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“Family run restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lockwoods

Lockwoods
Ranked #2 of 81 Restaurants in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 43
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: WINNER OR THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE'S BEST RESTAURANT IN THE NORTH EAST 2016 Located in the cathedral city of Ripon, Lockwoods provides a relaxed place to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner. We're about classic, seasonal cooking and our modern European menu focuses on flavour not geography, but always maintains a strong nod towards our Yorkshire roots. We use the best seasonal produce that we can find and source much of our produce locally, particularly in the summer months, when we use the heritage garden 200 yards from our front door. We also have a wide range of local and European beers and a great wine list (currently 25 bins). We have received many accolades for our food, service and atmosphere, including "No 1 Family Run Restaurant in the UK" by The Times, recommended by The Independent, nominated for "Best Neighbourhood Restaurant" by Yorkshire Life, recognised in the Observer Food Awards, and listed in the Which Good Food Guides. We're a family run restaurant that has been established for over 10 years and happy to cater for groups, families, children, vegans, vegetarians.... and everyone in between. Put simply, we're a place that you'll want to come back to time and time again. AND IF IT'S NOT ON THE MENU - JUST ASK. Open Tuesday to Sunday Great value early bird menu 6-7 pm. Regular special events such as Call my Bluff Wine evening, Live jazz or our very popular tapas evening. Menus available for Children, Vegetarians and other dietary requirements, or just ask us and we'll cook it! Full disabled access throughout.
Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family run restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

The menu is based on local produce, and always interesting. The food and wine are really delicious.The ambience is great, and the staff are polite and helpful.

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English first
Thirsk
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“ladies who lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

We usually visit Lockwoods for dinner but I met a friend for a Saturday lunch and the ambiance was equally appealling. The food, and wine, was delicious. We both chose the goats cheese and spinach tart and the Casa Silva wine was a perfect accompaniment. What I really like about Lockwoods though is the staff - you see the same faces so staff must be as happy as they appear in their work. The decor is contempory and we like the art and photographic work displayed. Everyone we have taken to Lockwods have said how much they have enjoyed it. We have also bought gift vouchers for friends significant birthdays. All in all we would recommend Lockwoods to anyone visiting Ripon.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Very enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I have been a few times before to this brilliant restaurant, I recommended it as a venue for me and some friends to go for an evening meal to celebrate a birthday. Despite not booking on a busy evening, the flexible staff managed to rearrange some tables to fit us in; and I am very glad they did! The menu is a great balance of local produce and interesting dishes (most notably on the specials board) There has clearly been a lot of effort put into creating a varied seasonal menu. From a flexible start , the service continued to be attentive and friendly, with some lovely cocktails (you must try the chocolate orange vodka martini, Just divine) Although some people have said there are issues with pricing, our bill was surprisingly low despite having many drinks, for what we had it was more than reasonable. Will be continuing to recommend to anyne looking for a great restaurant in Ripon. Far better than other mediocre establishments, with far more finesse and a great atmosphere!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good food, friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

The restaurant is modern and 'open plan' but very pleasant nevertheless. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was very good, though the market in this part of Yorkshire is very competitive and Lockwoods isn't quite up there with the very best. Nevertheless what we had was more than acceptable - in particular, a steak dish containing hanger steak was very skilfully cooked and had a most pleasing flavour.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austria
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“brilliant restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

My favourite place in Ripon: I come here quite often for breakfast or brunch,
a quick lunch or nice evening meal. Me and my girl friend love it this restaurant.
I also enjoy the mix of guests: young families, child friendly, middle aged, older people (this broad spectrum is a good sign - in my opinion)

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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