215 Kitchen & Drinks

4.8
295 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
215 is our brand new casual-dining neighbourhood restaurant offering Lunch and Dinner from Wednesday to Saturday plus Sunday Lunch. In case you were wondering, the 215 team will be conjuring up magical new menu ideas every Monday and Tuesday to be enjoyed for the rest of the week, as well as the odd bit of R&R!

Support 215 Kitchen & Drinks during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 295 People Are Saying
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SarahW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time, perhaps the vegetarian menu was a bit expensive and the dauphinoise course needed a bit of refining but those were minor things for us, it is such a great discovery, finally somewhere good to eat in Oxford!

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JackS
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding for and service we will be back.

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JULIES
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal. I had let them know beforehand that I had special dietary requirements and they had gone to the trouble of printing off a specific menu for me. We’re not local and I would definitely make the 3 hour round trip again.

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Bobby
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything at 215 was perfect with one exception. We ordered the largest tasting menu which lasted over 3 hours and for this duration, we found the chairs to be uncomfortable and would suggest more comfortable seats with high backs. Otherwise the experience was wonderful.

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Paulc
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really could not fault the exceptional taster menu. Every course was a delight and full of surprises. This restaurant is clearly a labour of love and it shows. Highly recommended.

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Tmh63
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu and there was nothing we didn’t enjoy. My standout favourite was the fish in red curry sauce but both of the desserts were delicious. I would have preferred the pace to have been a touch slower, I don’t have a big appetite, I was fairly full after the pre-starters, but I didn’t want to leave anything either. My companion had no trouble!
I would definitely recommend for a special occasion
The staff were charming, friendly and attentive

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Chris
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ingredients beautifully cooked and presented.

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Reviewer4245345
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food were fantastic! Looking forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food, wine and service here are amazing. Some of the best in Oxford. The only problem at the moment is that because there are still glass barriers between each table due to Covid, the at atmosphere has taken a real hit. It’s nowhere near as nice as it felt before when it was all open and buzzing as the Oxford Kitchen. Once that goes I’m sure it will be up to 5 star again.

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Dissatisfied
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and never replied to phone calls or emails. Sign on the door said they should have been open. Confirmation email had been received. Poor communication, poor business.

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Annw
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked the table in Summer for Sunday lunch on 3rd Oct 2021 (reserve No 3210) and the last email confirmation reminding sent on 2nd Oct indicated there is no change. However, when we arrived at 3:30pm on time, your restaurant is closed (all chairs packed up over the table) though the Sunday opening schedule (12 to 6pm) is still noticed on the door as usual. Until now we have not received any information and explanation for it.

It is very disappointed for our guests and ruining the special celebration we planned with you months ago. We sent an email to 215 kitchen web afterwards, but no reply and no explanation given.

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AandJ
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with top quality food and good wine.
Service friendly and a great atmosphere.

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vipJohnF
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding , great service.

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Vivi
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food bursting with flavour, perfectly cooked and well presented. Portions are modest but we felt nicely full after our two course lunch. Make sure you have the bread roll - really special!

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. The tasting menu was fantastic and we both throughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend!

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Louisa
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the tasting menu. We will be back!

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MingZ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at 215 is splendid and we were in great service. Definitely a good place for date night or any occasion you like.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at 215 today.
It was perfect
The service was brilliant, the food incredible and we even had a gluten and dairy free guest which they catered for superbly.
Thank you for making our daughters Graduation a special day.
We will definitely be back it was faultless thank you very much.

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HarrietW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here always worth a visit when we visit from Bristol!

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AlexandraP
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!! The food was amazing and the atmosphere fantastic. Not pretentious yet a great experience !

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CarlieB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend 215, I think they are on course for Michelin recognition,having been to a few starred restaurants this was certainly on par.
Exceptional service

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Jonathan
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience with friendly staff (thank you Silvia!) in a relaxed environment. Exceptional standard without any pretentiousness. The tasting menu with wine flight is an education in both. Great selection and pairings! 👍

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ColinE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. We had tasting menu and wine pairing at lunch; thoroughly enjoyable. Staff were very friendly and unpretentious yet professional. Bus stop directly outside, so easy to get to without using your car.

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RobertW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The tasting menu was a culinary delight, served in a timely manner by helpful knowledgeable staff. Also very good advice on the choice of wine

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ChrisG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food equally matched by the quality and care of the service.

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AmelieR
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional restaurant with amazing food. I tried all vegetarian options with my partner and everything was delicious and beautiful. The staff was also very nice and professional. The best meal I had in 2021 so far!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating with amazing food as always.
Perfect place to bring a special guest from abroad.
Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

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TaraM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited on a Wednesday night and thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu. 5 courses for £55 and added a supplementary course for£8. Menu was interesting and varied, quality of food was high, value for money (without a doubt). Beautifully presented. From the outside, located in a parade of shops this little gem could go unnoticed, step inside and you won't be disappointed. Will definitely atelier visit again when in the area.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem on our doorstep, felt like going into London for a nice meal. Comfortable seating, covid safe and delicious food with a friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite you confirming the reservation the restaurant was closed - well done to both of you! Luckily I found out by chance when I decided to have a look at the menu a couple of hours before our booking. We were unable to find an equivalent restaurant with availability as it was graduation weekend in Oxford. I’ve contacted the restaurant but haven’t received a reply.

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Bonnie
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable, exciting and innovative food. Everything tasted amazing. Great value and friendly staff! We are so glad we chose to dine here. We will definitely come back - maybe to sample their fabulous cocktails and nibbles.

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PLCH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. A little pricey regarding bread etc. but the skills of the chef and service make this a restaurant you will want to return to. I think they should offer complimentary bread / nibbles that would make you feel a little more valued.

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paule
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is excellent, we had a wonderful experience.

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Llewpart
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An unassuming facade & location belies the treats your taste buds are about to experience. The food was beautifully presented and each course simply got better and better. Probably one of the top 3 meals we’ve experienced thus far. I would certainly recommend dinning here if you find yourself in Oxford.

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hydrus
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff were friendly and efficient. Excellent food; both our mains (lamb, halibut) were outstanding. Wine is a little pricey, but after a while you don't notice.

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OllieC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Service was 10/10 would highly recommend

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johnb
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

there are many superlatives people use for food reviews. This food exceedes any superlatives I can think off. The food was fantastic the taste was orgasmic the work that had gone into this delightful food we could see was enormous. I can honestly say this restaurant which we have now visited several times is the best restaurant we have ever been to. Just taste the food and be enchanted. The staff are also lovely not in your face but happy to help with any requests you desire. We are gluten intolerant and we were guided to the appropriate dishes by the waiting staff. We shall return as soon as we can. Fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The is the place i would come back again and again. Food, drink, desert, everything was just amazing!!!

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GaryM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, exquisite food deffinatly recommended the highlight of our trip to Oxford.

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Francesca
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Staff not particularly attentive, asked for champagne and was offered a sparkling wine which was very expensive to not be champagne. Didn’t seem staff acted the “high end” this restaurant used to be. Food was good. We found drinks pricing expensive to not even be the high end drinks we requested and staff could be more friendly and act more proffetionally.

FAQs

215 Kitchen & Drinks offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 511149.

215 Kitchen & Drinks is rated 4.8 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

215 Kitchen & Drinks does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.twoonefive.co.uk/takeaway/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.