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The White Oak

The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
+44 1628 523043
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Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Cookham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Had lunch with a business colleague a couple weeks ago and am happy to report that The White Oak is still operating at the top of its game. Food was excellent, so good it surprised my guest who didn't know what to expect. The service is also very attentive and they judged that we were talking business so didn't intrude... More

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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Fishcakes were tasty and delightfully crisp on the outside. Roast beef done exactly right (caramelised on the outside, tender and pink on the inside with marmite-y gravy and crispy roast potatoes). The lardy cake was delicious, but lies like lead in your stomach (does what it says on the tin, so don't complain!). The staff were attentive and helpful. Need... More

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Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A delicious dinner, the food was amazing .With succulent scallops in their shell (my favorite) to venison 3 ways (my husbands favorite!),pork belly, Angus beef and the best Pannacotta ever! Every plate was a hit! The wines were great, particularly the Moscato with dessert! A real Thursday evening treat!

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Unexpectedly available, seeing Dover Sole on the day's offering, tempted 3 of the group. Expensive yes, £32, but beautifully cooked and presented off-the-bone, with those gorgeous chips, it totally overwhelmed the whole lunch experience. The other main chosen was Hake, half the size and half the price, but still very nice I was told. So the message is, if fish... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My second visit to this pub for dinner, and again the experience was very good. All courses were delicious, excellent wine, attentive but not intrusive service, a cosy warming ambience. Would definitely come again.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

By no means cheap, just really very good food mind! Service is good! Place is clean! Nice location! Will go back on our own next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We are regulars at the White Oak, the service is outstanding, prices reasonable and value for money and the food is absolutely to our liking. Thand to all the staff and Clive the great Chef long may we continue to enjoy

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited here with colleagues in the week. Charming place, excellent food and service. The trice cooked chips and beef were excellently executed. Minor slip-up at the end when they put 4 bottles of wine on the bill instead of 3 - surely not that difficult to get right? Great Gavi, though.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fairly average; attentive and friendly service, but portions varied considerably in size - the chicken raviolo was tiny compared to beetroot soup; the duck was not a confit as advertised but just a roast duck-leg on creamed potatoes on a very hot griddle-pan, with a very oily bowl of lettuce, and the venison shepherds' pie was a jumble of vegetables... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

had an excellent lunch with brother sister and spouses. very helpful with brother in law in wheelchair. good value lunch menu as always.will return.

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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
Cuisine: British

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