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Summary

£55
   ££
3
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2
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a find!” – an “idyllic” thatched pub with a dining conservatory of some pedigree (there’s been a boozer here for eight centuries), almost on the banks of the Isis, amidst beautifully bucolic Port Meadow. Former patrons C.S. Lewis and Inspector Morse would find the food “delicious” these days – and, owing to its location and extensive gardens, it's particularly in demand come summer (when most patrons opt for the casual, burger-only Shed Bar).

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This famous thatched pub by Port Meadow, where the countryside encroaches into Oxford, is “lovely on a summer’s day for a meal outdoors” – and “highly recommended after a walk along the Thames if you’re staying in Oxford”. There has been a pub here for 800 years and the current building has hosted real and imaginary drinkers including Inspector Morse, C.S.Lewis and William Morris. Landlord Jon Ellse is from Oxford pub royalty – his father ran the Turf Tavern.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This famous thatched pub by Port Meadow, where the countryside encroaches into Oxford, is “lovely on a summer’s day for a meal outdoors” – and “highly recommended after a walk along the Thames if you’re staying in Oxford”. There has been a pub here for 800 years and the current building has hosted real and imaginary drinkers including Inspector Morse, C.S.Lewis and William Morris. Landlord Jon Ellse is from Oxford pub royalty – his father ran the Turf Tavern.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Claiming to be ‘as old as the university’, this thatched 17th-century building, a short stroll across Port Meadow from the city-centre has a “delightful” garden on the river, and was “nicely renovated” when experienced local licensee Jon Ellse took it over a few years ago. The ‘gastropub grub’ is “certainly not shabby” although quite “old skool”.

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The Perch Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Perch Restaurant in OX2, Oxford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Perch restaurant.
Anthony M
Lovely setting and some decent covered outs...
Reviewed 11 months, 2 days ago

"Lovely setting and some decent covered outside tables wih overhead heaters. Tasty slow-cooked pork and nibbles. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £16.00 £3.75 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.95
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Binsey Ln, Oxford, OX2 0NG
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑10 pm
Tuesday11 am‑10 pm
Wednesday11 am‑10 pm
Thursday11 am‑10 pm
Friday11 am‑10 pm
Saturday11 am‑10 pm
Sunday11 am‑10 pm

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