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“Expensive amazing food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Durham Ox

Durham Ox
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Crayke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Expensive amazing food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Very busy and great atmosphere. Food is really special with our main highlight being the incredible creme brulee. Bit over-priced for the measly portion sizes but the brulee made up for it and we left with full bellies and smiles on our faces.

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York, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Like a well oiled machine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I visited on a busy Friday lunchtime with 3 friends, everything was outstanding right from the telephone call to make the reservation through to the coffee at the end of a perfect meal. We were welcomed at the bar by a smiling barman, and asked how he could be of service, as the man turned away to check the diary, we were asked by another smiling lady if we were being attended to. The food was delivered smoothly and was really very good, the waiters made recommendations and were helpful. It was sheer perfection to witness quality staff at work, eager young waiters buzzed around,and were attentive without being intrusive,an older man was always on hand to guide them along, another mature lady was a pleasure to deal with, this eclectic mix works well. Other restauranteurs and publicans would do well to go here and watch how things should be done, Charlie the Manager really is a class act and delivers a reassuring confident atmosphere, hence my title this operation is like watching a well oiled machine, the Ox is primarily a pub and there is a seperate room kept only for drinkers, so that locals feel catered for, oh for more places like this one.

  • Visited October 2012
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely place, well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Called here yesterday for lunch. What a lovely place, sat by the log burner looking out of the huge window on to the cottages, very pleasant indeed.
The guinea fowl ordered by two of us was delicious as was the welsh rabit & home made burger ordered by the rest of our party. Starters lovely too, can't comment on dessert as didn't have them, just coffee all served as requested.
Portions are not huge but plenty for us. All in all lovely place, well worth a visit.

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Thank SJJ1963
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Usual gastro type pub appearance, nice welcome and shown to nice round table,
Good menu ranging from gourmet type burgers through to high range steaks etc.
All the starters and the main courses were very good in a excellent timely manner.
Would definitely visit again if in the area.
Ps whilst many websites say dog friendly they are not, no dogs allowed inside not even in the bar area.

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The food was really good, although not cheap, but worth it.
Just double check your bill as the new staff still learning!

Visited September 2012
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