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“Fast wholesome food, friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Heroes

Ranked #23 of 35 Coffee & Tea in Oxford
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Cornwall UK
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fast wholesome food, friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Watch the world go by, enjoy good food, no long waiting.I recommend the baked potato and chili con carne.

Visited March 2013
Thank baronessCornwallUK
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  • English first
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English first
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good sandwich place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Good choice of sandwiches with very friendly service. Eat in or take out. Worth a visit. Quiet area of town too.

Visited February 2013
Thank kenyantrains
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Swiss Chicken Panini”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

Heroes have a great selection of paninis. My favourite one geniously combines chicken mayo and emmental cheese - the best takeaway lunch treat. There's another one with aubergine and cheese. Yum.

Visited November 2012
Thank laura_alice_steele
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Singapore, Singapore
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366 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Good, longlasting sandwich shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Heroes used to be a slightly cramped sandwich bar on Ship Street, a short walk from Broad Street, and occasionally somebody would deface their sign with white paint, to change Heroes’ name to something less nice. While not as old as the colleges in Oxford, Heroes has been running for at least 17 years, which implies they've been doing something right.

It’s still on Ship Street, it’s still slightly cramped, but nobody seems to have defaced it recently, which is nice. The menu has got wider in recent years – when I was a young thing, decades ago, they just did sandwiches, but there’s now a pretty good risotto and lots of other hot foods, as well as sandwiches that are freshly made to order.

It tends to be packed at lunchtime so if you’re flexible in your eating habits and can go slightly earlier or later than the crowds, you’ll have a more pleasant time. The toilets are out the back, with a small courtyard between them and the restaurant itself, and they’re absolutely freezing in the winter. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank MrCushtie
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