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“Had a very pleasant lunch.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of SO! Bar and Eats Ripon

SO! Bar and Eats Ripon
Ranked #15 of 83 Restaurants in Ripon
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Yorkshire
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134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Had a very pleasant lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Had tried to get a table for lunch at Oliver's Pantry but alas there was a long queue. Thought I'd try here for a change. Had low expectations because of other mixed TA reviews but it exceeded my expectations. We received a very warm 'meet and greet' experience form our waitress and the food was very good. I'm not sure if this would be somewhere I'd choose to eat in the evening but it certainly made a nice lunchtime venue.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Batley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We were in Ripon for the weekend to visit our son and he booked a table for 7 pm on Saturday night? We were a bit confused over the menu but the waiter was very helpful and recommended dishes to us. The wine was rather pricey but very nice. The food was served on boards but looked fantastic and was delicious. We asked for the dessert menu and wanted to place our order but once we got the waitresses attention she brought our bill, we said we wanted to order dessert and they were brought to us in about 15 minutes....although the desserts were really nice they were a little over priced- the chocolate torte was about 4 mouthfuls...we were also brought a tray of drinks which were meant for another table. All said it was a very enjoyable evening with fantastic food but they need to be a bit more organised and perhaps assign one member of staff to look after a table.

Visited April 2014
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Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So! lucky if you can get served”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

On our first visit to Ripon, we walked past So! Looking for somewhere to eat. We were enthral led to see food being served in frying pan and typical pub food served with a twist.
On entering the bar it was busy and lively, just the place to get a quick bite on a Saturday lunchtime.

I was ambushed on entering without even having time to sit down to give a drinks order! I was being indecisive so asked if the waiter could come back in a minute or two. Within less than 30 seconds he had returned and suggested the hot chocolate as I still hadn't got my coat off and looked at the menu. I agreed more to give me breathing space!! The drinks arrived quickly and then we were just left.......finally after about 15 minutes we managed to get the waiters attention and ordered a sharing platter and a portion of chips. We were already a little cross as we had seen at least one big table arrive after us and get served way before us. I appreciate it was busy and the food coming out looked good so we waited.... And waited....and waited! We did finally catch the waiters eye again over 30 minutes later and asked him to check on our order as everyone had been served. There was no apology and he appeared to know there was a problem but didn't want to deal with it. We were just told it will be
about 5 minutes as they were just putting it through now and they had been busy. His attitude was the final straw and so we paid for our drinks and walked out over an hour after entering, still hungry and extremely disappointed.

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2 Thank Alison M
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Ripon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and fab waitress”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We went with some friends for dinner and had a super time, great food and the waitress Gemma was superb she looked after us all evening , was friendly chatty and all round first rate so thanks so much.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Akabumble
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Ripon, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

ALL STAFF are great. Food excellent. Good atmosphere. Can't fault the place. Management use common sense approach. Each and every member of staff obviously lives the so bar values. Oh, and Gemma is a great waitress, always a cheeky smile on her face.

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Thank Paul L
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