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Acanthus Restaurant

Beaumont Street | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
+44 1865 256410
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“chateaubriand” (5 reviews)
“lemon curd” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Beaumont Street | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stayed at the Randolph for our Silver Anniversary and had dinner in the Acanthus that evening. The food was beautiful and attractively presented. My husband's steak was beautifully cooked--he said it was the best steak he'd had ever. I had fish,...More

Thank doccaroline123
Manager_Randolph, Manager at Acanthus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so very much for taking the time to make such a positive review of the Acanthus restaurant. I am happy to hear that your Silver Wedding Anniversary was made so enjoyable by the food that evening. I will pass on your lovely comments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was treating my mother to lunch before seeing a show at The New Theatre. I had allowed an hour and a half thinking this would be plenty of time for a 2 course meal. I ordered eggs florentine which was almost cold, my mother...More

Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try the Acanthus restaurant for my father in laws 80th birthday. On arrival we were greeted by very attentive staff. The ambiance in the restaurant is truly wonderful and we were not disappointed in our choice of venue. Now onto the food,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twelve Family members and the little three year old, from different parts of the country, had not met for a long time. Much to tell and talk about. The Lunch at the Acanthus Restaurant was a huge success and enjoyed by all. We were treated...More

Thank Eddie048
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely traditional afternoon tea Good sandwiches scones and masses of cakes good choice of teas could do with more comfortable chairs and perhaps some music Would recommend

Thank Jimb067
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based at the heart of the Randolph, the Acanthus Restaurant is delightful. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was excellent with interesting choices on the menu. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank FrancescaWooldridge
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Four of us had dinner at the Acanthus, unlike the hotel, service here was good. Extensive menu, good wine choices. Unfortunately the food is ordinary.

Thank Shirley9071
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The worst meal I never had; The Randolph restaurant is the pits. I sat down for what was supposed to be a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings for £29.45. But what they put in front of me was more like a cut-price ready meal...More

3  Thank Bangkok_Resident
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Went here as an extravagant family treat. This was the main restaurant in Oxford’s most prestigious hotel, the 5* Randolph. Arrived in the hotel bar to the welcoming smell of sewage in the foyer. Hardly an auspicious start. Very friendly staff in both the bar...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Randolph Hotel restaurant. The goat cheese nibble bon bins are served with a pink salad dressing that looks like cat sick. Yuk. Our main courses were cold. They were replaced with a slight improvement. The waiting staff were very good. We were informed, a...More

3  Thank BillyMc2511
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Questions & Answers
David S
24 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from microphoneman | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure who's in charge, but they aren't training the staff in the important elements of food production or customer service
26 August 2015|
Response from Manager_Randolph | Property representative |
Thank you for you question, we do accept children into the restaurant and this would not be an issue for us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beaumont Street | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 256410
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  • This restaurant is at Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Acanthus at The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a new all day dining concept in the heart of the city of Oxford offering a wide range of dishes to suit all occasions. Whether an informal lunch or celebratory dinner for a special occasion, Acanthus is the perfect venue.
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