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The Unicorn Inn Restaurant

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The Unicorn Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England
+44 1869 338838
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unicorn was great before, a little pretentious though. Now it's more down to earth, with super service, very friendly. And the food was fabulous.

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Thank Helen T
Banbury, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good, cooked perfectly and well presented. Just one very small thing - the mushy peas were more of a green juice with very few peas and a very small quantity as well. But for this, the food would have been given an excellent rating. Pity, because everything else was great from the very friendly staff, efficient... More 

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Thank Max270243
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for 2:30pm on Mothering Sunday, unfortunately they did not seat us down until 40 mins after the booking however this was due to the previous guests lack of punctuality. Thankfully we had some nice drinks and the staff were very apologetic, once seated everything was delicious! Seriously yummy food, really flavourful and great ambience. Served by... More 

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Thank Gulinda B
Oxford
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Sadly the Unicorn is now under new management. We visited on Sunday expecting the usual menu which was not the case. This is not to say that the new owners did not serve a pleasant enough Sunday lunch, but as a fan of the previous menu I'm sorry to say that we left somewhat disappointed that one of our favourite... More 

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Thank OxfordHannah
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Equidistant venue for mid-week dinner with friends. Relaxed atmosphere with quirky touches. Chipolata honey mustard starter and sticky toffee pudding dessert were particular favourites. Great service - pitched just right!

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Thank Tang18
England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have been regular sunday lunch customers and have always had a very good meal. We went for lunch today and were thoroughly disappointed... Perhaps it is since the change of ownership? We had to wait 15 minutes for our vegetables to arrive after our beef had been served (by which point our beef and potatoes were no longer hot).... More 

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Thank FifiOD2013
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We dropped in here at the end of a long day, unable to face the thought of cooking at home! It's a nice pub, friendly, good service, nice food, but nothing out of the ordinary. My partner is gluten free and nothing on the menu suited. However, they were helpful to "mix and match" to find a tasty combination she... More 

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Thank 429jon
London
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had stopped to have a spot of lunch. The Unicorn on the outside looks nothing special and none of us had any expectations but as soon as we walked through the door we were given a warm welcome. Indeed the service throughout was a lesson to behold. We had a dog - no problem. Coffee served properly with home... More 

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Thank Russell02
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good atmosphere but don't expect to settle in for the evening & order dinner. I assume if we had wanted to stay longer at our table we would have had to have left for booked diners. Would have been nice to know before attempting to order dinner.

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Thank Fay H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Katie and I arrived here, as usual, without booking a table first. Luckily the wonderful staff there managed to squeeze us in. If we haad arrived a bit later I do not think wewould haave got in. And we soon found out why, from arrival to departure we found nothing to complain about. The food was freshly cooked when ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Unicorn Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury  >  Deddington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 338838
Description
The Unicorn is a stunning 17th century country inn oozing with character that has an incredibly diverse offering. Not only does the Unicorn have a charming bar area and snug both complete with open fire places, it also has a contemporary restaurant, large garden, function room, relaxing coffee area and six mythical bedrooms.

Johnny Parke (head chef and co proprietor) has assembled an exciting menu combining the best of traditional English and European cuisine with modern cooking techniques. All the food is locally sourced where possible and everything prepared onsite.

Chris Brewster (manager and co proprietor) prides himself on his well-kept cellar. Providing great quality traditional ales and bespoke international lagers. The wine list has been assembled to cater for those who like the odd glass in the evening and for those foodies who like to match wine with their favorite dish.

The Unicorn aspires to bounce back at the heart of the local community and be a warm and welcoming public house catering for families, couples and corporate trade alike. Chris, Johnny and the team look forward to welcoming you here at the Unicorn soon.

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