Harden's survey result
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“Sitting out in the centre of Oxford looking into the attic rooms of the Randolph and the rooftops of colleges” provides “a lovely setting for a sunny day” at this museum café. Mostly there’s praise for the “tasty and well-priced” cooking, although it’s pretty “unadventurous”, but “tea is quite a bargain with good scones, sarnies and cakes”, and you can stay entertained “watching the procession of tourists coming outside for selfies”.
“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.
“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”.
“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.
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