RestaurantsOxfordshireOxfordOX1

survey result

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Eating green curry in a Tudor house is still a novelty” and fans of this slightly incongruous stalwart, tucked away off the High Street, say it’s “still very good in a city blessed with good Orientals”. That said, its cooking “has declined” from when it was Oxford’s top-rated venue in our survey (“how the mighty have fallen”) and, given its “really crammed” and sometimes “noisy” interior, its overall performance only seems fair-to-middling nowadays.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Eating green curry in a Tudor house is still a novelty” and fans of this slightly incongruous stalwart, tucked away off the High Street, say it’s “still very good in a city blessed with good Orientals”. That said, its cooking “has declined” from when it was Oxford’s top-rated venue in our survey (“how the mighty have fallen”) and, given its “really crammed” and sometimes “noisy” interior, its overall performance only seems fair-to-middling nowadays.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A real find down a side alley off the High in Oxford”, and occupying a slightly unexpected venue for a Thai – a wood-panelled Tudor-style room in an ancient medieval building; “not quite what it used to be” perhaps (given greater competition in the town nowadays), but it’s “still good”.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a location more reminiscent of a Tudor tearoom” than one befitting its Thai menu, this “quirky” and “busy” (“cramped and noisy”) staple in a medieval building down a passageway off the High “remains a delight”. Its classics dishes may “have lost the epic qualities they had a few years back” (“nice but veering unpredictably from the bland to the very spicy”), but “it’s still better than other Asians in the very centre of town”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
25, 33
No dress code
66

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £11.60 £8.00 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.50
Filter Coffee £3.30
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Kemp Hall Passage, 130a High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm

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