Malmaison Oxford

(115 Reviews)
Oxford Castle 3 New Road, Oxford, Oxon., OX1 1AY
British, Modern British, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu


Main course: £16
Food spend: £32

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 22:30
Saturday - Sunday: 08:00 – 22:30
Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Luxurious yet full of character, the converted prison at Malmaison Oxford serves sumptuous, modern British delicacies. With a peaceful al fresco terrace, a sleek under-lit bar and clean-cut furnishings, there are dining options aplenty for any British weather.

Serving modern reinventions of classic local cuisine, the Malmaison menu is committed to sourcing the best produce in the region. Sophisticated yet accessible, a beautifully presented a la carte selection foregrounds bold, wholesome flavours. Tasty vegetarian options and succulent fish dishes are served, as well as sublime New York strip steak cuts.

For a relaxed tone, diners can head to the sleek bar. Subdued and atmospheric, a cosmopolitan selection of cocktails showcases signature creations from the Mal mixologists, alongside a well-balanced range of world wines.

Housed in an enchanting, historic building, The Brasserie at the Oxford Mal maintains original features, like arched doorways and metal staircases. Oxford Rail Station is 10 minutes' walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Malmaison Oxford
(based on 115 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (23)
  • dinner (70)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (47)
  • luxury (28)
  • private dining (31)
  • romantic (44)
  • trendy (26)
  • value (28)
  • views (4)
  • By Dinda D from Oxford
    5 May 2019

    Lovely venue - we were there to early - and had to wait at bar

  • By Diane F from Oxford
    22 February 2019

    Got married on Christmas Eve 2018 and we had a perfect day.

  • By ELC C from Oxford
    16 February 2019

    The service and location was superb. The food was flawless

  • By Julie P from OXFORD
    24 January 2019

    Great food and great service. This was a really good offer and a great chance for us to get together.

  • By Terence C from Oxford
    1 December 2018

    Ours was a birthday celebration for five family members, with a standard menu. The menu choices were richly varied, allowing for all tastes, and everyone was delighted with their choice. We treated our starters as tapas dishes, sharing them among us, and everyone loved all of them, especially perhaps the game croquettes and the tiger prawns. The coq au vin was exquisite, as was the pork fillet. Everyone chose the sticky toffee pudding, which was perfect in texture and flavour. We also enjoyed the modestly priced pays d'oc red wine and the Chenin blanc. The service was excellent – friendly and attentive without ever being intrusive. A huge success (my daughter said it was "amazing").

  • By Peter H from Nottingham
    13 November 2018

    I had as a main, the Fish Cake. I thought it was a starter, which in a lot of hotel restaurants it would be, one medium sized fish cake, a tiny piece of spinach topped with a 'Cotswold egg" ? Our friend had Lamb which was fatty. Also the range of beers was limited to one local brew and one lager. I hate to complain but it was not good at all, I don't think any of our party enjoyed the experience at all and I will not be back..

  • By Steve P from Oxford
    11 November 2018

    Super well looked after Food Good Service Super

  • By Carole F from Oxford
    20 October 2018

    Excellent meal and value for miney

  • By Ariella F from Hereford
    13 October 2018

    Staff and service impeccable. My daughter's coq au vin was terrific but my cod was slightly underwhelming. Too little seasoning and very lonely. Butter bean mash minisicule. However puds were bang on.

  • By Alan B from Milan, Italy
    13 August 2018

    We wait a little bit to be seated with no clear reason but after that the personnel was fair enough. The ambience is very nice and particular. Above all we liked Summer stew of grilled Merguez sausages, cannellini beans, tomatoes, parsley, garlic & grilled Altamura bread as main and Valrhona chocolate truffle torte, crème fraîche & fresh raspberries as dessert.

Restaurant Location Map
Malmaison Oxford
Oxford Castle 3 New Road, Oxford, Oxon., OX1 1AY

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