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The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
+44 1628 523043
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bridging the gap between country inn & local restaurant, The White Oaks...
Bridging the gap between country inn & local restaurant, The White Oaks has established itself as a local favourite. The White Oak is an independent and contemporary 'Gastro Pub' where the kitchen & service sets out to please, & covers all bases from pata negra ham & goats chees and walnut salads to chicken liver parfait & their signature roast chicken ravioli. For mains lots of fresh fish features including Whole Lemon sole, whole Dover Sole and Hake as well as the Suckling Pig Belly to share & daily made pies along with Aubrey Allen British Highland free-range steaks. If that's not enough the desserts tend to be classic but executed very well including creme Brulee, pannacotta and excellent brioche donuts. Set menus also offer decent value (£14/16 for two/three courses at lunch and £19/21 at dinner) running alongside the A la Carte menu. The traditional Roasts is served on Sundays alongside the A La Carte. There's also plenty of good drinking on the Corney & Barrow wine list (look for Delamotte Grand Cru Champagne, Archaval-Ferrer Malbec, & 'Psi' Tempanillo from Michael Sisseck) and a barter bin where you haggle for top end clarets (one has 98 parker points!). The dining room's taupe shades, thick pine beams, cream chandeliers and widely spaced, bare tables match the food's smart, unfussy tone, while warm, engaging staff and a compact, broadly priced wine list also fit the bill.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super birthday lunch

We went to the White Oak for my birthday lunch on Sunday and had a lovely time - the food was delicious, service excellent and the place is very pretty. It was very busy with a great atmosphere and they were lovely with our two year old son. Will considered The White Oak for our wedding reception... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Tiffany F
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Took my dad for a belated Father's Day meal. The experience was satisfactory but nothing more. We were given a table for four near the rear garden. Unfortunately the floor moved every time the waiters walked past to service the garden and it felt like we were on a roller coaster. The wall opposite appeared dirty and in need of... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went to the White Oak for my birthday lunch on Sunday and had a lovely time - the food was delicious, service excellent and the place is very pretty. It was very busy with a great atmosphere and they were lovely with our two year old son. Will considered The White Oak for our wedding reception next year.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The White Oak in Cookham is a little gem. Made a booking a few days before, no problems getting a table for a Saturday evening dinner for two. Arrived a little early, plenty of parking even though the restaurant was busy, and settled into the comfortable bar for pre-dinner drinks. We were put under no pressure to move to our... More 

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Bucks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Excellent lunch had here outside- could not have been made to feel more welcome by our super waitress and friendly barman who bought our drinks out to us. Looking forward to our next visit :)

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Tiffin, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First class menu coupled with great presentation and delicious taste. Much attention to guest comfort with warm welcome and ready attention. A pleasant garden for a pre-prandial drink or post-prandial coffee and chocolate. Fortunately my host had booked and so my advice is to make sure you have booked before going. Definitely on my list next time I am in... More 

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Taplow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Love this place. Always good food and service. Nice ambience. Never had a bad experience. The only complaint is it's noisy.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Attractive Building and tastefully decorated Gastro Pub in the beautiful village of Cookham. Friendly staff and tasty food.I enjoyed a lovely glass of Prosecco and choose Lemon Sole which was delicious, my husband enjoyed The Pork Belly.We have eaten here several times and it has always been good.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

6 months late with my review but needs must...fantastic evening celebrating post Christmas...fantastic food, great service. So much choice. Restaurant has a great vibe with good lighting providing a relaxing but not stuffy experience. From couples to large groups is well worth a visit if you're wanting something different from the norm. 👍😀

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went for a lunchtime meal, we were the first diners and shown to a nice table towards the garden end of the dining room, very friendly attentive staff, had complimentary breads and a bottle of water, we both had steaks, wow, fine cuts and expertly cooked, great chef, a few tables are very close together, by the time we left... More 

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Outstanding food and friendly service. The raspberry soufflé was to die for. Our first visit, but it won't be our last.

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Additional Information about The White Oak

Address: The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
Phone Number: +44 1628 523043
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 523043

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Bridging the gap between country inn & local restaurant, The White Oaks has established itself as a local favourite. The White Oak is an independent and contemporary 'Gastro Pub' where the kitchen & service sets out to please, & covers all bases from pata negra ham & goats chees and walnut salads to chicken liver parfait & their signature roast chicken ravioli. For mains lots of fresh fish features including Whole Lemon sole, whole Dover Sole and Hake as well as the Suckling Pig Belly to share & daily made pies along with Aubrey Allen British Highland free-range steaks. If that's not enough the desserts tend to be classic but executed very well including creme Brulee, pannacotta and excellent brioche donuts. Set menus also offer decent value (£14/16 for two/three courses at lunch and £19/21 at dinner) running alongside the A la Carte menu. The traditional Roasts is served on Sundays alongside the A La Carte. There's also plenty of good drinking on the Corney & Barrow wine list (look for Delamotte Grand Cru Champagne, Archaval-Ferrer Malbec, & 'Psi' Tempanillo from Michael Sisseck) and a barter bin where you haggle for top end clarets (one has 98 parker points!). The dining room's taupe shades, thick pine beams, cream chandeliers and widely spaced, bare tables match the food's smart, unfussy tone, while warm, engaging staff and a compact, broadly priced wine list also fit the bill.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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