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The Royal Oak - Orpington

High Street Green, Street Green, Orpington, BR6 6BJ +44 1689326871

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Really friendly and warm service. The food was enjoyable and there was a relaxed atmosphere. We hope to return :-)

Elizabeth 31 July 2017
from Basingstoke

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With such countryside features as Whitelands and Ramus Woods nearby, The Royal Oak – Orpington, is a charming country pub with a unique conical tower. Serving traditional British pub cuisine, which can be savoured by the warming hearth-fire or in the al fresco beer garden, The Royal Oak has a simple and rustic interior, with candles and wooden furniture.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Royal Oak menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Royal Oak ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Royal Oak is just 5 minutes’ drive to Orpington, or 12 minutes to Bromley.

The Royal Oak - Orpington

High Street Green, Street Green, Orpington, BR6 6BJ

Contact +44 1689852519
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Customer reviews for The Royal Oak - Orpington

4.0 ((((* (based on 41 reviews)
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  • dinner (26)
  • lunch (23)
  • value (14)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • private dining (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • views (1)
  • (**** 13 November 2017 by Jean O'shaughnessy from Biggin Hill

    Was not impressed. We arrived at 7.15, waitress asked if we wanted a drink which we got. When she returned with the drinks she just asked"what do you want"!! We gave her our order, that was about 7.30 ish, having sat there, chatting away, having watched at least 8 people having their food brought to them, whom had walked in after us, we asked another waitress, what was happening as we were still waiting for our food, as our waitress was sitting at a table not far from us, messing about with her phone, she was able to see us, but didn't approach us at all, she could have been on a break, but didn't bother to come to see if we were ok, this was about 8 o'clock by then, the other waitress went away and come back saying she didn't know what had happened, but our food would be with us in about 7 minutes, we waited and eventually it came about 10 minutes later, my friend and I both had cold vegetables, plus the mashed potatoes were cold, I was offered some hot chips, which I declined at one point, but I got them anyway. The Manager came up to us and apologised to us and was very disappointed with our treatment and had words with the kitchen staff but wasn't able to give us a reason for our having to wait for our food, the restaurant was quite empty when we first got there but by the time we got our food, there weren't many spaces left at all. Our original waitress never cane back to us, but had been sent to another part of the restaurant. We were both very disappointed, as we used to go to The Royal Oak, Orpington, regularly, as we always had such a great time there, the staff were really friendly and welcoming, the service was very good and we never ever had to wait over 15/20 minutes, maximum, if that. It was such a shame as were so looking forward to seeing the waitresses again and having a good evening, but that wasn't the case. We won't be going there again.

  • (**** 4 September 2017 by Roger Jempson from Maidstone, Kent

    Not enough staff therefore slow service. Lamb ordered was undercooked and tough.

  • ((((* 2 September 2017 by Pamela Baines from Petts Wood

    One of our party (of four) was informed by the waitress that the lamb shank was off. A slow cooked rib of beef was offered instead. He was asked if he wanted bubble & squeak or horseradish mash (choice offered with lamb shank) and he replied "horseradish" please. When the dish arrived the rib of beef was drastically over cooked, rendering the outer section very charred and tough. The inner section was much better. The horseradish mash did not materialise - it was plain mashed potato. My dish of chicken pie should have had spring onion mash and again, it was just plain mashed potato. The waitress however was lovely and the service was very good.

  • ((((* 31 July 2017 by Elizabeth from Basingstoke

    Really friendly and warm service. The food was enjoyable and there was a relaxed atmosphere. We hope to return :-)

  • ((((( 29 July 2017 by Caroline Bradshaw from Greenhithe

    Cosy comfortable environment. Very nice staff. Good service. An enjoyable restful visit. I usually have steak but everything that I have had on the menu has been good. Will be going again.

  • (((** 28 April 2017 by Richard Spratt from Orpington

    We were a Group of 5 friends meeting for a quick meal before going on elsewhere. Service was slower than usual and the restaurant was not full. One table nearby had a noisy family dining which made conversation difficult amongst us on our table at times.
    Generally the food was very good. I had the grilled salmon which was excellent. Unfortunately one of us had a pie but the butternut quash was under cooked and still hard. By the time that was sorted the rest of us had nearly finished our meals.
    Staff were apologetic and reduced the bill.
    4 out of 5 were happy!

  • (((** 27 March 2017 by Sheila Lowery from Bromley

    Hair on the salmon dish and the 2nd one was not cooked very well, that was replaced with a turkey dinner. The last drinks order never arrived .

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Barbara Thompson from Orpington

    Very friendly staff enjoyable lunch with my family

  • ((((* 5 March 2017 by Ken Bacon from Orpington

    A great meal with friendly service , a shame the blue cheese fondue had run out but all the other food was well cooked & well presented in a friendly environment .

  • ((((* 5 March 2017 by Patricia Havers from Orpington

    As usual, the food and wine was good. Having a baby with us, the service by the staff was excellent, they made us feel very welcome as always.

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