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The Royal Oak, Whatcote, Warwickshire
Award-winning

The Royal Oak

4.9
4.9
73 Reviews
£41 and over
Farm-to-table
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Innovative
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 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sun 18:00–23:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00 Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01295 688100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Craven
  • Catering
    Richard, Solanche and the rest of The Royal Oak team are extremely proud to offer Michelin-starred dining on the edge of the Cotswolds with a seasonally driven, game-focussed menu**. We work closely with a small core of quality producers. Game is often from the surrounding hills and estates.<br />
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Area
    Shipston-On-Stour
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Although rurally located, we are highly accessible from the M40 (Junction 12) <br />and we are a 25 minute drive/taxi (Castle Cars) from Banbury Train Station (Chiltern/Cross Country).<br />
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 73 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
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Warwickshire

    Best Overall

  • Warwickshire

    Best Food

  • Warwickshire

    Best Service

  • Warwickshire

    Best Ambience

  • Warwickshire

    Best Value

  • Warwickshire

    Innovative

  • Warwickshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Warwickshire

    Romantic

  • Warwickshire

    Good for special occasions

73 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal, beautifully presented and served. This must be one of the best restaurants in the country.

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  2. StefaniaT

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five courses was served with attention to detail. For our dinner we added the pairing of wines to the different dishes. Amazing atmosphere

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  3. Chuckles

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food drink and service were excellent. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It was great to interact with the chefs and hear about the dishes. Great place for celebrating special occasions or just have an excellent meal out.

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  4. CarolN

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were met by the delightful Solange. & were escorted to our table by Tom. The interior design is cool, clean & sympathetic. Every course was delicious & very well presented at the table by Richard & his team of Sous Chefs. The wine list was short & well selected. We all had a lovely experience & will definitely be back with any other friends interested in good food, service & a relaxed atmosphere

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was wonderful. The food was delicious and we tasted some things we had never had before.

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  6. HelenS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious but on this occasion they out did themselves! Inventive, full of flavour and in just the right portion sizes - a real treat. With the sun shining in the atmosphere is warm and inviting, matched by the friendly service. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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  7. MerylS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A stunning anniversary meal! Fantastic service from the team and such exciting and delicious dishes to taste. We can’t wait to return.

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  8. Rodders

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service but single item menu and value for money will only mean for very special occasions .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and relaxed service complimented by helpful advice and fantastic food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again the Royal Oak team have surpassed themselves, with a creative menu and flavours that took me and my partners imagination into another world. Your attention to detail is exquisite and executed to perfection. Thank you for our anniversary dinner, one to be remembered.

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The Royal Oak is rated 4.9 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 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 18:00–23:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00 Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Although rurally located, we are highly accessible from the M40 (Junction 12) and we are a 25 minute drive/taxi (Castle Cars) from Banbury Train Station (Chiltern/Cross Country).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Craven
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01295 688100
  • Catering
    Richard, Solanche and the rest of The Royal Oak team are extremely proud to offer Michelin-starred dining on the edge of the Cotswolds with a seasonally driven, game-focussed menu**. We work closely with a small core of quality producers. Game is often from the surrounding hills and estates.<br />
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