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Magdalen Arms

) #83 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , British,
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
+44 1865 243159
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb shoulder” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (20 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Magdalen Arms and it is my local pub. I have been here several times and never had a bad meal. Every time I go they mark on the menu what I can eat and there is always a lot of choice. Recently...More

1  Thank Marianne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Magdalen Arms on a Sunday afternoon for a roast, the place is very nice, try to get a table in the back outside if the weather is nice. People that work there are very helpful and serviceminded. We ordered the Crab to share...More

Thank Sanae B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You order at the bar as normal in UK but the food was really good and unpretentious, but not your normal pub food. Best restaurant we ate at in Oxford. Short ribs had a lot of fat on them, but they were very tasty after...More

Thank t m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little outside the city centre this pub is worth the bus fare, or the 20 minutes walk to sharpen your appetite. We had whole Cornish crab to share, and another nigth we had a fresh whole lamb neck, roasted for hours to perfection. Off...More

Thank Bo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family went for a special occasion on strong recommendations, but were extremely disappointed. Shabby decor (not chic), so noisy the conversation was limited. Average service and food was not up to expectations. Kept waiting for our table, by which time the menu was limited,...More

Thank patstiaras
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful selection of interesting dishes are available. We had rabbit and duck. There was crab on the menu as well. For puddling we had a rhubarb and ginger steamed pudding - delicious. The service was very good and the pricing was fair for England...More

Thank Roddy P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Thanks to the Michellin noticeable mention, I was looking forward to this visit. But truth be told, service took ages, and food was fairly mediocre and uninspiring. No complexity, no noticeable creativity put into it, but worst of all, unbalanced dishes and most of them...More

Thank Mosch65
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We'd booked a table ages ago, and the anticipation was rising. We got here a little early, but were shown to our seats by the window. We started with pear and vanilla prosecco which was lovely, then I had the deep fried artichokes which were...More

Thank KinkyNoodle
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting Oxford from London we thought the Magdalen Arms looked lovely but were disappointed really. We have often paid a fair bit for a Sunday roast in London and you usually get what you pay for. I wasn't really expecting to pay £66 for a...More

Thank KDoody1980
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Hadn't eaten at this restaurant for a few years, so decided it was time to give it another try. Quite a large restaurant, a bit quirky, all te tables are bare wood, no tablecloths, and all the tables are different shapes and sizes. We managed...More

Thank OxfordTim
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 243159
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