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Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

4.1
4.1
3328 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
A celebration of food and wine alongside art and culture, the Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant provides the perfect setting for any occasion. Dine in our bright, airy restaurant or on our spectacular rooftop terrace, taking in the view.

Open daily, join us for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm or Afternoon Tea/ Sharing boards from 3pm until 6pm (subject to availability)

After you have enjoyed your delicious meal, take a walk around the Museum. Soak in the rich tapestry of art and world famous collections of Egyptian mummies and contemporary art, telling historic stories across cultures.

Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options are available in the restaurant. Please let us know in advance of your visit of any additional dietary requirements.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30–14:30 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    01865 553823
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Our on-site caterers can caterer for any event from 50-150 guests: canapé receptions, gala dinners and corporate events, either within the Ashmolean Museum or at a venue of your choice.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    There is a private dining room and the restaurant is also available to hire privately. Please contact the restaurant team via email on Ashmolean@benugo.com, who will be happy to help you.
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Parking Details
    It&#39;s located in central Oxford, on Beaumont Street. It is a short walk from Oxford Train Station. Parking is available on St. Giles or Goucester GreenThere are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Public Transit
    A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.There are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £28.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover a signature Afternoon tea in the Ashmolean Museum! Freshly baked Ashmolean tea infused raisin scone, delicate prepared finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and spectacular view- what better way to spend your afternoon? Please make us aware of any dietary requirement at least 48h prior to your afternoon tea booking at ashmolean@benugo.com Please note the restaurant closes at 5pm.
    Afternoon Tea photo
  • Cream teas

    £12.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Homemade sultanas scones, English clotted cream, Tiptree jam (v) Your choice of tea or coffee
    Cream teas photo

What 3,328 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Healthy

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for scenic views

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oxford

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

3,333 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit - pleasantly surprised. Service very good and food delicious and beautifully presented. Only downside was that the lift wasn't working.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your great feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. It's great to know that you found the food delicious and the service excellent. Apologies for the issues with the lift. The Museum has been working hard for the last days trying to fix it. Kind regards,

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as ever. Great menu with great food to match.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. It's great to know that you found the food delicious and the service excellent. We look forward to see you again. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  3. Kleewyck

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, this was a very disappointing experience. Service was sooooo sloooow. No one checked on us, hot food came cold, and it was expensive. Sorry, but I expected more.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Kleewyck, I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We genuinely value feedback like yours as it helps us improve. We apologize for our slow service. We'll definitely address this with our kitchen team and front of house to ensure consistency and quality. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  4. Budleigh

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise level was quite high. There are a lot of hard surfaces so our group of five seniors, some with hearing aids, struggled to hear the conversation. But it was lovely to sit next to an open door and feel the sunshine and eat delicious food.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Budleigh, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. It's great to know that you found the food delicious and the service excellent. We look forward to see you again. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great and staff were lovely. I got the cream tea which came with two scones, cream and jam. The scones were ok but the jam and cream were commercial and tasted very very average. The earl grey had no taste. I probably wouldn’t go again.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback. We apologies for the shortcomings in your experience. We will address your concerns regarding the tea , cream and jam. We appreciate your insights and hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very limited choice for 'lighter' options for lunch. Very overpriced veg lunch dish. The waiter did not know the contents of the dish. The reserved table was not wiped and cleaned beforehand. Noisy.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we regret that we fell short of providing the efficient and attentive service we aim for. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to better serve you during your next visit. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly service and good range of cuisine. Enjoyable.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fishcakes, fries & panna cotta - most enjoyable lunch.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. We look forward to see you again.

