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“Over cooked steak in over decorated room served by over enthusiastic waitress!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Oak Tree

Oak Tree
Ranked #77 of 160 Restaurants in Mansfield
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Over cooked steak in over decorated room served by over enthusiastic waitress!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I visited for the first time in years to find a completely remodelled pub from which all character had been removed in favour of an over designed 'matchy matchy' decor.
When the food was delivered to our table it became apparent that the money was all spent front if house and that the kitchen was merely a warming facility...very disappointing steak and ale pie with chips for my companion. My jacket potato was good as were the accompanying grilled tomato and mushrooms however my steak ordered 'medium' had, had all the flavour cooked out of it and was tough. Surely the most amateur of 'chef' should be able to produce a grilled steak. Another annoying point was that all salads come ready dressed.
I imagine the big selling point is that some of the meals...average price around £7.50...are available as two for £10...not a bargain if the quality is poor and then poorly cooked.
Not impressed by the service at the bar that was off hand or by our table waitress who chatted for so long when clearing our plates that I thought she might join us!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Me and my partner went to the oak tree and both had steak, they were both cooked exactly as we specified! The meal was beautiful! The staff were friendly and nice! Not a bad word to be said! We will be returning!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Gracesophiee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“a nice change”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

took my daughter here for tea yesterday wasn't our first choice as went to another establishment about 2 mile ago to find they was only serving cold food and soup due to maintenance ! so glad we came had the 2for£10 my daughter had the Italian chicken which was huge 2 chicken breasts chips peas and grilled tomatoe she said it was delicious ! I had steak pie which I also enjoyed very much washed down with a refreshing cider ! lovely atmosphere friendly staff will certainly be returning ! thanks guys !

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Sallyoscar
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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“fab place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

go to the Oak Tree and experience the atmosphere , food, and beer, you will return. We go regularly and have a meal especially for the quiz, we never win but its all good fun

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Phillip D
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Nottingham
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65 reviews
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“Value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

As a typical pub, you cannot fault the food. It might not be fresh ingredients (as was evident by a chef walking through the pub with a big bag of frozen chips) but it is good value for money, there is a good selection to chose from off the menu, from sandwiches to steaks with the usual pub classics, they had different themed nights so for instance one night its 'Mega' night where for no extra cost you can chose the larger meal. All the staff are friendly and helpful with a good atmosphere to match though if your not a sports fan you may want to time your visits when major sporting events are not on tv.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank NottsUkTravel
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