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River Room Restaurant and Conservatory, De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel, Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, OX4 4GX

((((* British
Main course: £18
Food spend: £31
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30

The tea and surroundings were absolutely delightful everybody really enjoyed themselves and the food was excellent.

Susan Keating 27 May 2016
from Oxford Thames Four Pillars

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Awarded an AA Rosette for its British and European cooking, River Room Restaurant at the Oxford Thames Hotel overlooks the Thames and the hotel’s scenic gardens. Adjacent to the restaurant is The Conservatory, serving lighter bites for lunch and dinner, as well as a quintessential afternoon tea.

Designed by a MasterChef 2016 contestant, the eclectic River Room menu begins with goat’s cheese crème brûlée, English beef steak tartare, egg yolk jam and ciabatta crouton as well as slow-cooked pork belly. Skilfully prepared mains include lamb shank with roasted vegetables and the superb Barbary duck breast.

Choose between a seasonal dinner menu, a casual menu available throughout the day, and of course, Sunday lunch. Indulge in expertly crafted classics like beer-battered haddock or carefully crafted dishes such as slow-cooked, grass-fed beef and local tastes from Gloucestershire.

Overlooking the river, picturesque grounds and the St. John’s College barge, the River Room Restaurant and Conservatory offers the best in both contemporary and classic cooking. This rural idyll is just 3 miles from Oxford city centre.

River Room Restaurant and Conservatory, De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel, Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, OX4 4GX

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Customer reviews for River Room Restaurant and Conservatory, De Vere Oxford Thames

4 ((((* (based on 14 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (10)
  • dinner (5)
  • views (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • value (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • lunch (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Tracey Major from Bucks

    Lovely afternoon tea, nice selection of sandwiches, fresh scone with clotted cream and jam. Endless tea. Waiting staff very friendly and helpful.

  • ((*** 27 February 2017 by Liz Peck from Castellpn

    This was advertised as a riverside conservatory and we specifically asked for a table with a view of the river as we were celebrating my mother's 84th birthday. Our table could not have been further from a window and the conservatory is NOT beside the river. With the exception of a dozen or so conference delegates who were just finishing lunch when we arrived, the conservatory was empty. Not a very nice experience and we had rather hoped for something a little special, something above and beyond since I mentioned in my booking that it was a special occasion.

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Len Van den berg from Bracknell

    We booked a celebratory afternoon tea for a birthday event. The food was very good, especially since 2 of us in the party of 3 were vegetarian. The tea was great being served in a large pot for each person, and we managed to get at least 3 cups of tea each from our pots. The staff were friendly and attentive.The restaurant was very relaxing and not busy at that time of the day. The area / location was lovely, set along the banks of the Thames. A very relaxing and peaceful area.

  • ((((* 28 December 2016 by Adrian Williams from Towcester

    we arrived a little late due to very heavy traffic,but the staff were pleasant and took us to a table overlooking the river and the boat.Food was very good and presented very nicely The two members of staff that served us were very efficient and friendly, which made the whole experience enjoyable and good value. Thank-you

  • ((*** 1 September 2016 by Sandeep Jayawant from Oxford

    Perfect location ambience and service

  • ((((( 27 May 2016 by Susan Keating from Oxford Thames Four Pillars

    The tea and surroundings were absolutely delightful everybody really enjoyed themselves and the food was excellent.

  • ((((* 18 May 2016 by Craig Buddle from Oxford

    Beautiful setting with lovely gardens. Food was very nice

  • ((((* 2 May 2016 by Eifion Hughes from Oxford

    Food was excellent. Service WA good although the matre'd kept referring to us not having water but having wine and beer. Not required our choices.

  • ((((( 18 January 2016 by Steven from Oxford

    Lovely conservatory area, staff were very friendly.

  • ((((* 5 January 2016 by Barry Symonds from Oxford

    Booked an Afternoon Tea for a family of 10. We were well received by the friendly staff. We had a variety of sandwiches, cakes and scones all were delicious.

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