Acanthus & Cartoon Bar at the Randolph

(61 Reviews)
Beaumont Street, Oxford, South East England, OX1 2LN
European, Afternoon Tea
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Top offer

Early Evening 3 courses & a signature cocktail £35 per person

This offer is available from August 17, 2020 until November 5, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £24
Food spend: £46

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 18:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

Steeped in over 150 years of fabulous service and renowned for its historic surroundings, The Randolph stands proud in the heat of the city. The Acanthus restaurant remains one of the most significant Grade II-listed restaurants in Oxford. The Summer menu comprises of light bites & Quality Butchery. High vaulted ceilings and original historic art adorn the walls complimented by classically displayed dishes.

The Acanthus menu is accompanied by carefully sourced and responsibly produced, British seasonal ingredients. The opulent high ceilings and dark oak floor of the dining room set the scene for comfort and indulgence in the heart of Oxford.

Before dining in the Acanthus, It is always a pleasure to enjoy a beverage in the Traditional Morse Bar or the Relaxing Drawing Room.

Find Acanthus and Morse Bar on the corner of Beaumont and Magdalen street, just a 15-minute walk from Oxford Train Station.

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

Customer reviews for Acanthus & Cartoon Bar at the Randolph
(based on 61 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (20)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (27)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (15)
  • luxury (21)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (8)
  • views (13)
  • By David C from Oxford
    14 September 2020

    Albeit restricted menu due to Covid-19 we received Great value for money especially as you are offering the dine discount. Staff are extremely friendly professional and pleasant

  • By Chris P from preston
    2 August 2020

    Unfortunately I have nothing good to report. Having dined there on two nights I can only state that the service on the first night was diabolical - certainly not 5 star although it did improve on the second night. Staff very pleasant but so slow. The quality of food for such a simple menu was average at best. The hotel is a great venue - breakfast was good and the staff extremely helpful and would stay there again but probably would eat out at night.

  • By Tina N from Oxford
    1 August 2020

    Excellent delicious steak was very happy

  • By Janet W from Bath
    20 July 2020

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal at the Acanthus. The food was superb and the service exemplary. In particular full credit to the waitress who offered a delightful option of GF desserts from the Afternoon Tea menu. Also full credit to our waiter who was knowledgeable without being intrusive.

  • By Lauren B from Oxford
    22 February 2020


  • By Alison H from Wales
    15 February 2020

    Beautiful , classic & an all round fabulous experience. Stunning hotel & staff can’t do enough for you. Food was amazing.

  • By Alison Clarke C from Nice
    8 February 2020

    Beautiful room The food was ok but the wait from the moment we ordered to being served was far too long (3/4 hour). This rather ruined our experience.

  • By Stephen E from Oxford
    2 February 2020

    Lovely decor with its history, Sunday lunch was exceptional, service very good

  • By Elizabeth S from Hampshire
    2 January 2020

    Food and service very good. The wine - a Spanish white, £40 - was enjoyable but overpriced I thought. The room is very appealing. The table top was chipped and looked as though it should be replaced. I would rather not have been able to hear the music from the bar.

  • By Henk L from Deal
    11 December 2019

    The overall experience was not great The head waiter never asked once if everything was ok Got as starter stonecold bread instead of toast with my pate Just a few green leaved plonked on plate Instead of getting little caraf with tap water a glass This is 5 star hotel!,, Only good thing was didnt had to pay for starter as i made a complaint to waitress Opinion never again

Restaurant Location Map
Acanthus & Cartoon Bar at the Randolph
Beaumont Street, Oxford, South East England, OX1 2LN

Available offers

  • Early Evening 3 courses & a signature cocktail £35 per person
  • Keep Eating Out To Keep Helping Out

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