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“Great gardens”
Review of The Old Deanery

The Old Deanery
Ranked #36 of 87 Restaurants in Ripon
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, 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.
Ethiopia
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great gardens”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Have eaten here several times and each time it has been different. First time there was no atmosphere, but second time was using Sunday Times vouchers and food was very good.

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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely evening meal”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Was given a voucher to dine here, on my retirement. Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Great place to celebrate my retirement.
Thanks again Deanery

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Thank Ripdoc
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GRIMSBY UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Old deanery restaurant ripon”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Excellent in every way. at dinner and breakfast. A very imaginative menu, lots of choice. Food beautifully cooked and presented. Really got my taste buds going. Service excellent

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank WINTRINGHAM
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Even the manager called to tell us we had a bad experience!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Went in a smallish group (7 people) and we'd heard good things about the good but, the service was a warning from anyone we spoke to who'd been. Even people who had their wedding there!

So, we were pretty much ignored since being sat down, had to find someone to order a drink then took over 3hrs to be served a fairly simple 3 course Sunday lunch.

When the food arrived, admittedly it was good. Just the extortionate wait between courses took the biscuit.

Being British we didn't complain but, vowed not to return.

We then got a call from the manager to apologise for the debacle and she explain why she thought we'd had a bad experience. She offered to put something in writing to us in the post about a month ago now and we've heard nothing since.

I've held off reviewing until now in the hope of a response.

Disappointed.

Would recommend the food but, take a good book, something to drink and find somewhere comfy to sit for the inevitable wait.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Harry Ripon”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Had the Christmas lunch in December.It was super! We only had 2 courses but that was plenty for us. We very much liked the friendly service.The atmosphere was good too.Could not fault the food and the real fire was just the ticket.
Coffee in the comfy lounge finished off the meal nicely-Well done.
This was our third Christmas dinner there and we will be there again next year hopefully.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Harry W
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