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83 North Street | Ripon, Ripon HG4 1DP, England
+44 1765 607555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chocolate pot” (18 reviews)
“hanger steak” (6 reviews)
“sea bream” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 North Street | Ripon, Ripon HG4 1DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate at this restaurant about 5 years ago so we were keen to go back and we weren't disappointed the food is excellent and the service is brilliant would recommend 5 stars

Thank B3378NGsusanh
Reviewed yesterday

Have not been here for several years so it made a nice change to revisit. Place was full - glad we booked. Choice of meals was excellent and as it is all freshly prepared there was a wait before our meals arrived. But it was...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is fab! What struck me straight away was the friendly staff, two chaps served us and they couldn't have been nicer, so informative! I tried a Gin balloon after their recommendation and it was delicious so I had a second and it was...More

Thank quitaurquhart
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Quita, Really glad we were able to look after you so well and that you enjoyed your meal. Gins pretty fashionable nowadays and Yorkshire produces some great products. Thankyou for the lovely review.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Foĺlowing the trip advisor rating we've just had a disappointing lunch here. Lunchtime menu is limited but we chose the special. What we got was completely different from what we ordered because they had forgotten to update their board. Not great meal and apology for...More

Thank Maureen M
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Maureen, Im sorry you were disappointed by your visit. All the boards were up to date inside the restaurant however I had forgotten to redo the outside board. I'm a small business and I have to cover all bases in the restaurant. Sometimes things...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fantastic place to eat. We've been going to Lockwoods at least four times a year for the past 11 years - and the food is always great. A real treat!More

Thank Ian G
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ian, Thankyou for leaving us such a lovely 600th review. Further thanks for supporting us for the last 11 years. We have certainly grown and developed as a business over that time but its pleasing that we keep our very regular customers happy. Thanks, Matthew...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for Sunday lunch. A lovely restaurant with a nice informal atmosphere. The food is very good, as is the service; the chocolate pot dessert is delicious. I would happily recommend it. Worth booking in advance at busy times.

Thank RDS61
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi RDS61, Thanks for your lovely review. The whole team is really pleased you enjoyed both the food and service as Sunday was a really busy day for us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply excellent food and service, expertly managed by Tom, who couldn't do enough for our group of 4. Well done and thank you.

Thank brian_wroe
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brian, Thankyou for your fantastic review. Tom was very pleased and so was I. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here yesterday evening with a friend. The restaurant was relatively busy but had a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were attentive and passionate about both the food and wine menu. The food options are perfect for me. Nothing totally obvious and all plates appear...More

1  Thank Alex D
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Alex, Thankyou for your kind review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the duck dish. Its new on this week as we make the transition to a slightly more autumnal menu. The Call my Bluff has been running for 8 years and its always a fun...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Sunday Lunch at Lockwoods this past weekend with friends form the area. I had booked the restaurant based upon Trip Advisor recommendations of past guest. When we arrived at Lockwoods, our friends told us I had picked the best restaurant on Ripon. Three...More

Thank Gerald P
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gerald, Thankyou for your lovely review. Its great to know that we have a good reputation in the local area. We always try and keep all our regulars happy. Really glad you enjoyed your roasts. Thanks again, Matthew Lockwood

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to Lockwoods for many years. Saturday was top notch,Matthew has certainly upped his game. An excellent choice amongst us all with some interesting combinations,duck and sweetcorn fritters! All round 7 great plates Andy Proud

Thank Andy P
MALockwood79, Owner at Lockwoods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Andy, Thankyou for your kind review. Really pleased that the whole table had a lovely meal and I have appreciated all your feedback. Matthew

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Response from B448NJlouisec | Reviewed this property |
On street parking or park in the market place
Suzi J
13 September 2016|
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Response from MALockwood79 | Property representative |
Hi Suzi, Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately we don't allow dogs in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 47
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 North Street | Ripon, Ripon HG4 1DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 607555
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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.
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