RestaurantsOxfordshireOxfordOX1

survey result

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Don't expect innovation” at this stalwart – survivor of a now defunct national chain – expect “traditional and soundly cooked French bistro food” that's also “good value for money” (especially the “excellent prix fixe menus”) and comes in “buzzy surroundings” too.

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “utterly reliable bistro” – serving “simple, classic French food and quaffable wines”“really hits the target for the price”; it has been “one of the best places to eat well and cheaply in Oxford” for more than 20 years. Once part of a franchised national chain that lost its way, this branch has remained true to “old-style charm and professionalism”“it reminds me of the best bits of the Seventies!” “There must come a time when we’ll tire of the overly fancy and return to the straightforward reassurance of Gallic culinary flair, done well for the time-poor”.

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “utterly reliable bistro” – serving “simple, classic French food and quaffable wines”“really hits the target for the price”; it has been “one of the best places to eat well and cheaply in Oxford” for more than 20 years. Once part of a franchised national chain that lost its way, this branch has remained true to “old-style charm and professionalism”“it reminds me of the best bits of the Seventies!” “There must come a time when we’ll tire of the overly fancy and return to the straightforward reassurance of Gallic culinary flair, done well for the time-poor”.

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“No-nonsense French cuisine, done well” ensures that this city-centre bistro is “always busy”; and with its “small scuffed tables and chairs packed close together” somehow it “manages to feel intimate, while being crowded and buzzing”. Open for more than 20 years, it’s a survivor from a franchised 90s chain that went belly-up. “Absolutely love it here, the prices are amazing for delicious, classic food”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu,Portions
50
No dress code
110
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.50 £22.50
Dinner £28.50 £34.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.50
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Little Clarendon St, Oxford, OX1 2HP
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑10 pm

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