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The Grand Cafe

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84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
+44 1865 204463
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived early morning and had the smoked salmon and egg breakfast. Service was fine. Recommend for an early breakfast.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tea is wonderful. Scones are delicious. Service was great for us, but it was not very crowded at all.

Thank mleekim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Site of first coffee house in England. Good menu and drinks. Attractive setting and well placed in the High Street. Good service. Recommended.

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner had a few days in Oxford and made sure this was one of our stops. Had seen it online and it looked lovely. The food was lovely however I had a big problem with the service. I ordered the cream tea...More

Thank meganlarkins97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This grand Café was a real find. Whilst visiting several universities, we passed by and discovered that it was the first coffee shop to open in England in 1650! Original, exclusive and very well presented. There was a good variety of teas and coffee which...More

Thank Suzie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

long time of queuing, long time of waiting for the food as well. You will get ignore by the staff all the time and need to fight youself to place order and event ask for bill. foods are just average, don't waist you time here...More

Thank 607tiffanyt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend both the breakfast-brunch food, and the afternoon tea. Little pricey but usually worth it. Nice place for a slightly special afternoon meet up with a friend, or a romantic brunch date. The staff are unfortunately lackluster at best, and very rude at worst. Quite...More

Thank krash777
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I remember visiting the Grand Cafe around 15 years ago. The tea was good & experience an enjoyable one. How things change.... The Grand Cafe has since morphed into one of Oxford's worst tourist traps. The prices charged are extortionate, especially when you consider the...More

2  Thank AnEnglishmaninAsia
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very good selection of drinks, and lovely lunch items - tarts, meat and cheese platters, as well as soup! Would definitely come back. Can get very busy, especially in tourist season!

Thank simonjacobs011087
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I strongly advise to visit this historical place, beautiful sroundings, quality food as well as first class service. The staff could not do enough for you, despite being exceptionally busy and rushed off their feet. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will visit next time in...More

Thank hameed R
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Greg M
14 March 2017|
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Response from FinediningAmber | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the Grand Cafe. It's not that big and tables are close together. However, there is a lovely cafe in Bath, should you visit there called Cafe Luca and they certainly do allow dogs but then it's a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 204463
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