Open 7 days a week. Serving Food all day, Monday to Saturday 11.30am - 9.30pm and Sunday 11.30am - 9pm.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About Tykes Restaurant
If you’re looking for good food made with local produce and a big Yorkshire welcome, take time out to visit Tykes. Settle into one of our comfy chairs or sofas and enjoy the homely surroundings of this barn conversion – it’s the ideal place for lunch, evening meal or just a drink or coffee at the bar.
Working closely with local suppliers our aim is to provide the best food experience possible using the freshest ingredients. Our buzzing theatre kitchen gives the customer the opportunity to not only pick their own steak or fish but also watch as one of your chefs prepare it.
Showcasing everything that the great county of Yorkshire has to offer, beef & lamb from Bishopthorpe to lager brewed in Cropton. Our menu changes to suit the seasons and with themed events throughout the year there is something for everyone.
Our relaxed and friendly service ensures a great dining experience in an informal atmosphere. We're easy to find (just off the A64 at Flaxton) and there is plenty of free parking. So come along and discover what’s cooking at Tykes!
Little Tykes menu available and large parties are welcome.
Very quiet, food was excellent.
Fantastic Sunday lunch with great service.
As along serving customer it’s Always a pleasure visiting Tykes. The restaurant was full and this didn’t affect the service. Thanks guys.
The food was excellent as was the service.
We were a party of 4. 3 had really nice meals both starter and main. 1 had a nice starter but his main was pretty poor. He had the chicken and leek pie with crumble topping - no sauce in the pie so it was very dry and the vegetables were almost raw. He didn't say anything at the time because he didn't want to spoil the evening for the rest of us but because of that meal he says he won't go to Tykes again even though we have been a number of times before..
Burgers were great! Lovely. Definitely need to go again.
Lovely food and friendly staff
Lovely meal for my daughter 21st
A lovely place serving excellent food.
Lovely place! Food and staff amazing as usual xxx
Positive points:- Food, drinks, waiter service. I had telephoned & spoken to member of staff a few weeks previously to pre-book table for Sunday lunch for party of 13 plus a highchair. I replied to a later received email, requesting pre-ordered menu choices (this email also requested we vacate table by 3.30pm.) Negative points: On arrival our table was a place setting short, two chairs short & also there was no high chair . This was embarrassing for myself and confusing for my guests. I had to ask a member of staff for assistance. We vacated our table on time, gathered all our belongings and moved to a smaller drinks table near the bar to enjoy more drinks. We managed to locate spare chairs to seat everyone, somewhat squashed in this area. We left the venue at 4.30pm noticing that our table had not been used since - what was the point of this?? For some of our dining guests this was a first visit - not sure if they would return again.
Very warm and welcoming staff. Great food and drinks and great price.
Went there for Sunday dinner, it was fantastic food and excellent service.
Excellent meal, excellent service, could not fault anything.
I thought generally our meal was ok, I did book online stating it t was a celebratory lunch for my wife’s birthday, this was not noted and the Prosecco flat. It was replaced. I had to raise the celebration later during the meal. So not impressed initially. Prawns over cooked and blue cheese sauce runny. I would suggest with your quite expensive menu, you may look at linen tablecloths and knapkins, it felt like a cafe.
Unfortunately the service was incredibly slow, for which we had one apology regarding the delay early on. When the mains arrived the veg and potatoes were hard and undercooked and the beef was fatty. It was really disappointing. We waited 45 minutes for our main and were only asked once if we wanted more drinks. We then waited another 30 mins for desserts which were underwhelming. Last ate here in 2017 just after we had our wedding reception here, it was lovely. We expected the same but were all left disappointed.
Went for valentines day and as always they provided a great meal with a great atmosphere, would highly recommend and at a reasonable price
Great food, great service!
Food and service great and no long wait but menu doesn’t appear to have changed much in last ten years. Up your game Tykes’s as it would be a shame to see this place who support local farmers and suppliers go down the pan.
Great staff always friendly and very high service levels
Lovely atmosphere and fabulous food - combined with an unbeatable voucher offer - thank you!
Had a lovely time, service was great and food was delicious.
Always eat here when staying at Griffen Lodges. Perfect once again
Enjoyable experience with excellent Sunday lunch