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Out and About - Dining

Ripon provides an excellent selection of eating places and restaurants to cater for all tastes - here are just a few of our favourites.



Franco and Head Chef Carlo often travel and meet suppliers in Italy in search of the finest ingredients and recipes. They have been serving traditional Italian food with great success since 1985 which has made them one of the most popular restaurants in the area.
The combination of a cosy atmosphere and high standards of food at reasonable prices, make booking highly recommended.



Tired of eating al desko?
Enjoy our Express Lunch menu and choose from 10 delicious dishes, only £6.95 each will make you want to ditch your packed lunch every day.
We promise your order will be served in 15 minutes too, so you can enjoy your break without watching the clock.

Moti Raj


Moti Raj is an Award Winning Indian Restaurant which has been family run for 26 years and is well known in the local area for fantastic customer service and delicious food.

Situated a short walk from the town centre we cater for everyone including families and children are welcome. Our restaurant has room for up to 55 diners and can cater for all special occasions including group meals, parties and birthdays. 
Our promise is we shall only use best fresh produce available for all our dishes. Our menus include traditional dishes such as Kormas, Rogans, Baltis, Massalas and many more. Specialties are available and some English dishes if you prefer.



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 maintaining a strong nod towards our Yorkshire roots.

We’re a family run restaurant that has been established for over ten years and are 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.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday
  • Great value early bird menu 5-7 pm. (Saturdays 5-6 pm)
  • Regular special events such as Call my Bluff Wine evening, Live jazz or  our very popular tapas evening.
  • Full disabled access throughout.

The Jam Jar - Ripon

The Jam Jar is a cute and quirky cafe located inside the lovely independent shop 'Wrens' in Ripon. Food is very fresh and tasty... please be aware it is Cash only.

Olivers Pantry


Oliver’s Pantry is a quirky cafe just off the Market Square in Ripon, passionate about full bodied coffee & flavoursome loose leaf tea, serving fresh wholesome & uplifting  food all day, every day.

The Royal Oak


The Royal Oak is housed in a beautifully renovated 18th Century Coaching Inn, right in the centre of the historic city of Ripon. A perfect base for exploring Yorkshire being close to the beautiful spa towns of Harrogate and Knaresborough , the market town and racecourse of Thirsk  and not too far from historic York.

The Wakeman House Cafe

At the beautiful, historic Wakeman's House Cafe we serve teas, coffees, hot chocolates and only home made food - this includes a wide selection of cakes and tray bakes.

The Golden Lion


The Golden Lion have a good selection of real ales and fine wines and all of our food is freshly prepared, home cooked and locally sourced, with a varied choice of dishes and our daily changing specials there really is something for everyone.