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“Exquisite Valentine's Meal”
Review of The Old Deanery

The Old Deanery
Ranked #33 of 85 Restaurants in Ripon
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Old Deanery restaurant is spread out over 3 dining rooms, allowing you to dine overlooking our stunning gardens or the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Open for lunch, dinner & available to book for private dining, celebrations & weddings.
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4 reviews
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“Exquisite Valentine's Meal”
Reviewed 16 February 2009

We are local to the Old Deanery, and have visited the restaurant
on numerous occasions. We attended on Valentine's Evening
and I have to say it truly was a gastronomic delight.
The menu was well thought out, and the presentation was stunning.
The staff are very helpful and pleasant, and nothing is too much trouble for the Linda (The Owner)
Overall I would probably say this is the best meal we have ever had.

Wendy and Ken

Thank Coads
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English first
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic Sunday Lunch for 4 - Great Service - Superb”
Reviewed 15 February 2009

We booked a table for 4 at the Old Deanery over the telephone. They were wonderful just taking the booking. Then we arrived, today, for Sunday lunch. A Warm welcome, took our coats, we sat in our leather seats by the log fire and our drinks arrived perfectly. The menus were specific to Sunday Lunch - and were spot on. The young waitresses were very good indeed and the hostess - we assume the owner - was simply wonderful. The starters were great - light - appetising - perfect. The main courses were just super - hot plates, served well, looked good and tasted even better. The sweets were to die for (although only 2 of us had room for them!). Coffee, drinks etc. etc. costing a total £88 for the 4 of us - as far as we are concerned - good value for what can only be described as great surroundings right opposite the cathedral. This is a place we will definitely go back to!

Thank foxyfoxOxenhope
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Food”
Reviewed 3 February 2009

Stayed here on a dinner bed and breakfast basis January 2009.

The dinners were excellent and very good value. The food was well cooked and beautifully presented. Good size portions and struggled to find room for the (lovely) puds.

I would recommend this for a romantic dinner - atmospheric dining room with a view to the Cathedral, with soft lighting and candles.

(Breakfasts also excellent with a cold selection and a wide choice of hot food - fish, eggs, full breakfast - very good).

Thank BetsyLiverpool
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North Yorkshire
1 review
“Wonderful Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed 19 January 2009

Sunday lunch at the Old Deanery is to be highly recommended. The food is superb, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly, and the service is excellent.

I live locally, but I strongly advise any visitor to treat themselves to a meal at the Old Deanery.

Thank DaisyNorthYorkshire
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North Yorkshire
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“Wonderful Getaway!”
Reviewed 19 January 2009

If you are looking for a hotel that provides a touch of luxury together with a warm friendly atmosphere then go to the Old Deanery. We stayed there at the weekend in the Four Poster bedroom overlooking the Cathedral as a "get away and de-stress" weekend and it fitted the bill perfectly. Our room was full of character as befits a building of its age but also lovely and clean. Our meal in the restaurant was delicious! The menu had obviously been well thought out and presentation was stunning. Linda (the owner) was exceptionally welcoming and friendly. In a nutshell would I recommend the hotel and food to other people and would I go there again - absolutely!

Thank SueJ66
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