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The Chester

$$ - $$$, British,
19 Chester Street, Oxford OX4 1SN, England
+44 1865 790438
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Chester Street, Oxford OX4 1SN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Love The Chester! Great service, great menu and lovely ambience. We have been for dinner and lunch and always good. Sharing steak in the evening a treat and a very varied lunch soup menu. Had winter vegetable, minestrone and Jerusalem artichoke,all delicious at a great...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Where to go if you’re in the Iffley Road area of Oxford, and tired and hungry? Why, The Chester of course. I’ve been here a few times, and learnt that it is wise to book ahead, as this place always seems to be busy, with...More

Thank Fitzowls
Reviewed 4 days ago

Local pub in Oxford had a great cross section of the local people. Kids and families. Young groups of students from the University. We all converged upon The Chester, and had great food.

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took friends to the Chester who hadn't been before and as always the steak platters delivered on wow and taste! Loose Cannon and gin on tap, what more could you want. The only downside is finding parking.

Thank 437colinb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, decorated with lovely fairy lights and a fire to keep us warm on a cold day. We had the steak platter and it was everything we hoped it would be (after many recommendations!).

Thank lauratalboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I shared the steak platter - it was incredibly succulent and all the sides were divine, especially the chips! I enjoyed the cabbage and lardons too. A bit on the pricier side at £32 for 2 but definitely worth it.

Thank 174lazd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing steak platters to share but also a good selection of other meal served in generous portions. A good old fashioned pub tucked away in a lovely part of Oxford. Just as good for a quick drink.

Thank D2theTE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited The Chester for an evening meal. The service was very friendly and attentive. The menu offered a good variety, but our dining partners recommended the steak platter. We ordered the 2-3 person portion (medium rare), and there was more than enough for...More

Thank BosworthBattlers130
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and two friends ate here on a Saturday night with the aim of eating their famed Steak Platter, and it didn’t disappoint. We started with the courgette fritters which were coated with a light crispy batter and tasted amazing. The platter was better than...More

Thank Pommytembers
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We go here every other Saturday whilst our daughter is doing a class. Love the steak platter and the bread with amazing dips. Actually all food is superb. V dog friendly too & great atmosphere. Today I had The best creme brulee 10/10!

Thank Mpickering2015
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19 November 2018|
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Response from xto36 | Reviewed this property |
We parked quite close, but it is pot luck, however the pub is worth it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Chester Street, Oxford OX4 1SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 790438
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