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The Grand Cafe

84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
+44 1865 204463
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must admit our visit to The High, as the locals call it, was based on having heard Chelsea Clinton took her father Bill there for lunch. I assumed, therefore, it must have a good reputation. First impressions are of a Parisian cafe, with lots...More

Thank Chequerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to love this place, worked there in my late teens. Have been a semi regular customer since. The ambiance of the place is great and the people you see in there are often interesting. However, It's gone downhill somewhat since its early years Ordered...More

Thank Tobias M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We went in for lunch, and had good home made butternut squash soup and a lovely peach bellini. The service was efficient and friendly and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Many great reviews have been written about The Grand Cafe. Here are two observations. They really do serve an excellent cup of Turkish coffee (which is appropriate since they have been doing it for hundreds of years). And the staff was very friendly and welcoming,...More

Thank JTSeattle
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We went to have an afternoon tea and we really enjoyed the food, the tea and the atmosphere. The people seems to be happy and enjoying their time also. I will come back.

Thank donalejo48
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Me and four friends visited for brunch and were drawn in by the lovely decor. It wasn’t busy so we were seated and served pretty quickly, no complaints about the speed. But the fact that two staff were just hovering around our table the whole...More

Thank Elizabeth106
Reviewed 7 November 2017

From the other side of the street this attractive cafe exterior looked very expensive. A quick glance at the menu board said otherwise so in we went. The interior has high ceilings, chandeliers, large mirrored panels and a beautiful tiled bar. The service was excellent...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited Oxford for the day and popped in here for lunch. The prices are a little above average and the servings and average size. We enjoyed what we chose to eat and drink. The tables are a bit close to each other but quite...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nice helpful service and a nice place to sit. If you have mobility issues please attract staff attention there's no bell but you will have no issues once up the steps.

Thank John T
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here during a weekend away in Oxford. We had to queue for 5 minutes but that was fine. The tea tasted very good, and pastries excellent. There is also a good choice of wines and cocktails. It was quite cramped so you won't...More

Thank airheart_ash
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Greg M
15 March 2017|
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Response from FinediningAmber | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the Grand Cafe. It's not that big and tables are close together. However, there is a lovely cafe in Bath, should you visit there called Cafe Luca and they certainly do allow dogs but then it's a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 204463
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