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The Oxford Kitchen

215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
+44 1865 511149
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (52 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
“duck liver” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hours
European, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
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1 - 10 of 686 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been looking forward to this meal for some time. Nice "ameuse" presented though would have preferred proper bread and butter to brioche. The steak tatare starter was flavour some and nicely presented, but a mean portion and I was left wanting more. I...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was excellent. However, as a party we had booked a table (and paid a deposit) 2 months in advance. We were told we would need to order food a week or two in advance. So when I rang to give our orders we were...More

2  Thank OSJ2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited here on Mothers day where they had a set menu - prior to the day, I had contacted the restaurant as I have 2 vegan sisters, Mike was incredible and got the chef to design an alternative menu for them which they were...More

Thank Daisy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great looking food and on the most part delicious just a few elements not quite to my liking. Nice atmosphere and service ok, could be better but they were very busy. Would recommend.

Thank mickyb2248
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Michelin 1 star rated restaurant. It is scored accordingly. High marks for service. We had the cheaper taster menu of two. The desert had rhubarb in it which we both dislike. This was changed without fuss to an alternative on the dearer...More

1  Thank Jack B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the Oxford Kitchen to celebrate his birthday. We had the taster menu with sommelier recommendations and it was spectacular. The food was divine and they tolerated my gluten intolerance with respect and care. The wine suggestions complemented the food...More

1  Thank Jane Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taken here by friends for a treat. Great food but glad they were picking up the bill! Not sure if I think it's worth the money.

1  Thank Roger19701
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really cant rate the oxford kitchen high enough. We had a gloriously indulgent night thanks to the hard work of all the staff and the passion for food of everyone involved. We had the taster menu with the paired wines which was all without...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on Friday evening and opted for the Chef's tasting menu. Felt the courses followed each other too quickly and as a result felt a little rushed. The bread and pre-starters were delicious and probably my favourite part! The other courses were minuscule even...More

2  Thank helen w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to be visiting. Food was presented very nicely but a number of dishes lacked flavour and were a little disappointing. None of the waiting staff could name the cheeses we were served and they were served straight from the fridge Would not...More

2  Thank Jo K
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Smyth1Banner | Reviewed this property |
The Jury's at the Wolvercote roundabout is nice and very good value! Short taxi drive or bus ride into the centre of Oxford.
16 August 2016|
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Response from NewarkRob | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking unless you are lucky and find a space in the street outside (very unlikely!) There is a council car park 100yds away on the opposite side of the road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 70
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 511149
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RELAXED FINE DINING IN SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD: In its short history, The Oxford Kitchen has become recognised by diners and critics as one of the most exciting food outlets in the city, with fine modern British menus built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman. The restaurant's contemporary, intimate and friendly atmosphere is ideal for sampling the range of in-house pre-dinner cocktails, made with fresh, local ingredients. Tasting, À La Carte and Set Menus, designed to surprise and delight are complemented by a carefully compiled wine list.
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