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The White Oak

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The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
+44 1628 523043
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you all, another lovely evening. Always welcomed with a smile, love the bar area, seating in the garden if weather permits, great service and good food. Portions on the small side and charging for bread is a personal gripe, but this is not an expensive restaurant. I would prefer to pay a few pounds more and receive a bigger... More 

Thank bobseyKillarney
Cookham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten here before for Sunday lunch on several occasions and found the food generally good but a little uneven in quality. The service though has normally been very good gastro pub standard but occasionally minor things such as "How's everything?" and then disappearing by the time you have actually swallowed whatever was in your mouth has betrayed either insincerity... More 

Thank John G
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A warm, sunny lunchtime in a small garden area was a pleasant setting to start a celebratory meal for our dear friend whose 80th birthday it was. The man at the bar was welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious: the roast cod, excellent, and so too were the chicken breasts. Desserts of brioche donuts, raspberry, and peaches were all... More 

Thank 47penelope47
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We held our wedding reception here in 2011 and wanted to come back every year for our anniversary. In 2013 we came for dinner but were disappointed with the menu and presentation. We left it until 2016 to come back hoping things would have improved but though better, its not as good as it used to be under the previous... More 

Thank CJH230711
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this restaurant for my parents 30th wedding anniversary and had the private room which seats ten. We came to the white oak on the back of a recommendation and weren't let down one bit. Prior in the day before having the meal I came to the restaurant to bring balloons and a cake, from the off the staff... More 

1 Thank Charlie M
Acton, Massachusetts
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475 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice pub with good parking and a small garden area. We came Monday evening which was discounted steak night. Pleasant service, food was fine. The discount on the steaks was good as were quite expensive. Otherwise quite a short menu.

Thank MikeBirdman
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We first came here to a birthday celebration and is was super, so on our return to this area we revisited as a couple. Perfect evening but we missed the outside garden tables no problem our waitress looked after us in a most friendly and professional manner. our food was as good as it gets this is a must visit... More 

Thank sueandbillpdm
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for lunch with two elderly relatives. The car park is very busy and there is limited parking nearby so we got there early and found a space. We then swopped with our relatives so they wouldn't have to walk. A bit of a busy start. The staff were very accommodating and found us a table near a window... More 

Thank Brian B
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322 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table but managed to get a table outside upon arrival. Interior decor is lovely. With a baby and dog in tow some places would be giving us 'the look' but here they could not have been more welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble, even replenishing the doggy water bowl was done with a smile. There is a... More 

Thank BerkshireWomble
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in the area for a few years this is one place I hadn't managed to get too but I was determined too in the past month and it didn't disappoint. The Sunday lunch service was amazing, great good, great location and great service, what more could you ask for?

1 Thank Neil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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