RestaurantsOxfordshireOxfordOX4

survey result

Summary

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

“Sunday roasts are legendary, with care lavished on the ingredients”, say fans of this well-known varsity gastropub – “a busy place” (some would say “too noisy to be enjoyable” when it’s “packed out”: i.e. often), which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. But while it’s rated consistently well, even so it can seem a case of “much hype about nothing”, and its albeit good ratings are not in the same league as its famous stablemate, London’s Anchor & Hope.

Summary

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

“Sunday roasts are legendary, with care lavished on the ingredients”, say fans of this well-known varsity gastropub – “a busy place” (some would say “too noisy to be enjoyable” when it’s “packed out”: i.e. often), which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. But while it’s rated consistently well, even so it can seem a case of “much hype about nothing”, and its albeit good ratings are not in the same league as its famous stablemate, London’s Anchor & Hope.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The oxblood-walled country cousin to the capital’s celebrated Anchor & Hope, turning out pleasingly hearty and creative British gasto fare, which elicits solid marks but little in the way of commentary; the pretty terrace to the rear hosts a flea market every first Saturday of the month.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This country sibling to London’s famous Anchor & Hope is a little out of the town centre and specialises in the gutsy British scoff that’s made the group’s name. Fewer reports this year, but all feedback remains upbeat.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
100

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £16.00 £3.80 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
243 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday5 pm‑9 pm
Friday5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday5:30 pm‑8:30 pm

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