I first was looking to go somewhere with my family to enjoy a tounge tasting spice packed indian for Christmas as this place does not only do a great up the market curry which is to die for it also does a christmas dinner I couldn't belive my eyes!!
When me and partner nervously ordered for the first time we was on the edge of the couch waiting patiently for a car to pull up and our nostrils to be jam packed with great fragrance. It was just that... we ripped open the bag to find inside our prized curryCarefully tipping in onto our preheated warm plates we was careful that we wouldn't loose a drop. Sitting down to our mid week treat we carefully took a spoonful and as it entered our mouths we was shaking in excitement
Let me tell you now it was the most satisfying experience ever ... the chicken was succlentent and seasoned with spice the sauce was perfection and just the spice I liked it a good bum burner. The keema special rice was packed with flavour and the naan was crisped just how we like it ... 5 star curry house we both paid for this experience how ever the next day as we had real ring sting !!! Defo go you will not be disappointed
In August 2020, stephen m said:
Just got back from a fantastic evening at the Royal Oak to celebrate a birthday. We were well looked after and felt safe in the current situation. The food is outstanding and the staff are very friendly. It is not the first time we have been here and wont be the last. Thanks to all at The Royal Oak.
In August 2020, Yamaha_R1_rider said:
The foods nice no complaints there but the lager on draught is absolutely appalling,its flat and smells like rotten eggs and completely undrinkable!the waiter pulled a face when I mentioned this to him and requested another which wasn't much better then the 1st.I'd use here a lot more if they allowed you to bring your own alcoholic drinks as I can't drink either of there choices of lager and enjoy a cold beer with my curry
In July 2020, elparker95 said:
First meal out since lockdown eased! Unbelievably friendly staff who went the extra mile and brought out a face mask after I asked for one, as Uber currently requires them to be worn.
Dealt with Naz, who brought us our bill, he was super personable and chatted to us briefly about coming to a restaurant after lockdown, which I found really nice.
The food was delicious, chicken cooked perfectly in my masala and naan that was really flavoursome to go with it.
Will definitely be revisiting in the future!
In June 2020, johnboystan said:
Fantastic food, great service, always served with a smile. We’ve never had a bad meal yet, highly recommended.
In March 2020, dobbymk38 said:
Trying this place out for the first time,food was ok,nothing really to write home about, a fairly lengthy wait till we got our starters which weren’t overly hot,the main meals followed, mine personally was ok in taste but had a lot of crunchy onions which I am not a fan off,my friend, we class as a con issuer of lamb dishes was dissatisfied with the over chewable lamb to which I complained to the waiter but to no avail,and the other waiter just didn’t have much clue as he bought out the meals and didn’t now what was what, and nan breads we hadn’t ordered turned up,not the best of visits to start don’t now wether we will be going back!!!
In February 2020, ian s said:
Great food with plenty of choice.
Friendly staff and modern decor.
Have been over charged on the bill several times so unfortunately we won’t be returning.
In December 2019, GeorgiaElizabeth24 said:
The Royal Oak is without doubt the best curry house in Aldridge. Delicious food and incredible manner. The staff really care about their customers and make sure everything is perfect for them.
Also, the restaurant itself is really lovely. Not like a normal, small and stuffy curry house, it's spacious, moderns and classy. All for really reasonable price too!
In December 2019, Kikimemorris said:
My husband and I love indian food so we gave this place a try. The waiter (Ray) was very helpful and well spoken and funny. The dishes tasted wonderful and the restaurant looks very posh. We booked next week for a group so ray you better be prepared
In November 2019, jonesneil71 said:
When we arrived it was very quiet, so I can’t comment on what the service would be at busier times, only that our service was spot on. The food was excellent all round.
In August 2019, Karenmorton said:
First time dining here
Food was delicious
Service was excellent
Staff were well presented and friendly
In July 2019, Christine C said:
Our meal was delicious and everything was beautifully presented. A very nice touch was to find the peshwari naan had been finely laced with honey. Background music was pleasant and atmospheric and our waiter very friendly. Also good value for money. Definitely recommended.
In June 2019, KenU779 said:
Friendly, helpful staff, and great tasting food.
A quiet, calming environment which suits us to a tee as we have children with additional needs.
In April 2019, clairebearw2014 said:
Went here with 5 friends and everything was fantastic. The service was efficient and the food all came out at the same time, hot and absolutely delicious. Definitely recommended for a visit
In March 2019, Darren W said:
Food was really goodService great, no issues
Nice decore and nice and light when seated
The nearest Indian restaurant comparible is 5 rivers which are much higher in price but very high quality.
NegativeWas originally over charged, this was corrected when i pointed out it was expensive for two people, but on arriving home I checked the prices and I had still been overcharged.
I would be happy to have put the first incident down to a simple error but the second time shows it maybe policy to charge higher than menu price.I would advise writing down what you order and the price just to make sure you don't get overcharged as I imagine with a large party the error could really creep up without being noticed.
In February 2019, sophiet218 said:
3 adults and 1 child. Sunday night. Starving. Decided to head here. We were the first through the door at 5.30 and were on our own for almost an hour. The service was obviously fantastic, the food was generous and clearly hot and fresh. We were stuffed! We'll be back again.
In January 2019, M3509YHjamesb said:
Fantastic! Great food and great service. Went here with a large group (20+) Order was correct and the dishes came to the table at the same time. An amazing feat. Food was top quality. Hot, tasy and generous portions. Couldn't fault it. Recommended.
In November 2018, Bolt1983 said:
Went here with a friend for a catch up. The decor inside was lovely and was vastly different to the pub it used to be. There are comfortable surroundings and there is plenty of room so you aren’t sitting right next to other parties. The food was absolutely lovely. Good quality meat and nice generous portions. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. They are licensed serve alcohol. Staff were very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be returning.
In November 2018, 567PeterL said:
Very nicely laid out restaurant, although a/c can be over efficient.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Large menu, food excellent and well presented.
Will go again.
In November 2018, ShutUpImTalking said:
I visited the Royal Oak with my family on a Saturday night, the food was delicious. I ordered the Nargis Kebab for a starter and the Reshmi chicken for my main course, both were great. The service was a little slow when waiting for drinks. I would happily visit again and would recommend to others.
In November 2018, 104garethc said:
It has been way too long since I have been here (Feb for my 40th bday!). However staff remembered me like I was a regular. The small things make such a massive difference and they excel in this.
Stunning food and atmosphere with the most attentive table service.Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
In November 2018, cluck1979 said:
The best curry I have had in years.
Fresh and spices perfect balance. The chicken just melted. Fluffy rice. Plenty of fresh salad. Staff really friendly and polite. Looking forward to my next visit.
In October 2018, zoemrst said:
Table of 11 and all the food was on time and hot. Popadoms as starters and they were lovely. We all had different mains and we all agreed the food was very very tasty. Staff are all friendly and very attentive. Table was laid simply and Very professionally. I would definitely recommend eating here whatever the occasion. Think we will be returning soon.
In September 2018, julied279 said:
Had a really lovely meal, great service. Plenty of food. Chicken balti was delicious. Popadoms fresh and crispy. Waiters couldn't do enough to make sure meal was perfect for you.
In August 2018, Janet M said:
I visit the Royal Oak every time I visit family in Walsall.I live in Carlisle and look forward to my visit to the Oak. Staff are always friendly and always ask if I've had a gd journey down from Carlisle. Food as always is excellent and nothing is to much trouble.Service with a smile.