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Chesterton Brasserie, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Chesterton Brasserie

4.5
4.5
380 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Finished to a beautiful standard, the sleek and contemporary-styled brasserie is glammed up with greyscale walls, gold colour accents, bespoke artwork, and statement-making decor.

Successfully marrying together a classic European dining room, with a designer flair.

Our menus are full of sumptuous cuisine, using only the finest, freshest locally sourced ingredients. Meaning you are able to enjoy a delectable meal in true style.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 19:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01869 326550
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Bicester
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drinks Only

    Multiple dates available
    Just like our décor & food, our drinks are beautifully crafted too… whether it’s amazing cocktails , a beer after work or a bottle of wine paired with dinner, our drinks are effortlessly elegant.
    Drinks Only photo
  • Afternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    With an aim to give the tradition of the Afternoon Tea a stylish makeover, Afternoon Tea at the Chesterton is an experience not to be missed. Begin by selecting one of our amazing array of exotic teas. We will then deliver stylish stands covered in both sweet and savoury delicacies which will perfectly complement your stylish surroundings.

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romantic

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for special occasions

380 Reviews
  1. DrewW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice newly refurbed dining room. Food was good. Would I go back? Maybe but food did not have the wowfactor to make return. Sorry

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  2. UileB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but the size of the portion way too small. We asked well done and the beff came pink blood. Also a few things. Overall ok, but not amazing experience.

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  3. SarahF

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the linguine mushrrom pasta it was very rich and heavy in cream couldn't taste anything else other than cream, which was not enjoyable and very disappointing for the price. A friend had a steak and ask for it blue it came out medium cooked so had to be sent back so our food went cold waiting for us to be cooked again. Not a great experience for such a high standard beautiful restaurant

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  4. Chris

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying at the hotel and had an 8.30 booking for a Saturday evening. After a cocktail in the lovely bar, we were shown to our table. The service was excellent throughout and the ambience and atmosphere was wonderful (maybe the music choice could have been a bit classier but it wasn't too loud). The food was good brasserie style. Exceeded my expectations.

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  5. KerryH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was nice but we have before and they had more choice. The music was abit loud for that sort of restaurant I think.

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  6. Jose

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great all round will definitely be back. My friends also enjoyed it.

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  7. benj

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively food and drinks - nice atmosphere - would recommend

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  8. Tourist

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Attractive old English setting with excellent food

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and decoration. Friendly staff.Evening meal was good. Think they use frozen chicken breast, which was a shame. The lamb shanks were lovely, as was the roasted veg.. However, the potatoes were hard. The breakfast was really good. The eggs benedict was really tasty. Would recommend this restaurant and would return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and great atmosphere with great staff as always

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  11. TomM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great valentine's dinner here, lovely food, attentive staff and a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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  12. recentlyMarried

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious but portion sizes were on the small side. However, price for the food was good value so I guess it balanced out. There were a lot of people in the room so wasn't as cosy as I'd like but thats just me. Service was excellent couldn't fault it

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  13. Adam24

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice layout with a good ambiance. Food was what you’d expect for a place of this quality, however service wasn’t good. The only thing I’d say in defence of the poor service, is the restaurant did fill out at 7. Perhaps there was a staff shortage or a lack of training on this occasion. We hope for better service in the future. Thanks.

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  14. SallyB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    very good value and good service with the option of alternative sandwiches if required

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  15. RaffaeleR

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish brilliant !! When booked selected birthday as was my partner’s birthday we were greeted on arrival and shown to our table where they had a birthday card and rose petals waiting ! The afternoon tea was amazing best we have had and we have tried a good few, the service was amazing and the place itself was lovely, will def be back thank you

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  16. robw

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken wings were awful, essentially just fat, hasn't been trimmed at all and recoved just 3 wings for 6 or 8 pounds. Wanted to complain but didn't want ti spoil our date. Wife had bread board which bizarrely came with guacamole and hummus (!) along with expected oil and olives. Lamb for main was forgettable, carrots were essentially raw. Swordfish was good. Chocolate bomb was good. Service was OK.. didn't remove starter cutlery after starters were cleared. Not sure what's happened to the previous chef but food has taken a hit. Poor value for money and unlikely to return. Shame.

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  17. LynneW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and we arrived to find rose petals and an anniversary card on the table ❤️. Such a nice touch. The food and service were great.

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  18. BeverleyC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely 3 course meal with cocktails absolutely fantastic staff were lovely such a relaxing atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door we will be returning highly recommended

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  19. KatyH

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch and attentive service we had a lovely booth and anniversary card with petals on the table . Fab Yorkshire puddings but the parsnips were too hard so we couldn’t eat them . Would have been nice to have another slice or meat but overall was good value and quality . Homemade brownie was to die for . We’ll be back !

