Oxo’s on the Mount is a restaurant located in the Mount Royale hotel in York. It is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the centre of the city but it does have its own car park. It took us around 12 minutes to walk back to the railway station. We were invited to review their Sunday lunch during our annual weekend break to York.
*Disclaimer. We were provided with a complimentary meal in return for an honest review
Oxo’s on the Mount – Sunday Lunch Review
It had been a drizzly walk to the restaurant and we arrived a little wet and very cold. We were met with a very friendly front of house manager who welcomed us in and hung our coats up for us. We were shown to our table and guided through the Sunday lunch menu. He was very helpful and suggested other options for our 6-year-old in case he didn’t want a Sunday lunch. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them and we soon felt relaxed and ready to eat some food.
At no time did we ever feel that we’d been neglected or that we’d waited too long for food. Service flowed to perfection and it wasn’t too long until we had a lovely bowl of freshly made warm bread in front of us and a very intriguing and delicious butter to try with it.
We had a large round table which was perfect for us. There seemed to be all manner of eating areas making it atmospheric yet relatively private for most of the tables. I also spotted a lovely outside eating area which would be perfect in warmer months.
The Sunday lunch was £19.95 for 2 courses or £23.95 for 3 courses. There was a choice of 5 starters which even included 2 vegan options. I chose the crayfish cocktail with marie rose sauce and wholemeal bread. This was very tasty and just the right portion of food for a starter. My Mum was thrilled with her choice of the tomato and red pepper soup.
The little one opted for one of the additional options for children. He chose the fish goujons which I tried some of, because well you have to right? The batter was wonderful and light and the whole dish was incredibly tasty and cooked to perfection. We loved the added touch of ketchup in a personalised pot.
There were three roasts to choose from for our main dish which was beef, lamb and pork. They were very accommodating with my Mum’s request for well-done beef. I took mine as it comes and it was excellent. There was plenty of meat and I don’t know what they cooked their roast potatoes in but they were divine. The Yorkshire pudding was also one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Our accompaniments could not have been any better. There was cauliflower cheese, carrots and mangetout plus extra gravy. I was very happy indeed.
The main dishes also included a fish dish and a vegan dish. I wish we’d had room for dessert but sadly we were now defeated. My son, however, well he was a different story. He proclaimed he still had room and was quite insistent on trying an adult dessert. With 5 options including Eton mess, cheese, a lemon posset and a creme brulee he opted for their sticky toffee pudding. I must confess that I tried a couple of spoonfuls and it was excellent, especially the butterscotch sauce.
The restaurant prides itself on its locally sourced ingredients and that certainly shows. Thank you for having us.