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“A pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Ranked #2,640 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Southwark
York, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A pleasure”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Went in for a quiet local pint, enjoyed every minute in there and every drop of our Guinness! We'll be back for a meal, the food looked great.

Visited May 2013
Thank Phod10
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  • English first
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
180 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It's My Local - 'nuf said”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Around the corner (literally) from where i was staying at Empire Square, this traditional and very friendly and warm pub became and remains my local. Have a half pint of Thatcher's Cider for me, and order dinner or just a bowl of chips. Wonderful pub.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank wprensky
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Real gem”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Found this place thanks to trip advisor as far it is a bit off the road.
Prices are average (about 3-4 pounds per pint), food was great!
I've tasted tomato chutney here for the first time - it was just brilliant.
Ales were great too. Live music was very delightful (violins!). Unfortunately, the pub is not very big, so might be a bit crowded.
Loved this place!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Nadine_Sizova
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Murray Bridge, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A proper English pub”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Quality brew and atmosphere. Tasty selection of beers and a large menu of food items, both reasonably priced.

Thank Beau R
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Los Altos, California
Level Contributor
199 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Charming pub, friendly bar staff”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

3 of us stopped in for a sunday roast, not knowing exactly what that was but seeing it all over the reviews of other pubs. The Royal Oak had very high reviews specifically for the sunday roast so we decided to give it a go. It was a cold Sunday and the place was mostly empty. It's a charming little pub broken into 3 sections around a central bar. The young man at the bar took our order and gave us our beer and we were quickly enjoying the very generous portions (too big, in fact). The roast wasn't quite what we expected and while we weren't transformed by the experience, it was tasty and very reasonable for the price. The beer was good, the food was tasty and the atmosphere was really nice. No complaints, but nothing earth shattering either.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Paul M
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