The Royal Oak, Paley Street

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The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Co-owned by broadcaster and national treasure Michael Parkinson – and his son Nick – the Royal Oak in Paley Street has built a reputation for top-notch British cooking using the finest seasonal ingredients.

Located in leafy and prosperous Littlefield Green, near Maidenhead, ‘Parky’s pub’ has picked up numerous accolades since it opened in 2001, including a Michelin star, three AA Rosettes and a Good Food Guide rating of 5/10.

The menu is a tour of unpretentious favourites cooked to perfection, including 6oz Aberdeen Angus fillet steak with spinach, mushrooms, chips and sauce Béarnaise; and roast rump of lamb with braised shallots, Brussel sprouts and garlic purée.

Although pictures of Parky interviewing some of his most famous guests line the walls, the Royal Oak has come out of the chat show host’s shadow to stand firmly on its own two feet.

The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Royal Oak
Paley St, Littlefield Green

01628 620541


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