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Brasserie and Bar at Malmaison - Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 268400
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible11%
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“roast beef” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On behalf of my fellow diners I wish to comment on the substandard service we received at the Brasserie. I am aware, being a waiter/waitress they can not control every element of the dining experience, but like it or not, they are the face of...More

Thank Bernielysaght
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If there's one thing I hate about a restaurant, it's a forced service charge. Now don't get me wrong, if the service is great I have no problem in tipping 10% and above, but to have it forced upon you is completely unnecessary and guarantees...More

Thank Nicci P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Malmaison several times now, and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food. Some features that I like: - Cosy and intimate atmosphere, interesting decor (the place used to be a prison and they've kept the layout intact). - Delicious...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is downstairs within the lovely Malmaison hotel (set in a former prison!) and the main bar and restaurant is in a calm/romantic setting, with dimmed lights. Adjacent to the bar is a more lit, snug type room with tables and chairs, where you...More

Thank sheff85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel & treated ourselves to Dinner here. It was a lovely meal. I had the tempura prawns & squid to start which was really good. Both my husband & I had steaks which were cooked to perfection & I have...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing hotel and although you would expect to pay 'hotel' prices for a meal in superb surroundings you would also hope for bigger portions and better service to back up the extra expense. An order was incorrect and a portion of fish...More

Thank swfjambo
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lucky we booked for Easter Monday as there must be about 40+ tables and only one other was occupied Arrived a few minutes early at the unusual prison conversion. The menu isn't cheap but very interesting My starter was tempura calamari and prawns, both very...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Me and my boyfriend went for my birthday dinner in this restaurant. Although is not very big it has a very nice atmosphere. Food was very nice and I would reccomend this place for special occasions.

Thank Susanna M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Dined here on the Sunday Stopover deal. Quite a good range of options although it is very grill heavy, which means prices are of course high! That said, high prices meant meeting the £75 spend to qualify for the £25 room deal was pretty easy....More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Booked for Sunday lunch, table not ready on arrival so sent to bar to wait, bottle of prosecco cost £40, eventually showed to table. Starters were self service from buffet, had to ask for plates but buffet ok but all swimming in olive oil. Ordered...More

Thank Nancy L
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Is there a dress code?
10 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 268400
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Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford ��� once people were plotting to get out. Now they���re paying to get in. Set in a one-time prison where bad guys were detained at Her Maj���s pleasure, Malmaison Brasserie (part of the supersexy, supercool Malmaison hotel group) is now dedicated to your pleasure instead. The Brasserie has its own unique atmosphere that���s a bit gothic and funky, very much stylish and modern. The menu boasts simple favourites prepared with consummate skill, like signature dishes.