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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
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10:00 - 22:00
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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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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elderly couple, we booked Afternoon Tea. The venue was horribly noisy, too many hard surfaces for sound to bounce off, so it wasn't at all relaxing. The finger sandwiches and scones were as expected and quite good, but at £26 for two I don't expect the pots of jam a B&B might serve up at breakfast. We did not enjoy... More 

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Thank Muriel1958
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so sorry you found our Afternoon tea lacking on this occasion - it is of course not normal for us. We can easily replace mini cake bites for a slice of cake, if requested. Please give us another chance to wow you and do not forget to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good service and reasonable set menu price with good choices, locally sourced food which is a bonus!

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Thank 4XLo
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing soon you again. More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for Valentine's day and it was very disappointing... The service was correct but the food was tasteless. Maybe the regular menu is good and we just got tricked by the "Valentine's offer", but we probably won't give it another chance.

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

Thank you very much for the review. We take all complaints very seriously and as such, set to work immediately to address the food issues you have described. We hope to see you again and we’re really sorry you didn’t enjoy it – next time we won’t disappoint. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant offers fine views across the rooftops of Oxford, and is light and airy. Tables are well spaced, and, although it was busy at lunchtime, service was very good. The atmosphere was relaxed but lively. The set menu is good value for money for a more special occasion. We particularly enjoyed the dessert and coffee. All this, and being... More 

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

Thanks you for your wonderful review. Precisely what we aim for. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for afternoon tea last Saturday. The staffs were very attentive. Both tea and food were excellent. I will recommend to people.

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Thank PeggyLiu86
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you soon. More 

Ithaca
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Oxford, for lunch or dinner, combined with a visit to the Ashmolean museum, or as an evening meal on its own. The menu is not vast, but accommodates all food preferences. I've had several entrees there on different visits, and all the food has been excellent quality and the visual presentation very... More 

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

We are so pleased to receive such a feedback from our regular customer. Our kitchen & waiting teams were thrilled to receive your comments! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Oxford for the day and a friend in the area recommended the Rooftop restaurant. We were pleased to see that brunch was still being served when we arrived. We opted for a bacon sandwich and scrambled eggs on sourdough. The bacon was an excellent quality and the brown bread very tasty. My portion of scrambled eggs was... More 

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Thank lm248417
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. It's so great to know that you enjoyed the visit! We hope to welcome you back soon… More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a couple of hours browsing the collections we were ready for a hot lunch on a very cold day in late January. Warm welcome from staff. We hadn't booked but they soon found us a table. The lentil tagine was excellent and a fair sized portion as well.

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

Thanks for leaving us such a great review - we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to the museum and lunch required We both had starters, chicory bacon and blue cheese. Superb, exactly what was needed. Staff very professional and friendly

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

Thanks for leaving us such a great review. We agree, Chicory and blue cheese is our favorite as well, on menu until May only. Hope you see you again. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here two or three times a year, for special anniversaries. Of course, it is quite a bit more expensive than we pay for an evening meal out at one of the chain restaurants, but we take advantage of the Groupon offers to keep the bill manageable. We enjoy the sophistication of the venue, and we always enjoy our... More 

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

Thank you so much for this brilliant review - a real pleasure to read. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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