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This “lovely greenhouse” – originally a late-Victorian florist’s – has been a landmark dining destination in north Oxford for almost 40 years, and benefited from a £1.5 million revamp a couple of years ago that boosted capacity to 220. It’s a delightful spot for a meal, although the Italian-leaning cooking is generally felt to be “hit and miss”; the appointment of new head chef Lee Parsons should improve matters.

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The “wonderful greenhouse setting” of this romantic and long-established north Oxford fixture was revamped and extended to the tune of £1.5 million during a three-month closure last year, giving it an appropriate leafy atmosphere. Originally a late-Victorian florist’s, the Grade II-listed building was converted into a restaurant almost 40 years ago. There’s a “nice buzz” to the place, and a “reliably good European menu” from new chef Matt Smith, but the feeling persists that – if you take into account the prices – the food is somewhat “run of the mill”.

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The “amazing location in an old greenhouse” – built in 1897 and now Grade II listed – ensures that a meal “always feels a little bit special” at this 33-year-old venue in elegantly academic north Oxford. The cooking struggles to match the setting, though, being little more than “competent but unexceptional”.

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“Just on the edge of central Oxford”, this “lovely” listed Victorian conservatory (“twinkly in the evenings”) has been a local favourite for many years and is a natural choice for romance. Even fans, though, concede it’s “not cheap” to an extent that’s a turn-off for one or two reporters.

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61 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6PE

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code
80
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Gee’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gee’s Restaurant in OX2, Oxford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gee’s restaurant.
John L
Good bistro food. ...
Reviewed 2 months, 3 days ago

"Good bistro food. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.50 £20.50 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
61 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6PE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday9 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday9 am‑10:30 pm

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