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“Not really worth the money - sorry”
Review of The Royal Oak Inn

The Royal Oak Inn
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$34
Cuisines: European, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A 200 year old historic inn nestled in the heart of the wonderful Hampshire village of East Lavant, The Royal Oak restaurant, pub and rooms is renowned for its high quality food. Close to Goodwood Park and Chichester, The Royal Oak is very popular with those seeking a real taste of the British countryside in chic surroundings. Attractively appointed in keeping with the original old building but contemporary at the same time, The Royal Oak is comfortable and buzzy with warm service and an upbeat atmosphere. Offering English and modern European classics with a twist, The Royal Oak���s menu includes both main meals and light bar snacks, all made using local, seasonal ingredients.
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We met a couple of friends from overseas to catch up. This is a pleasant pub in a nice little village and a very nice place to have lunch. However, we paid £240 for the four of us (inc 2 bottles of wine), which I think was a little overpriced. We all had starters and mains and coffee. Two of us had scallops to start with (at something like £11.95 each) and was slightly dismayed to get a plate with TWO scallops on it. (It may have been three....from memory...but definitely no more than that and I am sure it was two). A little extortionate I think! The husbands had steak which neither of them were particularly impressed with. A nice little pub, but too pricey for what they are dishing up.

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

More of a restaurant, than a pub. The dishes and wine are of the highest quality. Parking is limited. So park further away, and walk to The Royal Oak Inn.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

The Royal Oak was our special place to eat however after two recent mediocre meals I doubt that we will return. In simple terms it was poor service and very overpriced. Party of four and one starter is wrong so diner has to wait. Main course of 2 x roast beef and 2 x roast turkey, meals absolutely average and barely warm. Left to keep going to the bar to order more drinks. Pudding menu offered but order still not taken after 20 minutes despite the there only being one other table occupied. Offered money off bill after commenting about service but that does not compensate for a poor experience. Happy to pay for good service and food but it is no longer at the Royal Oak.

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Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

On entering the pub we were greeted with a warm welcome. The staff were extremely professional and the standard of service was very high. We did not come to eat on this occasion,but were made to feel extremely welcome. We will definitely return-the next time to eat. So so different from the other pub in Lavant that we walked out of earlier this evening!

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Thank Arun7
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We have been to The Royal Oak at Lavant in the past and it was always very good. However, this time it was very mediocre.
Average food, very pricey and not good value. One of the starters had to be changed as it was unidentifiable! This was changed with no problem.
The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night. I wonder why????
Probably will not be going there again.

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Thank Ian M
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