Harden's survey result
“One of the few survivors from a nineties chain” – this “always-busting city-centre French Restaurant” delivers “such a good formula of a type that’s increasingly hard to find” (and is one of the most commented-on venues in town as a result). Service is “very rapid” but “friendly” and offers “simple”, “typical bistro fare” from a “wide range of classic dishes” that may be a tad “unexceptional”, but which come at “amazingly cheap prices (including the wine)”.
Who doesn’t have a “soft spot for this traditional, bistro-type-of-outfit”? – this “buzzy” survivor of the once-national group actually “seems like a genuine French restaurant” in its own right. The food is “not out of this world”, but “efficient, friendly service” and “excellent value” contribute to what’s a “pleasant informal experience” overall.
“Exceptional value for money” (pre-theatre and lunch menus are a particular bargain) underpins the huge popularity of this “buzzing and well-organised” survivor of what was once a national chain – “everything a French bistro should be, with recognisably Gallic dishes and efficient service”.
“Always packed out and buzzing” – this “old-fashioned” French bistro (a survivor of what was once a national chain) remains mightily popular, thanks to its “a wide variety” of “unpretentious and reasonably-priced dishes”; “the value at lunch is extraordinary”.
Pierre Victoire Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Simply the perfect French bistro, great food, wines, service and very affordable to boot."
"The interior is unchanged from 1980s. Small scruffy tables and chairs,packed close together. Cheapish prices. Small but workable wine list. So a real vintage ambience. The food's variable, but what put me off on last family visit was that three dishes had the same dark, overwhelming sauce: a ducj feullette, ox cheeks, and one other I forget. Didn't happen in the old days."
"Think Les Routiers, but in Oxford! At least at lunchtime. Robust French cooking, ample portions and great value."
Little Clarendon St, Oxford, OX1 2HP
Lunch: Mon ~ Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-16.30, Dinner: Mon ~ Sat 18.00-23.00, Sun 16.30-22.00
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 10 pm