The Royal Oak

Bars and pubs, Pubs Marylebone
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Venue says Burgershack in full effect seven days a week (20% off mains on Sundays). Check www.burgershack.co or @Burgershack_ for more information.

This Marylebone boozer, just around the corner from Regent's Park and Baker Street, boasts burgers from Burgershack, which means food from burger expert, Burgerac. His patties and buns are served alongside a drinks list of real ales, recognisable lagers and a concise wine list kicking off with seasonal house white and red (supplied by Borough Wines) at £16.60.

Some might remember this York Street location as home to The Temperance, but Golden Age Public Houses (also behind The Prince in Stoke Newington) have brought it back to its original moniker, giving it a new lick of paint in the process. Expect a slick traditional pub look and some cool tunes from a vintage sound system - using vinyl, of course.

Burgershack's burgers use meat from Nathan Mill's south-east London chop shop, The Butchery. The cheeseburger ('the dirty one') comprises a 6oz beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard, while 'the posh one' adds Keen's cheddar, crispy pancetta, chipotle burger sauce and iceberg lettuce. Big Apple hot dogs feature, too.  

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Venue name: The Royal Oak
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Address: 74-76 York Street
London
W1H 1QN
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm Sunday: 12pm-10.30pm
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Vera S
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I can't help but say that this is, and always will be, my first choice for both food and drinks for anything from a Friday team lunch to fulfiling a dirty burger craving.


Although a little more expensive than average, the Royal Oak's Burgershack more than makes up for the money you leave at the counter. Served in classic plastic baskets, they have everything on offer from seasoned, spicy French fries to chicken and beef burgers from basic level to stacked up to the ceiling. The buttermilk-fried chicken burger comes with a crispy-coated, juicy slice of meat in a soft brioche bun; the cheeseburger leaves you feeling just a little guilty but fully satisfied with meat fried to perfection and just enough crunchy vegetables. 


Extra praise must go to side dishes, which is really just modesty on the Oak's part. These dishes are easily enough for a full main, and their cheesy jalapeno poppers will leave you floating on a pink cloud for their pungent, spicy filling and creamy cheese that pours out when you bite into a crispy breading. Three of these babies is offered in a bucket, and they are hugely filling by themselves. I can also recommend the chips with blue cheese dressing, which is, although advertised as a sharer, not to be shared. I warned you.


With a nice selection of beers from Guiness to Blue Moon, the Oak has something for everyone. And if you're in the area, you really couldn't make a better choice. I'm drooling just thinking about those poppers right now.


...Gone to the Royal Oak, see ya!

Tony C

Incredibly friendly and welcoming good atmosphere and the beer both quality and range, as well as the food and music. Partridge that wasn't dry! And the beer was all wonderful.

MooseInLondon
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Yes yes and more YES. Come on wingsday (thats Wednesday for all you 'proper English' folk) and take part in their £5 wing bonanza. They have two types: Buffalo or Korean. First off-- both breaded, which automatically adds a nice crunch and helps to keep the wing juicy. The Buffalo is pretty darn tasty, with the distinct smell of Frank's hitting your nostrils. They even serve with blue cheese. If you want more sauce-- the super friendly wait staff would more than happy to oblige. 


I actually prefer the Korean wings myself-- sweet with a bit of heat to them. Served with sliced chilis and green onions. NOM. 


Oh did I mention we had burgers too? WE DID. Fantastically juicy and bursting with flavour. The only downside was that the bun was losing structural integrity after a few bites. I persevered. 


Believe the menu when it says the fries are to share. THEY ARE. 


Oh and don't forget-- this is a pub. They have beer! Delicious beer! They have a decent selection of London beer (Kernel, Five Points, Weird Beard), ales on the taps, and your typical lagers to keep pretty much everyone pleased. 


If you are in the Marylebone/Baker Street area-- highly recommend this place. The price is right and so is the food!