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The Oxford Kitchen

215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
+44 1865 511149
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (59 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
“rice pudding” (9 reviews)
European, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really not fine dining but just the illusion of it. Service is good but music is loud and not to my taste or my friends. Very poor value, best avoided. If you want this kind of food try Pidgin in Hackney, London, it...More

1  Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this restaurant appeared to have aspirations of being somewhat upmarket, it fell short in the quality of the food. The service was attentive and as we are vegetarian they offered to add another vegetarian option to the menu. Unfortunately this consisted of six pieces...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst on a long weekend in Oxford. It is situated some way north of the city centre and is not really walkable from where we were staying, so we took a short taxi ride. The area is fairly nondescript and the...More

1  Thank Prigwort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an early wedding anniversary and had the summer taser menu with wine paring. Every course was beautifully presented and was delicious. The wine selections were good and came immediately the food was server. The standard of food is definitely up there with...More

2  Thank Philip D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this lovely restaurant . A welcoming atmosphere and great service from the friendly efficient staff. The food was great and we were all very pleased with our new choices The wonderful desserts were the highlight for us all ,...More

3  Thank DAG374
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening at Oxford Kitchen. Every course delicious - all five of us agreed the food more than lived up to expectations. The desserts were exceptional and stunning to look at. Great service friendly but not OTT. Cocktails not the best we've had and Expensive....More

2  Thank LizzieDG
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate her for our anniversary. The food isn’t far from Michelin starred restaurants we’ve eaten at in Paris and I’m sure it won’t be long until this place receives one. Delicious!!

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Being the restaurant billed as "Best Restaurant in Oxford", there is some expectation when you come to this establishment! Made a booking for myself, and the wife for our wedding anniversary, and though it was hard to reach them over the phone (Tried 4 times...More

1  Thank Diego_Lopes_Martinho
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The Oxford Kitchen is, undoubtedly, the genuine article. It sets out to deliver fine dining in a relaxed & unstuffy setting ... & hits its mark bang on the nose. If one were really searching for something to criticise, then one could say that the...More

3  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 19 May 2018

From the amouse bouche through to the dessert, this restaurant provided excellent service and food. I've been to many Michelin star restaurants and this place is definitely worthy of a star.

2  Thank AffableMandN
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Smyth1Banner | Reviewed this property |
The Jury's at the Wolvercote roundabout is nice and very good value! Short taxi drive or bus ride into the centre of Oxford.
16 August 2016|
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Response from NewarkRob | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking unless you are lucky and find a space in the street outside (very unlikely!) There is a council car park 100yds away on the opposite side of the road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 511149
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RELAXED FINE DINING IN SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD: In its short history, The Oxford Kitchen has become recognised by diners and critics as one of the most exciting food outlets in the city, with fine modern British menus built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman. The restaurant's contemporary, intimate and friendly atmosphere is ideal for sampling the range of in-house pre-dinner cocktails, made with fresh, local ingredients. Tasting, À La Carte and Set Menus, designed to surprise and delight are complemented by a carefully compiled wine list.
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