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“Real Value!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal

The Royal
New works road | Lowmoor, Bradford, England
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Ranked #36 of 548 Restaurants in Bradford
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dundee
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Real Value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Visited on Saturday 22nd Feb with wife after reading existing Tripadvisor reviews. Also happened to be closest place to hotel! Glad we went! Had a 10oz steak done to perfection and wife had fishcakes in a japanese crumb coating which were excellent! Portions were massive! Royal should not take it as an insult that we couldn't finish portions! Wine was great value at £10.99 for a bottle of sauvignon blanc! Paul the owner is a nice guy who chatted for a while to us travelling Scots! Great place.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Christmas Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Eventually got around to our Christmas Dinner, not before time! We chose to go to The Royal, try it for ourselves. Thirteen of us in all, they reserved us our tables, just aswell really, most of the tables were taken (good sign). The building inside is fresh, clean and tidy, the staff let us settle in before taking our orders. Good selection of food, fair prices, portions quite large in general, if you don't want large portions tell them when ordering.
Staff cheerful and happy to accommodate your requirements. Happy to return in the future.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“First visit for 15 years!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We used to live close to The Royal and went in frequently when it was a 'drinking pub'.

We were told it had been refurbished and thought it might be fun to drop in - what a good decision. The whole pub is now open plan and bright and airy with lots of tables in two separate areas. It still has the bar in the same place and there was a sprinkling of regulars just having a drink, which made for a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

The menu was limited but varied so no problem finding something to suit almost any taste.

I had the 'Royal Burger' which came with a basket of chunky chips and a fresh crispy salad. The burger was superb; it tasted of real meat and was excellently enhanced with the bacon/cheese topping. The chips were big n fluffy and filling. I like to think I have a good appetite but struggled to clear the plate!

My better half had a chicken wrap which was equally delicious and filling (along with the chips n salad).

The bill came to £16 for the meals which is a bit over typical 'pub grub' prices but given the quality and quantity I'm not going to complain

Will definitely be going back to sample the other menu items.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Fab food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My friend and I went to The Royal for something to eat and a catch up. She has been a few times before and said how good it was. There was a lovely lively atmsophere in the pub and the staff were very friendly. The food was served quickly and tasted fab. The portions are so generous that we didn't have room for a dessert. I would definitely go there again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We visited this after friends had said how good it was.

We were not disappointed.
It was quite busy but the service was good and so was the food!
There was plenty on the plate and it was of good quality.
Particularly the handcut chips, they we're melt in the mouth!!

We would definately come back :)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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