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The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Ripon and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

Crucially the 'More' tag at the bottom of the review list goes to an Eating Out Map with all local Restaurants, Pizza Houses, Pubs and Takeaways around you. In case we have missed anything we have the Thompson All restaurant tag at the very bottom.

Enjoy eating out around Ripon!

1 Duck Hill, Ripon HG4 1BL, UK – 07854 816387

We found the restaurant fantastic. Great food, atmosphere and staff. Would definitely eat there again.

Great food, atmosphere and staff. The Greek guy that served us was really friendly and the food delicious.


27 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK – 01765 608688

Always good. Recommend the lasagne and Margherita Pizza on the early bird menu..always delicious.

Went in for an early bird menu with my family. Prices were very reasonable, service was quick and friendly, and the pizza was absolutely gorgeous. A good, solid Italian restaurant near the center of Ripon. I'd definitely go again and would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

Cafe Thai

35 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK – 01765 605900

When we walked by there were only two people inside, but by the time we left there were two other couples and a group of four in the restaurant. My partner and I went without a reservation and were seated immediately. The staff was very friendly and service was quick. We ordered our food and we didn't have to wait long for our starters to arrive. The portions are generous. Halfway through our starters both my partner and I had the strange feeling that after this we'd pay the bill and leave, but we still had another course to go through! We ended up having to pay £30 for food for the two of us, but we'd had quite a few drinks, so the total came to just under £50. I ended up paying £55. I usually don't leave tips over 10%, but service at this place is excellent and the food is great. I would absolutely recommend stopping by this lovely little restaurant if you're in the area and in the mood for some great Thai food!

Fantastic friendly service. Food is amazing, not cheap but you definitely get what you pay for highly recommended. Early bird menu is good but some of the main menu options are worth paying the extra for

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Ripon or in North Stainley area

Moti Raj

18 High Skellgate, Ripon HG4 1BD, UK – 01765 690348

Great place very reasonable price made us feel really at home

The food was gorgeous! Only problem I had with this place was they didn't have a licence to sell alcohol but they said we could bring our own.


19 High Skellgate, Ripon HG4 1BD, UK – 01765 692661

Excellent always, prompt delivery and great tasting food.

Have been a customer for 15 years and never had a hassle! Good service & authentic dishes...

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

Prima Pizzeria

33 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK – 01765 602034

Always a warm welcome. Delicious food with fabulous service. Looking forward to our next visit!

I went with my wife and daughter for an impromptu meal out after a walk at Fountains Abbey. Really good food and service. We all had a really good time.

Valentino's Restaurant

14 Westgate, Ripon HG4 2AT, UK – 01765 604201

If I could give Valentino’s more than five stars, I would. Their service is next to none, the environment is nice and cozy, and the food is just... perfect. I literally cannot think of a single complaint or suggestion for this restaurant. I would recommend that if you are inbetween choosing some other restaurant in lovely little Ripon or Valentino’s, go with the later.

The food was amazing and the staff were wonderful. What a lovely evening. Thank you!


27 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK – 01765 608688

Always good. Recommend the lasagne and Margherita Pizza on the early bird menu..always delicious.

Went in for an early bird menu with my family. Prices were very reasonable, service was quick and friendly, and the pizza was absolutely gorgeous. A good, solid Italian restaurant near the center of Ripon. I'd definitely go again and would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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so bar & eats

6 Old Market Place, Ripon HG4 1EQ, UK – 01765 601369

I cannot believe that after all the time and money spent on refurbishment, they have not included air con!!! Lunch today was fans or windows open . A shame. Food fine but waited nearly an hour for sandwich and chips . To be fair we were refunded cost of meal.

