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The Royal Oak

Neighbourhood: East End / East London
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Address: 73 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7729 2220

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Great chicken roast

Our family of 4 including 2 young children aged 7 and 11 really enjoyed this friendly pub and the nice Sunday chicken roast! And try the warm wine, very interesting!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Inedible halloumi burger and revolting Chardonnay. What happened? Have visited before and it was lovely . Shan't be back.

Thank Caroline H
Citta di Castello, Italy
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice pub on Columbia road, you may see the lovely flower market on Sunday. The roast was so delicious!!!! Would definitely return many more times 👍 go there , highly recommended!

Thank AColcelli
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Such a lovely, warm pub with great food and drink, in one of the most amazing London locations. As someone who lives in London and works in the borough, it is great to have access to such a valuable community asset - despite its popular setting. Most outstanding was the service we received by a lovely New Zealander - who... More 

Thank Marissa R
Banbury, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Well, a very nicely presented former Truman pub, unspoilt and well-maintained inside and out, and well located on the interesting, if possibly over-gentrified, Columbia Road. Attractive island bar and the original Vitrolite ceiling among the nice original features. And our Saturday lunch was really nice ...the best fish and chips I've had for a very long time, with lovely crisp... More 

Thank heckmotor
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 including 2 young children aged 7 and 11 really enjoyed this friendly pub and the nice Sunday chicken roast! And try the warm wine, very interesting!

Thank TahitianPat
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Came here last Sunday for a roast. The pub downstairs is great with a lovely atmosphere. The upstairs room where we had dinner was very noisy, almost deafening, not sure what they can do about that but it's worth bearing in mind. Service excellent, but roast disappointing. Barely warm, a thick cut of beef rather than sliced, and fried, yes... More 

Thank Eastenderlonder
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Always been a fan of this pub, decent wine and food list. I went there this evening and ordered some chips (a fairly difficult thing to mess up). I was served some sort of calamari instead (it did look delicious). We sent it back, the waiter came back and asked if we had ordered it as we had been charged... More 

Thank sjh324
Lancaster, UK
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209 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A lovely friendly pub to visit in London. The food was beautiful and the staff really welcoming. We first passed on a 'Gangster Tour' of the East End and was featured in both the Krays and Legend movies, great to see such a fabulous location being used.

Thank Jade2102
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

By far!! so I moved to London a while ago, and ever since have been in a very focused and thorough search for good Fish and Chips, first of all because when I first arrived I did not like this dish at all (mostly due to the fact that the ones I had tried were bad versions of what it... More 

Thank Kary V
New Hamburg, Canada
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We all love the '90s itv series Goodnight Sweetheart and were thrilled to find that the pub in the series was still around! The interior is not the same (perhaps they used a studio for the show), but the outside was exactly the same! Confusing that there is no mention of it in the pub - not even a picture.... More 

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