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Durham Ox

Westway, Crayke YO61 4TE , England
01347 821506
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Crayke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leeds
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed in nearby Easingwold for 5 nights and ate here 4/5 nights due to the wonderful food and excellent value. They do an early bird, 7 meals for £7 before 7pm. The menu is varied and certain items change on a daily basis. Their sticky toffee pudding is divine. The service is impeccable and the staff are friendly. We... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I visited for a birthday lunch a few Saturdays ago, having chosen the Durham Ox based on lovely meals and service we have had before there. The restaurant was quiet, so no excuses down to it being busy but the service and the food were disappointing, particularly bearing in mind what we paid (£80 for two with... More

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thedurhamox, General Manager at Durham Ox, responded to this review

Dear Jon R, Thank you for taking the time to review your meals here. I'm sorry that you did not fully enjoy your lunch with us on that particular day. If you would like to call me personally (01347 821506), I would certainly like to discuss this matter in more depth with you. Kind regards Andy Eaton-Carr More

York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Popped in one Friday evening for an early supper. - No reservation they seemed busy & told us they needed the table back in 90 minutes for a booking. Seated in bar area. Service was efficient and very professional. Busy & buzzing atmosphere & while staff were friendly they all seemed rather brusque. Selected from the 7 before 7 menu.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A la carte menu but portion size was a bit small and the chairs are made so you don't stay too long! They are so uncomfortable! It was ok, but for the money we paid we could have something much nicer elsewhere.

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

at last I have found a moment to write about a party we attended at The Durham Ox. What can I say............ the food was AMAZING!! On arrival, canapes were lovely, but then the buffet, the presentation alone would rival top class cruise ships I have been on! Salmon and giant prawns, rare beef, gammon and salads, tarts and lots... More

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thedurhamox, General Manager at Durham Ox, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed the party in the Barn. The buffet really did look "fab" didnt it?? Regards Andy More

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This restaurant has been recommended so often we thought we would try it. Not sure if we picked a busy night or if this was the usual standard but quite a few issues and very disappointed sadly. Warm wine, cold saute potatoes and general lack of team work by the staff meant we were asked the same question 3 or... More

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York, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been going to the Ox for quite a few years now and felt absolutely certain our Wedding Anniversary party would be smashing. The Ox Barn function room is lovely and all the signs were very good for our "Gourmet BBQ". The staff allocated to our event were lovely but I was very disappointed with the food. Before the party... More

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thedurhamox, General Manager at Durham Ox, responded to this review

Dear Pru, We are extremely sorry that we did not meet your expectations for your anniversary party and have e-mailed you personally regarding this. Kind regards Andy Eaton-Carr More

Lisburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Super, friendly service and great food!! A little bit off the York tourist route but well worth the trip!

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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and friends went to try the "7 before 7 for 7" menu - and it was excellent. Everything it said on the menu. But portions were generous and very very tasty. The restaurant was as busy after 7pm which said that people were happy to pay the full price regardless. A good buzz about the place and the... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have eaten here twice, both times have been great, so a third might be in order. There is some excellent value if you do the 7 before 7 and also vouchers for wine for repeat offenders. Personally, I found the ribs incredibly succulent and the meat simply falls off the bone. Certainly a signature dish. First time round I sampled... More

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