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“Great light lunch”

The Old Post Office
Ranked #15 of 64 Restaurants in Wallingford
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Overlooking Wallingford’s market square, the Grade II listed building in St Martin's Street that was once home to the town’s prominent post office, first re-opened its doors as an Oakman Inn in 2009. In addition to bearing the same name, The Old Post Office features many of the original elements, including the Victorian counter, and the traditional red post box situated in our front courtyard.
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Interesting and comfortable surroundings, relaxed but professional. Imaginative and extensive menu with a good variety of meals for people with special dietary restrictions. Friendly and courteous staff were helpful without being intrusive. The food was well presented and very tasty.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the OPO and we will certainly be returning. The service was excellent and as it was a Sunday we all went for the roast dinner which we couldn’t fault either. Highly recommend a visit. PaulG

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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Booked table on line, very easy to do, we arrived a few minutes late, the waiter said this was not a problem, we were shown to our table, given the wine list, specials and menu, all food was nicely presented and tasted lovely, staff very polite and helpful.

Thank Lorraine P
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

6 of us visited for Sunday lunch last weekend, the restaurant was almost empty (2 couples only ) with 4 restaurant staff, 2 more at the bar and a restaurant manager.

We were told we couldn’t sit in the restaurant as we had a dog with us (fair enough, that’s fairly standard ) but we could sit in the bar. There was one large table only which two further members of staff were using to have a discussion / training session, when they were asked to move they initially refused (empty restaurant to sit anywhere in remember )

Once they did leave the table for us we were refused table service, the staff were clearly unhappy to be working on a Sunday and generally did all they can to be rude and unfriendly.

Bizarrely the food was in total contrast, all 6 meals were really excellent, well presented on the plate and totally delicious .

Retrain your staff, The Old Post Office, and you will have a great place!

Thank R5760UMnickb
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Oakman I, Public Relations Manager at The Old Post Office, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Many thanks for your feedback Nick. We're delighted to see your comments about the food - a big tick for the kitchen team. The comments regarding the waiting staff seem very uncharacteristic and we'll look at this as a matter of urgency. We appreciate only too well, that it's the whole experience which counts for our customers and usually we are very focused on this.
Could we ask you to please get in touch with us via email on enquiries@oakmaninns.co.uk
Hopefully you will see our usual standard on your next visit.

Kind regards,
Nick - on behalf of the team at Old Post Office

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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a quick light lunch on our brief visit to Wallingford. My husband really enjoyed the eggs Benedict & I had the cauliflower soup. The soup was very filling and quite spicy. The cheese toast that was included would have been better on the side rather than dunked in the soup. Overall we were satisfied with the meal & the price was reasonable.

Thank Pat1998
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