RestaurantsOxfordshireOxfordOX1

survey result

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely spot to enjoy rooftop views of Oxford” – this better-than-average venue on the top floor of the museum has a “competent but limited menu that’s good if rather pricey”, and also serves afternoon teas. It opens out into a rooftop cocktail bar with deckchairs in the summer, but gets crowded in all seasons – so make sure you book to avoid being shunted into the basement refectory.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely spot to enjoy rooftop views of Oxford” – this better-than-average venue on the top floor of the museum has a “competent but limited menu that’s good if rather pricey”, and also serves afternoon teas. It opens out into a rooftop cocktail bar with deckchairs in the summer, but gets crowded in all seasons – so make sure you book to avoid being shunted into the basement refectory.

Summary

£54
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A good place to escape from the tourist hordes of central Oxford” (although it can get pretty crowded itself), this roof-top spot is “excellent for afternoon tea” and has an open cocktail bar complete with fake grass and deckchairs to while away summer days. When it comes to the “straightforward” (perhaps rather “unadventurous”) main menu results are “fine”.

Summary

£54
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
18
No dress code
100

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.50 £17.00 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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