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  20. JadeS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful place excellent staff and wonderful food and drinks. Nothing to much trouble for any of the staff. Really enjoyed our time here will definitely be returning

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  21. Frequentdiner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The table we were given in the bar area was too near the main entrance so every so often had a cold blast of January air. We have been here before and service has been good but on this occasion it was slow & there was only five other diners in so it was not busy.

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  22. RobertE

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the first time we have been for a while and were very impressed with the refurbishment. The food is very good, the staff are attentive without being intrusive and the prices are reasonable. No problem with two of our party having a selection of small plates instead of a main course. The wine list is nice, not overwhelming like some restaurants, and competitively priced. I will definitely go again.

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  23. PhilipA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! Great friendly service , would definitely come back .

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  24. SharonH

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely venue with a calm, welcoming ambience. Service was good, but as it was quiet, so quick that the starter arrived with our first drink. The swordfish was disappointing. A large vein of 'fat' throughout mine meant that I only ate 1/3 of the fish. On the whole we were disappointed, which is a pity as the last time we went we were impressed. It very much feels that it caters for the Bicester Village visitors and Bicester tenants, with possible repeat business.

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  25. AnthonyL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time of going. We will defiantly be returning the atmosphere was great the food was lovely and the staff very friendly and professional

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  26. VictoriaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely well kept, clean and impressive venue to dine or go for drinks. The food was good, though starter portion size could be more generous for the price. Service was impeccable as always.

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  27. SimonM

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stylish and well designed décor - calm and relaxing atmosphere. All of the staff were extremely pleasant, unassuming but totally attentive. Food is very good quality and great flavours. I am happy to say well done and in the words of Arnold - we will be back!

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  28. RobE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, with good quality food. Afternoon Tea was beautifully served and the sandwiches were vegetarian as requested. Really highly quality sandwiches, cakes and scones served by such friendly staff. We had to ask to take some of the food home as we could not finish everything. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to go somewhere a bit special for Afternoon Tea.

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  29. Festivallad

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited in early January for lunch, so there were not many people about and the weather was wet and lousy. The service was very good and the staff were approachable and thoughtful. The food was fine but not exceptional. There was a reasonable choice for the vegetarian in the party and the Vegetarian Wellington was good although the pastry was soggy. The food was served promptly and it was hot. My burger was quite large and the cheese was tasty. However, it needed more seasoning and some herbs to give it some flavour. The coffee was served in glasses and was unexceptional. This is something they could improve. Perhaps the main issue concerned the ambience. We were in the main area and there was a noticeable cold draft from the main doors when they opened. There was a fire stove in the other area but it was not lit. In other words it was not very cosy. We decided it was more of a summer venue with the opportunity to sit outside.

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  30. JanosT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was fantastic. Great atmosphere and lovely staff

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  31. Mango

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place & will go back because of the beautiful environment & staff, but sadly, the Christmas menu was disappointing as a vegan & I'm told that the roast dinner was a let down too.

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  32. MarkP

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time staff all friendly accommodating and knowledgeable made us feel right at home. Our table near the log fire was particularly welcome on a cold evening. Great food and drinks too, we’ll be back soon, thanks.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice brasserie in a nice setting - we sat in front of the fire place area - they could use warmth in the decor but that’s just personal preference. Starter portions were suitable for a kitten and not super exciting (carrot soup option…) as well as desserts were on menus over 10 years ago…mains were good and the young team who looked after us were friendly.

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  34. LorraineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great for a special occasion or just to call in for a cocktail.

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  35. SarahO

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening, food lovely, decorations beautiful. Will definitely be coming again

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  36. SusanD

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really pleasant setting. A bit dark though. There was an office party so the noise level was a bit louder than usual. Service was good even with this big group.

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  37. HashnearaR

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice experience. Strangely, we were the only ones in the restaurant but that worked well as we had a toddler. Food was lovely and service was great. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

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  38. Louise

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous meal the lamb was delicious the ambience was beautiful for a meal with my friends. But what’s even more surprising the passionfruit crush (mocktail pornstar martini) was the best drink ever! My friends had the pornstar and said the same. We followed our meal with a trip to Oxford town centre and drinks at The Alchemist and The variety club and we all agreed the cocktails were sooo much better at The Chesterton with our meal ! Be back soon Thank you so much to the lovely team. X

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  39. lizeew

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real touch of class , very pleasant and helpful front of house all staff were very friendly would highly recommend and will return

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  40. Anonymous

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday, the staff were very attentive. The food was very good and plentiful. Really nice environment.

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FAQs

Chesterton Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Chesterton Brasserie

The Chesterton Hotel, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 1UE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Bicester
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 19:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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