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“Crap service and atmosphere”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Oak

The Oak
Ranked #2,847 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Price range: $52 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Description: An old-boozer turned modern Italian restaurant; the menu includes a fresh approach to Mediterranean classics & consistently excellent pizzas which propel the reputation of this neighbourhood restaurant across London. Our menus reflect a love of honest, wholesome food & flavours with simplicity in presentation. Tucked away upstairs you will find our stunning private dining room, adjacent to, but still very much part of our cocktail bar. Folding doors can provide just the right amount of privacy yet still capturing the atmosphere of the popular bar lounge. The table can seat up to 16 for a 2 or 3 course meal and can be booked for lunch or dinner any day of the week; perfect for a celebratory dinner with friends or family. The room also has the versatility to be used for more corporate daytime functions, with lunch.
London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
“Crap service and atmosphere”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Tacky cheap restaurant opposite council estate blocks

The Italian manager is awful- rude and will give away tables to people she knows first whilst making others wait in the queue. Also full of attitude and unfriendly.

Food is salty and so crammed you can't even sit down properly . Do not bother - there are much better places then this hell hole

  • Visited July 2013
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5 Thank Jimmy K
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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“fun italian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Had a fun dinner here with 2 other couples recently, food was good, service a little slow, loads of charming italian attitude, friendly staff, nice location in Notting Hill.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank paddy_oo
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Atmosphere a bit wooden, but otherwise great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I ate with my family at The Oak on a Tuesday night. To be fair, one can't reasonably expect a restaurant to be pumping mid-week, but having been told of the no-res policy, I had thought it was going to be a winner. In fairness, mid-summer mid-week was always going to be quite quiet.

The pizzas (we only ate pizzas) were exceptional. Great value for money. Make an effort to leave room for the cheesecake. Hands down, best in London.

I imagine that of a weekday night, the place would be jumping. Will make a return visit and report, but expect a more lively experience next time.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank hrldm
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Coimbra, Portugal
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice place to go for a drink and to have dinner. The pizzas are really tasty and big! The staff is very helpful and friendly. While you wait for a table, you can go to the 2nd floor and have a drink. The decor of the place is really nice!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank nmduarte
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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Make sure you go upstairs for a drink before dinner. Really enjoyed the bar decoration.
Amazing pizzas! Garlic bread and croquettes also great! Everyone very friendly - from the manager to the waiters!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Nuno R
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