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Iffley Blue at Hawkwell House

Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, OX4 4DZ

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Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

Good choice of options. Quick friendly and helpful service. Comfortable seats and pleasant ambience. Food tasty and well presented amd portions just right!

Fergus 21 June 2016
from Garelochhead

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Housed within Hawkwell House, one of Oxford’s best-loved hotels, the Iffley Blue is a spacious modern dining space serving seasonal European cuisine. Set in the idyllic Iffley village, the Iffley Blue restaurant also provides an easy-dining bar menu.

Delicious offerings on the Iffley Blue menu include a rolled slow-cooked shoulder of lamb in red wine & rosemary with ratatouille & Boulangère potatoes, and basil pancakes filled with creamed leeks & artichoke hearts with roasted peppers, vegetarian goat’s cheese, raw tomato sauce & green salad.Toppings for delicious clay-baked pizzas include flavoursome smoked duck, Parma Ham & red Dorset with pine nuts & sage.

Further tasty offerings on the menu at the Iffley Blue restaurant in Oxford include the chefs’ butterfly tandoori chicken breast and burgers made with locally-sourced beef. With high-arched sunroofs and chic woodland decorations, Iffley Blue is a sparkling dining destination.

The picturesque Hawkwell House Hotel, luxuriating in 3 acres of private gardens, is just over a couple of miles from the centre of Oxford. The Iffley Blue restaurant also provides free parking, and is a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre.

Iffley Blue at Hawkwell House

Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, OX4 4DZ

Contact +44 1865332112

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Customer reviews for Iffley Blue at Hawkwell House

3.9 ((((* (based on 18 reviews)
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  • dinner (10)
  • breakfast (6)
  • lunch (5)
  • value (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
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  • al fresco (1)
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  • (((** 27 October 2016 by Muireann Leech from Oxford

    The desserts were great. The room itself felt a bit cold and clinical. The staff were friendly (especially a dark haired bearded guy). Booking service quick and efficient, although we did say we were booking with a Travelzoo voucher and the staff seemed not to know this and gave us the wrong menu.

  • ((((* 25 July 2016 by Steve P from Chippenham

    Nice, clean, spacious hotel with various common area options in and out. Nice comfortable and spacious room with added lounge section that had a horizontal blind to protect modesty from any above onlookers! Pleasant restaurant, decent food, nice staff, reasonably and fairly priced. Great for walking into the centre along the river/canal - about 40 mins - perfect to get some earn some food treats! Will definitely repeat in a few years' time when we're ready to redo Oxford.

  • ((((* 21 June 2016 by Fergus from Garelochhead

    Good choice of options. Quick friendly and helpful service. Comfortable seats and pleasant ambience. Food tasty and well presented amd portions just right!

  • ((*** 14 June 2016 by Keith Worthington from Oxford

    Hotel style dining room, open plan and bright lights. Service was very good but the menu was disappointing and not good value for money.

  • ((((* 14 June 2016 by Jayne Tory from Rotherham

    Food was hot and arrived quickly. Was quiet when we ate so not a lot of atmosphere but service was attentive. Desserts were very good if a little over priced.

  • ((((( 6 June 2016 by Katie Want from Colchester

    Food really nice for dinner, the service was excellent, especially the head male waiter, unfortunately I do not know his name. They made a fuss of the children too which was a nice touch.

  • ((((( 23 May 2016 by Jeff from Kidlington

    Even though there was a big wedding on we had great service and amazing food, as always. Really helpful and friendly staff made the occasion a great success and impressed our friends.

  • ((((* 17 May 2016 by Jenny Michell from Near Oxford

    10 of us had Sunday lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday. As the restaurant was very busy they out us in a separate room in a big round table which was much quieter. All the food was very good.

  • (((** 12 May 2016 by Kathleen from Hertfordshire

    The room is pleasant enough and relaxed. The food was nicely presented and over all good. The duck livers were very nice. The Potato & garlic soup was uninspiring. The 'market fish' was sea trout. It was a good dish but suspect the fish had been frozen. The Onglet steak was fine.
    The wine selection is poor in choice & quality. I ordered a bottle of Soave at £22. It was was a cheap wine & warm. Plonked on top of a few ice cubes in a wine cooler that did not help at all. I had to ask for ice to have any chance of enjoying it. This is not good enough.
    We therefore did not have desert or coffee and left.

  • (((** 7 May 2016 by Hannah Bradley from Kenilworth

    The restaurant was nicely done out, although it was in an interior room in the hotel, so no windows besides in the roof, which meant there was no view to speak of. The food was ok, but rather over-priced for what it was. My husband had a burger but said the bun had a lot of butter on it, which overpowered the flavour somewhat, and the pot of mayonnaise we were given had obviously been sitting around a while - maybe under a hot lamp or something - because the top of it was a bit congealed. The service was fine. We usually give a tip anyway but I do find it irritating when the service charge is automatically added to the bill. Overall, it was fine. It didn't live up to what I was expecting, having had a look at the website beforehand (including the prices), but it was a pretty standard meal.

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