Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford

4.3
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292 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.

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.

Offers

Dine Local: £15 for 2 courses, £18 for 3 courses

Sep 1-30, 2020·Sun 12:00-17:00, Tue-Sat 12:00-17:00

add £1 and get arrival cocktail or sparkling wine

What 292 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately it was very cold in the restaurant, which made the experience less enjoyable. The food was a little bland but most frustratingly the waiting staff seemed to not want to acknowledge or talk to my wife. It was a very old fashioned approach and she left feeling offended, particularly when they assumed it would be me paying and not her.

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Kon1uk
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not your usual Indian restaurant and the food was very scrumptious.

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MissGeorge
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

After 1pm, there was just me at one table, and a group at another table on the opposite side of the room. Then a group of four walked in, and they were seated right behind me. Since the restaurant was near empty, I would have very much appreciated, if they were seated AWAY FROM ME.

Food was good, as always. Music a little too noisy to enjoy a relaxing moment. Volume down, please.

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ElaineV
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal loved the tasting menu. Service is friendly and slick.

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TraceyAngelofnorth
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food great service lovely music a shame it was so loud at the end of the night with young people drinking cocktails in larger groups then they should of been during cov19

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VELVETFOX
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I’m a great fan of Vivek Singh's food and took my fiancée to the Oxford Cinnamon Kitchen on Saturday night for her birthday. It was booked via Open Table and I mentioned it was a birthday occasion. The food was delicious (we had the sharing menu) but the service grew less and less attentive until in the end we had to strain to attract a waiter’s attention to remind them that we should have a dessert (they had clearly forgotten). Then a long wait for it to come, then another wait for coffee, then for the bill. Eventually we left with no one saying goodbye or thank you. And no mention of my fiancée’s birthday at any point. We arrived at 8.15 and by the time we left at 10.30 we felt as though the last 45 minutes or so had been rather disappointing. I know things are tough at the moment but we definitely got the impression that the young people having cocktails were a higher priority than us.

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WayneS
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful with subtle spice flavours & generous portions .

The cooking here is even better than before lockdown !

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Liverpool
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quality of food was excellent but I do think it’s over priced. The portions can be slightly more.

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CatherineF
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive. Food came out very quick but hot and very tasty. Loved it

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Nicholas
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, welcoming and attentive staff, good cocktails and delicious food, all in a lovely evening.

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LucyOx
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcome return of a much- loved restaurant. Everything was perfect: food, drink, service, ambience. Care with COVID safety. Thank you

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Flossie
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with our experience. Staff excelled I. Looking after my onerous dietary issues

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JeffR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A warm welcome on arrival, great ambience

We chose the sharing menu for 6 people a great selection of very tasty dishes with plenty to go around

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SimonN
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had only just re-opened so I was expecting the odd hitch. However, the food and service was great. The food in particular was excellent.

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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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Tlss
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
London
2 reviews
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
3 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
43 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!

FAQs

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 509620.

Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is rated 4.3 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.