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The Black Boy

#122 of 469 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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91 Old High Street | OX3 9HT, Oxford OX3 9HT, England
+44 1865 741137
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Silverstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly staff In this traditional pub, serving good food in a beautiful dining room with a warming open fire.

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Thank JennyWilson2017
Pewsey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, the wonderful owner he is so kind an utter delight! Food is fantastic and we can't wait to go back again and again

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Thank Dordee H
Redditch, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were booked into another pub for a meal but were turned away as the kitchen was closed. We went across to the Black Boy instead and were so glad we did. The food was excellent. I had a burger, not something I normally eat. It was very tasty. Would definitely recommend

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1 Thank Trudie T
Oxford
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went for Sunday lunch and found the whole experience a bit lacking really. The staff were nice enough and the decor of the place is lovely, the main problem was the lack atmosphere. It just felt cold and dull. There were plenty of patrons but the place was boring. And the food was a bit hit... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having checked the menu online before booking, we were delighted to see such an array of veggie and fish dishes. We thought 'At last! Someone who takes veggie seriously.' Sadly, while there were quite a few options, the halloumi burger was extremely average and the fish and chips were served on a too small board (yawn) and the fish was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a long week, we hoped for a peaceful and relaxing night out with good food, drink and service. The Black Boy delivered on all of these objectives. Perfect setting for those seeking a romantic night out and good value for money. One of the best kept secrets in Oxford.

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1 Thank John G
ascender2
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Booked for Valentines Day but could not get there until later as had doctor's appointment, so reserved a table for 9. Arrived at 9:17, no one on reception, place fairly quiet for Valetine's Day and no apparent atmosphere. Unsmiling manager came out and told us we were too late as the kitchen closed at 9:15. I thought he must be... More 

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Beaconsfield
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193 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This restaurant was familiar to our family and we were impressed on our first visit. The service was very friendly and efficient and we loved the food, which was just that little bit different from what is normally offered at this kind of establishment. It was a cold evening and we would have preferred it if the restaurant were a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We last ate here about 4 years ago and had a delicious meal so we were looking forward to a return visit. Sadly, we were very disappointed by our most recent visit. Bizarrely, one of our party had his food served on a cold plate which the waiter brought to our table using a cloth, remarking "be careful, it's hot".... More 

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Thank chocolocomama
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We recently had our works annual Christmas lunch at the Black Boy. Extremely disappointed! It cost us all £26 each plus service charge for the most lack lustre meal I have ever had. Apart from taking for ever (which on a lunchtime you would think places are geared up to serve you promptly knowing you are a work party)the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Old High Street | OX3 9HT, Oxford OX3 9HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 741137

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?