The Top Oak
Oak Hill Road, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford, RM4 1JL
Set in the heart of Stapleford Abbotts, The Top Oak is a charming country pub and restaurant. The stylish, contemporary bar area offers a delicious all day menu, whilst the main restaurant area offers an à la carte dining experience. Using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers, the chefs create dishes which showcase the finest produce from the area. Fish is sourced from the Suffolk-Norfolk borders on a daily basis, and every dish is made in house. The main menu includes the likes of chicken liver parfait to start, served with mouth-watering house chutney and toast. For mains, the succulent steak with a creamy peppercorn sauce is a delicious choice. For vegetarians, the wild mushroom, spinach and olive risotto is a perfect alternative, which comes topped with Parmesan shavings and toasted nuts. Follow this with a honeycomb cheesecake for dessert or the berry Pavlova, which comes highly recommended if you’re looking for a wonderfully light dish to round off your meal. The Top Oak also offers an exceptional range of vegan dishes, which are always popular. The bar menu features a range of equally tempting dishes, including a starter of salt and pepper squid with sweet chilli sauce. Other highlights include the likes of lamb chops served with creamy mash, fresh green beans, and a thyme-infused jus. For a memorable dining experience, the afternoon tea is a delightful treat to share with friends. You can enjoy a variety of fresh sandwiches, homemade scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a selection of cakes, all accompanied by a pot of tea or coffee. Alternatively, why not treat your family to a spot of brunch? With enticing options that include a hearty full English and a popular eggs Benedict, there’s plenty to tempt you. The Top Oak also boasts a stunning al fresco dining terrace and patio area, making it the perfect spot in which to to enjoy a refreshing beverage in the summer months. Regular live music and tribute events make this a popular haunt come evening. The restaurant also boast seating for 60 guests, providing a fantastic venue for weddings and private events.