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survey result

Summary

£23
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It's “not somewhere to linger and have an elegant time” and “there isn't really any service as such”, but this ethical/organic church-crypt café remains a “regular refuelling stop” for its “great selection of hot and cold food served up generously, canteen-style” (“come hungry”). “Outside tables offer a spectacular outlook over the Radcliffe Camera and Radcliffe Square.”

Summary

£21
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great Oxford institution” set in the “fifteenth-century vaults of the university church” – this ethical and organic café makes an “excellent stop-off point during a busy day in Oxford” – whether you’re shopping or studying texts next door in the Bodleian Library. “Superb coffee, decent food and a very civilised atmosphere, despite sometimes being crowded”.

Summary

£21
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great Oxford institution” set in the “fifteenth-century vaults of the university church” – this ethical and organic café makes an “excellent stop-off point during a busy day in Oxford” – whether you’re shopping or studying texts next door in the Bodleian Library. “Superb coffee, decent food and a very civilised atmosphere, despite sometimes being crowded”.

Summary

£21
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great location in central Oxford” is a unique selling point of this quirky café – part of the University church on the High, with a medieval vaulted interior, and gorgeous outside seating in the churchyard. “The choice of fare is limited” (breakfasts; plus simple dishes such as curry, tagine, and soup) but adequately nourishes its clientele of students, clerics and tourists.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
60
No dress code
70

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£4.00 £10.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Radcliffe Sq, Oxford, OX1 4AH
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑5:30 pm
Tuesday9 am‑5:30 pm
Wednesday9 am‑5:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑5:30 pm
Friday9 am‑5:30 pm
Saturday9 am‑5:30 pm
Sunday9 am‑5:30 pm

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