The Cinnamon Stick

The Cinnamon Stick

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 15:00
Tue
18:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
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About
Our chefs are passionate about food and are dedicated to creating delicious, mouth watering Middle Eastern dishes for you to enjoy. If you have never experienced this type of food before (often referred to as 'Lebanese' food), it is found in the regions of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan but with some Mediterranean influences too. It is a little like the Spanish tapas style of eating where you enjoy several dishes at a time and there is something for everyone; meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.
CUISINES
Lebanese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles265 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Anny454
Chipping Norton100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
We are fortunate enough to live within walking distance of this excellent restaurant which is just brilliant when we have discriminating friends and family to stay. The interesting menu and excellent wine list always provide us with meals to remember. Open for lunch Wed - Sunday, and for dinner every day except Monday, they also provide a popular takeaway service. The staff are lovely and the service excellent. There is a good variety of mezze, which we normally order, as well as a couple of main courses. A good range of puds, although I always have the home made cinnamon ice cream. In addition to the dining room, there is also a substantial event tent in the back garden which is great for parties. Booking recommended at weekends.
Written 26 January 2020
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khalidm448
Wow! What a lovely review, thanks Anny! We are delighted that you enjoy our cuisine, setting and service. We try really hard to make it a great experience when you dine with us and its so good to hear that we have achieved this in your view. Thanks for sharing your comments for others to see. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, the Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 2 February 2020
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Will
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
I’m seriously impressed! The best Lebanese in Oxfordshire!! I came from miles away after I heard the reviews, and it only exceeded my expectations. I tried hummus with chicken, hummus, spicy potatoes, and the mixed grill. All handmade and hand prepped. And absolutely try their baklava dessert. It is freshly made every day, and the honey used is from a local beehive. Talk about organic. And they’re delicious. Cheers guys
Written 31 January 2020
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khalidm448
That is fabulous! We are thrilled to know you are so impressed with our establishment! Thank you so much for your fantastic comments, it means a lot to us. Hope to see you again! Best wishes, the Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 2 February 2020
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Wanderer62533849544
Croughton1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
What a find! Friendly, knowledgeable service, and an extensive, reasonably priced menu. Our group of six ordered in pairs, and soon the table was covered with a wide range of tasty dishes for us all to share. Desserts were equally impressive, and we sampled them all! Anne Dancer
Written 6 February 2020
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MandyEngland18
Warrington31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
The food was delicious - we particularly enjoyed the lamb chops (juicy and tender) the humous, the babaganoush and the falafell. The lebanese red wine was also good and we loved the atmosphere created by the friendly staff, the lebanese music and the decor. We had to eat outside because of the restrictions and there were heaters and one of the staff provided me with a hot water bottle - I feel the cold easily - and that was a very kind gesture.
Written 13 May 2021
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Gilly W
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 friends
We had an amazing lunch in the outside seating area which is undercover and decorated in a,Middle Eastern style. Lovely music playing, just right, not loud but tastefully in the background. My friends ordered from the mains and I ordered from the,grill menu. The food was all freshly prepared and cooked, and was so delicious. It was hot, so tasty and beautifully presented. We had deserts , all traditional and authentic, followed by coffee for my friends, fresh mint tea for me with Turkish delight; made by the chef. Nothing was too much trouble, almond milk was provided for my friend's coffee as she's lactose intolerant. I am dairy and wheat intolerant, and there were lovely choices suitable on the menu for me. The staff are lovely, the food wonderful and a fab ambience. We'll definitely be going back for more!
Written 24 September 2021
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Khalid M
Thank you so much for your fantastic review of The Cinnamon Stick. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Khalid & The Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 9 November 2021
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Damon L
Buckingham5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Just had a great meal here with my family. Booked for a lunchtime birthday celebration in their outdoor wooden Arabian lounge and enjoyed a superb selection of hot and cold meze and main dishes. It was our first time visiting so they explained the menu, how the meze portions and selections work and how best to select the food. Some of the group are vegan and we were really impressed that about two thirds of the meze options are vegan anyway and were enjoyed by everyone. The food was incredible - incredible flavours, really wide range of options and good portion sizes and even those that had never had Middle Eastern food before really enjoyed everything we had. Chef even brought out a couple of different dishes for us to try when we ordered a few additional items and I was treated to a special treat when he realised it was my birthday! Straight to the top of my favourite restauants list in the area and somewhere I can see us coming back to again and again! HIGHLY recommended and honestly couldn't fault a single thing. Many thanks for a great lunch.
