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The Royal Oak

Neighborhood: East End / East London
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Address: 73 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
Phone Number: 020 7729 2220
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A lovely friendly pub to visit in London. The food was beautiful and the staff really welcoming. We first passed on a 'Gangster Tour' of the East End and was featured in both the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2016
Jade2102
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Lancaster, UK
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Always been a fan of this pub, decent wine and food list. I went there this evening and ordered some chips (a fairly difficult thing to mess up). I was served some sort of calamari instead (it did look delicious). We sent it back, the waiter came back and asked if we had ordered it as we had been charged... More 

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Lancaster, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

A lovely friendly pub to visit in London. The food was beautiful and the staff really welcoming. We first passed on a 'Gangster Tour' of the East End and was featured in both the Krays and Legend movies, great to see such a fabulous location being used.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

By far!! so I moved to London a while ago, and ever since have been in a very focused and thorough search for good Fish and Chips, first of all because when I first arrived I did not like this dish at all (mostly due to the fact that the ones I had tried were bad versions of what it... More 

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New Hamburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We all love the '90s itv series Goodnight Sweetheart and were thrilled to find that the pub in the series was still around! The interior is not the same (perhaps they used a studio for the show), but the outside was exactly the same! Confusing that there is no mention of it in the pub - not even a picture.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Visited here for a friends birthday.... bar downstairs lively with 25-30 year old trendies..... our meal was upstairs in the restaurant which is Very Small and quaint, warm and good atmosphere. Staff were very attentive and received an excellent service. Menu was very limited so a bit disappointing in that respect - just three starters and three mains and dessert.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in on our way home deciding to give pubs in the area our business tonight. Great warm atmosphere with a simple, but good, selection of wines. Plenty of beer options too. We ordered some food which was average. Had better and had worse. Although there must have be a ration on the chips. I think in total we were... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great service, friendly staff, delicious roast beef and tasty drinks in a smart yet informal pub (downstairs) or dining room upstairs. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Good food is excellent, the atmosphere is vivid and authentic. The pricing it more than reasonable and the staff is super nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch with the family and wasn't disappointed. Had a whole roasted shoulder of lamb with all the trimmings. So tasty!!! Staff were very friendly and overall great service. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants great food for value and great service. Will be going back!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The menu - edgy, flavoursome British dishes. The staff - were friendly and attentive. The presentation - top draw. The food - was divine. There is also a good selection of real ales. Value for money - you get what you pay for. A wonderful gastro pub

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