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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This must be one of the best pubs in South London- in fact, it is often in the running for the Society for the Preservation of Beers From The Wood 'London Pub of the Year' prize- it has won the title at least once. A good range of ales.....Harveys of Sussex.....no music, no fruit machines, just good company, excellent bar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My google search criteria was 'Best Sunday Roast in London' and 'The Royal Oak' on Tabard Street is one of the first options that came up. And boy did they deliver. A real honest to goodness pub!! I kid you not. Not a wine bar, brasserie, gastro pub type thing but an actual beautiful, down to earth pub IN CENTRAL... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Have visited this pub on quite a number of occasions. It is free from television and piped music, so conversation is easy. The food is some of the best I have enjoyed in a pub. The Sunday lunches are excellent with very generous portions. The Harveys is very well kept. If you are in the area it is well worth... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If only more pubs in London were like this. Fantastic range of beers, lovely home-cooked food and a cosy atmosphere. Don't ever change!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great lunch, best roast potatoes out ever! My Saddle of Lamb was beautiful. His Roast beef astonishing. Not the cheapest, but Deffo best!!.

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SW, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Staying in the area so decided on a revisit. Knowing how small the pub is I decided to see if they would reserve a table and they did. Different to last visit but still good atmosphere and food. My game pie not as good as last time but will definitely like to try again next time we're in the area.... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I found this by chance and was pulled in by the fact that Harveys beer was on offer. That, if it was in good condition, would have been good enough for me and it was! But the atmosphere in the pub was also smashing with a proper, friendly, pub feel to it. The food looked very appetising and the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Address: 44 Tabard Street | City of London, London SE1 4JU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7357 7173
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster / Belgravia

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