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Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 553823
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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1 - 10 of 792 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very disappointing meal. We ordered the vegetable/leek cannelloni which arrived luke warm, raw crunchy leeks inside. We sent it back and waited ten minutes and they brought us back two more portions which were equally luke warm and undercooked. We sent these back and...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had high hopes for this one and our first visit, first off found it very hard to get an answer to our phone call for booking, but when through I was treated very pleasantly and booked in for 7.30 on a Sunday arrived in good...More

Thank Tigers240
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch and afternoon tea at the Ashmolean rooftop restaurant on a Sunday on an unplanned visit to Oxford. A friend had told us about the rooftop restaurant. I hasten to add that between the meals we did learn all about ancient Egypt and...More

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sounds lovely but doesn't really live up to expectations. Went for a coffee with the intention of going back for lunch but decided to go elsewhere after looking around. Coffee was on a nice China cup but was on the cool side and really small....More

1  Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in this restaurant on Thursday evening and we were delighted. The atmosphere was nice, service prompt and friendly, the vew from the windows memorable. The food was very good. I had no idea that such simple ingredients may taste so good. Perfect...More

Thank sabinabarbarab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been advised the service was slow, it took 25 minutes for my meal to come, the place was empty but I assume it was cooked to order, I had pot au feu, very good beef but the carrots had been rolled in black...More

Thank babetteGuildford
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed what we have on offer. All our dishes are cooked to order, hence it sometimes may take a little bit longer. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely rooftop café is a great spot away from the crowds of Oxford, where we have previously had some enjoyable lunches. As we were going to the Oxford Playhouse across the road we decided to try it for dinner. The menu is unfortunately in...More

Thank B&TLondon
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you did not find our menu attractive and can only apologize for sloppy service, which is not our standard. We are introducing our Summer Raphael menu today and would like to invite you to give us another chance....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful in all respects except the level of ambient NOISE. We were there for lunch. It is very difficult to have a conversation.More

Thank helenlord307
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Thank you very much for your review. We do admit, that we can get very noisy when we are at our full capacity. When booking next time, please remind us, that you would prefer a table in quiet area. I have passed on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal although the fish of the day dish was overpriced with small portions of leaf vegetables. I should have enquired of the price as the menu did not have a price but was subject to market prices. I had black bream, the...More

1  Thank Ed T
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. All our ingredients are fresh and prepared on a daily basis, including our Fish, which is delivered daily by our supplies. I am sorry to heard, that you found it not value of money. We also offer Set menu,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shopping in oxford with a friend and popped up to the rooftop restaurant for mid afternoon tea and cake. More expensive that the chains on the high street but a far more pleasant experience. If you are annual members to the Ashmoelan you get 10%...More

Thank Jinny232
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thank you very much for lovely review, we hope to see you soon :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
  • Public Transportation: A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553823
  • E-mail
Description
A celebration of food and wine alongside art and culture.
The Ashmolean Dining Room provides the spectacular setting for Oxford's first and finest rooftop restaurant.
Our menu is fresh, seasonal and inspired by current exhibitions.