The Parlour at Oakley Court

4.4
359 reviews
£26 to £40
British

All bookings will be allocated tables inside the Parlour Restaurant . We are continuing with the rule of 6 – booking is essential, menu is subject to change.
Enjoy a great array of freshly cooked dishes. Magnificent dishes are cooked in our kitchen by our talented chefs dictated by fresh produce from our very own Kitchen Gardens. Relax and enjoy lunch or dinner whilst making the most of the gorgeous views of our 33 acre landscaped gardens and The River Thames.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 3:00PM - 3:00PM 3:30PM - 3:30PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 3:00PM 3:30PM - 3:30PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

What 359 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5
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Paula
Spain
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening. The food was amazing and the staff were really great. Really enjoyed it and we will be back soon.
Thank you all

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eat2dine
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed dinner at Oakley court.
The staff were very friendly and super efficient.
The food was delicious.

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Asian
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Not worth the spend. Food was basic/small size and limited menu. Noise level very high from other visitors . Uncomfortable experience as people just stared at us.

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GemmaA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and beautiful environment. Will be returning again soon!

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AnnD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new decor Is very sympathetic to the style of the building.
Lovely food very fresh vegetables with the dip. I enjoyed my chicken dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful venue in a great setting and a must try. The service is amazing with everyone bending over backwards to make your time as good as it can be. The food is delicious too!

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Carol
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch here yesterday. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went over an above for my wife's birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my Husband’s birthday. We booked outdoor seating but due to weather we couldn’t sit outside. But the inside ambiance was equally good. Lady who served us was very kind and friendly. Limited choice on Menu but Lovely food and not overly priced. Staff was very warm and welcoming. Enjoyed the evening.

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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overall disappointing as the meal offered was not as expected. Not a 3 course Sunday lunch but a choice from a very limited menu at a budget of £37.50 per head without prior sight of the menu beforehand. This was a gift so no knowledge of value. The food served was very unimpressive. Only the staff and the setting were acceptable. Would I recommend - definitely not.

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GraemeW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Normally I would never post a negative review but, this was not normal. My wife was given the wrong meal. She said she was happy to wait for the correct meal. My meal had already arrived, albeit without the sauce.

My wife's meal eventually arrived and she was offered extra potatoes which she declined.

The meal, evening, the moment was ruined. This was not the reason for my complaint. 20 minutes later as we left, my wife was violently ill. I can only assume that the chicken was not properly cooked. She felt terrible. Fortunately, the morning after, she was OK otherwise we would have taken things much further.

We would not have written this if it was just slow or there was a mix up with the order as we do not want to cause problems to restaurants trying hard. Mistakes can be made. But mistakes causing customers to be really ill need to be raised.

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Ren1074
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location is to die for, however we spent 30 mins trying to find the restaurant. Venue is within the grounds of a Stately home that was very poorly signposted. I had booked outdoor seating for 6pm in mid-September on, what had been, a hot day. As the sun went down, the patio heaters went on and it all added to the wonderful ambiance.
Food was lovely, quality ingredients, however too much sea salt was added to my salad. When I asked for a replacement, it wasn’t too much effort for them to do so very quickly. Fantastic service. Although the restaurant prices are costly, you do pay for what you get - great quality food and drinks.

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Evie
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the table for my Mothers 84th Birthday lunch. The weather was lovely and the Terrace is a stunning setting for a treat. My mother has complex dietary needs and I felt that the chef and staff couldn't do more to make her day special. We all enjoyed the food which was delicious.

Best of all, the staff at Oakley Court were all so helpful and friendly. I'd like to say a special thank you to Antoneta who was delightful.

Thank you Oakley Court we will definitely see you again.

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ChrisD
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our second visit for a lovely lunch on the terrace after arriving by boat.

Service was excellent, food very good but weirdly, for the second time, they were mowing the lawn right next to the eating area at lunchtime? It was lovely once he’d finished, but maybe take care of the lawn first thing and not at lunchtime?

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JenniferW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This review would have been 5 stars overall- we had a lovely afternoon - but the large, stuffed, chilli peppers had been stuffed and were served with seeds still inside. This made them too hot and a bit of a shock as there was no verbal warning when they were served. We had to dissect them to remove seeds but this was after the first, large, mouthful. Surroundings were beautiful and staff all pleasant and lovely.

