RestaurantsOxfordshireMurcottOX5

survey result

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “quality” of the food is exceptional (“soufflés are a must!”) at Mike & Imogen North’s “pleasant” and “understated”, fifteenth-century thatched pub in rural Oxfordshire (which is still a proper pub, despite its vaunted culinary reputation). “The accessible tasting menu sensibly draws from the main menu, offering a genuine tasting experience, with solidly conceived and well-balanced flavours in each dish”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “quality” of the food is exceptional (“soufflés are a must!”) at Mike & Imogen North’s “pleasant” and “understated”, fifteenth-century thatched pub in rural Oxfordshire (which is still a proper pub, despite its vaunted culinary reputation). “The accessible tasting menu sensibly draws from the main menu, offering a genuine tasting experience, with solidly conceived and well-balanced flavours in each dish”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Local boy Michael North and his wife Imogen’s “cosy thatched pub” has made a real name for itself in the past dozen years for its “consistently great food for a reasonable price”. Still a real pub, serving the house Nut Tree ale, it serves everything from bar snacks to a “fantastic tasting menu paired with exciting wine choices” – while “a candlelit dinner by the open fire makes for romance”. Set in a small village, it’s hardly remote: the M40 – and Bicester shopping village – are just a few minutes away by car.

Summary

£68
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Michael North’s innovative cooking goes from strength to strength, while Imogen Young delivers the most calming front of house experience” at this thatched village pub, near Bicester (“a great stop-off if you are heading up the M40” and “well worth seeking out”). The result is a “relaxed yet elegant meal in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside”, with “a highly recommended tasting menu for a special occasion” but where “you can still enjoy a pint at the bar with the locals”. “They use lots of their own fantastic produce which is always a good sign” too, and there’ a “well chosen wine list”. Top Menu Tip – “exquisite soufflés”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
20, 40
No dress code
70

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Dinner only 9

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £30.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Main Street, Murcott, OX5 2RE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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