25 May 2019
When you have a pub that marries English country charm with French coastal chic, where classic Sunday roasts meet bold brasserie favourites and you have the choice between dining in quirky beach huts or a fabulous south-facing Garden Room; this is a pub for those who expect a little bit more.
The White Brasserie Company is set to launch The Oaks in the Dorset coastal town of Highcliffe, on 1stJuly, offering the reassuringly familiar with something a little different. The Oaks menu is characterised by dishes featuring impeccably sourced ingredients with attention paid to seasonality, sustainability, quality and flavour.
French brasserie must-trys include chicken liver parfait; Wyke Farm cheddar cheese soufflé, duck confit, boeuf bourguignon and chateaubriand whilst more international flavours come in the form of plates such as gunpowder chicken with papaya salad; Moroccan lamb tagine and Malabar fish curry with toasted coconut. Classics feature aplenty with smoked salmon and haddock fishcakes, homemade pie of the week; free range Cornish beef burger and, as one would expect from a pub, fabulous Aubrey Allen Sunday roasts served with bottomless rich gravy, roasties, cauliflower cheese and seasonal vegetables. For a lighter bite the bar menu offers some delicious treats and, from the 1stAugust, the family-friendly pub will be offering a monthly-changing set menu with two courses for just £12.95.
The same care has gone into the drinks, with a carefully curated selection of classic cocktails, spirits, anda strong wine list from across the Channel and further afield all waiting to be explored alongside a cracking selection of ales and beers.
The Oaks pièce de résistanceare the three colourful beach huts which are characteristic of the coastal backdrop – perfect for small groups, parties and, of course, the obligatory pic for Instagram loving patrons. The expansive south-facing Garden Room runs the length of the building and overlooks the alfresco decked dining area, where party perfect festoon lighting creates an entertaining festival-style atmosphere.
The Oaks bar & garden will also be pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch!
189 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5EA