Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate

4.5
144 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Welcome to The Royal Oak. We are committed to bringing you the amazing pub experience that Yorkshire is known for. Situated right the heart of the city, just down the road from the Minster, there is nowhere better to come for a pint or a lovely meal with your family and friends. Our chefs are hardworking and ready to prepare those comforting favourites for you after a long day of exploring or just for a nice meal out with your loved ones. Our bar staff and servers are caring and friendly, and we are always trying to bring you the best and most personal service we can. To us, there is nothing nicer than making our customers’ days special and better than when they came in!

Experiences

  • Party Buffet - Winter Wonderland

    £14.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
  • Party Buffet - A Jolly Good Time

    £16.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
  • Festive Menu - Two Courses

    £17.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Festive Menu - Three Courses

    £20.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Christmas Day

    £69.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Secure your Christmas Day booking with a deposit of £10 per person. The pub will contact you to take deposit. The remaining balance will be due by the 1st December.
  • Party Buffet - Jingle Bells

    £12.99 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021

    Book your festive party now with a deposit of £5 per person. The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.
What 144 people are saying
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PeterW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good value, friendly service, pleasant visit, great burger 😁

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FionaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub dining. Quick and friendly service, good food, lovely atmosphere. Would recommend

PC
PaulaC
London
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We had reserved a table using the Open Table App. However, when we got to the restaurant, they told us they didn’t have any tables (with quite a bit of attitude). We showed her our open table reservation. They then stuck us in a small, closed-off front room and basically forgot about us. Brought us our food and then never came back into this closed off room to see if we needed anything- water, coffee, dessert, etc. We had to keep getting up to find someone to take care of us. The hostess who seated us was very rude. Can’t remember the food much, because the whole experience was so bad.

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DebbyP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Yorkshire puds were burnt/black inedible. Not enough veg, beef was fatty. Never had a bad meal there but this was not to their normal standards.

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NicholaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food excellent friendly service would definitely recommend 5 stars!

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Kelly
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was a little disappointed with the food this visit, normally it’s amazing, didn’t get homemade chips they were skinny frozen fries this time and the garlic mushroom starter had less mushrooms and definitely didn’t have any Stilton cheese in them as they are advertised as having in them, and they definitely had the Stilton in them last time, hopefully it was maybe just lack of fresh ingredients as it was a Tuesday, we’re back to try again this weekend.

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DeniseH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great value and superbly freshly cooked Sunday roast.
The service was excellent from the moment we arrived for pre-drinks.
The small bar area with a lovely fire is both cosy, contemporary but makes you feel as though you have stepped back in time to days of traditional pubs.
Definitely worth a visit.

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chrissyc
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There are different parts to this pub (front bar, back bar, conservatory, upstairs parlour etc), and the ambience changes depending on where you are and what clientele are in.
Food was good, although waiter got one of our meals wrong (we got scampi instead of fish). But he was new and just learning the ordering system, so that will improve (hopefully!).
Loved the choice on the menu, and you can go 'skinny' and swap your fries for salad - but you might want to ask them to hold the dressing if you want to go fully 'skinny'!
Overall, a lovely meal out for a Friday night.

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Suesteve
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, lovely pub, friendly staff. Would highly recommend

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TinaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old pub, bar staff friendly and polite, lovely food, waitress was fabulous.
Will return when next in York

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SandraR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty meal in a lovely old pub. Unfortunately my husband had to re-order as they didn't have what he wanted, but overall a really pleasant evening

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Yasmin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We booked our table at the last minute on Sunday night, so the Sunday roast that we were hoping to have was already gone and not available.
The waitress lady was very apologetic.
However, vegetarian roast option was surprisingly nice!
We actually preferred this to the usual roast meat option.
Mash potato and the was beautiful.
I would definitely visit this pub again.

