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OAK House Bar and Cafe

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35 High Street, Maldon CM9 5PF, England
+44 1621 859965
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fabulous turn around

Today I revisited the Oakhouse after a disappointing experience some months ago, although I must say my disappointment was acknowledged and dealt with in a superb way by the staff. Since then there has been a new chef and a menu change. What a fabulous turn around, it is now a great place to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
amanda j
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the one occasion I have been for food (lunch) it was excellent. If you want a bar that's lively after 10pm but not full of teenagers or idiots this is probably the best place to go. My recommendation would be to start in The Blue Boar, have two or three and then make your way to The Oak House.... More 

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Thank Gavin H
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Today I revisited the Oakhouse after a disappointing experience some months ago, although I must say my disappointment was acknowledged and dealt with in a superb way by the staff. Since then there has been a new chef and a menu change. What a fabulous turn around, it is now a great place to have lunch. The food was superb,... More 

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3 Thank amanda j
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service a bit slow but friendly staff and good choice of cocktails. Nice cosy atmosphere with open fires and exposed beams

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Thank Hellocheekycheeky
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Arriving at Maldon early to begin a holiday nearby, we found the Oak House to be the ideal place for breakfast - good wholesome food well prepared and well presented by friendly staff. We enjoyed it so much that we went back for lunch, with equal satisfaction. In fact, had the opportunity presented itself, we would have been happy to... More 

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1 Thank Rochpa
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have reviewed the Oakhouse previously this year. Very average. Gave it another visit during Christmas shopping in Maldon on Saturday afternoon. It was very busy so were seated upstairs - the overflow area. If you are asked to sit upstairs - leave! It is a very pleasant space but the staff forget you are there.We waited so long for... More 

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Thank Lynne C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We where just passing through maldon today and fancied somewhere nice to eat, my husband pointed out the oak house which looked very welcoming from the outside. Inside was also beautiful, very quirky and warm feeling. We got seen to very quickly and our waitress was very polite and helped us pick something from the menu. I had fish and... More 

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1 Thank Chloe S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited here because local pubs in High Street were packed out. Wasn't expecting too much from cafe bar but was was pleasantly suprisesd. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. Tables were nicely spread out so there was plenty of space. Nice log fire going and furnishings and fittings gave a very pleasant ambiance. We only wanted a snack and... More 

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Thank dr_geoffrey
Essex, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I have visited here a number of times for lunch or just a coffee, the past few times I have been has left me extremely frustrated by the lack of service I have received. On Saturday I visited with my family, we sat at a table and waited for around ten minutes with one member of staff walking past us... More 

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1 Thank Heather t
Mayland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Fancied cocktails before dinner but didn't want to have to go to Chelmsford. Headed to the Oakhouse and had some pretty good cocktails (definitely the Cosmopolitan and the Porn Star). Nice atmosphere too, I would definitely come here again.

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Thank Lisa_Clampin
Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Been coming in here for a long while for drinks and the occasional meal. Food has generally been ok but with a new chef now and a revamped menu it's much better ! Seemed to be more staff serving which will help and with Lher and Elliot in charge things are much improved. If you've been here before, and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 High Street, Maldon CM9 5PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 859965

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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