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About The Royal Oak Paley Street

Welcome to The Royal Oak. Behind the smart black and white frontage lies a warm and stylish 17th century pub. Once inside the beamed ceilings, wooden floors and friendly welcome soon confirm you’re in the right place. The Royal Oak is a restaurant styled pub serving great British food cooked to perfection. Our extensive wine list boasts some impressive titles and offers something to suit all palates and purses – and rest assured; we haven’t forgotten how to pull a good pint!

Fine Dining Interview with Nick Parkinson

We always love to welcone The Fine Dining Guide to The Oak. This time Simon Carter wasn’t there to dine with us he popped by to interview Nick about his long and colourful career in the hospitality industry. Click here … Continue reading

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Review of our Italian Wine Tasting Dinner which took place on Thursday 28th February 2019

Here are the dishes from the Italian Wine Tasting Dinner in February as consumed and surveyed by Mr. Lindskog, in reverse order………….. Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse, Pomegranate Sorbet I wasn’t sure what to expect from this teetering confection when it … Continue reading

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Poached Yorkshire Rhubarb, Fresh Lychee on Rosewater Delice

I’ll be honest with you, from the description on the menu I didn’t have any idea what was going to show up here, but oh-my-god have you seen this creation? You don’t often see lychee on a menu and I’d … Continue reading

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A Proper Pie

A flavour-packed pie filled to its shortcrust lid with astoundingly tender guinea fowl and bacon. This hearty dish hoves into view with its star-turn presented as simply as possible.  It has nothing to hide. A pie. On a plate. Your … Continue reading

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Carpaccio of Hare, Pickled Swede, Leg Ragout, Confit Vegetables

We were delighted to welcome Mr. Lindskog for lunch at The Oak the other day, and as usual he had plenty to say. Here’s his tasting notes on Leon’s Carpaccio of Hare, Pickled Swede, Leg Ragout, Confit Vegetables starter…….. This … Continue reading

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A thoroughly cheesy afternoon….

We invited the talented Mr. Lindskop to sample some of the cheeses from our new cheese board and here’s what he had to say…….. Johanna brought my cheese and paired wine (today’s project) and began talking about them in an … Continue reading

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Time to reflect as The Royal Oak turns 17

Today marks 17 years since The Royal Oak opened its doors : Friday 13th 2001, unlucky for some. When Nick Parkinson and his Dad, Sir Michael first set eyes on The Royal Oak Paley Street the hospitality industry was a … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Charity Fashion Show

The Jigsaw Charity Fashion Show took place on Friday, 8th June.  The event raised just shy of £1000 for Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. The guest arrived at 12pm to enjoy a glass of fizz and canapes before settling down … Continue reading

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Great write up from The Staff Canteen

Thank you Staff Canteen for a lovely piece about Leon Smith returning to the Oak to take up the position of Head Chef; and for remembering some of the other chefs who have helped shape the Oak and made their … Continue reading

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Leon Smith Takes Up the Reins in the Kitchen at The Oak

We are delighted to welcome back Leon Smith as Head Chef. Leon, was Senior Sous Chef at The Royal Oak under James Bennett.  He left to head up the kitchen at the Artist Resident’s new opening; Mr Hanbury’s Mason Arms, … Continue reading

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