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Deacons Bar, Lounge & Restaurant, Oxford Oxon, Oxfordshire

Deacons Bar, Lounge & Restaurant

3.5
3.5
16 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Set in the perfect location for Oxford City center with ample parking at a reasonable rate and within walking distance of the city center and the River Thames. Our surroundings are relaxed and tranquil and we offer service to match.

Join us in Deacons bar, where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink in a comfortable and inviting setting. If the weather’s fine, then take a tea or maybe a Pimm’s out to our sun terrace. If it’s dinner you are looking for, we have an à la carte menu in Deacon's restaurant where you won’t be disappointed to find many traditional English favourites.

Whatever you’re looking for, there’s nothing like great food and drink enjoyed in a comfortable setting to provide the finishing touches to a great hotel stay.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon–Sat 07:30–00:00 Sun 07:30–23:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01865 324324
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We cater for all and nothing is too much trouble. For special requirements please do contact us directly at the hotel and one of our experienced team would be delighted to help you.
  • Private party facilities
    Be inspired by some of the world’s greatest masterminds who began their academic careers at Oxford University, just a short walk away. We offer a warm, unstuffy and contemporary place to host your event, where you can focus on the bigger picture and leave the finer details to us. Your guests will appreciate their time here, where they can learn and get to know each other in a calm and airy atmosphere, without any pretence. Meetings, without the fuss.
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Cross Street
    Abingdon Road
  • Parking Details
    We have ample parking at the hotel which is charged at £2.00 per hour. Fees can be paid in reception or via the on-site parking meters.
  • Public Transit
    From the station:Walk to George Street (stop A5) & take the 300 Park & Ride towards Redbridge Park & Ride. Debark at Lake Street and walk back along the road to the hotel entrance.From the City Centre:Walk to St Aldates (stop H4); take the S8 gold towards Wantage. Debark at Lake Street and walk back along the road to the hotel entrance.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

25 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good was good but atmosphere was a bit strange . Slow service

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  2. Shaun150

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Despite booking a table in the restaurant for a special occasion, the hotel decided to close the restaurant for dinner the day before, without notification, and seat everyone in the open bar area. The menu online was also out of date and dishes were no longer available. The bar area was shared with a wedding party for about an hour so it was crowded and noisy. First drink (Aperol Spritz) returned because the Prosecco was flat. The steak was dry with very little sauce/jus. Over priced and mediocre.

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  3. Lurvefood

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We ate here as we were staying at the hotel. After being seated it was a good 15 minutes before we were offered any drinks and at this point the restaurant was not even that busy. We eventually ordered and the starter was only a selection of bread and it took what felt like ages to be served. The bread was nice but the butter was very hard. When the main dishes came I had ordered a mushroom risotto with a rocket dressing. When it arrived there were no mushrooms to be seen, it was a grey colour and didn’t look appealing at all. Unfortunately it was tasteless and even when I added salt, pepper and Parmesan it still did not taste good so I didn’t eat it. The waitress took it off the bill and was very apologetic. Thankfully the truffle chips were good and the pasta the children ate was good. Overall I think for the price per main course of up to £20, the food should have been better.

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  4. Pleasure

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the second table to be seated. When we were seated the individual asked about water,yes to the water. 15 mins later water was brought to the table. The waitress took our order, 1 coffee, beef ragu dinner, salmon dinner, bread and chips. Took 20 mins to get coffee and bread. Our food did not arrive for 1hr and 30 mins which we were never visited by the waitress staff once to check on us. We ran out of water and had to go up to pay the bill. There was no excuse for the wait staff service since there were several wait staff and a manager on site. This is a manager problem and needs to be corrected. Food was average nothing could not get anywhere. Don’t waste your money.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and tasty. It was not bland. So absolutely loved it.

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  6. Coffeelover

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a good price. Fun atmosphere. Staff were great. Quick service. Izabela was so good, very efficient.

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  7. MWC88

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional and service was great. Was a busy evening but everything went really well.

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  8. BrendaS

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience with a deacons restaurant. The food was amazing and our waitress was friendly and efficient.

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  9. Ebor

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Despite booking this restaurant some weeks before, upon arriving we discovered that we would have to eat in the bar as the restaurant had been taken over for a private venue. This was highly disappointing as this was a special occasion and had been booked and confirmed in advance. Because the private was taking place staff were more involved in catering for this initially before turning their attention to us. Food was OK but as we said eating off a bar table does not give the ambience we were looking for on this night.

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  10. DanielP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very over priced for the value of food. We had a chicken dish and fish/ chips plus two drinks each.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Uncomfortable chairs, my wife and I both ordered fondant for dessert,mine was clearly unsuccessful, but they still served it .

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice experience had a good time. Enjoyed there service and food.

