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Summary

“Great views across the Oxford rooftops” are a major draw to the patio of this “English, eccentric and lovely” venue (indeed rather “too many tourists come to photograph from it”); it strikes the odd critic as “less than the sum of its parts”, but the food is “very good” by all accounts.

£52
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Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Location, location and location!” An “obviously superb” setting – a “bright and airy” venue with a rooftop terrace “overlooking the Oxford spires” – is the big draw to this “charming” venue. That said, the “good, if unexceptional” food is “much improved” in recent times and “mostly good”.

£52
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Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“I guess you’re paying for the rooftop terrace”, at this museum venue – “an amazing location when the sun shines”, with “superb views”; even fans may note that the “variable” food is “very expensive”, though, and service is no great shakes.

£51
Poor
Poor
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“An unsurpassed rooftop location with splendid views of the dreaming spires” is the main draw at this “very pleasant lunch spot”; the food is “decent” by institution standards too (ie somewhat “dull”, and at “inflated prices”).

£50
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu,
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10 pm
Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH
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sun 10am-4.30pm, tue-wed 10am-4.30pm, thurs-sat 10am-10pm
Last orders: 10 pm

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