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215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
+44 1865 511149
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Lapworth, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arranged to meet friends for Sunday lunch at the Oxford Kitchen. Typical Sunday menu but far from typical Sunday food. Excellent scallop starters, unbelievably tender roast lamb with the best roast potatoes I have had anywhere, even in Michelin establishments. Roast beef similarly excellent and an inventive, beautifully presented chicken dish (rather than just plain roast chicken) for my... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great seasonal fresh ingredients, perfect balance of flavours! Minestrone soup light and delicate, followed by the tender British lamb and a sweet strawberry finish with the desert. A mixture of a few complimentary dishes thrown in also. Friendly and attentive staff, definitely recommended spot! Only slight down side is the £5-10 taxi ride out of Oxford city centre, but well... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have lived in Oxford for 30 years and we know every venue that you can possibly go to. Browns and the Mitre are the only two main restaurants that have lasted this time. Although Browns has had more changes than Prime Ministers and the Mitre suits a certain client, unfortunately not us! Anyway, Oxford has needed a new dining... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was here for lunch today with a friend. The restaurant itself is inviting and contemporary inside and we were seated in a booth towards the back of the restaurant. We both chose from the 2 course menu at £35. I ordered the beef dish (£7 supplement) which was very tasty and the portion size was good. My friend ordered the... More 

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1 Thank Freddie K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here about 1/2 dozen times in the last two years. Oxford is really short on fine dining restaurants for the size and wealth of the city so the Oxford Kitchen is very welcome. The service staff try really hard, perhaps it doesn't come naturally to them but they have clearly been tutored on customer service but nice people.... More 

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Whatstandwell
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose The Oxford Kitchen from previous reviews. The restaurant is in Summertown, approximately 2 miles from the City Centre but on the main bus routes into town. The set lunch offers 2 or 3 courses with a broad and inventive choice. I had Confit duck pate as a starter and breast of chicken as a main, followed by cold... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose The Oxford Kitchen for our wedding anniversary dinner, it having been recommended to us by friends. From the moment we were welcomed by the friendly and helpful staff, the whole experience was excellent. We chose the tasting menu, a very wise decision, as we had some unique and delicious dishes. The decor is modern, comfortable and tasteful, with... More 

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2 Thank Elaine T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family for birthday dinner and had the spring tasting menu. The dishes are nicely presented with an attempt to present interesting combinations of flavours. Unfortunately it fails to do that in some of the dishes. The best one was the lamb. The service was attentive but not as refined as you expect in a place defining itself as... More 

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Thank AVFA
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a outings with friends. The food was nicely presented and tasted superb. The service was also enthusiastic. The only complaint that I might have is that the portions were small! The prices are towards the high side but then it's worth it

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Bournemouth, England
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199 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One mistake (leaving the black pudding off a scallop dish altogether) but overall this was a very nice meal. A particular highlight for me was a poached chicken breast with black truffle, pomme puree and broad beans. It was absolutely delicious and was a very well made plate of food. Fellow diners also enjoyed their choices including a skate wing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$64
Cuisine
European, British, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 511149
Description
RELAXED FINE DINING IN SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD: In its short history, The Oxford Kitchen has become recognised by diners and critics as one of the most exciting food outlets in the city, with fine modern British menus built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman. The restaurant's contemporary, intimate and friendly atmosphere is ideal for sampling the range of in-house pre-dinner cocktails, made with fresh, local ingredients. Tasting, À La Carte and Set Menus, designed to surprise and delight are complemented by a carefully compiled wine list. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 9: 00 AM - 11 AM. Sunday Lunch from 12:00, accompanied by live jazz.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?