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Vaults & Garden Cafe

Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 279112
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (95 reviews)
“rarebit” (23 reviews)
“beef stew” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The surroundings are a pure delight of stone architecture. The food was very good, the granola and honey was absolutely yummy. Everything was fresh and delicious, although I could have eaten (and expected) another slice of toast with my scrambled eggs.

Thank JaneR53
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and prices are excellent.There is lovely garden to sit in if weather is good.The church is also well worth a visit-a nice calm area away from the bustle of the city.

Thank JennyStocktononTees
Reviewed 2 days ago

Opposite the Radcliffe camera in summer you can sit in the garden and in winter I would imagine it would be cosy. Good cake, nice tea, reasonable service given how busy eh were when visited

Thank AliandTed
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the place to come to for giant scones , choice of jam along with clotted cream. For under £10 we had scones for two and a drink. This is the perfect place for soaking up the atmosphere of Oxford. Take note that it...More

Thank 80ways-aroundworld
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drop whatever you're doing, and go and get a scone right now. I went twice within a two-day visit to Oxford. The prospect of having easy access to those scones may be the deciding factor in whether I choose to apply to Oxford or Cambridge....More

Thank rachel_moran1006
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious food, lovely building. The vegetarian lunch was delicious, but was a tofu curry, not the dahl that two members of staff confirmed that it was. Also it was cold by the time we'd queued to pay for it! Still delicious though and I would...More

Thank 23Bel
William P, Owner at Vaults & Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your visit and review feedback... I apologise for the dish description error. Our plate warming cupboard as been switched off during afternoon to limit heat sources within the cafe during the humid summer westher and our menu focus on salads. Cold plates...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Reading for a while and I would go to Oxford just to go to this cafe! Single handedly the best scones I've ever had! On top of that the cafe itself is lovely. Highly recommend to anyone who is in Oxford.

Thank Meghan-Grace M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accidentally found this mid-morning when the family wanted tea and decided to order some lunch dishes as well. Wonderful chicken and salads, rarebit as well as tea and scones. We sat outside. It was not too difficult to get a table this day but on...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great cafe with an outside seating area. The choice of food is fantastic and varies from soup, salads, to hot dishes. A great atmosphere, great food, and reasonably priced.

Thank Normieb41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vaults is a cafe in part of Oxford's University Church serving a full breakfast light snacks and beverages which can either be consumed in a medieval room with a vaulted ceiling, or, as I chose, taking my double espresso to a seat in the...More

Thank futtock21
William P, Owner at Vaults & Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for your visit and review, the gents was closed for the day due to a faulty urinal, promptly fixed. We have renetly changed the prices for our coffee, and our espresso is priced the same as our Machiato & Cafe Americano, £2.20...More

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21 April 2017|
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Response from William P | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay The answer is.....YES as long as they are well-behaved
Helen W
30 December 2016|
Response from William P | Property representative |
Yes we should be able to arrange supporting you My main concern would be to only have a short time window when we could offer this service, which would be at closing time for example 6-7pm this would also allow them to... More
11 December 2016|
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Response from William P | Property representative |
Hi buggy acces is fine it's just a question of space inside as we get very busy at peak times Peak times are after 12/12.30 -3pm monday-fri After 11 SAturday all day After 10 sunday all day However there is plenty of secure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 279112
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