RestaurantsOxfordshireOxfordOX1

survey result

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Bang in the middle of Oxford – occupying an early seventeenth-century building where Raymond Blanc cut his teeth as a chef in the 70s – this solidly rated Thai outfit celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. “Very much eclipsed in the last decade by Oli’s Thai, but the latter’s closure leaves a gap which this old favourite partially fills”.

Summary

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

“Hard to believe you can step off Oxford High Street” and into this “wonderful medieval building”, home to “such good quality Thai food in a calm atmosphere with efficient thoughtful service”. Despite a minor fall from grace since its days as our top-rated Oxford venue, reports are all enthusiastic – “just like the real thing is the verdict of seasoned Thailand visitors – and still a safe-as-houses bet in Oxford”.

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.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
25, 33
No dress code
66

Prices

Starter Main Pudding
£6.40 £13.70 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
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
SundayCLOSED

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