Written 15 July 2021
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Khalid M
Apologies for our late response. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to The Cinnamon Stick. Kind regards Khalid & The Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 9 November 2021
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SharonKent
Rochester63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We were staying at the Holt, who couldn’t accommodate its guests with dinner. Despite that it cost us £20 each way for a cab, the food and staff were fantastic. We were greeted when we arrived and they had reserved a table outside as it was a warm evening. My husband doesn’t like eating outside so we asked for a table inside - no problem although I was concerned that as we were the only people sitting inside they might forget us. They kept us in mind without being overbearing. I know this might sound strange, but my pet hate is ordering white wine, that is warm and doesn’t come with a wine cooler. The wine was perfect and kept cold throughout our meal. The chef came out after our main course and was very charming. We had a maze starter for 2, which was great, my husband had the lamb kebab and I had the king prawns and we shared a salad. Baclava for desert which was the perfect end of our meal. Would totally recommend this restaurant, even though we live 120 miles away and wished we had thus resturant nearer to home.
Written 14 August 2021
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Khalid M
Apologies for our late response. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to The Cinnamon Stick. Kind regards Khalid & The Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 9 November 2021
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Chris
Oxford1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
A Family type visit we loved the food but the service was under expectation. We brought family that hadn’t been there before after having good experience last time. The waitresses ignored us and also forgot to open a bottle and the food was removed before we could say we all had finished. There was also a 45 minute wait for food after we were told it would be arriving sooner than expected.
Written 4 June 2022
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Kalps68
London232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
Unusual set up really didn't expect to be seated in the garden, if only thr weather was better. The menu was extent for vegetarian and catered for my daughter should has gluten and dairy allergy. Worth a visit the food dnd staff were great
Written 29 July 2021
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Khalid M
Apologies for our late response. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to The Cinnamon Stick. Kind regards Khalid & The Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 9 November 2021
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Danny D
Oxford14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Had my birthday supper here on a quite Tuesday night. We ate far to much of the lovely grub and really enjoyed an informative chat with other diners by the log fire. I would recommend not plumping for starters then a main, next time we’ll go ‘all in’ from the start. You might even then have room for a pud’
Written 22 January 2020
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khalidm448
Thank you Danny for selecting us for your birthday meal. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it and hope you have some great memories. Look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes the Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 2 February 2020
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WildMX5
Oxford35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
I love middle-eastern food, especially kebabs, having lived in what was then called Persia as a child. My wife discovered this restaurant and we went there for my birthday. We had our choice of 6 mezze's followed by a mixed grill each. Loads of subtle flavours and all delicious. Next time we might have some mezze and share a kebab or two at the same time - so we can leave some room for dessert! The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food came promptly. Highly recommended and we will definitely go back.
Written 13 February 2022
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Khalid M
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Cinnamon Stick. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Many Thanks, Khalid & The Cinnamon Stick Team.
Written 16 February 2022
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Sean H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We had our belated Christmas party there last night. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the waitress. We choose a selection platter for starters and for mains. The food was excellent and tasty. We were served promptly and not in any rushed. The service was great and all dishes explained. I and my team can highly recommend this restaurant to any clients who like Lebanese and Mediterranean food of the highest quality. I am sure they would not be disappointed.
Written 29 January 2020
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khalidm448
Thank you so much Sean for such a fabulous review! We really appreciate you leaving comments for others to read and we are so happy to know you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to se you again one day. Best wishes, the Cinnamon Stick Team
Written 2 February 2020
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Bob L
Banbury280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Our village supper club booked a meal at The Cinnamon Stick with little knowledge of what to expect. We paid a fixed price in advance for our booking, ordered our drinks on arrival and then waited for the "performance" to begin. And what a performance - a huge range of Middle Eastern dishes just kept arriving - new tastes and new dishes to try and share. What a selection! When the dishes were cleared we thought it was all over - but no, now we had all the hot dishes to share and they too kept coming to include an array of vegetables including tiny roast potatoes, rice and much more besides. A real treat at an easy to find location halfway between Oxford and Banbury on the old main road linking the two. We are going back with our family in January. We can't wait!
Written 19 December 2022
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Ben Price
Kenley11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Absolutely amazing restaurant in the most unlikely of places. So today was my 39th birthday and I expected to spend it eating a burger and chips in a chain pub or restaurant with my two young children aged 7 and 5. As it turned out this fantastic Lebanese restaurant exists in the middle of some of the most beautiful countryside and quaint villages the Cotswolds has to offer. Particular highlights were the fantastic Shish Taouk off the children’s menu which the boys loved. I took the mixed meze which was delicious, as had a big dinner planned in the evening, but the quality and taste of the food left me wishing I’d ordered more! Hope to visit again! شكرا جزيلا لك!
Written 5 August 2020
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Jane J
Limassol City8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
My Sister was recommended this restaurant and thought my Lebanese husband and I would like to try it. We ordered a selection of mezze and then shared some mixed grill. The food was delicious, completely authentic and as good as any Lebanese food we’ve tasted. What a find! Only wish we lived nearer.
Written 24 September 2020
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