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The Old Parsonage Restaurant - Oxford

Old Parsonage Hotel, 1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN +44 1865680695

(((() British
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 07:00 - 23:00

We had a lovely meal at the Old Parsonage on Saturday evening. The room is gorgeous with the lighting and paintings, and the food was delicious. Especially the rabbit pie! Great service too.

Holly Lord 22 November 2016
from Oxford

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An intimate and bohemian dining space, the Restaurant at The Old Parsonage Hotel is housed within a boutique, 17th-century hotel, rated the best in Oxford. Boasting a beautiful al fresco courtyard, the restaurant serves classic British cuisine with a light, contemporary touch.

Locally sourced ingredients are incorporated into the elegant Old Parsonage menu, which includes tangy goat’s cheese soufflé with baby gem and radishes, and a tender roast duck breast with watercress and chicory salad. Sophisticated afternoon tea ranges from light tea to champagne high tea and features delicate, freshly-prepared sandwiches and cakes.

The Old Parsonage Hotel restaurant in Oxford is a sophisticated dining location, characterised by a rustic open fireplace and vintage Oxfordshire artwork. Sumptuous Sunday lunch roast meats are sourced from the local Rofford Farm, while breakfast offers a range of nutritious options, like porridge with chopped figs.

Surrounded by famous colleges and a short stroll from the Ashmolean, the Restaurant at The Old Parsonage Hotel is a picturesque setting next to St Giles' Church.

The Old Parsonage Restaurant - Oxford

Old Parsonage Hotel, 1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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Customer reviews for The Old Parsonage Restaurant - Oxford

4.3 (((() (based on 194 reviews)
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  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Holly Lord from Oxford

    We had a lovely meal at the Old Parsonage on Saturday evening. The room is gorgeous with the lighting and paintings, and the food was delicious. Especially the rabbit pie! Great service too.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Jane Fallaize from Bicester

    Fantastic afternoon tea to celebrate a 50th birthday. Wonderful sandwiches, scones & cakes. Excellent service. Perfect experience & a real treat.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Becky Clist from Hook

    As we entered we were welcomed and they stored our bags for us. My were taken to the restaurant seated at our table and they took our coats for us. We received prompt, courteous service. The restaurant has black painted walls with various types of art. It is modern but has an elegance to it. I am vegetarian and we ordered the high tea. I was given a good variety of sandwiches, six fingers in total. Very different but interesting fillings from traditional cream cheese and cucumber to sliced avocado and a finger sandwich of sliced beetroot. Then there was two scones each with clotted cream and jam with fresh raspberries then a selection of 5 mini cakes/ pastries. Water was provided on the table complimentary. It was overall a very pleasant, enjoyable experience and I would come again.

  • ((((* 17 October 2016 by Michele Hill-perkins from London

    I thought the service was excellent and will be coming back. It was my father's birthday and the restaurant made him up a special birthday plate of small cakes and a candle which was lovely gesture and much appreciated. The goats cheese soufflé with cooked beetroot was especially delicious.

  • ((((( 16 October 2016 by John Dunston from Oxford

    Outstanding in every way. The four lovely people who served us - from Slovakia, Poland, Spain and the Czech Republic - were the perfect, welcoming professionals. Please thank them! And the food was terrific, too. Great experience, as always.

  • (**** 13 October 2016 by Sandy Kennedy from oxford

    The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and is full of character. My two meat eating friends had an abundance of choice as to what to eat but unfortunately as a vegan there was absolutely nothing on the menu. Here's five minutes as to why some of us go vegan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI
    Cheers
    Sandy

  • (**** 13 October 2016 by Isa Neu from Oxford

    1. The savoury high tea was not very good. It contained a mix of fish and meats that were too rich for a tea, the taste was bland, lacking flavour and the combination did not seem very innovative or interesting. It seemed very overpriced for £25. But we would have been happy to pay if the quality of the ingredients had been higher. It could have included a mix of English cheeses perhaps, or Wiltshire ham...Instead, the crab topping only tasted like old butter, the chicken pate was too rich and the rest uninteresting. We both had stomach problems immediately after, holding on until the next morning.

    2. The service could have informed us better about what to expect. To be fair we did not ask and just ordered, but your staff just took the order. It would have been great if they had a bit elaborated on what the tea contains. If we had been vegetarian or anything it would have been really problematic.
    The tea pot was too hot and we burnt ourselves painfully twice. Again, the service did not warn us to be careful.

    3. We also had the sweet tea- the scones and rhubarb compote were excellent, but the rest very disappointing; the macaron was too sweet and the whole rest looked bought and it was French- so what was "very high" about it, I don't know.

    4. The tea (the beverage) itself, however, was excellent. And the surrounding is very nice.

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Camilla Roger from London

    Great!

  • ((((* 5 October 2016 by David Chapman from Oxford

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  • ((((* 5 October 2016 by Stephen Chater from Esher

    Delicious food and very well-presented. Service very efficient.

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