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  9. Cats

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress didn't put our order through. The Kitchen closed, and started a new service. However, no one had the nerve to come and speak to us. We waited 45 minutes before asking someone about our order. We had to have a meal choice that was not desired. The manager credited us - but that's not the point. Better communication is what is needed here. Then guests don't get wound up waiting. Our waitress never came near our table again all service. Very bad!
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Cats., I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We genuinely value feedback like yours as it helps us improve. We apologize that your waiting time was this long as one of our waitress didn't sent the order through at an unfortunate time that our kitchen was closing the lunch service to afternoon tea. We'll definitely address this with our our front of house team to ensure consistency on service specially before kitchen closes. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and tidy place and convenient location. Perfect way to finish a visit tour in Ashmolean Museum.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're please to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. We look forward to see you again. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had booked a table for five and was offered a table on the terrace if we preferred but we took a lovely round table indoors which had been made ready for us. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the vegan main course and thoroughly enjoyed it. For dessert I had the florentine with coffee ice cream. We will definitely be returning.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. It's great to know that you found the food delicious and the service excellent. We look forward to see you again. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  12. LaurenceT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting is delightful, with good views of Oxford. The museum is a gem.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Laurence, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're please to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. We look forward to see you again.

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  13. ClaireB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a lovely rooftop restaurant. Great service. My veggie aubergine dish was delicious as was my panna cotta dessert. My husband didn't enjoy his trout quite so much but this was probably just a preference rather than the dish itself. Would definitely come back but may actually have a starter with sides, as we noticed other diners doing, as the mains are quite expensive. Overall a lovely experience and we will look forward to a return visit.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 12 May 2024
    Dear ClaireB, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our rooftop restaurant. It's great to know that you found the food delicious and the service excellent. We appreciate your insight regarding the pricing of mains and will certainly consider offering starters with sides as an option. We look forward to welcoming you back for another lovely experience in the future! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  14. Jeanway

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We say outside on the first day of really warm weather this spring, which was lovely. The food was great, the service really good and the staff friendly and helpful. We were there for my daughter's birthday and we all thoroughly enjoywed it.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 12 May 2024
    Dear Jeanway, We're thrilled to hear that you chose to celebrate your daughter's birthday with us at The Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant! It's wonderful that you had the opportunity to enjoy the first warm day of spring outdoors. We're delighted that the food, service, and staff contributed to a memorable and enjoyable experience for you all. Thank you for celebrating with us, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another fantastic visit! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  15. EmilieS

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant was excellent, as it always seems to be. The food and the service were just what we needed. Moreover, it was a sunny day (a rarity this Spring) and that made the view and setting very nice.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 12 May 2024
    Dear EmilieS, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant! It's wonderful to know that the food, service, and ambiance met your expectations. We're glad the sunny day added to your enjoyment, and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another excellent dining experience. Thank you for your kind words! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  16. JustineO

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Too much sweet, not enough savoury, but very delicious. A nice touch to have 1 refill each for the tea/coffee. Very premium prices and named items of food to 'posh it up' I was expecting a much better view, not just rooves. Very rude waiting staff, clearly didn't want to work on a bank holiday and when I refused to pay the DISCRETIONARY 10% tip - why should I pay for something they should be doing already?? she was very moody for the rest of our stay there.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 12 May 2024
    Dear JustineO, Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the shortcomings in your experience. We will address your concerns regarding the balance of sweet and savory options, pricing, service, and view with our team to ensure improvements are made. We appreciate your insights and hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  17. NataliaT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was perfect. We arrived earlier than our reservation time and we were attended right away. It was a great experience, the food was delicious and the service way exceeded from my expectation. What a gorgeous place and enjoyed the museum.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 4 May 2024
    Dear, Natalia. Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant, especially the delicious food and excellent service. We're continuously working on this. It's fantastic to know that you also enjoyed our place as well as the museum. Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another gorgeous dining experience! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  18. JohnK

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The positive was that as we arrived early they were able to provide a table an hour earlier than our booking. We had to ask to move because the door to the outside area was kept open and very drafty. The starter - 1/2 avocado with crayfish was served without a spoon and before the water or wine was delivered. We asked for a small spoon and got large ones. Main course: my sea trout was over cooked and overpriced. My wife's vegetarian dish was very bland. The service was friendly and helpful but not really on the ball. At the price level (Sea trout £26) one expects more.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 2 May 2024
    Dear JohnK, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad that we could accommodate your early arrival, but we're sorry to hear about the issues you encountered during your visit. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the draft and the oversight in serving utensils. We're also disappointed to learn that the quality of the main courses did not meet your expectations. We'll address these concerns with our team to ensure we provide a more seamless and enjoyable experience for our guests. We appreciate your compliments regarding our friendly service, and we hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  19. Howie

