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9 Middle Row | Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton OX7 5NH, England
+44 1608 643363
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came across this small Bistro and thought we would see if we could just drop-in. Just as we entered we had a warm greeting and was taken to a table of our choice. service was excellent and the food was delicious certainly one to revisit again. Well done all involved including the Kitchen staff at Whistles.

3 Thank Mark H
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good busy ambience with good though limited menu. Staff very friendly and efficient. Will go again and recommend to others.

Thank PeterMcLough
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured here on a cold evening and were immediately struck by the friendly atmosphere and pleasant and attentive staff. The menu was Impressively varied with plenty of choice. All dishes we chose were freshly prepared with top quality ingredients. Everything was beautifully presented with attention to detail and appeared to have been prepared with top quality ingredients. A thoroughly... More 

5 Thank LizziePat
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stylish little restaurant in the centre of Chippy. We visited on a cold winters night mid week to be greeted with a warm welcome. The food and service were both excellent. We will certainly be back.

1 Thank carolinamoonamillion
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today for the first time for lunch. Excellent Service, Great Food, Good Selection. Cosy and Comfortable. Would definitely recommend and re visit.

5 Thank tracies40
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335 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the evening there last night and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The staff were perfectly charming and welcoming, the restaurant is not cramped so no one is pressed up against you. The menu covers a good range of food and there was a steak night on with a good offer including wine as well as the specials board... More 

5 Thank debcox
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovey restaurant on our doorstep that has been a focal point on Middle Row for some time now. There's always always a great range of food on offer with a varied specials board, pizza, fish sometimes making it difficult to chose. We went out as a group all choosing different dishes all enjoying our meals immensely. We variously had... More 

Thank Ken N
Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were a group of 16 including children dining on a Saturday night. We had pre-ordered our meals the week before as requested by the staff, which we were happy to do. All dishes that arrived were correct. My cod was substituted for bream as cod wasn't available. I was very happy with that. The staff were excellent, always there... More 

3 Thank 550LaLa
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The staff were lovely and although the place was busy it felt like they most certainly made time for their customers, many of which they seemed to know very well. And this is understandable - if it was local to you then you would surely visit quite often. For coeliacs there were items on the menu marked as Gluten Free.... More 

Thank Wessex_Moonraker
Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Have come here numerous times and it is lovely. The owners are extremely kind and friendly and try so hard to make sure everything is good and ok with the meals. The food is delicious and lots of options to choose from but could do with a vegetarian special meal as I haven't noticed one before. If you are visiting... More 

5 Thank slsr17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Middle Row | Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton OX7 5NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Chipping Norton
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 643363
Very good restaurant in Oxfordshire. It serves a selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, with gluten free options shown on the menu.

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