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Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean

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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 553823
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mother's day lunch and all is good. Great service, decent food and it's in Oxford of course. A set lunch menu but enough to suit most tastes.

Thank Richard H
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two course lunch and galss of wine very satisfactory. I mischose on cassoulet as it was excessive and not enough going on in it, but dioubtless good for m,e. The soupe du jour was pleasnat and the service excellent. Sharing was not what i had in mind but it seated 12 or 13 and the people who came and went... More 

Thank Tony N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely sunny night so great views and delicious food. I had bought the Groupon voucher so got £61 off which then allows you to choose anything ( note cannot be used in conjunction with set menu). We had pigeon and pork roulade and salt cod to start with and then beef and ham hock and all were... More 

Thank katie26
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my mum for a birthday lunch pre-booked for Saturday. Lovely atmosphere, sun was out and it was light and airy. Menu was limited, the 3 of us ordered mains my beef casolet was small (and I am not a big eater), tasty but expense at £17 even by Oxford standards - I only live 10 miles away so regularly... More 

Thank OxfordAlicat
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the exhibition on "Degas to Picasso.!" Afterwards I popped into the rooftop cafe for a pot of tea for 1 person it cost £3.68. The teapot was filthy the chair and wall by me was stained and grubby. The marks would come away with a good clean. Not really impressed I try to find a positive but... More 

Thank andy w
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had a pre-exhibition lunch on a wet and windy day but it didn't spoil the great view on the top floor. We chose the set menu at £19 for two courses which was good value for top-end bistro food. Had a nice bottle of El Muro Spanish white wine @ £19. The service was a little haphazard... More 

Thank Bill W
Shillingford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last Sunday with husband, really crowded but staff made an effort to find us a place (not reserved). Menu didn't have that many choices but what we ordered we really enjoyed.

Thank IraRast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu initially has some options which are vegan friendly, which were nice but they seemed to be lacking in much flavour. I know that vegan options are a bit awkward but just adding a bit of spice would have been nice. They did supply a vegan dessert for me, which I did appreciate because few places do, however it... More 

Thank Eleanor F
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ashmolean is an amazing place to wander around. There is a cafe in the vaults but if you venture to the 4th floor their is a rooftop restaurant. Serves coffee and cake, lunch from noon and beautiful evening meals. We went at lunch time, had fantastic soup with gluten free bread. Service was excellent, could have asked for a... More 

Thank 112AnneB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely evening at this restaurant. Good food, great setting but best of all was the quality of the service. Nick, our waiter, was attentive, helpful and charming. I arrived very early ahead of my companion and Nick went out of his way to make me feel comfortable. Would totally recommend dining here, especially if eating alone.

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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
US$8 - US$25
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
  • Public Transportation: A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553823
A celebration of food and wine alongside art and culture.
The Ashmolean Dining Room provides the spectacular setting for Oxford's first and finest rooftop restaurant.
Our menu is fresh, seasonal and inspired by current exhibitions.

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