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Always a pleasure to have lunch here. I shall return! Recommended.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 2 May 2024
    Dear Howie, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found our service excellent. We strive to provide a memorable dining experience, and we're delighted that we could meet your expectations. Your compliments are truly appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  20. Suzy

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had fish cake starter, and cut to dessert with upside down pineapple cake, which both were superb with a glass of Maison Belanger IGP. We sat outside, both the ambience and service were great, happy to recommend dinning here.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 2 May 2024
    Dear Suzy, Thank you for sharing your wonderful dining experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the fish cake starter and the upside-down pineapple cake dessert, accompanied by a glass of Maison Belanger IGP. It's delightful to know that you found the ambience and service to your liking while dining outside. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another superb meal soon! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  21. DianaW

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A marvellous restaurant. Good views and excellent service. Limited gluten free options but great food and wonderful desserts.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 29 April 2024
    Dear DianaW, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant, especially the good views and excellent service. We're continuously working to expand our gluten-free options, and we're glad you found the food to be great overall. It's fantastic to know that you also enjoyed our wonderful desserts. Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful dining experience! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  22. notretiredyet

    London

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant space, convenient, fast and efficient service. But the food isn't very good. It reads well in the menu but wasn't cooked well. Tough lamb, doughy pineapple cake. Food for 2 was £76, this didn't include any drinks.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 29 April 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you found our space pleasant and our service fast and efficient. However, we're sorry to learn that the food did not meet your expectations. Your feedback about the tough lamb and doughy pineapple cake is valuable to us, and we'll make sure to address these issues with our kitchen team to improve the quality of our dishes. We appreciate your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future. If you're willing, we'd love to invite you back to try some of our other menu options. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to eat and the service is good. My meal, baked aubergine, was poor, undercooked. I should have complained, but for some unknown reason, I didn't. I'd only recommend with reservations; ambience, service, location, but on this occasion my meal was poor.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 1 May 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, service, and location of our restaurant. However, we're truly sorry to learn that your meal, particularly the baked aubergine, did not meet your expectations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we encourage guests to bring any concerns to our attention during their visit so we can address them promptly. We appreciate your recommendation with reservations and hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  24. MargaretP

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite place to eat. The food is delicious, setting marvellous and friendliest staff. Cater for all my intolerance needs. Brilliant all together.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 29 April 2024
    Dear MargaretP, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy dining with us! Providing delicious food, a wonderful setting, and friendly service is what we strive for. We're especially glad to accommodate your dietary intolerances to ensure you have a great experience. Thank you for your kind words and continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty, well prepared and presented food and a good choice. Served in very pleasant surroundings by polite and cheerful staff. A delightful light lunch!
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Providing tasty, well-prepared, and well-presented food is our top priority, and we're glad that you found our menu offerings to your liking. It's wonderful to know that you also appreciated the pleasant surroundings and the service provided by our polite and cheerful staff. Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful meal soon! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  26. Kiefer

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate lunch indoors. The room is spacious and light, the menu well-priced with a nice variety of options. Overall, a positive experience and a good option for a business lunch.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Kiefer, We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience dining with us for your business lunch! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the spacious and light ambiance of our indoor dining area, as well as the well-priced menu with a nice variety of options. Providing a comfortable and accommodating environment for our guests, especially for business meetings, is important to us. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again for future business lunches or any other occasions! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  27. Clarksshoes

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    chose the specials and it was finely balanced. One diner was worried about having to plough though too many beans (written as bens on the menu) but the proportions were spot on. The fish was a generous size, moist and tasty. and the gremolata delicious. no ping was had but staff were happy to provide coffee outside on the terrace.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Clarksshoes, Thank you for your detailed review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the specials and found them finely balanced. It's great to know that the proportions were spot on and that the fish was generous, moist, and tasty. We're glad you enjoyed the gremolata as well. We apologise for the typo on the menu and appreciate your understanding. We're pleased that the staff were accommodating and provided coffee outside on the terrace upon request. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  28. StuartM

