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“The best Sunday lunch in the area .”
Review of The Oak Tree Inn

The Oak Tree Inn
Ranked #34 of 273 Restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open Tuesday to Sunday lunchtimes and Monday to Saturday evenings. Sunday lunch from 12-4. All food is home cooked. No bought-in or microwaved meals. Main menu, vegetarian options, daily specials, sharing platters and baguettes available. Child portions of adult menu available.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best Sunday lunch in the area .”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I visit the oak tree most Sundays because the Sunday lunch is the tastiest there is. I have tried a lot of other places, but none of them are anywhere near as good.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Valeriesophie
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Keith W, General Manager at The Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thank you for this. It is gratifying that so many customers come back on a regular basis. We appreciate it.
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“our local!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Weve been going to the oak tree for about a year now. We live in msg so its very close for us, but it isnt the proximity that keeps us going back - its the food!
we have never had a bad meal here, reasonable prices and lovely home cooked food. We can recommend the parmo and sweet and sour chicken. Have also tried the specials before and they have never dissapointed us. Sunday lunch also great book ahead to make sure you get in. We are quite picky and have found this pub food far exceeds others in the area such as devonport and fighting cocks.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sophie m
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Keith W, General Manager at The Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you very much. This means a lot to all of us.
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“bad service”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

was there sat 15 feb there was 14 of us table was booked for 7 oclock meals were pre ordered wwe were not seated till 7 20 . Meal did not arrive till 7 45 we booked for 14 the table was only set for 12 food was not very good .

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank 333ALH
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Keith W, General Manager at The Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
We were fully booked on the 15th. As all our meals are freshly cooked we stagger booking times to try to avoid a build up of food orders. The first large party, booked for 5.30, failed to show or to let us know. The second large party arrived late and led to delays. Pre-orders help with preparation and stock control but not with cooking time. We aim to serve all the meals for a party at the same time. This means that service times are determined by the most complex dish. If all the party order fish and chips, this can be served quite quickly. If choices have been made from the specials menu then the service time for the party is increased. We do a service check shortly after we have served meals to ensure that customers are happy and that amends can be made for any concerns. We do a further service check at the end of the meal. We were not made aware of any issues at the time and are disappointed that you were not as satisfied as the vast majority of our customers.
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant meals and very friendly staff”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I've eaten here several times now and can honestly say we've never had a bad meal yet! The staff are so friendly and helpful and will even tweek your meals to suit your taste if they can. Excellent Pub!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Loulabell67
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Keith W, General Manager at The Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you. Your comments are much appreciated. We are a small, family run business and try hard to make all our customers feel welcome.
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“brill”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent food, good value for money. There is a good menu including Vegetarian choices and specials. Easily accessible with good car parking. Service is always very friendly.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Michael B
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Keith W, General Manager at The Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you Michael - much appreciated.
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