The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak London gastropub
Image: The Royal Oak
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 11 P.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 11 P.M.
+44 20 7729 2220 | WEBSITE

At The Royal Oak on East London’s Columbia Road, British pub food is tweaked to embrace global flavors in snacks like merguez Scotch eggs and pig’s cheeks with Alsatian bacon, and in main dishes like roasted lamb with harissa hummus and 12-hour beef short ribs with kimchi. Drinks span from local ales to crisp ciders to rotating house cocktails and perfectly balanced pitchers of Pimm’s Cups.

Known For
  • full menu
  • bar food
  • day drinking
  • outdoors / patio
What to drink
A pitcher of Pimm's Cups made with homemade lemonade.
Weekends can get busy, but the upstairs dining room is a bit more calm. It's a lovely Sunday perch for coffee and pastries when the flower market sets up on Columbia Road.