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The Rose

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51 High Street | 51 High Street oXofrd, Oxford OX1 4AS, England
+44 1865 244429
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here in a group of 8. The first annoyance was that the staff refused to push any tables together (even though there was space) so we squashed ourselves around a table for 4. We were visiting for afternoon tea & cake & were rather disappointed with the limited choice of cake. It took ages to arrive & one... More 

Thank Sue B
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a casual tea room so don't expect to need to be dressed up and wearing a silly hat. I went yesterday afternoon for Cream Tea which was very nice. I'm no tea expert so I can't rate the tea itself as anything beyond "what I'd expect tea to be" though the blooming jasmine and lily tea was BEAUTIFUL!... More 

Thank SecularEthicist
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you like to try different teas, then this is definitely the place. There was a great choice of teas from all over the world and there were tips, which were helpful, on how long to brew for and if you added milk or not. The cost was £2.75 per pot, which is dearer than normal teas, however, you are... More 

Thank denise l
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice contemporary tearoom with a nice ambiance. They make their own scones, but I have to say that neither my friend nor me were mad about them. First of all they looked very white and slightly undercooked. When we tasted them, we realised that they were actually cooked well, it was just the dough (maybe the flour or the butter... More 

1 Thank Penguin1982
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Hungry, hot and footsore we decided to go into The Rose for lunch. It was just right, apart from the one thing my husband hates, his burger was served on a board. The burger was excellent as were the fries served with it. I had an omelette - supposed to be cheese, onion and ham filling - didn't get the... More 

Thank Molly B
Wilmington, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently stopped at The Rose for a light lunch. He had the mushroom risotto, and I had a bowl of potato leek soup and a house mixed salad. Both of our meals were very good, with the star being the salad. The service was fine for a Sunday during Oxford Open Doors, when the town and... More 

1 Thank NCNummi3
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a cream tea (got a tip on the place from a friend). Nothing special in my humble opinion, fairly average place as well as the service. After ordering I got my tea, not a word from the guy/waiter, and a knife. Didn't know if he was gonna bring me scones or whatever... I didn't get to choose... More 

Thank Fra' C
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I have been in Oxford for 1 week, during which I visited this restaurant a couple of times. Pleasant atmosphere and nice image created by the colours of furniture and walls. The staff helped me with suggestions whenever i asked them, always answering with cute large smiles :) Favourite breakfast was Mocha coffee with scone and for lunch a tastefull... More 

Thank Lénárt E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had a gorgeous Afternoon Tea on a Saturday. Sandwiches scrummy scones deliciously warm with ample jam and cream.

Thank Kate G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a good place to take your afternoon tea with delicious scones and drinks. Friendly but a bit shy personnel. The place also offers normal meals, but I haven't had the chance to try them yet.

Thank Philippe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 High Street | 51 High Street oXofrd, Oxford OX1 4AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 244429
The Rose is a small restaurant and tea room in High Street in Oxford, which serves First class, fresh prepared food.From our breakfast,lunch to our afternoon teas, we take great care in choosing the best ingredients available and preparing our food from scratch. We as The Rose Team try to give 100% to our customer form chefs preparing the food from scratch,and the team at front door so we can give you the best relaxing time and enjoying experience. Thank you The Rose Team :)

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