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The Anchor

) #138 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , British,
2 Hayfield Road, Oxford OX2 6TT, England
+44 1865 510282
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“scotch egg” (10 reviews)
“haggis” (5 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hayfield Road, Oxford OX2 6TT, England
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good ambiance, and friendly staff. Specials change from week to week, and the regular menu has something for everyone. If you have a party of 8, would recommend asking for the conservatory room., there is also a cozy separate bar area with bar food.

Thank Jeanine D
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The Anchor is a favourite of my daughter and her partner, and they were so pleased to be able to hold their wedding breakfast there last weekend. The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented, the staff were friendly, efficient and professional and a good...More

Thank oxfordgirl58
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I live just around the corner from the Anchor but had never been. My parents were visiting recently so we decided to take a look. On entering I was impressed and even though we were coming in for drinks that evening, I did comment that...More

Thank stephmaud
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Anchor is one of my favourites on my frequent visits to Oxford. I generally eat in the pub area rather than the restaurant, because I tend to have my dogs with me, and the pub backs onto a wonderful area for walks, Port Meadow....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Went there for a school parents gathering evening yesterday. We were a party around 20, they set out the tables in a U shape, which occupied almost one of its largest dining room. But I liked that setting. The food was also nice, much better...More

Thank Jun Y
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We had an excellent meal here 18 months ago. However, our return visit suggests something has changed (management / ownership?). The obvious love and knowledge of the food served on our last visit was missing. Perhaps the fact we got a table at a peak...More

3  Thank Manx14
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A disappointment overall. Arrived at about 12.05 and a staff briefing was going on. We were ignored while the briefing continued with the message to staff to "upsell" discussed in front of us. After a minute of waiting to see if anyone had noticed us,...More

3  Thank M4rtha
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I love this restaurant. The second visit and I was not disappointed. The quality of the food is superb. The chips are simply the best I have EVER tasted in my life. You can eat fresh and clean and lean if you like. Good choice...More

Thank Stu_j_art
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Anchor is in a lovely, quiet location in North Oxford, and attracts a mostly local (not student) clientele. It has a lovely stone patio for long summer afternoons and evenings out, and the food is very good-- and quite reasonably priced. There's a gorgeous...More

Thank Fang G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

What a marvellous place ...brilliant service, great surroundings and truly outstanding food. Try the Mini cumberlands for starter and the Puy lentils for Main . I'm not a vegetarian (obviously !) but as a Main ..the Pul lentils cant be beat. Its the "only" place...More

Thank GER629W
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Questions & Answers
2 October 2016|
Response from AnchorTeam | Property representative |
Hi, we have a small car park and there is also some free parking on street. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hayfield Road, Oxford OX2 6TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 510282
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Pub and Dining Room in the heart of Oxford's Jericho
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