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The Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire

The Old Deanery

4.8
4.8
32 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Dining at The Old Deanery is an immersive experience, and you move through the building as you dine. Arrive into the cosy welcome lounge for pre-dinner drinks; chat, get comfortable, and relax – there will be no classical piano and hushed tones in here! Move through to the bar where you can watch some of the chefs work before they invite you to take your first course. The main event takes place in the restaurant, but forget white tablecloths and stilted service; the food may be formal but the atmosphere is not. Finally, you can retire after dinner to a cosy chair and enjoy a coffee and petits fours. Stay the night and enjoy views of either the lovely garden, or striking Cathedral. Then wake to a home-made breakfast board of granola, yoghurt, continental bites, and cooked goodness: A breakfast with a difference and the best way to sign off your stay.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 19:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01765 600003
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Adam Jackson

Experiences

  • Breakfast Feast

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our AA award winning breakfast concept served in our restaurant Thursday to Saturday. No menus, no hard decisions to make. Just incredible home baked goodies, fresh local continental treats and fresh juice to start. To follow our take on a Full Yorkshire breakfast with our chefs twist on the classic. Come and have breakfast in style and experience this exciting concept by Head Chef Adam Jackson.
    Breakfast Feast photo
  • Tasting Menu £40 Deposit

    £40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Tasting Menu £90 with a £40 per person pre-paid deposit to secure the booking. Cancellations can be made up to 48hr before the table. If cancelled within the 48hr period the deposit will be lost. Head Chef Adam Jackson's Signature Tasting Menu created with seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Due to the intricacy of our Tasting Menu and our small kitchen team we will not be able to cater for vegan guests or lactose free diners. All other allergies can be catered for.
    Tasting Menu £40 Deposit photo
  • Sunday Lunch

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Traditional three course Sunday Lunch created by Chef Adam Jackson.
    Sunday Lunch photo

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Yorkshire

    British

  • North Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • North Yorkshire

    British

32 Reviews
  1. JJCor

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my sister for her 60 th birthday for Sunday lunch. It’s the first time I have been there. I was googling Sunday lunch in ripon and it came up. It’s the best Sunday lunch I have ever had. For starter I had a goats cheese with Isle of Wight tomatoes with a salsa, it was so delicious. The beef and all the really tasty vegetables was superb, the beef tasted just like beef use too years ago. Then to finish a delicious baked cheesecake with a strawberry compote. The staff were so lovely and attentive. A very special find. And I will definitely be going again.

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  2. AndyS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and menu accompanied by great wines. Competitively priced in comparison to other similar restaurants.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional meal at The Old Deanery! Delicious Easter Sunday lunch, the haddock & Isle of Wight tomato starter was perfection, followed by melt in the mouth beef and then a naught chocolate & raspberry mousse to finish. Bravo to you all. All the team are welcoming and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommended! 🙌

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  4. MICHELLER

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful Sunday lunch. Each of the three courses were delicious. Attentive service. I will definitely be back to try the tasting menu.

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  5. glen

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host Chloe and chef Adam were both superb and helped us enjoy truly memorable experience at the old Deanery. The Testing Menu has never been bettered in our experience anywhere. (Michelin stars must surely follow!). The breakfast was equally special with the cordon bleu tasting menu format a first for us for breakfast. Although an expensive treat, it is one that is genuinely very high value for money. The Old Deanery is located right next to the wonderful Ripon Cathedral and it is the perfect base from which to explore Ripon and surrounding area. We will certainly come back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic surroundings and food and service was amazing.

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  7. Uniparents

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the start it was a wonderful evening. A warm welcome on arrival from friendly yet professional staff. We weren't big drinkers but this wasn't frowned upon and was easily catered for with alternatives. It was a great touch to have the first course introduced by Adam and we enjoyed learning about his ethos and joy of presenting wonderful ingredients. Every course was exciting and highly enjoyable, creating a great debate about favourites around the table. The atmosphere had a modern buzz in a beautiful setting and we are still talking about the dishes (and arguing)

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  8. FlossiePop

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Sunday lunch on 25th February. Food beautifully presented. Bread baked fresh on the premises. Lovely view of Ripon Cathedral. Attentive and friendly staff.

