Read Glowing Reviews Left by Previous Clients

“The service in particular was perfect”

“I went last night with a friend and we were both impressed. The service in particular was perfect; the staff were charming and the food was well-cooked and well-presented. The wine list was good. The restaurant was busy even though it was a Tuesday night. Nice atmosphere.”

5th January, 2014

“Superb food that is cooked to perfection”

“We first tried The Oven six weeks ago for Sunday lunch and have been back every week, bar one, since. Friendly, efficient staff; superb food that is cooked to perfection; and a very pleasant interior decor add together to make this a lovely dining experience. Add to this mix the phrase ‘top value for money’ and, quite frankly, I don't think we would go anywhere else. Having read some of the mixed reviews on here I do wonder where they are reviewing! Not in line with our experience, or that of our friends either!”
31st December, 2013


“The presentation was beautiful and the restaurant itself looks gorgeous”

“A group of us went for a meal before Christmas and we all loved our meals. Absolutely no complaints - the standard was excellent. The presentation was beautiful and the restaurant itself looks gorgeous, Would definitely recommend.”

30th December, 2013

“The food on both occasions was excellent

“I visited The Oven a couple of times recently (both for Sunday lunch) and based on my experience a lot of the criticism on here appears to be extremely unfair. The food on both occasions was excellent, the only regret being that I had the black pudding starter, which was divine by the way, but I could only get half way through the main. A lot of the criticism is based on The Oven being frequented by a certain type of customer – “chavvy” or whatever. Being in the service industry myself I have sympathy as not everybody considers the same behaviour acceptable and often it is not the fault of the establishment for the mildly irritating behaviour of fellow patrons. As the restaurant is relatively small such instances are bound to happen.”

30th December, 2013

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