The Dining Room at The Oakley Court

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The Dining Room is a 2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant and offers a variety of seasonal dishes dictated by the produce being grown in our onsite Kitchen Gardens or via dedicated local suppliers.

Head Chef William Hemming and his team aim to create a mixture of creative dishes and family favourites to suit all tastebuds using their onsite gardens, beehives and smokehouse to provide a truly unique dining experience.

Special Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Dine with us this Christmas Eve and receive a complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine per person with Dinner in The Dining Room. Quote XMASFIZZ at the booking stage to qualify. 24th Dec '19 ONLY.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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CM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a very nice dinner with my partner at The Dining Room. Service was attentive, friendly and in a good mood without being too familiar. Excellent wine and very nice dishes. If you have room go for the sticky toffee pudding!

BA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, attentive staff and high quality food but it does come at a (high) price.

RG
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent in always service, food atmosphere, waiters inventive and very helpful full knowledge of drinks and food menu, also they did not hover to become a nuisance

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!
Food and service could not have been better.
Will definitely go again!

IA
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. I'm a coeliac and they were super helpful with sorting food options. Highly recommended.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very good food in a space that feels like it needs a renovation.

T
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place with lots of character and atmosphere. Great food, top staff.

CH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was nice and the service was very good. It was a nice gesture for the restaurant to give us something to celebrate our anniversary. Management needs to consider if they'd have at least a partition between the dining room and the kitchen entrance. When they got busy there were lots of noise and movements in and out of the kitchen which is close to the dining area. We'd imagine the atmosphere would be better if the kitchen is being 'hidden' away from the dining room.

DS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

All clients put in one area , poor ambience and noisy .

Not anywhere near value for money with a very restricted menu.q

HH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal at Oakley Court. The meal tonight was exceptional as was the service.

T
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The decor in this restaurant is very understated, but that should not put you off visiting. Tha service was very good, the waiters very helpful and knowledgeable with regards to both the food menu and the wine. Some interesting ingerdigents used with a lot sourced from their own gardens. The portion sizes allow for a full three courses to be tried. The green and white asparagus served cold, which was not what I was expecting but was very nice and well presented, the asparagus was arranged so as appearing to be growing through the earth (mushroom dirt!). Both main courses where delisious. I had the fish which was perfectly cook, garnished with scurvy grass, which I have never heard off and it has an acquired taste. The lamb which my husband chose was again perfectly cooked and very tender. The cheese board had a fairly small portions of cheese, the honey which comes from Oakley Court's own hives was amazing. Would recommend giving this restaurant a try, maybe for special occasion as it is on the expensive side.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience all spot on. Only small gripe was the menu on the website was different to the one on the day. My guest was particularly looking forward to a particular dish that was not on the menu

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family dinner in the Dining Room for Father's Day. The staff at the restaurant were amazing. We arrived early and they were able to accommodate our request to be seated earlier. The staff continued to very attentive throughout our meal. Food was absolutely delicious! Full of flavour and beautifully presented. Restaurant is located on the grounds of the Oakley Court hotel which has beautiful grounds. Would highly recommend for a relaxing evening of fine dining!

HH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were eating quite early (because we wanted to enjoy the evening strolling by the river og lounging in the library, too)
At first, the music was too loud and a bit disturbing, but when more people came, the level was quite ok. Generally I don´t like background music when eating. Asking dinner guests about music might be a good idea.

BE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. A beautiful venue for parties and special occasions.

KB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A most pleasant evening. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food was very well presented and served swiftly, apart from a slightly over long wait in ordering the sweet.

PN
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a totally memorable meal for all the right reasons:
The maitre d' was excellent in aiding us in our choices.
The background music was subtle but entertaining and a low level talking point
The food was divine - the hotel stay was a 60th birthday celebration for one of our party and he was blown away by the meal and the subsequent breakfast the next day.

DB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic evening good food good wine and excellent service the hotel grounds make for a lovely walk after visiting the restaurant

DK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I frequently recommend the Oakley Court. We came about a month ago, stayed and had an evening meal and breakfast. They even managed to accommodate some last minute friends. Maybe the meal on Saturday was just not to my taste.

f
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dining experience we had a great Sunday lunch and the grounds were beautiful by the river

MI
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service.
Lovely setting.
Great food.
Definitely worth going.
Will have to go again

The Dining Room at The Oakley Court
Responded on 20 February 2019

Thank you for your recommendation and recent review of The Dining Room at The Oakley Court, we are very grateful for your feedback. We hope we can welcome you back in the not so distant future!

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P
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Really nice environment. The place and the building are amazing. Food and service is OK but could be better.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommended.The food was very good and the staff very helpful regarding the menu.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed with food quality and portion size. Considering price the venison came as two very small pieces of meat ( about 40 mm round and 15 mm thick ) Starter was one very thin small piece of foi gras. No way worth the prices charged.
Staff friendly and helpful but won’t be going back. Give this a miss. Poor poor value.

J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in an historical atmosphere makes it special. The service is also outstanding.

T
Warwickshire
15 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent chef. Showed creativity and imagination. The design of the dining room is long with defined segments.
The ambiance therefore was not brilliant but if you want semi private then it would work for you.

e
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn’t that great ...very odd menu and very overpriced ..

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall2food3service5ambience4

The Food and service were excellent. There was very little choice on the menu which was the problem.

PE
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced for the quality of the food
No atmosphere
My carrot cake was the strangest dessert I have ever seen and did not have much of a taste

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

No character in decor

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good service
Not noisy
Pleasant outlook
Not crowded
Comfortable chairs

JS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great restaurant in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable. All of my food was good and the main course and dessert were excellent. My partner wasn't so keen on hers but it was okay. The service was first class.

You can walk outside on to the lawns that go down to the river and it is literally magical on a summer's night.

e
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and great place to stay. We moored our boat and stayed overnight for dinner and breakfast. Loved the building and history. Large rooms and comfortable beds. Will book again.

SA
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although my mother and I enjoyed our meal, we did feel that it was a limited menu for both main course and desert. I have to say that the service was impeccable and we were made to feel very welcome.

RK
Anchorage
25 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Honeymoon trip. The staff and food were perfect. The setting at the Oakley could be very romantic.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was not quite up to par

CB
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, very friendly staff, special kids menue, food was good but not outstanding

BT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

get together with 8 of us as pretty short notice. They accommodated us admirably and we had a quiet table for pre dinner drinks and then a super table for the meal. Everyone enjoyed their meal and it was a creative and tasteful menu. Great experience and will do again.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was extremely nice and helpful. We had a great time can't wait to return. Really nice place, the dining room is cosy, perfect for a date, anniversary or family celebrations.