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The Acanthus Restaurant at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN +44 1865366405

((((* European
Average
Main course: £24
Food spend: £46

Went for afternoon tea, had a lovely time, very pleasant and helpful staff, lovely food. We sat there from 2pm until 5pm and had a great chat without feeling any pressure to get a move on! All in all a great afternoon.

Neila Chrisp 16 March 2016
from Oxford

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With 2 AA Rosettes for its classic British food, The Acanthus Restaurant at Macdonald Randolph Hotel boasts baronial surroundings in this 5-star Oxford hotel, dating back to circa 1864.The stately dining room is suitably elegant, reflecting the history of the university city, while the finest British meat and vintage wines are hallmarks of the seasonal Randolph menu.

Right in the centre of Oxford, The Acanthus Restaurant offers excellent pre-theatre dining. Try slow-roasted pork belly with puy lentil stew, or pan-fried black sea bream.

Luxuriant mains include loin of venison and pan-fried pheasant supreme. 21-day aged Scottish rib steaks and the finest smoked salmon are among Acanthus favourites, while the dessert menu tempts with milk chocolate truffle, pistachio mousse and Cointreau Anglaise.

Art-lined walls and plush soft furnishings give the Acanthus dining room a sophisticated feel, with the wood-panelled Morse Bar, warmed by a roaring open fire, hosting events including whisky tasting nights. The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a 7-minute walk from Oxford Train Station.

The Acanthus Restaurant at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN

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Customer reviews for The Acanthus Restaurant at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

4.2 ((((* (based on 19 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (8)
  • dinner (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • business (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • value (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • (((** by from Oxford

    Great location for afternoon tea with foreign friends. Service was poor, waited half an hour for first pot of tea for two then another 10 minutes for the rest to appear with the food. Food was good but overall it was about £5 too expensive for what we had.

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    The Drawing Room setting was clean, airy and at a perfect temperature. The seating was comfortable and relaxing, as well as functional for the height of the table. The décor was uncluttered with interesting art work. The food was lovely and light and the waiting staff were knowledgeable, attentive and presented themselves admirably.

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    Went for afternoon tea, had a lovely time, very pleasant and helpful staff, lovely food. We sat there from 2pm until 5pm and had a great chat without feeling any pressure to get a move on! All in all a great afternoon.

  • ((*** by from Woking

    Overpriced. poor decor, disorganised service. Food barely adequate.

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Had cream tea. Comfortable experience well looked after

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    We had afternoon tea at The Randolph, it had a lovely atmosphere. We received excellent service and were offered refills of tea, sandwiches and cakes.

  • ((((* by from Dunstable

    The building was beautiful, especially the dining room. I enjoyed looking at all the shields from the different colleges, they were a nice feature. I had the pigeon to start which was tender and full of flavour, and the sole for my main which was nice, the only disappointment was that it came on the bone and I wasn't provided with a fish knife. The service was impeccable and the waiters really couldn't do enough for us.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent cream tea, good service and nice atmosphere.

  • (((** by from Porto Alegre

    Nice view
    Poor cuisine

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    A very fitting location for our wedding anniversary. Friendly service and excellent food chosen from a nicely balanced menu. Expensive but good value for that special occasion!

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