    London

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty char-grilled Chicken on sourdough bread! Friendly service in nice atmosphere
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear StuartM, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our char-grilled chicken on sourdough bread! It's wonderful to know that you found it tasty and that you appreciated the friendly service and nice atmosphere. Providing delicious food and creating a welcoming environment are top priorities for us. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable dining experience! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  29. CharlotteP

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Anniversary meal. Although initially warmly welcomed by the chap at the desk and we were given 2 glasses of fuzz. (Thank you) The service that followed was sullen and unfriendly. There was no ‘check back’ was our food ok? My husbands toasted sandwich was cold. He wasn’t going to say anything as it was our anniversary meal but I could tell he wasn’t enjoying it. We did manage to speak to a waiter who said he wasn’t sure if it shoujd be warm or cold. He took plate with sandwich away and returned with it on a smaller plate not much warmer and again no checking if we were happy? We ate our food. Did notice people were sitting down then getting up and leaving. Again managed to gain someone’s attention to get the bill. Bill placed on our table in silence. Again no how was your meal? Or just general chat ‘happy anniversary’ any nice plans for the day? - noticed 10 percent already added on for service so no extra tip from us. I work in hospitality and customer service and was so looking forward to my visit. We are local and were checking out for potential return visits in the Summer. Although, the food is not extravagantly expensive in these hard economic times, friendly, attentive service would have really made the ‘experience’ enjoyable and repeatable. Also allowed to leave with out a ‘good bye’ . Saddened as so looking forward to visit.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear CharlotteP, We are truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience on your anniversary meal. Your feedback is incredibly valuable, and I appreciate you sharing your concerns with us. I assure you that your feedback will be shared with our team to address these issues and prevent them from happening again in the future. We value your patronage and deeply regret that we failed to meet your expectations. If you do decide to give us another chance, please reach out to us, and we will ensure that your visit is nothing short of exceptional. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention, and I hope we have the opportunity to restore your faith in us. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  30. JennyB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A brilliant place to meet up with fellow college students that I hadn't seen for almost 50 years. We all enjoyed our meal.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear JennyB, It sounds like a truly special reunion! We're honored that you chose our restaurant as the venue for such a momentous occasion. We're thrilled to hear that you and your fellow college students had a wonderful time together and enjoyed your meal. Thank you for sharing this memorable experience with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all back for many more reunions in the future! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  31. Pangaia

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Much improved since last visit over a year ago. Ambience and service good. Food much better. The chicken starter the chick bits a it chunky and odd, but it melded as I went on and had a good Mediterranean love-tomatoey flavour. The fish sea trout smoked was impressive, pots a bit old, beans v. fresh, trout was strong smokey flavour, may be bit too much. Wanna cotta pleasant, a bit fluffy, and the crumble and past seemed a bit odd and separate, no overall blending in. Don't want to sounds carry, as it all went very well and we all five much enjoyed it. so well done. Keep it up. It's now back on our list. Nigel Frith
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Pangaia, Thank you for your detailed feedback! We're delighted to hear that you noticed improvements since your last visit and that you found the ambience, service, and food to be much better overall. We appreciate your specific comments about the dishes you tried, and we're glad that they were enjoyable, despite some initial concerns. Thank you for giving us another chance and for considering us as part of your dining list once again. We're grateful for your support and encouragement, and we'll strive to keep up the good work. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable dining experience in the future! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  32. Leytonstoner

    London

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A Benugo restaurant, so, as you'd expect, homely food, friendly staff and a nice buzzy atmosphere. Not especially memorable, but then again, that can be a good thing. We ate inside, but perhaps the view may be better outside.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Leytonstoner, It sounds like a truly special reunion! We're honored that you chose our restaurant as the venue for such a momentous occasion. We're thrilled to hear that you and your fellow college students had a wonderful time together and enjoyed your meal. Thank you for sharing this memorable experience with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all back for many more reunions in the future! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  33. Cozzers

