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Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean

Beaumont Street | Ashmolean Museum , Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 553823
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guinea fowl” (24 reviews)
“hake” (13 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Beaumont Street | Ashmolean Museum , Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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1 - 10 of 858 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Popped in for cocktail hour. Lovely location and the roof terrace was very well appointed with deckchairs and plants/shrubs making it that bit special. Nice Aperol Spritz. The downside was a) problems with wasps with no visible attempts to address this such as discretely placed...More

Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good quality of the food, the menu is not overwhelming and I think that is the key to have specialities, also seasonal fish and very solicitous staff.

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely location looking out over the Oxford roof tops. We chose the fixed price lunch which arrived quickly despite quite a busy service. A nice portion of Guinea Fowl but little else on the plate. A few chunks of beetroot and 3 pieces of tender...More

Thank SJP165
Ashmoleandiningroom, General Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry you were underwhelmed by your experience with us. Our team usually take great pride in working in our restaurant so I am not sure what went wrong on this occasion. Our plates are normally kept warm too, so we'll have to investigate...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Sadly, our experience at the Ashmolean was over shadowed by extremely bad service. Waiting 40 minutes to ask 2 waiters to take drinks orders is disappointing and starts the evening off on a bad foot. The food was nice, luckily we had a Groupon voucher...More

Thank Jessica S
Ashmoleandiningroom, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry you had to wait to place your drinks order. It would be interesting to find out more information about your visit so we can take action to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you have time please do get in touch.

Reviewed 6 days ago

In good weather, there can few more pleasant places for lunch in Oxford than the Rooftop restaurant at the Ashmolean Museum. And if the weather turns cooler then they have the sense to offer everyone who has booked outside a chance of an inside table....More

Thank Linda G
Ashmoleandiningroom, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our chefs take great pride in make fresh soup every day, I am so glad you liked it.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Not many people get to eat in such a venerable and iconic setting as the Ashmolean Museum. The restaurant's on the top floor and has an inside and a rooftop terrace. The evening had just started to turn chilly, so we decided to eat inside,...More

Thank Graham W
Ashmoleandiningroom, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback. You are right we are only open in the evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. However if you are looking for a special venue for a private event we can open other nights too!!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked this, after seeing it recommended so highly, for a lunchtime meal for our Wedding Anniversary. Upon arrival they offered us some free Prosecco which was a nice touch. Initially we were seated outside but on that particular day there were quite a few...More

Thank HermanBloom
Ashmoleandiningroom, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your great feedback. It has been super busy recently due to the amazing success of the Raphael exhibition. It should calm down from the start of September.

Reviewed 1 week ago

As Oxfordians and members of the Ashmolean museum, we've been to the rooftop restaurant many times. And we keep coming back. If the weather is nice you can sit outside, but even inside it's light and friendly and, which is important for us, not noisy....More

Thank Kerstin L
Ashmoleandiningroom, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Arcangelo is a gem. I will certainly pass on your kind feedback to him.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Super food, very attentive staff and an light and imaginative menu. Ask for Arcangelo from Sardinia who brilliantly looked after us.

Thank MatthewHall16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had afternoon tea there but it was very good. Nice to get out of the crowds and to be able to sit outside.

Thank hanknz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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: Beaumont Street | Ashmolean Museum , 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
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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.
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