The Royal Oak Paley Street

Posted 17 September 13


Coming late into Heathrow airport on Friday night and heading to the countryside for a wedding the following day meant I had to look for a restaurant close by, after a bit of searching my attention went to the Maidenhead area, a location populated by many Michelin starred and not pubs and restaurants, about 20 min from Heathrow airport. 

I decided to try The Royal Oak Paley Street, a 1-michelin star 17th century pub owned by Sir Michael Parkinson and his son Nick. The rain was pouring, the air was particularly cold for an early September night and it was a treat to enter the cosy and warm pub, at the entrance an informal wooden bar with open fire and leather sofas followed by the dining room. After a good glass of red wine from the impressive wine list (a plus for me are the many good choices by the glass and by carafe) a warm basket of home-made bread and a scotch egg, the evening was set on a nice foot.

Dominic Chapman, the head Chef, offers as they define it 'British food perfectly cooked', and the service is quick and attentive. The place is worth a try and make sure to leave some room for the memorable desserts.




Littlefield Green, Nr. Maidenhead

Berkshire, SL6 3JN

+44 1628 620 541 -




Opening Times


Monday to Saturday 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Sunday 12.00pm to 3.30pm

Monday to Thursday 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday and Saturday 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Sunday closed


Monday to Saturday 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Monday to Saturday 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Sunday Closed