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Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch at the Royal Oak York

We pride ourselves in using only the freshest and best quality ingredients in our restaurant food. Full details here

One course £10.95, two for £14. 20 and three for £18.50

Why not come and join us for a traditional Sunday Lunch and enjoy our classic roast beef and roast pork served with our tasty Old Peculier gravy.

You can now book a table online via our website

Thursday Night

Thursday Night is Burger and Beer Night Royal Oak

Choose from our selection of hand pressed gourmet burgers and get a can of crafted artisan beer, a bottle of Coca-Cola or a bottle of Budweiser on us. Full list of burgers here.

We only use rice flour in our burgers so without the bun they are gluten free.

Burger and a drink for £11.95

First choose your burger from the following: homemade seasoned lamb, beef, Cajun chicken breast, falafel or Holme Farm venison burger.

All served with our freshly hand cut chips, salad,  and onion rings.

Full list of burgers here

Friday Night

Friday Night is: House Favourites Night

Buy any two meals off this menu and receive a free bottle of Shiraz, Pinot Rosé or Chardonnay wine.

EXAMPLES:

10oz Rib-Eye steak, served with grilled tomato, portabello mushroom, salad and hand-cut chips £16.95.

Scottish salmon fillet on a bed of roasted charlotte potatoes, butter beans, seasonal vegetables with a sauce of a cherry tomatoes, leeks and olives and drizzled with pesto £14.95.

8oz Sirloin Steak served with grilled tomato, portabello mushroom, salad and hand-cut chips £14.95.

Full listed menu here…

Real Ale

At the Royal Oak we pride ourselves on the quality of the real ale we sell

We always have a rotating list of guest ales (more information here).

We are cask marque accredited and have a discount for CAMRA members of 20p per pint.

We have three permanent ales, these are:

Theakston Best Bitter 3.8%

The definitive English Bitter. This fine golden-coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With good bitter sweet balance, this beer has a subtle hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggle hops and the dry hopping of Bramling Cross to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

Theakston Old Peculier 5.6%

The beer that made Masham famous – rich, dark and smooth tasting, with a character all of its own. Brewed using the traditional Fuggle hop, Old Peculier is our best known beer and has a large and enthusiastic following all over Britain and around the world.

Abbot Ale 5.0%

Abbot Ale is brewed for quality of the highest order. Abbot is an irresistible ale with masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. It is brewed longer to a unique recipe, which makes it the full-flavoured, smooth and mature beer it is today.

 

Drink our real Ale in York

Pub quiz every Sunday from 8.30 pm with a gallon of ale for the winning team. Other prizes given to winners including a box of chocolates, bottle of wine and Lottery scratch card. The quiz questions include general knowledge, taste challenge and a music round.

Try one of our Gins

We have an extensive collection of gins in our  Gin Emporium…

For our complete list, including our Gin of the Week  click here

Slingsby – Rhubarb Gin

Our list includes:

Caorunn

Caorunn is a modern London Dry Gin with a dry crisp aromatic taste. Full bodied and clean which is slightly drying on the back of the throat.

 

Silent Pool

Silent Pool has 24 botanicals carefully chosen for their uniqueness. All the botanicals work together in unison to afford a romantic, complex flavour. Fresh floral and clarifying citrus notes are grounded by earthy and spicy cassia bark and cubeb. The smooth finish is achieved with the help of local honey. Refreshingly individual, intricately realised gin in 43% ABV. Recommended serve is with a generous handful of ice, a dash of tonic, and a twist of orange peel to garnish.

Gin Mare

An unusual, savoury but balanced gin, Gin Mare is made in a former monks retreat just outside Barcelona. Comprising of botanicals such as rosemary, thyme, olive and basil., Gin Mare is definitely manna from heaven!

 

For our complete list, including our Gin of the Week  click here

 

 

Take a break have a Gin and Tonic, shopping is hard work – #york #goodfood #gin #realale #ginandtonic

Take a break from your Shopping or Sightseeing trip…

Gin and Tonic

…sit down and have a Gin and Tonic, we have several to choose from

Telephone to check availability if you want to eat with us:

01904 628869

New Year’s Eve Specials: Free double up on Gordon’s and Bombay gin and bottles of Prosecco will be £9.95.

If you are visiting York for a shopping or sightseeing trip, why not take a break and enjoy a meal or a pint of real ale in our atmospheric, traditional pub.

