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“Great family lunch ”

The Royal Oak Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Kelsall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$45
Cuisines: Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A Gastro Pub and Restaurant situated right in the heart of Cheshire just 10 minutes from Chester and close to some of Cheshire's best loved attractions such as Delamere Forest, Chester Zoo, The Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. Our Head Chef prides himself on using the freshest local ingredients and the front of house staff provides quality and friendly service to create the perfect dining experience. We offer fantastic food, served with fine wines and real local ales. The Royal Oak Hotel and Restaurant is the perfect place for 'destination' dining, relaxed drinking and special occasions. Why not try a fresh Pizza made in an authentic wood burning Pizza oven? We also offer Free WiFi The Royal Oak was originally built in 1822 as an inn and public house. Since then the building has been a station for a railway that never happened, a bowling green and billiards room. There was an extensive redevelopment in 2011 and The Royal Oak was restored to its former glory and became a wonderful dining establishment once again. The team at The Royal Oak are committed to showcasing the produce of Cheshire and the kitchen use the highest quality fresh local produce to create a daily changing menu which consists of hearty British fare. Whether it be braised lamb shank or pan roast bream, you are sure to find something to whet your appetite. The dining room has a relaxed atmosphere, further enhanced by comfortable decor and charming staff who provide exceptional service. If you have one too many tipples to accompany your meal, there are 12 delightful bedrooms where you can rest your head.Experience The Royal Oak and enjoy fabulous food and impeccable hospitality.
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent attentive service and great food. We had ribs and kids meals and ice cream. The roast beef looked good too: pinky red and proper sizes.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank SimonA830
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Celebrated our Friends 50th last night with a group of 18.
The Group preordered food days before to avoid any issues.
I shall start on the positives there was plenty of Room and the waiters and service was good and staff friendly.

We have reflected on our visit and feel very underwhelmed by the food and so as not to spoil his birthday we thought we would provide some feedback post visit.

My girlfriend and I shared some Nachos which were distinctly average they were covered in shop bought Guacamole & Salsa which was not nice.
For mains We had fajitas chicken & my GF had Halloumi.
One of the party who was sitting next to me asked where the chicken was in my fajitas and I said underneath the peppers swimming in grease- there was literally 4 small pieces of chicken and my girlfriends Halloumi was no better.

Bearing in mind the party spent over £600 for two courses and Wine this represented very poor value.

We certainly won't be returning or recommending based on this disappointing food.

In this village pub If you are going to charge restaurant prices at least serve restaurant standard food.

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank G0urmet31
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

After an early exit from Oulton Park, I decided on something to eat in the late afternoon. What a good choice of venue for lunch! Pleasant and relaxed service and a superb meal of grilled Hake on a bed of ham and pea Rissoto. Everything was perfection, including a great glass of oak aged Rioja, which is classified as one of their house wines!

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1  Thank Gelfft
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been here for a while and we were quite surprised how quiet it was, so once we found someone we were quickly seated. Service was quite slow, no real issue, although we did wait ages to get someone so we could pay the bill!

Our choice of food was generally OK, although the pork was slightly over cooked.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank ProudCestrian60
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is a seriously good restaurant which to be honest came as a bit of a surprise given the location in the wilds of North Wales.
The Chef has constructed a menu that offers a select range of inventive dishes.
Our starters were mackerel three ways and scallops with belly pork and apple sauce. Mains were vegetable risotto, certainly not as boring as the name, and a celebration of lamb with confit potato. Compressed pineapple with coconut and a pistachio olive cake with homemade ice cream made up the deserts. My poor memory for the proper names of each dish means I have not done them justice.
The service in the restaurant was discrete and efficient, something others could learn from!
The wine list would cater for most tastes and was reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Steve M
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