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OAK House Bar and Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, British
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35 High Street, Maldon CM9 5PF, England
+44 1621 859965
Today
09:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Maldon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will often grab an hour in the Oak House to break up the monotony of my home office. With it's extended glazed front it's my favourite Maldon venue to people watch!!The coffee is excellent (Monmouth Coffee Co) and the seating comfortable too. I like venues that change mood and atmosphere as the day progresses and the Oak House personifies... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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942 reviews
763 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I visited the Oak House a couple of years ago it was decidedly in pub mode serving exclusively drinks and a number of lunch items chalked upon a blackboard. Now the bar area is shared with a coffee machine cakes and pastries. Individual dishes chalked upon individual blackboards were, apart from a risotto, exclusively baguettes or ciabattas with... More 

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Thank futtock21
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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620 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

At the top of the High Street you will find this cafe near the florist & they have some very comfortable tables & chairs where you can sit & relax. The staff there are friendly & can provide you with hot & cold snacks or a drink or something more substantial if you wish & all at a very reasonable... More 

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Thank Mike P
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have been visiting the Oakhouse for a few years now usually meeting for breakfast, which I have always enjoyed. However recently the service has gone downhill. We met there on Sunday, the place was not very busy but the service was appaulling , we sat down and waited about 20 minutes for someone to come over, which they did... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have been going in the oak since they opened, but in the last year or so it has gone down hill in my opinion, and I do believe it is because it is been run by younger people (I´m young myself) previously it had a good mixture and was a better atmosphere and chatty staff. Some of the young... More 

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Thank MLDN-Reviews
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visit around every 6 to 8 weeks with friends. Service is always friendly. Music not too loud in the week allowing normal conversation. Have never been for food here as always visit after 8pm. Always a nice atmosphere.

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Thank JDS321
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I visited The Oakhouse today for a coffee and tea cake. Found a table near the window which was empty but needed to be wiped down, after 5 minutes my order was taken. Nearly 10 minuets later my coffee came out and I asked to have the table wiped down, yes was the reply I will send someone out to... More 

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Thank Ginny T
London
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We are quite regular visitors to the Oak House because the food and coffee are good and there is a nice ambience. Unfortunately of late the service has become slower and erratic even when not busy. However on our last visit at a lunchtime it was first class. I hate to even suggest this but it was mostly if not... More 

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Thank Ladyrhodes
Blackmore End, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Oak House several times, first time for the Maldon Carnival, this time was for a late breakfast on Saturday. Lovely breakfast, good coffee. Prices not bad.

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Thank Tim D
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172 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a pleasant lunch at the Oak House. Fish, chips and missy peas. Really good food. Nice ambience, good service and good ales. The Xmas special 'Good Elf' was spectacular. Could do with a few more hot options on the menu, but overall very good and will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 High Street, Maldon CM9 5PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 859965

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?