We are situated in the historic part of the city, close to York Minster, one of the world’s most famous cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England’s earliest history.

The Royal Oak dates back to the 15th Century and is situated on the ancient street of Goodramgate. A structure on the site of the Royal Oak has been evident since Viking Times, and sits within the original Roman Fortress built here nearly 2000 years ago. The Royal Oak always has a welcoming atmosphere.

York’s wealth of shops, visitor attractions and historic places of interest could keep a sightseer or shopper occupied for days.


We are now fully booked for our Christmas Day Lunch – why not try our Christmas Menu…

Three Courses £22.95, two courses 18.95

Starters

Soup of the day with sliced ciabatta (v)
Duck liver pate, soaked in cognac and served with cranberry and sliced ciabatta
Classic Anti-Pasti platter; salami Milano, Parma ham, rocket and tomato and mixed olives, buffalo mozzarella and bread
Insalata Caprese with beef and cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, rocket and virgin olive oil and basil with shaved parmesan and toasted ciabatta (v)
Homemade chicken wings served with garlic mayo and salad
Deep fried falafel served with salad and garlic mayo (v)

Mains

Traditional turkey dinner, with bacon wrapped sausages, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Turkey Gravy
Duck leg confit with duck and orange sauce resting on roasted charlotte potatoes with seasonal vegetables
Oven baked fillet of salmon on a bed of roasted charlotte potatoes, seasonal vegetables and cherry tomatoes drizzled with leek and garlic topped with a pesto dressing
Vegetarian risotto with crème fraiche and pomodoro, with courgettes, peas and peppers topped fresh rocket and shaved parmesan (v)
Venison shank on a bed of mashed potatoes with a red win jus
Nut roast with vegetable stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and vegetable gravy (v)

Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding served hot with custard
Cheesecake with raspberry coulis
Warm chocolate cake with ice cream
Apple pie served with custard
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Download Christmas Menu


Christmas Buffet Menu

@£9ph

Choose three of four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, Roast Turkey and Cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose four of six Garlic Bread, Quiche w/ potato salad, tomato and cheese tostadas and a cold pasta dish, chicken wings, pigs in blankets

All served with chips and salad

@£12ph

Choose two of the four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, roast turkey and Cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose two of the four Moroccan Tagine, Veg Tagine with cous cous or Chicken Curry, Veg Curry with rice

Choose five of the eight Garlic Bread, Chips, Tostadas, Risotto or Hot/cold pasta, wild mushroom crostini and Chicken Wings, pigs in blankets

All served with chips and salad

@£15ph

Choose three off the four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, Roast turkey and cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose two of the four Moroccan Tagine, Veg Tagine with cous cous, or Chicken Curry or Veg Curry with rice

And receive all of Garlic Bread, Chips, Tostadas, Risotto or Hot/cold pasta, wild mushroom crostinis and Chicken Wings, pigs in blankets

Download Christmas Buffet Menu

We are fully booked for Christmas Day

We are now fully booked for our Christmas Day Lunch – why not try our Christmas Menu…

Telephone to check availability: 01904 628869

Take a break from your Shopping or Sightseeing trip…

York’s wealth of shops, visitor attractions and historic places of interest  could keep a sightseer or shopper occupied for days.

If you are visiting York for a shopping or sightseeing trip, why not take a break and enjoy a meal or a pint of real ale in our atmospheric, traditional pub. We are situated in the historic part of the city, close to York Minster, one of the world’s most famous cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England’s earliest history.

The Royal Oak dates back to the 15th Century and is situated on the ancient street of Goodramgate.  A structure on the site of the Royal Oak has been evident since Viking Times, and sits within the original Roman Fortress built here nearly 2000 years ago. The Royal Oak always has a welcoming atmosphere.


