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The Royal Oak

44 Tabard Street | City of London, London SE1 4JU, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+44 20 7357 7173
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Ranked #2,580 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Westminster / Belgravia
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Westminster / Belgravia
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Dreading the World Cup, can't stand Wimbledon, looking for peace and quiet then the "Royal Oak " is for you. No TVs,no music ,no fruit machines,no Wifi,no boring pub chain food just somewhere you can actually go back to the old days and actually talk to people. I no longer work in the area but still frequently go down to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There were two vegetarian options. A veg pie or goats cheese salad. I chose the salad and all I can say is that they are lacking in imagination. Having enjoyed some delicious salads in other places I was extremely disappointed, completely lacking in creativity. My husband enjoyed the steak and ale pie. But we shan't go there again. Not everyone... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Had a Saturday lunch in the bar here and liked it so much we went back the following day for a Sunday lunch. We loved this traditional pub, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. No loud music which is a bonus when you want to sit and chat. The food is good quality, good value and unpretentious.... More

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went in twice over the weekend. Excellent ales, good food, friendly staff and no background music - everything I want from a pub. Also, just off the beaten track so not inundated with tourists. We will be back - a great pub.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on a Monday night. The service was friendly, the beer was great and the food was OK. The sandwiches were very good, the sausage and mash were good, the steak and ale pie was a bit disappointing.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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439 reviews 439 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

This is just far enough away from London Bridge to avoid the crowds of office workers / tourists , doesn't have music or TV but does gave excellent beers, friendly staff and an old fashioned decor which is ideal if what you want is a quiet pint of dark mild in a proper boozer.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was my sixth visit. Never been disappointed. Very nice Sunday Roast. Served both down stairs in bar area and in the first floor dining room. Highly recommend the roast beef.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

As I said in my review of the Southwark Tavern, everyone needs a local or two. The Royal Oak is one of my two - it is truly local to where I stay (perhaps 200 feet from my front door) and everything a pub should be - great real ales and ciders, friendly staff, warm cheerful atmosphere and the comfort... More

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West Sussex UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Probably the best traditional style pub in London with a mixture of locals and passing tourist trade. Fine Harvey's beers always on tap. John and Frank are great landlords and always good for a chat about any topic under the Sun.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Chose this pub after reading the reviews, and it was exactly as expected "A good old London boozer". We found a table and ordered our food and got chatting with some locals on the next table who told us what a friendly place it was at which point a couple started arguing loudly on the other side of the bar... More

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