The White Oak
We feature in the Michelin Red Guide & Pub Guide holding a prestigious Bib Gourmand since 2014, the AA Restaurant Guide, the Good Food Guide and Alastair Sawday’s.
Due to government restrictions, from the 14th April 2021 we will be serving outside only, accepting bookings of up to six guests.
On re-opening we will have new and stringent protocols of operating to secure the safety of our guests and team. We ask all bookings to be on time to allow social distancing & separate arrival times, thank you.
Our Oaks Garden Dining Pods are available for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 guests. To book these, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking requirements. A deposit of £15 per person will be required to confirm your reservation of the pod.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
28-Day Dry-Aged 8oz British Ribeye Steak
roasted bone marrow with garlic & caper crumb, rocket & red onion salad, frites
Roast Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast
buttered hispi cabbage, crème fraîche mash, white wine & thyme jus
Pan Roast Cornish Plaice
tarragon gnocchi, steamed summer greens, capers, herb & burnt butter sauce
Nice to be able to visit again, after lockdown. Felt very safe. As you are eating outside and maybe have not been lucky to secure a pod, we took blankets. We didn’t need them!
As ever a fabulous meal. The garden is beautiful with the clever oak pods. The elegant ambience and beautiful weather felt as though we were in St Tropez. This place is a gem and we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep
Great food, fillet steak was superb. Wonderful staff.
Such a fabulous first lunch out after lockdown. Food was incredible, service very friendly and professional. Really loved it!
Fantastic service, as usual, lovely friendly staff. I miss some of the old favourites from the menu, eg calamari, fish and chips, triple cooked chips, but understand why the menu has been altered. We will be back, one of our favourite locations for lunch.
We had a lovely evening, for our wedding anniversary- thank you
Food as ever was absolutely delicious, great little wooden pods in the garden and excellent service
As ever, the White Oak's experience was amazing. All the food was delicious, their outdoor area was atmospheric and lovely staff.
Excellent that the white oak has weathered the virus storm. A great meal. Food was cooked exactly as I wanted. Service attentive. Wine stunning. Eating outside was one thing new, but the staff handled everything well. Excellent.
I am a regular to this beautiful pub and never been disappointed but may I say they have excelled themselves with outside dining superb food and great friendly service!
I cannot wait to go back congrats to the staff!!
Loved it. Service brilliant as ever, food great, and the outside setup was really lovely for a day in the sunshine. Thanks guys.
We never fail to have a wonderful evening at The White Oak. The food is always excellent and the staff are very attentive. They have responded to the COVID restrictions brilliantly. We dressed prepared for the cold and were very happy sat outside.
So lovely to be out again. Good food, the staff are really lovely and the dining pod was a nice setting.
excellent food and service.
We had such a lovely evening- first meal out for months- food superb and everyone so friendly and helpful
A lovely spot and an alternative for day trippers to Cliveden. Ambiance was charming, food was delicious ... I would go back again. I was impressed with the well thought out, clever, quirky and probably very expensive coach wagon outdoor dining structures .,, posh Gastro grub!
We really enjoyed our meal. The food was excellent and the ambience was lovely too. My only criticism is the staff were wearing visors and, although every staff member was wearing them properly and they were covering their entire faces, Government advice is that a visor should not be worn on its own but with a mask because of aerosol transmission.
Fantastic first dinner back out at The White Oak. Really lovely service and excellent food. It was cold though so my only wish would for the night to have been longer - people didn’t linger, most people seemed to eat and run!
So lovely to be back at the white oak. Delicious food. Divine cocktails. Ambience of being in the garden was just perfect. Really fab to hear the hubbub!
There are cosy pods they've invested in, for the moment they have to be fully aired, but I'm sure as restrictions life they will be a great addition to the garden and mean people can eat out all year round!
Incredibly delicious and generous cocktails, stunning food (best roast chicken I’ve had in years... and the doughnuts...) and lovely staff who really wanted us to relax and have a good time. First time going here, totally worth the cost, would definitely go again.
Very impressed; we will come back once we can eat inside
Really good! Bit stingy with the veg but other than that delicious.
Been to the restaurant a few times now and have a 3 year old always accommodating and very welcoming, food is exceptional and never had a problem and staff are warm friendly and welcoming, keep up the wonderful work!
Despite the restrictions it was a very good meal. The staff and the service was excellent. Excellent location for a festive lunch..
As ever an amazing meal from my favourite local restaurant (perhaps the best in Berkshire)! The steak was sublime and for dessert the whole poached apple coated in crumble topping was ingenious. The only ask I would have is please put the triple cooked chips back on the menu!! Now Cookham is n tier 4 this local gem has to temporarily close again. I cannot wait until the restrictions are lifted so we can return!
Gorgeous food as always. Great for our wedding wedding anniversary. Thanks White Oak!
We enjoyed a delicious meal at The White Oak. The food was beautifully presented and of high quality.
Service was good and the ambience was lovely! Loved the candles & silver decorations! Thank you for making it such a special evening!
Absolutely delightful evening from the moment we stepped inside the restaurant. Tables well spaced - the food excellent & excellent presentation. We couldn’t fault it - such a treat. The Christmas pudding / the best I’ve tasted / even better than the one I’ve made for years. Lovely just to enjoy the ambience & chat with my husband. Felt in a safe Covid free environment. Will return early next year.
Dinner here was fabulous! The hake was beautifully soft & I could eat the doughnuts (in particular the salted caramel sauce!) all day long.
Lovely food. Nice chilled place and views of the Thames river.
Our family always enjoys our Sunday lunches at the White Oak. Food & service is always at a very high level!
It was amazing! Food was great & the service was outstanding
First class meal. Lovely setting. Great wine choice and ace cocktails!
Great food for all 4 diners, excellent service, definitely recommend
As ever, the Staff were delightful and efficient. The food was exceptional. Overall, it is our favourite local restaurant.
This was our first meal out post 2nd lockdown. Nice ambience, great food and really pleasant staff - almost didn't notice the extra screens between tables etc. - gave it more of a snug/booth feel.
Just great. Exactly what you want from a local. Great food atmosphere and service
Another fantastic meal and although they had run out of roast beef they gave us an amazing steak replacement. Thanks to you all and see you next week.
Incredible Sunday dinner as usual.
The three of us had the Artichoke soup with wild mushrooms and white truffle followed Roast chicken breast with tarragon dauphinois, hispi cabbage and tarragon sauce!
Delicious! Great service, nice atmosphere and they couldn’t have done more to look after us.
My favourite restaurant. Food is always amazing. Great place!
The White Oak is rated 4.7 stars by 913 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.