The Top Oak

So glad to be able to show support to another local restaurant today as we made a return visit to the Top Oak gastro pub in stapleford abbots. On our previous occasions we’ve enjoyed a great sunday lunch and what we experienced today certainly lived up to our expectations. As we entered the pub you could see that there were definitely fewer tables in the bar area allowing for people to social distance. As well as this there were also hand sanitizer machines conveniently placed around the pub. We continued through to the restaurant at the rear of the pub where there was once more a hand sanitizer station. In the restaurant itself there was clearly fewer tables allowing for all the staff to move around freely. We were seated at our table before being presented with the menu which has a great selection of Starters , Mains , Roasts , Sides & Desserts.


For our first course we ordered the Mediterranean Prawns with a sweet chilli dip as well as a good old pub favourite the Prawn Cocktail

Mediterranean Prawns

Prawn Cocktail


Now it was time to enjoy two fabulous Sunday Roasts dinners as we chose the Roast Beef and my favourite the Mixed Roast which was a slice of beef , lamb & pork. Both roasts were an absolute treat.

Roast Beef

Mixed Roast


We then finished with two delightful desserts. The first being the Summer Fruits Elton Mess and the other was the Biscoff Cheesecake. I am pleased to say they were both delicious. Elton Mess

Biscoff Cheesecake

This rounded of a great Sunday Lunch where the food was good and this was matched by very friendly service from all the team. So if these things are what you want when your out for a meal then I would definitely recommend a visit to the Top Oak.

I’d like to thank all the team for their efforts in making everything seem like normal during these tough times that we’re in at the moment and to wish them all the best for the future. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.


By Lloyd Stevens

I'm a big Foodie and love Fine Dining in AA Rosette and Michelin Star restaurants also enjoy good Pub Food especially Desserts . I been living in Hornchurch for 20yrs now and this year celebrate my 25th Wedding Anniversary to my wife Jane . We do enjoy our holidays with Italy & San Diego as our favourite destinations I've decided to focus more on my Foodie life due to over 3 years ago being struck down with nerve damage and recently spondylosis I do enjoy my sport and follow Chelsea , Juventus & San Diego Padres

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