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The Royal Oak, Whatcote, Warwickshire
Award-winning

The Royal Oak

4.9
4.9
59 reviews
£41 and over
Farm-to-table
Solanche, Richard and the rest of The Royal Oak team are extremely proud to offer Michelin starred dining in rural Warwickshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Our food offering is what we like to call ‘proper country food’- wild meats and foraged ingredients from our home area. Our aim is simple: we want to tell the story of our community, the producers themselves and how we’ve utilised their ingredients.

Sometimes a dish will be on the menu for a six week period, fully celebrating the early or late season. Conversely a dish may be fleeting - a week, a service or even just for a single table of regulars - a micro-seasonal snapshot, which gets us thinking and talking with our local community of producers about next years planting or hunting, allowing us to dream about revisiting an idea and developing it further the following year.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01295 688100
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Warwickshire

    Best Overall

  • Warwickshire

    Best Food

  • Warwickshire

    Best Service

  • Warwickshire

    Best Ambience

  • Warwickshire

    Best Value

  • Warwickshire

    Innovative

  • Warwickshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Warwickshire

    Good for special occasions

59 Reviews
  1. DavidL

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality was excellent Wine was fabulous Overall experience was superb We would recomend to everyone

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    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fantastic and original food in a friendly environment

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  3. SirEataLot

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal in every sense. Just a wonderful experience; do not miss.

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  4. MalcolmH

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Royal Oak unbelievably just gets better and better, this dinner was pure perfection. Thank you .

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at The Royal Oak was excellent and great value for money - the menu was exciting and delicious. Service overall was very good. The wine flight had some unusual wines which may not be to everyone’s tastes but are appreciable nonetheless. Only issue over the course of the evening was when the main dish - which was beautiful - arrived before the sommelier had brought our wine pairing to the table. We had to wait at that point for our wine which also meant that the description of the wine was cut short so that the dish stayed warm. It was slightly frustrating as it was for a special occasion for my partner and myself and not an error that is expected when dining at Michelin starred restaurants. Food was delicious, we both mostly enjoyed the wines, ambience was lovely, and evening was still good but when paying for a wine flight the expectation is that the delivery of those wines is also exceptional. It was at the start of the evening so not sure what happened - maybe just an ‘on the night’ error. Overall a great evening, but would have loved for it to be fantastic! Would go again but would maybe skip the wine flight, especially as they have some fantastic wines anyway!

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  6. JDLG

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again, our favourite restaurant comes up trumps, with a delightfully innovative and unusual 5-course menu. All beautifully presented with the usual friendly and knowledgeable service from Solange and the team.

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  7. Phil

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fabulous food and service , lovely menu and aspects

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Richard and Sol always give us a warm and enthusiastic welcome and the food Richard lovingly prepares from fresh local ingredients makes a dream of a meal. A special and wonderful gastronomic experience!

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  9. MrsMeerkat2

    Derbyshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff. Excellent food. Lovely added touch of hot water bottles (it was a little chilly)

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  10. MikeB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must visit. Michelin star + food in relaxed atmosphere! A real gem

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FAQs

The Royal Oak is rated 4.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Royal Oak

The Orchard, Whatcote, Warwickshire CV36 5EF

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Area
    Shipston-On-Stour
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
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