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The Grand Cafe

84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
+44 1865 204463
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“salt beef” (5 reviews)
“tea cake” (6 reviews)
“clotted cream” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
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1 - 10 of 465 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my daughter for a farewell afternoon tea and chose the version with a glass of wine. The sandwiches were delicious and full of filling, very moist. The waitress was understanding on our request for vegetarian option. The tea was hot and delicious albeit...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this cafe at around 3 pm, perhaps before the peak of the afternoon tea time and after lunch. It was almost full when I arrived, but did not seem frantically busy. My daughter and I ordered tea and a blackcurrant - violet...More

Thank Nina E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I heard that this coffee shop was opened in 1650, had to visit it for breakfast. We got there just as they opened so it was quiet but it filled up quite fast afterwards. Breakfast was great with quite a decent range. Service was...More

Thank Kebuh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fine but we were charged twice for the wine. Didn't realise at the time but when I went back the manager didn't want to know and was rude. Steer clear.

Thank jane201711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the peach tea which was excellent and something different however the waitress took quite a while bringing food and drinks then didn't bring our change when we paid our bill. When we proceeded to ask for change she complained to a coworker and...More

Thank beccawatson06
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely High Tea. This was my third visit. Quality food and friendly staff. My favourite tea place in Oxford!

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A fantastic start to our visit to Oxford. Great service. Lovely surroundings. The Old Government Java coffee was delicious and waffle/honey/ice cream made a perfect mid morning snack.

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this by a beautician at our hotel for afternoon tea. Found it easily but had to wait for a table. This place is very busy but also quite small. Eventually 5 of us sat round a small round table, not ideal. Food...More

Thank Ladieswhatlunch1
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very friendly greeting - tables were being cleared and we were told we'd be seated as soon as one near the door was ready which took just a couple of minutes. I was chuffed to see a gluten free cake option! The chocolate larieux was...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Grand Cafe is a superb little cafe, with the emphasis on little. Because it serves good food and drinks and is popular for cream teas it does get rather full very quickly so be prepared to wait in line.

Thank DuncDyason
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Greg M
15 March 2017|
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Response from FinediningAmber | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the Grand Cafe. It's not that big and tables are close together. However, there is a lovely cafe in Bath, should you visit there called Cafe Luca and they certainly do allow dogs but then it's a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 204463
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