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“Bland food, very disappointed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oak on the Green

The Oak on the Green
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Bearsted
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A PRIVATELY OWNED FRESH FOOD RESTAURANT AND FREE-HOUSE PUB FAMOUS FOR FANTASTIC SERVING STAFF AND FOR SERVING THE BEST AGED SCOTTISH STEAKS AND HOME MADE PIES AND PUDDINGS.
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bland food, very disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

The verbose descriptions on the menu make every dish sound very tempting. However, my wife and I both decided to try the burgers for lunch which were tasteless and lacking any chargrilled flavour at all, the meat could have been of any origin. The salad accompaniment was similarly bland with half-ripe tasteless tomato and lettuce barely up to the standards of Sainsburys 'Basics' cheap salad. Priced at £11-95, it was a steal - from the management's side of the fence.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

I visit The oak on the green on a regular basis, either for a 'swift half' or sit down meal and I must say, I have never been disappointed. The staff are always a pleasure to speak to, the food is always tip top and the atmosphere is busy but not horribly cramped. I will return!!

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Been here very many times lunch & evening. Booked table for two for dinner to "celebrate" getting over the Xmas 'flu. This pub/restaurant is always packed, reflecting the good management, excellent professional & cheerful Staff (never failing under pressure) and the consistently excellent quality of the good-value food on the varied menu. How they do it is amazing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good value with superb location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Oak remains a firm favourite among the locals for its food and traditional charm. Its a period building set along the village green in Bearsted which itsef is one of the most beautiful villages in Kent.

The food is generally excellent, fresh of local origin and cooked to perfection. I had my wife, son and daughter for an early dinner and we all enjoyed the place and meal immensely. There is plenty to chose from and generally the portion are good sized. It was not crowded and the staff was attentive and service was prompt.

It is advisable to try out the local fare like lamb, steaks and prawns since the local pubs have become exceptionally good in cooking such stuff.

Being a traditional pub, it becomes crowded over the weekend so it would help if you can avoid the rush time and visit during the week days

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shk900
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UK
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Visit at least once a week”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Good food good service, large portions but sometimes a little too noisy. Its not my favourite menu but my family and friends all love it and you can't beat the prawns

Visited January 2013
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