KB
vipKateBurton
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch with friends. The food was great - despite the late hour of 4pm - and the service was brilliant. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful, and most of the food was great. Wasn't impressed with the specials - we ordered two of the same dish, one came out well presented but the other was about 2/3 of the size and just looked thrown into the bowl. When asked to replace, it was just put into another bowl with a bit of garnish. The staff dropped it off to the table silently and did not even acknowledge us. Put a damper on the whole meal. Stick to the classics if you go!

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Marmite26
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Cosy atmosphere. Very friendly.

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WilliamF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Royal Oak is a lovely old pub that serves great pub grub and huge desserts,I will recommend it for anyone who enjoys a lovely meal with family or friends.

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ZoeW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday roast, massive Yorkshire pudding, lots of veg choice, and the best beef gravy.
Desert was the biscoff cheesecake very nice.

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LyndseyP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were visiting from Sheffield for the day and wanted to reserve somewhere to eat without paying the ridiculous booking fee's other places wanted! The food was spot on, delicious and great value for money. Staff were friendly and attentive and the pub itself was full of character and well decorated. Thank you

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Unhappy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went into this pub whilst on holiday, they promptly told us they don’t take walk ins for food.
So whilst sitting having a drink I went online to your site which allowed me to book a table within the half hour. I mentioned this to the girl and she said they were trying to delete this as it was incorrect. Very poor service and girls behind bar very off taking. A quick exit

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely pub, with great service, great beer and great food.

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olivia
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Last minute booking, very helpful stuff and nice food.

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VickyP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food excellent staff really good value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really glad we ended up here. Really nice food. Quick service.
I think the waitress needs support as she did great at a busy time .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub meals and atmosphere

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Suziq1
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy my booking at the golden lion was cancelled and we had to find somewhere else, from the moment we arrived the level of service was superb I’m afraid I didn’t take the young ladies name but she had blonde hair and was very slim she noticed that I was struggling with the heat and she came over and suggested a table in the snug which was near an outside door to give me a breeze ( much appreciated) the food was excellent and very tasty and hot .It was an excellent meal

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CraigA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Last minute booking turned into our food holiday highlight!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food great service will definitely be back at a later date

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food the staff were polite helpful and I would de

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely old pub
Staff friendly and look after there customers
The food was good and all 4 of us were very happy with it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent pub food and we were seated in a cosy and quite private table, the staff were friendly , the only thing was the wait for the food almost 50 minutes a bit too long, but overall a nice eating experience

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OlhaH
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was not great. my husband simply wanted to ge tup and go into another place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We could not fault our Christmas Day lunch. We enjoyed every course and the food was cooked to perfection.

The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much bother.
We had time in between each course to let out food settle and we were not rushed.

Next time we’ll book earlier as we would’ve liked to have stayed a little longer. We were enjoying it so much the time flew by.
It was definitely value for money!

Thank you Royal Oak for a lovely afternoon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can I just Thank the management, staff and chef for an amazing Christmas Day lunch. The food was exceptional and well worth the price. The staff were very attentive and made the experience very relaxing not rushing us to eat and leave. Think we will doing the same next year 10 out of 10

JB
JulianB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had our Christmas Dinner at the Royal Oak. The three waiteres were spot on with the service.
The 3 course Christmas Dinner was delicious.
Thank you to all at the R O for a enjoyable Christmas Dinner.

AR
AngelaR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This pub has a great atmosphere. Nice friendly staff, and good food too.
If you want an authentic British pub surrounding this is the place to go

MA
MaggieA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food. Very friendly staff! Covid19 measures applied!! Definitely recommend it!!

JW
JohnWarro
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was that good I booked I’m off Xmas day

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Dean
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food friendly staff and cosy pub definatley recommend

CE
ClairE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a meal on Saturday early evening with my husband and 3 children. They were very welcoming and accommodating. The food was very nice and will definitely visit again.

DA
DavidA
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another first class meal. Friendly service. Will go again when next in York.

FAQs

Royal Oak - 18 Goodramgate is rated 4.5 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.