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“Consistent quality. Highly recommended.”
Review of Durham Ox

Durham Ox
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Crayke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We've been going to the Ox for over 6 years now, and we live in Leeds, which is a 45 mile journey for us (but a good drive!). The food quality has never dipped, always been the same every time we visit even though the menu choices have changed - although the favourites remain. This is high quality restaurant food, not the run of the mill gastro pub which is reflected on how we first found it - on the good food guide and the telegraph top 50 places to eat outside of London.

We've also stayed in the cottages several times and the cleanliness and whole experience is worth it, the breakfast is high quality matching the food served during lunch/evening.

I would recommend the gourmet menu for 2 (not for the light eater - plenty to get through!), the rib eye, batted haddock, cheese board, and scallops to pick out a few things, although your likely not to go wrong with any of the menu items.

Thank Simon T
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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Rang to make a reservation on a Thursday afternoon for the Thursday night. The person who answered the phone was incapable of making a booking and arranged to ring back after taking my number. I had no phone call back and therefore did not make a reservation. Poor customer service would not recommend

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Eating out can sometimes be difficult for me as I am intolerant to dairy foods. At the Durham Ox they took great care to make sure I had a super meal. The food was excellent, staff very friendly and we would recommend this pub/restaurant highly.

Thank Sue E
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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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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.

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Thank Alan R
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