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Author Topic: So what do we think of The White Oak then?  (Read 5296 times)
Ambrose W. Rotter
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« on: November 20, 2008, 10:03:24 AM »

Certainly looks pleasant from the outside - any comments on the food / ambience etc?

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James Hatch
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 01:02:45 PM »

Ambience, or is it "Ambrosia?"
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Lynda
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 04:35:12 PM »

Ambrosia - lovely place. worth going - especially when we read of such bad service at the Indian restaurants.
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CH
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 07:51:44 PM »

Went in for a quiet drink this week - looks very nice and quite smart.  If I'm being super critical, it was lacking ambiance but it was a quiet evening and that should improve though as more people go. 

We didn't eat but checked out the menu and it looks fantastic, varied and particularly good if you like fish.  We'll definitely go back and eat.

Do support it and give them time to settle in before making final decisions.
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localmum
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 01:29:48 PM »

We called them to see about booking a family lunch there (6 adults and one toddler) but they are not child-friendly in the slightest, no high-chairs/booster seats and no child menu or child portions so we would have had to bring a booster chair and it would have cost us the full 22 for lunch for a 20 month old.  They said they didn't ban children but didn't seem keen on the idea of one coming in for lunch so we'll go elsewhere. 

I guess some might see it as a good thing to discourage kids, making it a more grown up environment, but it means that it is one place we'll be avoiding for a while.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 01:12:56 PM »

Took my wife there for lunch last week. The place looks very nice and tidy. The staff were friendly, but there was a little bit of confusion (not uncommon in newly opened restaurants). The food was good - portions were exceedingly generous and the wine by the glass was excellent. We had 2 starters and 2 main courses plus 3 large glasses of wine - cost was 54. Not cheap, but a very nice lunch.

There were one family with a small child - so it didn't appear to be child unfriendly.

We'll go again!
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rbakerc
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 08:43:02 PM »

Went with a couple of friends last night - it's not super cheap, but felt like excellent value. All our food was delicious, but the fish specials were especially good and the portions were very generous - everything came out hot, together, well presented. The staff were really great - they were packed out, but made sure we got our food before one big party nearby.

Good atmosphere and lots of people enjoying their food. I'll be back - but will make sure we book. We were lucky to get in - only got a space as another table finished early.
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