Roast Salmon with a warm salad of new potatoes, peas and pickled gherkins. Delicious! Fabulous selection of craft gins and cask ales. Will definitely visit again 😀

Lockwoods Restaurant

83 North St, Ripon HG4 1DP, UK – 01765 607555

Pick up your phone and book a table, you will not be disappointed. Great selection of food and cocktails all prepared and served by attentive, friendly staff. The whole meal was superbly tasty. The lamb on my dish was cooked to perfection, a little too pink for my lovely wife to try but I didn't feel guilty not letting her taste it as she devoured the crispy skin of her duck before I even had chance to ask for it. If I had to choose a favourite from the meal it would be the black pudding scotch egg starter, yum yum. I could just eat that again right now. We loved the whole experience and we will definitely visit again.

It was the first time round for me. Having lived in Ripon for number of years I've never been there until now. It feels nice and cosy inside although, in my opinion, some tables are too close to one another. Staff is very polite and not 'in your face'. Service is a bit on the slow side but there must have been some issues in the kitchen as we've been given a discount on the bill without complaining about it. Reading the menu, you have an idea what's on the plate but when it's in front of you, it looks different - in a positive way! Food is... absolutely delicious and I would definitely recommend to pay a visit. Will be coming back if I get the chance to!


North Stainley Chinese Restaurants

The Dragon Inn

41 Market Pl S, Ripon HG4 1BZ, UK – 01765 608436

It's ok

Lovely people who've started to recognise us now. Food's always fine and portions are huge!

Double Luck

7 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PA, UK – 01765 603442

Really good Chinese takeaway food. Fresh and tasty

We’ve been getting our Chinese takeaway from Double Luck for years. I recommend the Cantonese Style Sweet & Sour Pork 👌


23-25 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, UK – 01765 278020

Bambudda take away is more like taking the restaurant home. The food is extremely tasty, well cooked and great portions, the staff are great, friendly and very professional. Providing a speedy but relaxed service

Authentic cuisine with fast and wonderful service. The atmosphere is nice and there is a great view of the cathedral. The price is also good for the high quality that you get. Will definitely return soon.

North Stainley Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Treasure & Relish - Art, Books & Vegetarian Cafe

Skell House,, 8 High Skellgate,, Ripon HG4 1BA, UK – 01765 605057

A really nice vegetarian café and bookshop. Very friendly owners. I was on my bike so the porridge with maple syrup and extra nuts was very welcome - and very well made. A selection of excellent teas and their coffee looked good. As did the cakes! As a second hand bookshop it's not at all musty and dusty. Good stock in good condition and we'll laid out. Obviously you don't eat the books, but still...

A great little cafe and book shop combo. Had probably the best chocolate cake I have ever ate in my life and the tea is amazing as well. If in Ripon, definitely give it a visit.

Eighteen 81

5 North St, Ripon HG4 1JY, UK – 01765 608709

Love chinese just one of my best choice and sitting in is even better than take out keep it up 😉😃😉

Great food, friendly service, excellent value


43 Market Pl S, Ripon HG4 1BZ, UK – 01765 278080

Absolutely superb. Always packed with fresh vegetables, reasonably priced and friendly staff.

Super quick preparation, we got a large munchie box lots of stuff to try, just beware 1 large box will feed 2-3 people.

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Ripon Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Ripon or near North Stainley. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Ripon street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

Pub Food with Reviews, Maps and Links to their websites

Hornblower Tavern

3 Old Market Pl, Ripon HG4 1EQ, UK – 01765 605889

Nice friendly pub. Black Sheep was ace and at the correct temp. Not freezing. I Wii return!

Lively pub Beer not great

The Lamb & Flag

9 High Skellgate, Ripon HG4 1BA, UK – 01765 602895

Good tv sport venue. Nice pool table .no real ale .popular with army personnel. Lively and friendly.

Friendly pub. Can get busy. Staff are helpful.

King William

10 Blossomgate, Ripon HG4 2AJ, UK – 01765 605605

Very friendly and welcoming pub, dog friendly. Open fire and great sports coverage.

Excellent little bar. Superb beer brewed by their own brewery. We came to Masham/Ripon to visit the Theakston and Black Sheep breweries and the beer in the King Billy is better than anything these two large breweries currently produce. No food is served here just normal pub snacks like crisps and nuts etc.