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Bar, Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastic evening at the Charcuterie and cheese evening. Lovely relaxing atmosphere with pleasant, friendly staff. The tasty, fresh, good quality food with an ample position. Hope that this evening is repeated in the summer as would love to sit outside on a...Saturday/Sunday evening ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Very disappointed the last couple of visits. Today ordered the smashed avocado with roasted tomatoes. The granary bread was nice but because I ordered the vegan version there was no butter alternative. The avocado must have been very small as not much on the toast...at all. Last time we went I had the hummus with harissa vegetables and again hardly any hummus on the sandwich and scarcely any veg. Did tell them about the lack of food on both occasions but don’t know if message ever gets through.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Fantastic veggie all day breakfast , delicious chai latte. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Helpful polite and friendly staff . Loved it will return!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

What happened to this bar....went there tonight...awful the place stunk of urine,the floor was sticky, dirty tables,sick in the urinals,no atmosphere like there use to be..poor service....this was a place to go Maldon now full of pissed up over 40s.... poor poor management

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Fabulous roast in convivial surroundings. The lamb was done to perfection and had freshly made mint sauce. Perfect roasties with delicious bowl of veg. Carrots; tender broccoli spears and red cabbage. Absolutely scrumptious. As if things couldn't get better, dessert was a luscious brownie with...ice cream.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Had a great lunch with my husband today. I am a vegan and although there was not a great variety they did have some nice choices. It has a nice atmosphere and the staff are very attentive but not too much.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely, clean and spacious interior. Great for big groups or couples. Friendly quick service. We had a really delicious light lunch and hot drinks that were actually hot (not the tepid stuff from machines). Will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Thank you so much to the team at the Oakhouse for an unforgettable birthday celebration. You went the extra mile to make my BIG birthday one to remember! The upstairs venue is perfect and the food you laid on was delicious, everyone commented on how...good it was ! The staff couldn’t have done anymore, faultless! I would highly recommend the Oakhouse for any celebrations you wish to have! Great bar and an amazing team.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

I agreed to meet my Goddaughter for breakfast this morning, suggesting the Oak House, I was so disappointed, they had three staff and were certainly not busy. The service was dreadful and the waitresses with sullen looking faces, don't these people get any training? It's...such a shame as its a lovely venue, the miserable waitresses are spoiling it for the good waitresses who serve with a smile.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

First experience at the Oak House, certainly not the last! Solo trip for a bite to eat and a drink whilst I worked - excellent service from start to finish. Very welcoming, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, quick service, large Latte was excellent and the halloumi...skewers were delicious. Highly recommend visiting this place, they know what they're doing! Thank you for a lovely visitMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

I recently had the pleasure of working alongside the staff at Oak House for an event. Despite many pressures and challenges the team worked together to make sure the day was a success. Chef Kip and waiting staff Bronte, Amy, Emma, and Amy deserve special...mention as they were all so kind, patient and hard working. The other staff are also fabulous! Keep up the amazing work guys.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Had the most awful experience at the Oakhouse, sub-standard from start to finish. I had booked a table weeks before for a Sunday lunch to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. There were 8 of us all together, 6 adults one child & a toddler, which...I had informed the restaurant of at the time of booking. When we arrived we were shown to our table which was for 6. When we said to the waitress it will be a bit of a squeeze she said they were busy & full so she could add a chair onto the end next to a high chair for us. We reluctantly agreed & all squeezed in, the high chair was dirty & the table was sticky. We ordered drinks & some small plates to start before our main meal. Wish we hadn't bothered! We waited 40 minutes only to be told that not all of the food we had ordered was available! We settled for the reduced starters & they were mediocre at best. Our glasses were empty & nobody came to offer us another drink. After an hour of being in the restaurant, we were informed & I quote 'the kitchen is broke'! I kid you not! Apparently a fuse had blown and we were not going to be able to have any food! Even though the group of young guys on the next table had their mains despite the fact that they had ordered after us! We were offered a free drink but of course we were all hungry, we had two young children with us & they didn't want a drink they wanted their lunch. We got up to leave & then the young waitress told us we had to pay! For what? Appalling service? incomplete food order? filthy conditions? No chance! We walked outside and were then pursued by another young woman who did not introduce herself to us so we had no way of knowing if she was a supervisor or management of any kind. Instead she basically just wanted to tell us that we had upset a 17 year old and then continued to defend herself and the rest of the staff by telling us it wasn't their fault! She was then joined by the chef who did the same thing. No apology, no empathy, no understanding of the fact that we had two hungry children, our celebration had been ruined and we had had enough! Needless to say we will not be returning to this disorganised, haphazard, chaotic shambles of a restaurant. Absolutely disgusting treatment!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Please DO NOT bother visiting this poor excuse for a restaurant with rude, unprofessional staff and diabolical service. We booked ahead for a table of 6 adults and 2 children for my Dads 60th birthday celebration. On arrival, not only were we squashed into a...tiny bench style table and given a dirty high chair, we also waited over an hour to be told half of the dishes were not available, we then waited even longer to be told that a fuse had blown in the kitchen and that they can no longer serve any meals so we had no choice but to leave. There was absolutely no communication from management, no decent apology for the inconvenience at all and then to top it all off, an incredibly spiteful, young waitress with brown wavy hair, wearing a crop top followed us outside of the restaurant in an intimidating manner, demanding that we pay for the incredibly poor “service” provided which had already been miscommunicated by the previous waitress. I also might add, the order this person was barking at us to pay for consisted of incomplete small plates (because apparently they didn’t have half the food that was on the menu) and 1 round of drinks. To add insult to injury this woman was justifying the entire experience as if it was our fault. AWFUL customer care, AWFUL service and RUDE, UNPROFESSIONAL staff. Safe to say we will never return to this circus ran by clowns. Don’t waste your time visiting unless you’re willing to endure an incredibly disappointing experience from start to finish.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

Tired, slightly hungover, and thirsty, I stumbled across the oak house on my way to watch my friend play football. Upon entry, I was warmly welcomed by the staff, and by Taylor in particular, who asked my what I would like to drink. It had...just gone midday so a pint was on my mind. I ordered a Moretti, which was poured exceptionally. The first sip was like nectar, and I sat down and started speaking with the staff. I got into a conversation with a staff member who will remain nameless about her night out in Chelmsford and about her ‘friend’ she had seen that night, who had apparently been on a date that night and how he behaved towards her. I understood how she felt, and it felt nice to be there for her with the ongoing issue. They were all hard at work, and informed me of a comedy night they have at their venue in a few weeks which I am considering attending, and although I thought the comedy had started early when a staff member tripped on a step (Ick), I am more than pleased with the £10 ticket prices. The inside of the pub is modern and comfortable, and would highly recommend a visit should you be in Maldon.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Always busy always good food and always lovely helpful staff..definitely worth a visit ..their unusual toasted sandwiches a dream especially chilli rubbed steak with red peppers and cheese

Date of visit: May 2023
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4