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The Rusty Bicycle

$$ - $$$, British,
28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
+44 1865 435298
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (43 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great family owned pub where everyone who works there really cares whether you enjoyed the food. Great pizza, burgers and a surprisingly delicious vegetarian salad with quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, greens and a tasty dressing. Really enjoyed our meal!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was originally meant to go to another pub in the area however the kitchen was closed, so we found the Rusty Bicycle. Had the Dodo Burger which is half price on a Monday so was only £4. The burger and bun were perfect, as well...More

Thank KSCOTT1995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live around the corner from the Rusty and are often tempted in for a burger on a Monday when the Dodo burger is half price. We are also tempted in on many other occasions I can safely say these are the second best burgers...More

Thank Briony B
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

briony b ,what can we say other than thanks for your lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The burgers here are to die for! I shared the Big 'D' burger and had half of the Truffle Funghi Pizza with some Rosemary Salted Fries on the side. The pizza was also delicious but the burgers are definitely something to rave about. All reasonably...More

Thank littlelavish
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks hicjen, all the staff and especially the chefs appreciate your comments as we work hard to ensure we deliver on what we think are really the best burgers in oxford and maybe the whole country thanks again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprised to find this lovely little place. Food was nicely cooked and well presented nice atmosphere and friendly staff will definitely return. Point off for cold chips!!More

Thank Rocksteadycrew22
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for spending the time to leave us a review Rocksteadycrew22. sorry to hear about the cold chips that certainly isn't how I like to have them so I don't expect you to have them that way either. next time you come in say hello...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Our very reliable local. Pizzas are particularly good (sourdough). Breakfast was also excellent.

Thank Aoife O
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And we couldn't be happier that you love us Aoife O. we really appreciate your lovely comments and hope to see you soon

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Enjoyed very tasty burgers on the bargain menu, whole family had these tasty treats. Staff friendly, small garden with unique sheds to shelter under

Thank sixtyschick
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi there, Glad to hear you enjoyed the burgers - they're ground in house every day! Hope to see you again soon (come back on a monday - burgers are 1/2 price!!)

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

After moving our daughter into her digs on Magdalen Road we found this little gem whilst heading to Cowley Road for something to eat We did not need to go any further! The mojitos were to die for, the burgers divine. All from a concise...More

Thank Darren243
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi Darren, thanks for the review, all the staff were pleased to hear that they were praised on TripAdvisor and we look forward to seeing you soon, make sure you come and say hellow cheers

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Situated in a very nice quiet residential area between the Iffley and Cowley roads, this is a delightful little pub with a good, relaxed ambience and lovely, friendly and helpful staff. Four of us ate there at lunchtime and all really enjoyed our meals although...More

Thank Andrew S
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

HI Andrew thank you very much for taking the time to praise our burgers. we take a lot of pride in delivering the best product possible and its good to hear they stand up to our American cousins. you will be happy to hear that...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very helpful, friendly pub that serves simple but amazing food. And very dog-friendly. Been here three times now. Service and food consistently excellent. Well behaved dogs are welcomed with treats and their own water bowls. They then tend to go to sleep under the table....More

Thank catherine480
Rob S, General Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

hi catherine480, thank you for your great review of the rusty bicycle . its always nice to hear back from customers and all the staff hope we see you and your pooch again soon for one of our burgers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 435298
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