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“Top quality food served well with a smile in a lovely setting.”
Review of The Royal Oak Inn

The Royal Oak Inn
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$35
Cuisines: European, Gastropub
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 20 February 2011

Delicious tender steak with yummy potato accompaniments and cracking wine and desserts.

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Thank Clive1976
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

My wife & I have been to the Royal Oak a few times in the 18 months since we moved into the area, never disappointed.

Last weekend we paid for my in-laws to have Sunday lunch there as it was their wedding anniversary. They are vegetarians (who eat fish) and 9 times out of 10 they are disappointed about the restaurants they go to ... choice of food, quality of food, service and ambiance being their usual bugbears.

They came back positive aglow from their lunch at the Royal Oak ... special thanks to Marco for looking out for them and making their visit such a stunning success. compliments to the chef, especially for their herb crusted hake.

Marco – I promise to thank you & your team in person when I next visit.

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Thank toccl
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

I had lunch at the Royal Oak last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. This atmospheric village pub strikes immediately with its warmth and charm. The staff are friendly but not over familiar, which I like.
We had an excellent menu to chose from and I was tempted by almost all the dishes. In the end I was very pleased with my choice of Risotto with Jerusalem Artichokes where the creamy rice texture was beautifully complimented by the slight crunch of the artichokes. As an Englishwoman living abroad, it was lovely to be able to have roast partridge with a nice gamey taste to it for my main course . There was no room left for pud!
All in all a very pleasant experience.

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Thank freddy83
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

Fabulous food in a lovely, ancient pub setting made all the more enjoyable by Marco's beguiling Italian welcome and great service.

Beautiful surroundings in East Lavant make this a lovely place to dine al fresco when the weather is good.

Makes for an enjoyable and memorable evening, whether dining as a couple or with friends.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 23 October 2010

This restaurant is a little gem. A country pub serving real ale straight from the barrel. The menu offers something different. On the night I went there was pheasant soup on the specials and for a main course I went for a superb partridge dish. I can't wait to return.

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Thank clive980
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