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very comfortable venue to eat in and meet with friends - we were fortunate enough to have fairly good weather and dined outside - even though it was a little windy The view is good and the traffic noise is minimal apart from the emergency sirens The service was good and there was a selection of vegetarian options too - thank you I would happily recommend this venue to other diners looking for good food in Oxford combined with an excellent museum for those who enjoy culture
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Cozzers, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our venue comfortable and enjoyed dining outside despite the windy weather. It's great to know that you appreciated the view and that the traffic noise was minimal. We're also pleased to hear that you found the service good and appreciated the selection of vegetarian options. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're glad that you see us as a great option for good food combined with cultural enjoyment. Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  34. SarahW

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Woeful portions £28 for an afternoon tea. We were so disappointed by the amount of food, quality was good.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear SarahW, We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the portion size of our afternoon tea. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we apologize if we fell short of your expectations in this regard. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we strive to improve our offerings. We're glad to hear that you found the quality of the food to be good. However, we understand that portion size is an important aspect of the dining experience, especially for afternoon tea. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to better meet your expectations in the future. If you decide to dine with us again, please feel free to reach out so that we can ensure a more satisfying experience for you. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem with lovely service and gorgeous views over Oxford. Perfect for post-viewing treat
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    We're delighted to hear that you discovered our restaurant and had such a positive experience! Providing lovely service and offering gorgeous views over Oxford are top priorities for us, and we're thrilled that you found both aspects to your liking. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another post-viewing treat! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  36. EmilieS

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, as always. The service was good and considerate, the food very good, and we even had sunhiine on the day. Much to recommend.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear EmilieS, We're delighted to hear that you had another excellent experience with us! Providing good and considerate service, along with delicious food, is what we strive for, and we're glad that we could meet your expectations once again. It's wonderful that you even had sunshine on the day to enhance your visit. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for more enjoyable moments! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  37. Lakesaver

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service friendly, was prompt to start with then when a large number of people arrived the service got slower and slower. Had to chase twice for desserts ordered but not delivered. Food was good quality, nicely presented. Automatic addition of service charge when it didn't warrant is cheeky. Having eaten in the basement cafe (chaotic) I would tend to prefer the roof restaurant.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Lakesaver, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you found our service friendly and the food of good quality and nicely presented. However, we apologise for the slower service you experienced when the restaurant became busier and for the oversight with your dessert orders. Your comments are important to us, and we'll address these issues with our team to ensure improvements in our service consistency. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  38. Anon

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only complaint - avocado was not ripe in starter. We didn't have children with us but thought set-up good because children can 'play' outside when they have finished eating . Parents can finish quietly inside.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Anon, We appreciate your feedback regarding the avocado in your starter and apologize for any inconvenience caused by its ripeness. We'll make sure to address this with our kitchen team to ensure consistency in our dishes. It's great to hear that you found our setup accommodating for families with children. Providing a space where children can play outside while parents finish their meals indoors is something we strive for to ensure a pleasant dining experience for everyone. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable visit! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  39. BillM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food and excellent service - courteous, helpful, friendly. Excellently professional staff (Ismael, Arnaud and young Chinese lady). Made a lovely relaxed lead-in to an afternoon in your galleries.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear BillM, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that our team provided excellent service. It's wonderful to know that Ismael, Arnaud, and our young Chinese lady made your visit memorable with their professionalism, courtesy, and friendliness. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to them. We're delighted that we could contribute to a relaxed lead-in to your afternoon in our galleries. Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable experience in the future! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  40. MARION

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice welcome , restaurant lovely , food excellent. Appeared a little understaffed
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded on 26 April 2024
    Dear Marion, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us, from the warm welcome to the excellent food and lovely atmosphere. However, we apologize if it seemed like we were understaffed during your visit. Your feedback is valuable, and we'll take it into consideration as we strive to ensure that all aspects of your dining experience are top-notch. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH

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  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30–14:30 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–18:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    It&#39;s located in central Oxford, on Beaumont Street. It is a short walk from Oxford Train Station. Parking is available on St. Giles or Goucester GreenThere are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Public Transit
    A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.There are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 553823
  • Catering
    Our on-site caterers can caterer for any event from 50-150 guests: canapé receptions, gala dinners and corporate events, either within the Ashmolean Museum or at a venue of your choice.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    There is a private dining room and the restaurant is also available to hire privately. Please contact the restaurant team via email on Ashmolean@benugo.com, who will be happy to help you.
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