JB
JoaoB
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good costumer service, ambience and lovely pizza . Thank you for all the staff.

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CorrinneG
Key West
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very slow service. Not once offered to pour wine or champagne for us which is usually pretty standard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, great service; food and atmosphere
Can’t wait to be back soon

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MutluG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food did arrive so quickly, but the waitress service prioritization was weird.

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DebbieK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE MOST AMAZING SETTING, THE MOST AMAZING STEAK,

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vipdarren
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside terrace, great food and a wonderful waitress

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FrancescoP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch. Great atmosphere, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the terrace, the view ambience and the staff werw

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vipSoba
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Young staff trying hard with limited menu and little visible management. English fizz was good. Lovely surroundings of course.

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An amazing setting next to the Thames River. The food was great and the service was excellent. We look forward to coming back again for dinner.

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CarolineC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No staff available at reception to show us where the restaurant was - in fact no staff to be seen at all. Menu very limited and is the same for lunch and dinner

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PeterB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fabulous place in an amazing setting. I organised a table for my wife's birthday with friends, and Antionetta looked after us superbly for our entire 4 hour stay. Awesome place. Only criticism was that the menu was a little limited in choice.

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Carlos
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Was disappointed that the lunch Terrace menu listed on the Restaurant web site wasn't the one offered on the day. On enquiries it appears the web site shows a combined lunch menu but many items are not offered on the terrace or are priced differently. The items that both my wife and I had selected before arrival were not available on the terrace. Couldn't fault the staff though, very pleasant and attentive.

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restaurantlover
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The quality of food was below average. The starter was very expensive for what was served, for 3 slices of bread and five very small pieces of smoked salmon the charge was about 35 pounds. For main we had 2 ribeye stakes, the one was good but the other one fatty with many veins. The service was below average and slow and the staff not so polite as you would expect from a good hotel.

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Emilia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Wonderful venue, great setting but food and service not really lived up to the hype/expectation. I’d recommend this place for drinks as food is a bit hit and miss in both the offering and quality. Stick to sharers/starters to avoid disappointment. Staff looked tired and not bothered, didn’t get the attire tbh, I get it’s a garden but jeans and T-shirt reminded me of a pub like setting, which would’ve probably costed a lot less and had a veggie burger on the menu to go with the vibe. Service was beyond disappointing from the beginning, the lady made us feel on edge and once we asked to go inside it all went downhill as we were the forgotten table. Had we known they can turn on the heaters, maybe would’ve stayed outside as it was a better atmosphere. All in all, I’d say worth going for the view and setting, especially in warm weather but don’t have expectations of having more than an average meal/experience for a pretentious bill, of course. Having said that, drinks were decently priced hence why I’d recommend it for a cocktails/drink type afternoon!

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vipMaxS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service in a wonderful setting!

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff really polite and friendly and food great too.

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Tina
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasant visit, beautiful garden, fessh food and friendly staff.

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GodfreyD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overpriced food and abrupt, curt service. Ordered drink overlooked until requested again. Waiter seemed to think it cleaver to answer back and give excuses rather than show the type of courtesy we have expected at Oakleigh Court.

Poor range if desserts didn't hel; and couldn't wait to get away have spent over £100 for 2

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LadyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service very good.
Prices not so good
£11 for 3 small slices of bread and £5 for a small bowl of boiled potatoes.
Think that even allowing for overheads it is far too pricey for sides.

Steaks were very good.

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Note
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The menu was not up to much. Fish was over cooked and desert, panacotta was not set, it was like gruel. The menu choice was poor, not enough to choose from and what was there was bland and unappetising . Not the standard from last year which was great.

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Enorthern
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch on the terrace and then moved to the riverside house for drinks and desserts.
It was lovely to see the refurbished version with lots of activities for children.
We had a very nice family day out.

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Riva
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful setting but very limited menu and no daily specials on offer. Would benefit from more choice and more reasonably priced main courses.

LC
LeaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A beautiful setting next to the river. We had a lovely lunch. The menu is not large but there is enough to choose from. The Afternoon Tea looked amazing!
There are some harsh reviews on Tripadvisor!
We will definitely return with friends next time

FAQs

The Parlour at Oakley Court is rated 4.4 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.