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My Sichuan Restaurant

Old School | Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2DA, England
+44 1865 236899
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible18%
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“chilli” (24 reviews)
“intestines” (5 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Old School | Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2DA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting better things but this place is just way way below average. The quality of the meat is terrible, some of the worst I have ever come across. The pork was very very fatty, the chicken was just damn right weird tasting and looking,...More

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice at cold and snowy evening to find this place with fireplace and proper Chinese spicy Sichuan food. The menu with pictures gives full understanding what you will get. We ordered pork with green peppers, spicy marinated intestines, jelly fish with cucumbers...More

Thank Zarema Z
Reviewed 24 February 2018

It was my birthday and me and my friend wanted to go Chinese Hotpot. I then searched this restaurant through Google. We arrived at 9:15pm, the young lady(who is polite and kind) told us they are closing at 10pm so that can't do hotpot but...More

Thank 30cli
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Our first impressions were very hopeful. The place was full of Chinese people which we thought was a good sign. But then it went downhill from there. The service could not have been worse. E.g. we waited 1 hour 20 minutes before we got our...More

1  Thank Bohumil F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Old School House in Gloucester Green Oxford is a fabulous building in the centre of Oxford. It oozes character and charm and when it first re-opened as a Sichuan eatery it was wonderful. The decor was sensitive and a good match for the architecture...More

1  Thank arrows500
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Not sure where the negative reviews come from as this is chinese Sichuan style ..... as offered in China ..... as opposed to anglicised chinese food . Its full of chinese customers which says a lot . Ok the waitress spoke poor English but that...More

Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food is terrific , its as close to the real thing as I have had since being in China. Tingly spice, some hot, all with wall of China sized flavours, think wow, ow, yum, reach for beer, repeat, mmmm tasty. But its true ,...More

Thank Adam S
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

When this place first opened a few years ago (perhaps around 2010?), it was refreshing to have an outlet that provided an almost authentic Sichuan Cuisine. Over the years, something must have changed in its business model. In seven years, prices have jumped up by...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place has gone to the pots. Just went to their toilets and saw broken urinals overflowed and nasty floors. Greasy tables after 'cleaning' and a staff that seems oblivious to anything other than the bus loads of Chinese tourists. It's turned into basically a...More

1  Thank Louie C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I used to eat there regularly and it used to be pretty good until their business model changed to catering for coachloads of Chinese tourists. They are no longer interested in cooking for non-groups. The seabass has shrunk to half its size for the same...More

1  Thank raffleslessons
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old School | Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 236899
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