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The Waterside Restaurant

Oxpens Road | Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA, England
+44 1865 551950
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sorbet” (2 reviews)
“four courses” (3 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Oxpens Road | Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All four courses of our Thursday night meal were amazing. I could eat the starter every day. We were made to feel very welcome and the students do a great job. Will definitely be back. I f I could give more than 5 stars for...More

1  Thank AR4CJR2013
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was a bit apprehensive when I first arrived for lunch here, as the setting was more akin to a college cantine than a restaurant. But we received a friendly welcome and the menu looked amazing, with starters including hake and main courses such as...More

Thank silverborg
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The food is first class and the trainee waiting staff very eager and friendly. It's a lovely quiet space for chatting and the prices are barely above ingredient cost. We were made to feel so special. The orange cheesecake, with some hints of bitter orange...More

Thank JillLyon
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a real hidden gem in Oxford. Situated within the City of Oxford College in Oxpens with food prepared and served by supervised students. There is apparently parking on site, though we didn't use it. Each Thursday (arrival between 6.30 and 7.30pm) they have...More

Thank OxonLioness
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is the 4th time we have visited the waterside restraurant. We have been in large group last Christmas and also tried their lunchtime menu with visiting Canadian friends last summer. All I can do is recomend this establishment and also congradulate the College Staff...More

1  Thank Simon N
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our first visit of the new college year and we were not disappointed! This week was 'a taste of autumn' and we had 4 lovely vegetarian courses. We loved the warm kale, beetroot and goats cheese salad. The service was also great, as usual.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lookout for the taster evenings - 7 courses for around £15!!! Vegetarian option was delicious and well presented

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Food prepared, presented and cooked to the highest standard. We have eaten at top restaurants and this meal was comparable. Great value, attentive staff who were prepared to make slight variations to the menu to fit our tastes. Shame they only open on Thursdays. A...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We visited this “training” restaurant in April. It was great fun and the food was interesting. We attended the “fine dining” experience and had 4 original courses for £14.50 – what a bargain. It is all designed, cooked and served by the students at the...More

Thank lobsterchaser
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Another wonderful evening at the Waterside. It was a Japanese menu but also a vegan menu and both were absolutely delicious. Service was great as usual.

Thank Tracy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxpens Road | Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 551950
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The Waterside restaurant is a training for the catering students at City of Oxford college. We pride ourselves to deliver very good quality dishes at very affordable prices while getting our future chefs ready for employment.
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