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The Oxford Kitchen

215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
+44 1865 511149
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (57 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
“duck liver” (7 reviews)
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European, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food fantastic service very attentive and chilled ambiance. A must visit if you’re in oxford

1  Thank JasonLJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here. Waiting staff were very keen to talk about the food in detail. The food itself was very good and the service pretty faultless. Turned out to be an expensive lunch, but it was an enjoyable experience.

1  Thank Obderver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, such Amazing food, lovely staff. Good wheelchair access. My favourite - the canapés, brioche and herb butter, and the deserts. Cannot praise this restaurant more.

1  Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the taster menu with wine pairing. Every course was served with a full explanation and it was exquisite. The sommelier also gave a full explanation of each wine and why it was chosen. A good chance to try new wines as it’s so...More

1  Thank NickAdvisorUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was highly impressed with the (pescatarian) tasting menu, and the extremely engaging and competent staff. Not cheap nor fast, but worth it for special occasions.

1  Thank f123k456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat in north Oxford and well worth the effort to visit. The number 7 bus stops right outside so it couldn't be easier to get to. The restaurant has a modern feel to it and very welcoming staff. There...More

1  Thank gw132015
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is really not fine dining but just the illusion of it. Service is good but music is loud and not to my taste or my friends. Very poor value, best avoided. If you want this kind of food try Pidgin in Hackney, London, it...More

2  Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

While this restaurant appeared to have aspirations of being somewhat upmarket, it fell short in the quality of the food. The service was attentive and as we are vegetarian they offered to add another vegetarian option to the menu. Unfortunately this consisted of six pieces...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst on a long weekend in Oxford. It is situated some way north of the city centre and is not really walkable from where we were staying, so we took a short taxi ride. The area is fairly nondescript and the...More

1  Thank Prigwort
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went for an early wedding anniversary and had the summer taser menu with wine paring. Every course was beautifully presented and was delicious. The wine selections were good and came immediately the food was server. The standard of food is definitely up there with...More

2  Thank Philip D
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Smyth1Banner | Reviewed this property |
The Jury's at the Wolvercote roundabout is nice and very good value! Short taxi drive or bus ride into the centre of Oxford.
16 August 2016|
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Response from NewarkRob | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking unless you are lucky and find a space in the street outside (very unlikely!) There is a council car park 100yds away on the opposite side of the road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$64
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 511149
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RELAXED FINE DINING IN SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD: In its short history, The Oxford Kitchen has become recognised by diners and critics as one of the most exciting food outlets in the city, with fine modern British menus built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman. The restaurant's contemporary, intimate and friendly atmosphere is ideal for sampling the range of in-house pre-dinner cocktails, made with fresh, local ingredients. Tasting, À La Carte and Set Menus, designed to surprise and delight are complemented by a carefully compiled wine list.
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