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Summary

A “cheap ’n’ cheerful place milling with tourists and students”, and set in the chapter house of a 14th-century church with a garden; it’s “self-service only” and there’s a “modest choice, but you will find plenty to appeal” – just “get there early to grab a seat!”

£20
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“In the old chapter house of a 14th-century university church” with outside tables on Radcliffe Square, this “idyllic” self-service spot offers “delicious and inexpensive” food (“especially vegetarian”); “don't go on a Saturday if you're in a hurry, as queues are long”.

£20
Very Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“In a lovely ex-chapel within a church or, if you wish, the graveyard on a nice day!” – this self-service veggie is a real crowd-pleaser, offering “very tasty and hearty” mains and “sensational salads”.

£17
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

An “excellent choice for a reliable and cheap lunch with a lively atmosphere” and “bang in the middle of Oxford”, too; this veggie-friendly self-service joint – a large vaulted room – is a “great hang-out”, and so popular it’s “often hard to find a seat”.

£17
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
Yes
6 pm
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Radcliffe Sq, Oxford, OX1 4AH
Opening hours

Last orders: 6 pm

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