Breakfast at The Royal Oak, Ripon

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To say I don’t blog about food *that* often, these little reviews I do every now and again are actually my favourite posts to create, especially if they’re centred around a good, local eatery. Today I’m discussing breakfast at The Royal Oak in Ripon.

First of all, big shout out to the decor. The Royal Oak was shut a while back for a bit of a face lift and I adore it. Dark blue, mustard yellow, golden accessories and lot’s of wood…It’s going straight on the moodboard for future house inspo, let me tell you.

As much as I like the old look, the bar area (where you tend to sit for breakfast) is a lot cosier now and looks super modern and fresh. Can we also talk about that lighting? Love a bare bulb I do.

Moving away from the interiors now and on to the main event…The grub.

Husband opted for the Yorkshire Breakfast – Your usual breakfast fare of bacon, sausage, eggs, beans and black pudding – and I decided to be all fancy and go for the smoked salmon with scrambled egg and brioche toast. I’ve never had fish for breakfast so I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it but I’m not that keen on cooked breakfasts anyway so I figured I may aswell try something new.

When my plate arrived I thought the presentation was lovely and the peppered eggs looked irresistibly creamy and delicious – And they were exactly that. The brioche was nice and light and the smoked salmon turned out to be an excellent choice and something I want to repeat in the future.

Both of us really enjoyed our dishes (husband claimed his breakfast was the best one he has had in Ripon) and by the time I’d worked my way through it, I was pogged (There’s actually a pretty big heap of salmon sat there, the photo is pretty deceptive).

Whilst The Royal Oak breakfast was an absolute delight, it’s definitely one of the more expensive options available in Ripon. Our breakfasts plus a juice and a hot chocolate came to just under £20 so if you’re on a budget it’s maybe one to avoid.

But if you’re wanting to treat yourself?

Go for it, it’s mint.

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