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The Black Boy

#120 of 470 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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91 Old High Street | OX3 9HT, Oxford OX3 9HT, England
+44 1865 741137
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've eaten here several times and each time the food has been top-notch. Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

Thank Sarah G
Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dining place with great atmosphere and local specialty food Food and service was great <3 The black pudding was great!

Thank Erica W
Silverstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff In this traditional pub, serving good food in a beautiful dining room with a warming open fire.

Thank JennyWilson2017
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, the wonderful owner he is so kind an utter delight! Food is fantastic and we can't wait to go back again and again

Thank Dordee H
Redditch, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were booked into another pub for a meal but were turned away as the kitchen was closed. We went across to the Black Boy instead and were so glad we did. The food was excellent. I had a burger, not something I normally eat. It was very tasty. Would definitely recommend

1 Thank Trudie T
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I went for Sunday lunch and found the whole experience a bit lacking really. The staff were nice enough and the decor of the place is lovely, the main problem was the lack atmosphere. It just felt cold and dull. There were plenty of patrons but the place was boring. And the food was a bit hit... More 

1 Thank Luv2TrvlOxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Having checked the menu online before booking, we were delighted to see such an array of veggie and fish dishes. We thought 'At last! Someone who takes veggie seriously.' Sadly, while there were quite a few options, the halloumi burger was extremely average and the fish and chips were served on a too small board (yawn) and the fish was... More 

2 Thank Kizzmette
Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

After a long week, we hoped for a peaceful and relaxing night out with good food, drink and service. The Black Boy delivered on all of these objectives. Perfect setting for those seeking a romantic night out and good value for money. One of the best kept secrets in Oxford.

1 Thank John G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Booked for Valentines Day but could not get there until later as had doctor's appointment, so reserved a table for 9. Arrived at 9:17, no one on reception, place fairly quiet for Valetine's Day and no apparent atmosphere. Unsmiling manager came out and told us we were too late as the kitchen closed at 9:15. I thought he must be... More 

1 Thank ascender2
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192 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This restaurant was familiar to our family and we were impressed on our first visit. The service was very friendly and efficient and we loved the food, which was just that little bit different from what is normally offered at this kind of establishment. It was a cold evening and we would have preferred it if the restaurant were a... More 

1 Thank TiffanyBeaconsfield

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Old High Street | OX3 9HT, Oxford OX3 9HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 741137

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