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Restaurant at The Royal Oak

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73 Columbia Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7RG, England
+44 (0)20 7729 2220
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Carve your own roast!

Recommend booking as this restaurant (and the pub downstairs) gets very busy - probably because the food is excellent. The restaurant is upstairs is nicely decorated, and less hectic than the pub. The entire menu was good - we were a party of 8 and ordered a variety of dishes and desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Recommend booking as this restaurant (and the pub downstairs) gets very busy - probably because the food is excellent. The restaurant is upstairs is nicely decorated, and less hectic than the pub. The entire menu was good - we were a party of 8 and ordered a variety of dishes and desserts, all of which were delicious. But the special... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No complaints about the lovely food or prices. My only issues were to do with the table turnover time of 90 minutes which was crazy given we went with a large group for a birthday. You would think allowances would be made. Also the food took an age to arrive at our table but I was happy when it eventually... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a reservation for lunch at 2pm. As soon as we got there we were taken to our table on the second floor, a lovely seat by the window overlooking the nice Columbia Road Flower Market. All the staff were very nice, and the meal was brought very soon to our table. Everything was perfect, from the delicious roast... More 

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London
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8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited with friends on Sunday and I must say I was super impressed. We sat in the upstairs dining room and we all had the roast sirloin beef. I couldnt fault anything. I think possibly the best roast I have ever eaten...and I have eaten a few. I am going to find it hard not to dine there every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Rude staff who allow their young children to run around the bar kicking a football - more of a crèche than a pub! Not relaxing at all. Also not cheap.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Staff are rude and unfriendly. Food is ok but very expensive. Recently turned into a crèche for very young unruly children, playing football in the bar - not a way to relax after a hard week at work, trying unwind for the weekend and enjoy a drink or two.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited with a group of friends for Sunday lunch. The food was great - we all had different roasts, including the veggie option, and everything was lovely. But we waited ages (over 40 minutes) for our food to appear (and when it's a carvery that shouldn't happen). It was worth the wait but the wait still detracted from the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited this pub/restaurant recently and had an absolutely fabulous time. We had pre-ordered the roast lamb and it was so delicious, very moist and tasty and the best roast potatoes ever. Also I don't know what they did with the carrots but they were really yummy. There was such a fun atmosphere and the staff were brilliant. The whole experience... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

I went there with a friend of mine on a Friday night. We sat downstairs as we were not eating until later and wanted to enjoy the buzzin atmosphere of after Friday drinks in this East London pub. It was fun, vibrant and very busy which I like. We had butchers pate to start and then steak and burger. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

I went there with a friend of mine on a Friday night. We sat downstairs as we were not eating until later and wanted to enjoy the buzzin atmosphere of after Friday drinks in this East London pub. It was fun, vibrant and very busy which I like. We had butchers pate to start and then steak and burger. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 Columbia Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7729 2220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 64

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