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The Nut Tree Inn

Murcott, Kidlington, OX5 2RE

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Main course: £25
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00

It was a lovely evening. It's a relaxed place with good service and really excellent food. The amuse bouch of mushroom soup was to die for.

Claire Flint 18 February 2017
from Abingdon

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A Michelin-starred restaurant inside a 15th-century thatched building, The Nut Tree Inn Murcott blends rural charm with modern British cuisine. With a relaxed feel and tranquil outdoor seating, the pub also boasts tranquil outdoor sitting overlooking Oxfordshire countryside.

Fresh, local produce packs The Nut Tree Inn menu, which changes regularly to adapt to the seasons. Expect the likes of grilled fillet of aged Charolais beef with dripping-cooked chips, olive oil-poached Scottish halibut with green herb risotto, or handmade ravioli with truffle velouté. Gourmet twists on pub classics can be found in dishes like pork sausages with mash and onion gravy, and smoked salmon fishcakes with tomato butter sauce.

Indulgent desserts at The Nut Tree Inn near Bicester include black cherry soufflé with Earl Grey tea sorbet, and warm chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream. At the bar, real ales and fine wines are served in a classic country pub setting.

Combining award-winning food with rustic charm, The Nut Tree Inn Oxfordshire is a village pub packed with character. Close to the M40 motorway, both Bicester and Oxford are a short drive away.

The Nut Tree Inn

Murcott, Kidlington, OX5 2RE

Contact +44 1865331253

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Customer reviews for The Nut Tree Inn

4.7 (((() (based on 237 reviews)
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  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Dean Stokes from Oxford

    The experience, warm welcome and food were exceptional, especially the sticky toffee pudding which my wife said was the best she had ever had.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Suzanne Szynaka from Oxford

    A really charming restaurant, with open fires and cosy atmosphere. Excellent food and delightful staff. Quite expensive for a lunch out, but certainly the quality justified the price.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Ruben Gonzalez from Oxford

    We really enjoyed our visit. Very nice staff. Food is of great quality and beautify cooked. We loved the complementary soup and bread

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Ian Glendinning from Oxford

    As usual excellent food and very pleasant and hospitable staff

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by AGS from Aylesbury

    As delightful as ever. Excellent staff and wonderful food delivered in a relaxed manner. It is refreshing to have a restaurant with a low turnover of staff. Says a lot about the place and the way it is run.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Claire Flint from Abingdon

    It was a lovely evening. It's a relaxed place with good service and really excellent food. The amuse bouch of mushroom soup was to die for.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Denzil Fairbairn from Oxford

    On this occasion I was struggling to acknowledge why the Nut Tree has a Michelin Star. Other than the puddings, very little effort seemed to have been afforded to the presentation of the dishes...they were quite ordinary looking with nothing special to make them stand out as Michelin quality. I don't believe my expectations were too high as the prices did reflect a higher quality which was sadly lacking on this visit. The salmon starter was very ordinary comprising a portion of nicely smoked fish and a quenelle of horseradish cream, hiding some pickled cucumber, all looking quite lost in the middle of the plate. My main was the lemon sole and ratte potatoes which were smothered in a chive sauce hiding the subtle flavours of the fish and again the dish didn't look elegant on the plate. Thankfully the pudding (sticky toffee pudding) was wonderfully presented to a Michelin. standard and each element of that dish was very tasty.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Susan Wright from Aylesbury

    Very enjoyable. Good atmosphere. Attentive staff. The chef's dessert offering was disappointing, especially in view of the chocolate fondant on the menu to follow, but roast beef lunch was excellent, also the rhubarb dessert.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by LJBB from Oxford

    Loved it!

    The food and service were excellent.

    What I loved most was that it was that despite being very high-end (e.g. the wine menu contained some ~£180 bottles!), I didn't feel uncomfortable asking for tap water.

    It was expensive (>£20 for a main), but for the quality and the delicious bread... I wouldn't complain!

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Phillip Cotterill from Kidlington

    Celebrating our wedding anniversary, my wife and I made our first visit to The Nut Tree Inn and it won't be our last. We had a wonderful experience; friendly, helpful and skilled staff, sumptuous food - exceptional fine dining, with a beautifully cooked lamb dish, champ and fondant potato being my particular highlight - as well as some excellent touches including a delicious amuse bouche pre-starter and a delightful surprise pre-dessert for our anniversary. Highly recommended.

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