The Greene Oak

British, Gastropub·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of The Greene Oak

Bronze Award

Beloved by Windsor locals and visitors alike, this country gastropub provides a cosy setting for a first-rate meal any day of the week. Wood and slate floors, warm country fabrics, antique light fittings and an inviting Chesterfield sofa by the fire all come together to create a rustic contemporary look that is instantly welcoming, a sentiment mirrored by the friendly staff in the restaurant and behind the bar.

A devotion to well-sourced produce, served simply, is evident in the menu, which is overseen by head chef Jamie Dobbin (The Connaught, The Savoy, The Ivy). Having spent years honing the techniques and cooking style of fine dining, he’s committed to using them to create a superb menu minus the airs, graces, pomp and ceremony. Tiny portions, deconstructed dishes, frills and foam have no place at The Greene Oak, leaving the way clear for well-thought-out dishes that exude passion and flair.

A trio of snacks for the table kicks off the carefully designed menu, including pickled allotment vegetables with an artichoke dip, and truffled chicken croquettes with tarragon mayonnaise. Starters consist largely of fish and seafood dishes, such as smoked Hampshire trout with nasturtium, wild garlic aioli and rye crumb, and Brixham king scallops with lamb sweetbreads, crispy tongues and sorrel, though there are a couple of vegetarian options, too.

Mains take the form of British-with-a-twist dishes, the likes of which include steamed Elberry Cove mussels with chips, roast Cotswold chicken with potato dumplings, beans and peas, and a Hebridean shepherd’s pie, while desserts follow suit with classics including gooseberry crumble with custard, and sticky toffee pudding with honeycomb ice cream. Other pluses are Greene King IPA on tap, an eclectic wine list with plenty of by-the-glass options, and a very affordable set lunch menu – all of which can be enjoyed in a sun-drenched beer garden in good weather. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Gastropub
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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Location for The Greene Oak

Oakley Green, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5UW

01753 864294


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-21:30
Sun 12:00-21:00
Mon 17:30-21:30
Tue 17:30-21:30
Wed 17:30-21:30
Thu 17:30-21:30
Fri 17:30-21:30
Sat 12:00-21:30
Sun 12:00-09:00
All day
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-22:00

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2 Reviews 


19 July 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4.5
Smashing Sunday lunch!

Had a tremendous experience for Sunday lunch, with outstanding roast beef and Yorkshire pudding plate. Generous portions, nice trimmings (extra gravy a nice touch, and the cauliflower cheese was lovely). Service was excellent throughout.

Thoroughly recommended.

David H

23 March 2013  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Better than the average gastro-pub
We've eaten here a lot, though this is the first review I've made for it on this site. This is the first and in my view arguably the best of a small group of similar restaurants in the east Berks/south Bucks area, and their presence has added quite a bit to the local dining scene. They have overlapping but not identical menus and a similar look and style. The Greene Oak looks like a gastropub, but cooks a bit more like a restaurant. Not a great restaurant – we're not talking stars here- but a restaurant that cooks decently well and is unlikely to disappoint or deliver poor value. I do know that there are gastropubs in the same area with stars and higher prices and sniffier attitudes. I'll just say that in my experience, they don't offer better food or service than here, though they will remove rather more of your money. All of which accounts for the fact that The Greene Oak is generally pretty busy, as it was today when we turned up for lunch. Nevertheless our service was well timed and pleasant throughout, and there was no signs of stress anywhere. The food was decent today rather than brilliant. I have had some magnificent food here- a main of sticky Orkney Beef a year or two back comes quickly to mind. Today , I think my wife would say that her butternut squash soup was competent rather than exciting, and I'd say that my loin of rabbit starter was hard to cut though tasty enough. Both our main courses- pork belly with roast veg, and bavette with ox-cheek and crispy marrow- were solidly good. Decent coffee, no room for dessert. Breads a bit dull, A sound but maybe a little ordinary southern Italian red from the lower end of the list. Our bill of £75 including service was pretty much what we'd expect for what we had. All told, I guess we accept that things are liable to be a bit variable when you're eating in quite a large place in the middle of the market. If it tends not to let you down, and can occasionally delight, then you'll keep going back. And we do.
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