Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford

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278 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is a relaxed all-day dining concept. Like its sister restaurant in London, the restaurant will be serving modern-Indian cuisine with British influences using innovative cooking techniques. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites from Monday to Sunday.

Located in the new Westgate development, Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is a destination restaurant that is perfect for hosting stylish soirées too. Enjoy dining experience in our semi-private Pagoda or a large table in the restaurant, our events team will work be happy to help organising a dreamy experience.

Get in touch with our events team.
What 278 People Are Saying
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4.2
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anonymous
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stylish interior and buzzy atmosphere. Smallish menu but interesting takes on traditional dishes eg chicken biryiani.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu and ambience has changed significantly since we last visited.

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doc1
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

food not good - naan, biryani very bad, lal maas not good and dry

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious! However, we were very disappointed as our table was booked for 8.30 and got seated at 9. It seemed like we weren’t the only ones who this happened to! This would have been fine if the manager had apologised. The waiters were great though.

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Maureen
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, food was amazing... Portion sizes perfect for lunch. The whole experience was wonderful will definitely return in the very near future

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lilycubitt
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, me and me partner are both vegan so having those options was amazing
The decor, cleanliness, food and over all atmosphere and look of the restaurant was up to an impeccable standard

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CharC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fab food, nice place.
Not all Vegan options are properly signposted on the menu - but they do have a separate allergy menu which provides all info you would need for each dish.

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LucyOx
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Thali and Tipple offer last Wednesday lunchtime. The food was outstanding: varied and delicious. The special deal also included a drink, so we had Cobra beer and a glass of red wine. The overall experience was exceptional. In addition, because of the roof-top situation of the restaurant, the wonderful views over Oxford are amazing - we were offered a window table and so had the full benefit of Oxford’s dreaming spires. Thank you to everyone

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KeyurS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Typical Indian mentality staff particular manager with attitude, whole restaurant was empty but given small round table for 5 person,
All in all food and ambience was great , little bit pricy but service letdowns the whole night

Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford
Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear KeyurS I would like to address that your review is quiet offensive. The booking was for 5 people & on arrival you asked to make it a 6, i offered you a table that has always accommodated 6. Since it wasn't to your liking and the other large tables you desired were reserved, we did our best to organise another tables which you then sat on! You then placed an order for 5 Thali's and then 15 mins later changed it. The Kitchen had to redo the order to accommodate your requirements.Many thanks

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vipCarlA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went here for dinner with a friend after wanting to try since it had opened and I was sadly disappointed. It seemed as they have tried to change their approach to dining due to the success and proximity to Mowgali round the corner and sadly they’ve missed the mark. The dishes my friend had were over seasoned to the point that we had drunk a jug of water and not due to the spice.

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vipmafunyane
London
37 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food but service was awful. Waited for 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us.

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StephenG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience would throughly recommend if you want a modern Indian

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Emily
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Cinnamon Kitchen and it was just perfect. We were more than satisfied with the food and the staff are attentive and polite. We had the 3 course set menu which was fantastic value. We believe Cinnamon Kitchen is MUCH better than Mowgli, the competition just around the corner. We are 100% coming back again soon. Thank you!

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PGRAHAM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good and enjoyable, but naans were slightly disappointing.

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DickB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Highly recommend! One of the nicest Indian places I have ever been to.

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Wavingfish
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food very good. Service good though a little over attentive, but as it was very quiet not too surprising.

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GemmaP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was really nice, good portions and lovely flavour. Service could be better, we had to go into the restaurant before we were acknowledged. The set dinner menu wasn’t given even though I had booked for that so I had to ask. We ordered a few dishes which we were then told weren’t available due to a problem with suppliers.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely flavours, especially in the puddings.

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GerryB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and affordable prices too. Thanks.

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Delta
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good, authentic Indian food but there were very limited menu options for dinner, no Indian dessert and to be honest it can be a bit expensive! But a good experience overall!

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KamB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The quality of the food and presentation of each dish was exceptional. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes before being asked for our drinks order (the restaurant wasn’t busy). Further, we had to request our tap water twice and to ask for attention when we wanted to order our food. The booking was made for a birthday celebration and we were left feeling rather disappointed with the experience as a whole.

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TiaS
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff were quick with the food a d drinks and they also have a new menu

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and nice service however only 6 people in the restaurant so lacking in atmosphere

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IanS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All the food had great flavour
The manager took great pride in the restaurant and was extremely knowledgeable.

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vippc54
London
42 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and restaurant location. The Indian street food is to die for.

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Rachel
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've dined at Cinnamon Kitchen many times now and never had a bad meal or experience, whether dining as a large group or as a romantic dinner for two. The food is always exquisite with layering of flavours and interesting new things to try. A good amount of food without leaving you feeling overloaded. Staff that care and a lovely ambiance. Beautiful twinkling lights and views over Oxford by evening. Even the toilets are always very clean which I think it always a good sign of general attitude to cleanliness throughout. Well done to the team who work there - it's consistently a lovely experience and delicious food. And it's close to The Alchemist for an entertaining cocktail experience to round off a lovely evening!

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Rita
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience. Delicious, freshly cooked authentic Indian food. Good service and very nice staff. Would highly recommend.

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DavidD
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we used the £25 off the bill new years eve offer and had an enjoyable meal after a visit to the Curzon Cinema. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fantastic meal and excellent service - we were very impressed

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Vasilis
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice decoration and food selections. We really enjoyed restaurant environment and Indian recipes. Service is good enough but a bit slow.

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QSS1
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous food and good service. Authentic Indian flavours.

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MattR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place! Wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and they went above and beyond to make it a fantastic night! We would highly recommend the Cinnamon Kitchen to anyone!

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ianmeth
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the sharing menu - eight dishes for two people. Very good selection and just the right amount, ie slightly more than we could eat, including a dessert. Service excellent. Great value as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It all started bizarrely as all our information had our reservation at 2pm, they had it at 1:30. Plus they asked us thoroughly about reservations although the restaurant was empty. The starters were very good, the fish main course less so. Service was a bit sparse especially as the restaurant was empty.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - would highly recommend!

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AndrewM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been intending to visit Cinnamon kitchen for some time - now we are glad we did!
The staff were very welcoming and pleasant. We ate at lunch time and were initially surprised how short the menu was - but soon stopped worrying as we were struggling which of the dishes to order ! I had the best garlic naan bread ever! Our main courses were excellent . We shall return.

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LoisCook
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Vibrant buzzy restaurant.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I would not recommend this restaurant. The decor is nice - modern and new as expected. The atmosphere was fine, wasn't quiet or too noisy. Aside from that, incredibly disappointing. My meal tasted and looked exactly like a jar of sauce from a supermarket. Not unpleasant but obviously not what you want for £15 without sides! My husband's was a little better but still pretty dull. Garlic bread was quite small and thin, nothing exciting, but did taste of garlic! We were seated right next to the open kitchen and noticed the kitchen staff standing around looking bored a lot despite it being Friday night. Also we ordered food and drinks together and the food came literally within a few minutes, quite a long time before the drinks. Altogether... I'm not sure how much fresh cooking happens at this very overpriced restaurant! Service was definitely without a smile, she even seemed irritated when I asked what soft drinks they had. I couldn't see it anywhere on the drinks menu, just alcohol, but maybe I was missing it. Don't bother!

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deniseh
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at around 1:30 and there was a good atmosphere in the restaurant. The food was really nice and we ate from the set menu. Would recommend it and would go back again.

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Jonah
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent meal, quickly served. Only criticism was the chlorine taste in the water; water filter badly needed!

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Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 951670.

Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is rated 4.2 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

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