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OXO’s Restaurant on The Mount opens at Mount Royale hotel York - family favourite returns

The Mount Royale Hotel York has opened OXO’s Restaurant on The Mount in a return to the hotel’s traditional family-operated full service dining.

The Oxtoby family have owned and operated the Mount Royale Hotel since 1967 and for many years gained a fine reputation for dining and quality service as OXO’s restaurant. The new OXO’s Restaurant on The Mount is a return to this quality and care serving traditional British and European food with a modern twist.

“Guests experience of the hotel is paramount and following a period when the restaurant has been leased to other operators we have decided that we can deliver that overall experience from our own team and resources.” Comments hotel director Stuart Oxtoby.

OXO’s Restaurant on The Mount is offering a choice of dining styles and menus with the focus on local suppliers and ingredients with a wine list that has been devoloped to make food and wine matching simple but interesting and enjoyable. A new team of long standing members of staff has been brought together with Russell Johnson, head chef, leading the kitchen team. OXO’s Restaurant on the Mount will open seven days a week for dinner plus Sunday Lunch and is open to resident and non-resident diners and private lunch parties can be reserved in advance. The hotel also operates a ‘Breakfast Club’ that provides non-resident business and leisure guests with informal meeting place and a hearty breakfast to start the day.

“Guests have often said that they would like to see a return to how the restaurant was managed by the family and we have come up with a formula that we think will delight and entertain. We’re not revealing everything about our plans yet, but there is a definite return to way that my mother and father operated OXO’s from 1967 onwards.” adds Stuart Oxtoby.

For further information please contact: Stuart Oxtoby, director, The Mount Royal Hotel, The Mount, York, YO24 1GU Tel: 01904 628856 Email: Website:

Press contact: John Gallery, Great Potential. Tel: 07967 032623 Email:

Notes for Editors:

The Mount Royale Hotel was founded by Richard and Christine Oxtoby in 1967, the hotel was formerly two private houses built during the reign of William IV (1830 - 1837) and offers 24 bedrooms all with wireless internet, there is also a bar with a coal fire and OXO’s Restaurant on the Mount offering locally sourced produce. Other facilities include an onsite heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub open all year set in English Gardens and a beauty centre with spa treatments.