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Restaurant at The Royal Oak

#5,980 of 17,558 Restaurants in London
#6,408 of 18,482 Places to Eat in London
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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, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We came down from sunny Manchester for the weekend and found this pub. Great location, beer and more importantly the food was amazing. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and had to have a roast dinner. The waitress recommended the roast chicken, and boy when It arrived it was a feast, you get a whole chicken to carve yourself at... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After wandering around Columbia Road market we stoppedfor an early Sunday lunch. Great pub with upstairs restaurant full of character. Went for shared roast chicken which was really tasty and plenty for the three of us. Staff vety nice and good ales.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place to grab a pint in the week, or a bloody mary in the weekend! The staff and charming, the atmosphere is ambient and relaxed, and the food is really delicious! A must do for a little rainy day cozy pint with friends, or in the sunny courtyard with the fam. When you go... get a pint of bitter,... More 

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London
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 73 Columbia Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7RG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7729 2220
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 64

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  • 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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