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The Buttery

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11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
+44 1865 811950
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 14:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in for a snack and coffee on a busy bright Saturday morning. The location is great when the sun is shining as there is ample sitting in the street. The staff are friendly and helpful and the place is clean and tidy. It is just a little expensive for what you get, don't mind paying extra for great food... More 

Thank ukpunk
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited late Sunday afternoon after a rather cold 2 hr Morse,Lewis and Endeavour walking tour,my husband and I decided to try The Buttery because of reference in the tour.In desperate need of something to warm myself up and not being a tea or coffee drinker I chose the leek and potato soup.Waitresses were helpful and checked that it was still... More 

Thank maesycwmmerjen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking down the street, sun was shining and we wanted to grab a snack to enjoy it. The buttery had all types of take away breads with interesting fillings. We both got the smoked salmon and it was fantastic. Most cafes skimp on the fish, this one didn't. Helped make our stay enviable add we ate good food... More 

Thank Grant S
Oxfordshire, England
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in to this tea rooms today, and sadly it did not live up to expectations. Firstly they were very busy (which we took as a good sign as it's clearly popular) but that did mean the place seemed a bit disorganised. The drinks / food were quite pricey, and did not really prove to be worth the price.... More 

Thank YimYem
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a busy Saturday lunchtime, party of three. We had a selection of baguettes and panini (ciabatta bread, toasted), the latter served with chunky fries. Tuna mayo, sausage and pastrami with cheese, our three fillings washed down with a good cup of tea. Service was good. Food was good. Just the ticket.

Thank Sennockian55
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A party of 8 just requiring tea, coffee and a couple of cakes. Went to the counter to order and was told that the cafe was closing in 25 minutes. Fair enough! Order given to staff that seem unfamiliar with the words "please" or "thank you". When our drinks arrived the waitress dropped the tray and spilled hot tea over... More 

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152 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last call of the day and weather allowed us to sit outside. Last time it was thunder and lightning,so different! Service was quick and delivered by pleasant staff.Reasonably priced items with a varied menu to choose from. Would return when visiting Oxford....

Thank Christine658
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and hit chocolate in a day out with my teenage daughter. She said the hot chocolate was amazing. Added bonus of lovely large windows to watch world go by opposite gorgeous Oxford cotswold stone buildings. Plus if you are a LEWIS fan this cafe has been used in filming.

Thank Joanne H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Just landed on Friday. Lovely coffee and my word, the Victoria Sponge was to die for. Toilets not good but a busy place, staff friendly, efficient.

Thank ALW212
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive and terrible food. Microwaved tasteless quiche. Even the coffee was tasteless. Exploiting the tourist market.

Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 811950

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