Harden's survey result
“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”.
“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”.
Ashmolean Dining Room Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Two summer lunches with excellent menus in August and September"
|Wine per bottle||£21.00|
Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||10 am-4:30 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am-4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am-4:30 pm|
|Thursday||10 am-10 pm|
|Friday||10 am-10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am-10 pm|
|Sunday||10 am-4:30 pm|