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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 #2,463 of 17,147 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
SW, UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Driffield
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34 helpful votes 34 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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473 reviews 473 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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