The Royal Oak Bethnal Green

73 Columbia Road , London, E2 7RG

London restaurant bar pub

SquareMeal Review of The Royal Oak Bethnal Green

During the exuberant Sunday flower market, The Royal Oak is Columbia Road’s pub of choice. Its well-preserved, wood-panelled interior and small courtyard come alive as flower-laden shoppers pile in. The central horseshoe bar is a hive of activity, all the seats around it occupied and hipsters squeezed into the gaps. The venue is more relaxed midweek: all the better to enjoy the Brit-leaning gastropub food and snacks, either in the bar or the kookily furnished upstairs dining room. Rock oysters, Dorset crab with lemon mayonnaise, and grilled sardines with tomato and marjoram, are typical choices, though eggs Benedict and steak sandwiches are the real crowd-pleasers. Choose from continental beers on tap (Amstel and Leffe included) or Meantime LPA or Landlord on the pumps. That’s if you can resist the advice on the wine list: ‘rosé Prosecco. It goes with everything.’


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The Royal Oak Bethnal Green is recommended for

Quiet Conversation | Traditional | Sunday Roast | Dog Friendly

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Cambridge Heath Station 686m

Shorditch Station 721m


Address: 73 Columbia Road , London E2 7RG

Area: Bethnal Green Shoreditch

Opening times

Mon-Fri 4-11pm Sat-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Brick Lane 1km

Spitalfields 1km


Telephone: 020 7729 2220


Cuisine: Gastropub

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