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Vaults & Garden Cafe

Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 279112
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (120 reviews)
“rarebit” (31 reviews)
“beef stew” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

This cafe dates from about 1320 and is a wonderful place to stop for a break. They have a small cafeteria so you can have a light lunch or dessert.

Thank Pat1998
Reviewed yesterday

We had tea time in the lovely garden here. The scone was delicious as was the lemon drizzle cake. The service was friendly and helpful. We are planning to go back before we leave.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently visited with my family ,one of whom is not well. We enjoyed a light lunch with friendly staff in an amazing building. My disabled relative wanted to use the toilet before we left so I tried to find one she could use. Firstly...More

Thank maggiemay30
Reviewed 4 days ago

efficient staff, warm and smiley. food simple and just great. good overall choice for lunch.heavenly olive salad. inside or outside dining. historic beautiful location. can't fault it.

Thank sueandjanet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for a late breakfast on our day visit to Oxford. It was really busy but did managed to get a seat outside with a good view of the Radcliffe Camera. I had the full Oxford cooked breakfast which was...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious brunch in a wonderful location, historic and atmospheric, although the lack of space for queuing was a bit interesting. Brunch with friends on a busy Saturday in this lovely cafe, would return as so beautiful and food good but found two queues one for...More

Thank LollyTE
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit to Oxford was a very short one, so I had to think carefully about which of my favourite restaurants to visit. In the end I couldn't resist the call of the beautiful rarebit at the Vaults, and it didn't disappoint. The salads which...More

Thank crimewriterkate
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know there are lots of interesting restaurants in this very historic city but sitting in warm sun in the garden with a delightful pumpkin and lentil soup in this magnificent church was so relaxing. Great food, very reasonably priced and friendly and welcoming staff....More

Thank epspjs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been many times, at different times of day, and the experience has always been excellent. The staff are friendly and very efficient - the place is often busy but orders are still taken quickly and accurately: all very professional. I recommend all of...More

Thank krash777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the better English breakfast I've had in my life. Loved the historic location. Service more than just friendly it was welcoming. On the breakfast, even the toast was tasty. I highly recommend going here for brunch.

Thank Sincejune2015
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30 September 2017|
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Response from misscowley | Reviewed this property |
We drove into the city centre and parked in Gloucester Green (?). It was expensive though at £14 for 6 hours but it was very convenient for the centre.
20 April 2017|
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Response from William P | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay The answer is.....YES as long as they are well-behaved
Helen W
30 December 2016|
Response from William P | Property representative |
Yes we should be able to arrange supporting you My main concern would be to only have a short time window when we could offer this service, which would be at closing time for example 6-7pm this would also allow them to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 279112
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