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The Royal Oak, Whatcote, Warwickshire
Award-winning

The Royal Oak

4.9
4.9
65 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 2 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 18:00–23:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00 Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01295 688100
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 65 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

    Good for special occasions

65 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. HazelP

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a relaxed atmosphere. The food is exquisite, every course is just one big surprise presentation and taste wise. Cannot wait to return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Michelin star restaurant in a beautiful village, the perfect choice for a special occasion. The food is a set tasting menu but if you don’t like certain things and warn them in advance (eg fish) then they will offer tasty alternatives. The service is great, it’s just a lovely experience. It’s obviously not cheap given the Michelin aspect / quality you get with that, but it’s not the sort of place you would go every week either, so that’s ok. Highly recommended!

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  5. PatrickE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A memorable meal. Delicious food with every course. Presentation was 1st class and everything looked as good as it tasted. Service was excellent and very friendly. A real experience. Will definitely go again once I have saved a bit!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    @the_royal_oak_whatcote looking lovely in the sunshine and serving up a banquet fit for a monarch. Some really nice twists here. Venison broth to start, then into the snacks and we’re off! The little cornet had tartare in it. All great, but my favourite was probably the meat course (fallow deer) which came with a beautifully-made pithivier side and was paired for me with the second Oregon Pinot Noir I’ve had in four days - what are the chances of that? Very pleased I went for the cheese course, which came with a Banbury cake, so admired by Queen Victoria that the train taking her to Balmoral would stop at Banbury so a footman could buy some cakes for her to eat on the journey up to Scotland. The pint on the table at the beginning is a reminder that The Royal Oak is also a real pub, one of the oldest public houses in the country, dating back to 1150. Seasonality is the watchword here as the chalkboard shows. Definitely worth a visit to this cool, casual, unstuffy, Michelin-starred gem. The feel of the place is summed up by their response to the FAQ whether there is a dress code: “don’t be daft.”

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  7. 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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

The Royal Oak is rated 4.9 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 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
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Wheelchair Access
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