Three Courses £22.95, two courses 18.95

Starters

Soup of the day with sliced ciabatta (v)
Duck liver pate, soaked in cognac and served with cranberry and sliced ciabatta
Classic Anti-Pasti platter; salami Milano, Parma ham, rocket and tomato and mixed olives, buffalo mozzarella and bread
Insalata Caprese with beef and cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, rocket and virgin olive oil and basil with shaved parmesan and toasted ciabatta (v)
Homemade chicken wings served with garlic mayo and salad
Deep fried falafel served with salad and garlic mayo (v)

Mains

Traditional turkey dinner, with bacon wrapped sausages, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Turkey Gravy
Duck leg confit with duck and orange sauce resting on roasted charlotte potatoes with seasonal vegetables
Oven baked fillet of salmon on a bed of roasted charlotte potatoes, seasonal vegetables and cherry tomatoes drizzled with leek and garlic topped with a pesto dressing
Vegetarian risotto with crème fraiche and pomodoro, with courgettes, peas and peppers topped fresh rocket and shaved parmesan (v)
Venison shank on a bed of mashed potatoes with a red win jus
Nut roast with vegetable stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and vegetable gravy (v)

Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding served hot with custard
Cheesecake with raspberry coulis
Warm chocolate cake with ice cream
Apple pie served with custard
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Download Christmas Menu


Christmas Buffet Menu

@£9ph

Choose three of four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, Roast Turkey and Cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose four of six Garlic Bread, Quiche w/ potato salad, tomato and cheese tostadas and a cold pasta dish, chicken wings, pigs in blankets

All served with chips and salad

@£12ph

Choose two of the four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, roast turkey and Cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose two of the four Moroccan Tagine, Veg Tagine with cous cous or Chicken Curry, Veg Curry with rice

Choose five of the eight Garlic Bread, Chips, Tostadas, Risotto or Hot/cold pasta, wild mushroom crostini and Chicken Wings, pigs in blankets

All served with chips and salad

@£15ph

Choose three off the four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, Roast turkey and cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose two of the four Moroccan Tagine, Veg Tagine with cous cous, or Chicken Curry or Veg Curry with rice

And receive all of Garlic Bread, Chips, Tostadas, Risotto or Hot/cold pasta, wild mushroom crostinis and Chicken Wings, pigs in blankets

Download Christmas Buffet Menu

Eat turkey in York – a rough roasting guide @RoyalOakYork #york #christmasfood #christmaslunch #turkey

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At the Royal Oak in York we can serve you a Traditional turkey dinner, with bacon wrapped sausages, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Turkey Gravy, followed by Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Download our Christmas Menu.

Other options include:

Duck leg confit with duck and orange sauce resting on roasted Charlotte potatoes with seasonal vegetables.
Oven baked fillet of salmon on a bed of roasted Charlotte potatoes, seasonal vegetables and cherry tomatoes drizzled with leek and garlic topped with a pesto dressing
Vegetarian risotto with crème fraîche and pomodoro, with courgettes, peas and peppers topped fresh rocket and shaved Parmesan (v)
Venison shank on a bed of mashed potatoes with a red wine jus
Nut roast with vegetable stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and vegetable gravy (v)

Why not have a look at our Christmas Menu?

Telephone: 01904 628869

You can now book a table online via our website.

Please use the form below:

Quandoo

The Royal Oak serves up really good food!

Popped in for a pint and a Sunday roast – great value, well cooked and excellent service – decent range of beers, cosy lounges – a proper out with proper service. Recommended

Trip Advisor

Function Room Thee Royal Oak in York

Here is a rough guide to roasting a Turkey if you insist on doing it yourself:

  1. Make a note of the weight of the turkey and then add a bit to it, if you plan to stuff your bird.
  2. Always preheat the oven first to a high heat.
  3. Put the turkey into your large roasting tray and rub it all over with a little butter and seasoning to taste.
  4. Surround with chopped carrots, onions or other root vegetables and finally cover with tinfoil and place in the oven.
  5. Turn the heat down to 180°c / 350°f / gas 4.
  6. Cooking time is about 20 minutes per 500g/1lb 2oz.

We called in here on a Rainy evening. A quick beverage prior to dinner. The Manager was top class…chatty and informative. The beer was excellent. A good range to imbibe.

Trip Advisor

Christmas Menu @RoyalOakYork – #york #christmasfood #christmaslunch – The Royal Oak in York

Why not join us over the Christmas period and enjoy our special Christmas Menu

Call us now to check availability: 01904 628869

If you are visiting York over the Christmas period, why not pop in to The Royal Oak and sample our Christmas menu? We are only a short walk from York Minster.

