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Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean

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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 553823
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Rooftop Restaurant at the Ashmolean is a very pleasant place for an afternoon tea.Their selection of tea is impressive and scones with clotted cream are delicious. We were looked after by Andrea who was very friendly and professional.The amount of care and attention we received was just right and her omnipresent smile charming. We will definitely be back!

Thank Katerina K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second visit to the restaurant was Jaz night we spent a very pleasant night eating good food with background music. for a cold early January night the restaurant was quite busy but staff dealt with this very well.

Thank william51253
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to have a drink at the end of a Members' viewing evening. Lovely rooftop place (even better in summer when you can sit outside). Appreciated excellent service from Andrea. Good choice of wine by the glass, and cocktails too. The choice of things to nibble with drinks is too limited and not really very attractive; that is my only... More 

Thank canarysop
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was good but when we where there two of our choices, on an already limited menu, had run out. Service was slower than expected so don't go there for a quick meal. The food we had was excellant.

Thank Bob B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very good service from Andrea. Music from the kitchen not to obtrusive but relieved when this noise stopped and conversation was good enough not to need a distraction. Maybe wonderful kitchen staff could play their choice of music in one ear bud and let the diners enjoy their conversations?

Thank Richard L
Oxhill, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After watching the fantastic matinee performance of The Commitments, we were looking forward to having dinner at the Apolean Restaurant. I ordered Lamb Tagine being, and being a fan of Moroccan food was very disappointing. It was more like canteen than restaurant food, and was very mediocre and tasteless, and the cut of lamb used was fatty and chewy. Also... More 

Thank RussellMButcher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommended. We had a fantastic three-course meal at the Ashmolean's Rooftop Restaurant. The ambience is really cool (there was even a jazz set playing the night we were there), and I really liked the sense of calm and relaxation that comes from getting away from the hustle and bustle of the busy street below. The food was really delicious,... More 

Thank Richard E
Oundle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous place to enjoy afternoon tea, Looked after very well, although I did quite like being sat with my back against the glass wall near the stairs, took the shine off a bit x but the afternoon tea was good

Thank MCBlake79
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having constantly reviewed this place through its improving customer service I feel compelled to say.... It's arrived. Fabulous food,excellent service, good vfm. Can't fault it. Make sure you book and look up the Jazz evenings. I'm very excited about this. Esp as once the shopping centre is open the competition for good eateries in Oxford will ramp up and this... More 

Thank TheD-Ps
Oxford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard good things about this place. Our welcome was a bit 'tired', the table by a frequently opened door (it was a chilly day in October) which the staff using it kept forgetting to close behind them. The wait for our food after ordering was a very long one and when the luke-warm food arrived, there wasn't much of... More 

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Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review. This is a very worrying review to receive, and not at all what we aim for. If you would like to discuss this further please email us at ashmolean@benugo.com so we can rectify this. We hope you give us another chance to wow you :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
European, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
  • Public Transportation: A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553823
A celebration of food and wine alongside art and culture.
The Ashmolean Dining Room provides the spectacular setting for Oxford's first and finest rooftop restaurant.
Our menu is fresh, seasonal and inspired by current exhibitions.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?