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Old Parsonage Restaurant & Bar

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1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
+44 1865 310210
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is just a great place to go. You can easily imagine what life was like in this old parsonage, and they have somehow managed to preserve this special personal character for today's visitors

Thank onewarren
Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beautiful hotel in the Heart of Oxford, whilst never stayed at the hotel, as I live in the heart of the City, but have been for lunches, dinners and afternoon teas in their restaurant with superb service , excellent culinary offers, very relaxed seating with stunning interior design to suit the feel of the this famous city. will be going... More 

Thank Farrah R
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful meal, Gluten free options good. It gave the feeling of elegance and comfort. Great menu and wine list. We went to celebrate our daughter's graduation with her supervisors and it fulfilled all our expectations.

Thank Jan K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there for an afternoon tea with my mother, it was a good treat but nothing special. The ambience though is quite pleasant and cosy on a Monday afternoon. Scones with jam were indeed tasty but the rest sweets could have been better. Was happy they had a good selection for teas

Thank IsminiPapadaki
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Old Parsonage's myth crumbled as soon as we tried its food. It is appalling to charge that much for such low quality. Service was negligent. I would only recommend it for a glass of wine or champagne close to the fireplace.

Thank Taclotte
Great Bedwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A reasonable meal, nice kidneys but undercooked chips in dirty metal cups. The stand out thing was the menu, a total rip off of that at Quo Vadis in Soho London. Sad that the chef / owners can't have their own original ideas!

Thank Nick G
Wantage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just arrived home from afternoon tea at the OPH. (finally made use of a Christmas present voucher from last year!). Pleasant, cosy atmosphere, interesting dining room decor ('traditional' but not twee), good quality sandwiches, scones and cakes, excellent tea (I had the OP blend which I really enjoyed) and immaculate friendly service. I can see this becoming a regular treat... More 

Thank derekb b
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed an extremely good evening meal in the lovely surroundings of this ancient building. The staff were all attentive, polite and efficient and the food was excellent. Would recommend the crab starter, the mallard main course and the plum and almond tart to finish. A most enjoyable evening.

Thank pulsatilla2016
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most enjoyable dinners for a long time. Smart but informal and the low ceilings made it more informal compared to Randolph where we were staying. Convenient for meeting family who were staying at Keble College. I started with crab and then had turbot. Friends had the devilled kidneys. Some nice wine pics including verdecchio from Matelica (best... More 

Thank Angus W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great atmosphere, delicious and unusual food, super service and a warm welcome. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank AquaNickOx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 32
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310210
Ranked as the one of the best hotels in Oxford, the 17th century Old Parsonage is situated in the heart of this historic city at the end of the beautiful boulevard St Giles. It is a couple of minutes walk from the Ashmolean & surrounded by some of Oxford's best restaurants & bars. The recent refurbishment has seen the addition of five bedrooms & a specially curated first floor library with terrace. Bedrooms & suites, 35 in all, are individually designed by Sally Conran with marble bathrooms. The new-look Grill, Bar & Pike Room, retain their intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere, serving British classic dishes with a light, modern touch. The restaurant & terrace are open all day, enjoy our famous afternoon teas in the company of Oxford's academic & literary luminaries.

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