Christmas 2016

Three Courses £22.95, two courses 18.95

Starters

Soup of the day with sliced ciabatta (v)
Duck liver pate, soaked in cognac and served with cranberry and sliced ciabatta
Classic Anti-Pasti platter; salami Milano, Parma ham, rocket and tomato and mixed olives, buffalo mozzarella and bread
Insalata Caprese with beef and cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, rocket and virgin olive oil and basil with shaved parmesan and toasted ciabatta (v)
Homemade chicken wings served with garlic mayo and salad
Deep fried falafel served with salad and garlic mayo (v)

Mains

Traditional turkey dinner, with bacon wrapped sausages, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Turkey Gravy
Duck leg confit with duck and orange sauce resting on roasted charlotte potatoes with seasonal vegetables
Oven baked fillet of salmon on a bed of roasted charlotte potatoes, seasonal vegetables and cherry tomatoes drizzled with leek and garlic topped with a pesto dressing
Vegetarian risotto with crème fraiche and pomodoro, with courgettes, peas and peppers topped fresh rocket and shaved parmesan (v)
Venison shank on a bed of mashed potatoes with a red win jus
Nut roast with vegetable stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and vegetable gravy (v)

Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding served hot with custard
Cheesecake with raspberry coulis
Warm chocolate cake with ice cream
Apple pie served with custard
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Download Christmas Menu

The fire was burning, the ale was fabulous, the food was wholesome, and the staff were friendly. Personally I can’t fault this place. If you like a cosy, warm ambience and good ale, definitely give this one a try.

Trip Advisor

Function Room Thee Royal Oak in York

The Royal Oak, Specialising in Real Ale and Good Food

Entertaining work colleagues and clients can be a time consuming job – let us do the hard work. Whether you just want Xmas drinks in our bar or a traditional Christmas Dinner we can help make your event relaxing and fun.

The Royal Oak offers locally sourced, home cooked food. We also stock a fine selection of real ales in our cellar, which we serve in our bar which always has a welcoming atmosphere, with log fires burning in the cold winter months.

“We just popped in and found good beer and good quality home made food in a very friendly pub. The Shepherd’s pie was particularly noteworthy, as was the lemon cheesecake. We came back a few days later for the live music (that starts after the food service finishes) and more great beer.”

Trip Advisor

Our beamed function room is free to hire and can be used for a special Christmas Season bash…

“We had a family group visit and they couldn’t have looked after us better. Special room upstairs then coffee in the snug. Great value, good food. Relaxed and friendly.”

Trip Advisor

Gather a group of people together or have an office party. Treat yourselves to a veritable Festive Feast.

Was going to go in a different pub just a short walk away but then saw The Royal Oak. Faultless pint of Abbott Ale, great food, and what a truly old quirky and historic place! The service was excellent and I have no hesitation in awarding 5 stars. Couldn’t fault our visit at all. Standard of food, not expensive, quality of my pint, and the pub interior. All practically perfect ! Well done to the owner.

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Christmas Menu at The Royal Oak York

Contact us to book your table or office party

Telephone: 01904 628869

Download Christmas Menu

Christmas Buffet Menu

@£9ph

Choose three of four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, Roast Turkey and Cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose four of six Garlic Bread, Quiche w/ potato salad, tomato and cheese tostadas and a cold pasta dish, chicken wings, pigs in blankets

All served with chips and salad

@£12ph

Choose two of the four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, roast turkey and Cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose two of the four Moroccan Tagine, Veg Tagine with cous cous or Chicken Curry, Veg Curry with rice

Choose five of the eight Garlic Bread, Chips, Tostadas, Risotto or Hot/cold pasta, wild mushroom crostini and Chicken Wings, pigs in blankets

All served with chips and salad

@£15ph

Choose three off the four Egg Mayo, Chicken and Bacon, Cheese and Tomato, Roast turkey and cranberry or Tuna Mayo sandwiches

Choose two of the four Moroccan Tagine, Veg Tagine with cous cous, or Chicken Curry or Veg Curry with rice

And receive all of Garlic Bread, Chips, Tostadas, Risotto or Hot/cold pasta, wild mushroom crostinis and Chicken Wings, pigs in blankets

Download Christmas Buffet Menu

Why not book our free function room?

We are happy to accommodate any small or medium sized family or corporate event in our function room.

This venue is perfect business meetings or a get together, Christmas parties or for a regular local meeting place for societies, associations and clubs.

All we require is a small refundable deposit to book the room.