

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked a table but told there was no room downstairs, booking didn't seem to make any difference. Seated upstairs via steep unsafe staircase (not good for anyone with mobility issues). We practically had the room to ourselves so nice and quiet but a lot of dust/dirt on plant near our table, room needed cleaning. That said the food and service was very good which was the most important aspect.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate is rated 4.1 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate

18 Goodramgate, York, ENG YO1 7LG

Additional information

  • Area
    York
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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