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The Cape of Good Hope

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
+44 1865 262291
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really did enjoy the vegitarian roast. Full of flavour good portion sizes and nothing to complain there. Didn't get a good vibe from staff. When asking questions about the food the bar man wasn't enthusiastic about selling it or complimenting it generally lacking enthusiasm, which is a bit off putting. Very dark and cold through out the pub, but it's... More 

Thank lorriekiwi
Coventry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I like that its dog friendly but the staff always look miserable. The menu could do with more vegetarian/vegan options as the quinoa burger is not the best. Its a nice pub but the staff and menu let it down.

Thank RobynBruce
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It is what it is...a nice pub. My girlfriend and I often go here, as it's not as busy and hectic as other pubs along the Cowley Road. Would say the music is slightly too loud, but that's just me!

Thank ollisanderson
Oxford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went here to eat and drink and do the quiz. The menu is unusual so a good choice for everybody in a group. I had the chicken burger which was very tasty. The quiz is good if rather too late unless you live nearby. I was disconcerted to discover I'd been charged £9 for a glass of red wine--it was... More 

Thank mullionboy
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I came here on a Friday night, and it got very busy! Luckily we had arrived earlier on and managed to secure a table. I ordered a chicken and ham hock pie which was perfect comfort food. I think they also redecorated recently? It looks great!

1 Thank Bourdain_ftw
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for a quick drink last week. I last visited this pub over thirty years ago when it was a proper pub. The set up of the place is the same as it was back then but posher furniture. The bar man was friendly and the price of a pint wasn't bad. The food looked nice will go... More 

Thank tootrue64
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Total crap At 18.45 I asked for something to eat from their menu that they put out 30 mins before The first three choices were off including a Caesar salad Their excuse was we have been serving since 10am When I said that I doubt Caesar salads were popular at 10 am they said it was Don't go

Thank Bluerod17
Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

nice staff (joe) decent beer on tap and filling food. And a great outdoor space with individual booths as well so good for private chats.

Thank ashleybarrett77
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I always loved Sunday lunch at the Cape, warm friendly staff with great food. Neither were available yesterday. The bar staff were rude, the food was shocking. I had asked for my beef well done, it came back very red. I mentioned that I had asked for it well done and was told that's it didn't come well done. I... More 

Thank 700debs64
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Cape was recomended the place by a friend and it didn't diapoint. The place has had a really nice refurb both inside and out- we sat outside in the sunshine then moved into these great little heated sheds when it got a bit chilly in the eveing. Good selection of real ales, ipa's etc which is nice to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 262291
Conveniently situated in the Plain area, just outside the city centre and within easy reach of Cowley, The Cape of Good Hope is a big pub with a larger than life personality. Sample our impeccable range of wines and speciality beers, and our equally exquisite taste in music, and join the locals and students who flock here to relax over a pint and some freshly cooked pub food. It's the ultimate antidote to a stressful day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?