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  9. PhilipC

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our family Sunday lunch at The Old Deanery. It is a long time since we’ve felt so relaxed when eating out, the ambience was second to none, comfortable, staff attentive but not overly so, food was excellent. Also very welcoming on arrival, decor lovely, comfortable and relaxing. We will be back!! Highly recommended.

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  10. DebraR

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, friendly and very welcoming. Sunday lunch was delicious and very good value. Beautiful setting. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely return.

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  11. MarkB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food which had been prepared with both skill and care for maximum enjoyment.

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  12. DeniseH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been twice, once for a week-day lunch, a nice sharing platter. Then for Sunday lunch, the meal was delicious and the staff are lovely, very friendly. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere, it’s been a fabulous find.

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  13. VivienneG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous 3course Sunday lunch, very upmarket, tasty and flavourful, portion size was perfect, recommend without hesitation, lovely knowledgable staff, will definitely go again

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  14. MaggieM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thorough enjoyed the food. The only point I would make is no fish on the main course option. No problem with the limited choices but being a lover it would have been even better .. Everything else was wonderful.

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  15. juneW

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent cuisine and beautiful old building. Decor a little underwhelming albeit they have clearly spent a lot on it

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  16. TimH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended, a real asset to Ripon. Charming building, beautifully appointed in view of the magnificent cathedral.

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  17. LynnM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an amazing Sunday lunch and a great birthday treat. We were very well looked after, it was comfortable and not at all pretentious. The food was beautifully presented, was of a high quality and very tasty. Didn’t want it to end really!

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  18. RosieC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our evening at The Old Deanery. The service and food were exceptional. The front of house team were so thoughtful, the perfect combination of informative without being intrusive; a really warm and friendly team. The menu was interesting delicious and we enjoyed every course especially the inclusion of many foraged and pickled fruit and vegetables. We are so pleased with this excellent addition to Ripon and will definitely be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening. Superb dinner. 3 generations all enjoyed a carefully and imaginatively created meal. One diner had dietary requirements which were fully catered for. Would unhesitatingly recommend.

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  20. SavoyRocks

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding ! Wonderful evening of food & wine & surroundings.

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  21. Hazel53

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and, for a fine dining experience, good value. Although we expect to pay that little bit extra for wine in a good restaurant, we thought that the offering was overpriced, there could have been bottles within the £20 - £30 range. We will certainly be returning.

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  22. XXXx

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As good a Sunday lunch that you could want. Excellent food, keen service, but where is the English mustard?

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the offerings on the set menu were amazing. We liked it so much, we returned the next day for lunch! We will absolutely return.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, the staff are wonderful , food exceptional , breakfast just wow ! Definitely will be back it’s a special find !

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and great service. The stag were friendly and very knowledgable about the food and wine. Will definitely go again.

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  26. PeterS

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While we enjoyed it and all the different flavours that was presented to us we do feel that the overall cost of an evening out for two is somewhat very expensive

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  27. KimM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal in a unique setting and staff that know what they are doing - excellent - - thank you

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  28. JohnB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, service exceptional and all in superb settings. We will definitely be making this one of our regular bookings.

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  29. JonathanW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Already recommended the Old Deanery! The thought, quality, preparation and attention to detail of not just the food but also the whole experience is first rate. Add to that an exquisite setting with a fabulous staff, what more could you ask for or want.

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  30. AndrewG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely surroundings, superb food, and excellent service, what a great evening! The wine flights was a great insight into some wonderful wines, too and the level of attention to detail was second to none.

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  31. FowlManor

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal in beautiful old building. Staff were attentive and friendly. Will be back

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  32. PeterJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good . Nice to have fine dining in Ripon. Just one constructive comment. When someone orders tea for 2, please put more than one teabag in the large teapot .

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FAQs

The Old Deanery is rated 4.8 stars by 32 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Old Deanery

The Old Deanery, Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1QS

Additional information

  • Area
    Ripon
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 19:00–21:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Adam Jackson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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