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  13. JMJJM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming. A bit expensive but good food. Thank you

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  14. JamesB

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Spent 5 minutes stood waiting to be seated why being ignored by restaurant staff walking past. Waiter came over an asked if we would like to know the soup of the day. He proceeded to tell us that the soup of the day was broccoli and errrr errrr some cheese that I can’t remember the name of. Service from then was awful. Plates left for ages, no offer to pour wine or ask if we wanted more drinks, zero care once the food arrived to check we were happy etc A real shame as the food was beautiful and excellently cooked. The whole thing was spoiled by its staff.

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  15. Olim

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Long wait between courses Details of dish when it arrived were different from those on the menu

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  16. SueC

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, but unfortunately service was very slow, despite the restaurant being half empty. Had to wait a long time for mains to arrive, with no info given as to why there was a delay. Ordered a chocolate fondant, menu says allow 15 mins to cook. However, took about 45 mins! Pity, as it was delicious when it eventually arrived. Perhaps more kitchen staff needed?

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  17. The reviews below were submitted before 1 April 2023, when this restaurant changed its chef.

  18. Trb1

    Oxford

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed with the evening meal service. We had asked for olives to start with to have with our pre ordered drinks. Waitress took the whole order which included a bottle of wine to have with our food. Everything came out together excluding our wine which we had to wait ages for. We thought it was all too rushed and not relaxing. However staff did accommodate my request to sit within a corner seating area.

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  19. MBCH

    Oxford

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose vegetarian dishes as they sounded very nice and I was not dissapointed. The food tasted amazing.

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  20. DavidN

    Kent

    7 reviews

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying in the Spires hotel and this was a comfortable choice for evening meal. The food was good and service was also very attentive. A good choice

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  21. JeanD

    Oxford

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food nicely presented. Good food. Bit quiet as was midweek. Did not get what I ordered but was nice anyway.

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  22. SteveO

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was clean and spacious but lacked atmosphere and privacy it was too open. I had the beef feather blade and it was chewy, the dinner was a very small portion and overall wasn’t good value for money, I recommend diners walk 10 mins down the road to the Duke of Monmouth pub where they will get much better choice quality and value.

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  23. JohnW

    Oxford

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    When i booked for lunch, no where did i read the restaurant didnt open until 17 30hrs,spoilt a 70th Birthday,plus had to pay £5 to park my car,only salvation was the staff were very good. The bar menu only consisted o four choices,the menu was from a printer, with the end word and price missing!

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  24. HayleyB

    Bath

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Thoroughly disappointing! We booked at the hotel because there was a nice restaurant attached. We booked a table, when we checked in at 2pm we had our table booking confirmed for 6.30pm. Upon arrival to the restaurant it was all in darkness, a member of staff came to tell us it was closed after an emergency that had happened this morning and we could sit in the bar. The only tables available in the bar were low ones with big lounge chairs..not the seating for a meal! We don't go out very often so was planning on going all out with this meal, 3 courses, wine etc. Not at a lounge chair though. No one told us about the change to our booking. No one had reserved us a table in the bar. I went to reception desk where I was met with a very hostile member of staff who merely shrugged when I asked why no one had let us know about our booking. He didn't care. I felt really sad as like I said, going out is a rarity for us, and we were really looking forward to having a nice romantic dinner. Because of the lack of interest, and suitable seating we decided to get an Uber Eats delivered and had it in our room. Awful service. I presume the same kitchen produces the breakfasts in the morning.. which was delivered to our room over an hour late and stone cold. Such a shame as the location is stunning. Customer service needs work.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Vegan options limited - 1 option for starter, 2 for main, 1 for dessert. Main food portion was incredibly small for the price, and not particularly inventive. Vegan options need an overhaul in my opinion. In comparison to a 100% vegan restaurant I visited the week before, this was poor.

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  26. Andrew

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we first arrived the staff we first spoke to had no idea what we were talking about when we said we had a table booked. They had to call a supervisor who after arriving directed us to sit in an area next to the hotel reception which was crowded and had a film crew there filming something. We ordered our food at the bar. When our food arrived, we were so surprised by the poor quality of the food, it was literally tasteless. All three of us were unable to finish the food and we are not fussy eaters. We then decided to leave. I went to the bar to pay and there was no staff. After 10 minutes he turned up from behind the bar to await the greeting queue of customers. After coughing in his hand a few times, he then joked/ apologised that he was in the area behind the bar having his lunch. 40 pounds for an hour of wasted time.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Deacons Bar, Lounge & Restaurant

Eastwyke House, Abingdon Road, Oxford Oxon, Oxfordshire OX1 4PS

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Abingdon Road
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon–Sat 07:30–00:00 Sun 07:30–23:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have ample parking at the hotel which is charged at £2.00 per hour. Fees can be paid in reception or via the on-site parking meters.
  • Public Transit
    From the station:Walk to George Street (stop A5) & take the 300 Park & Ride towards Redbridge Park & Ride. Debark at Lake Street and walk back along the road to the hotel entrance.From the City Centre:Walk to St Aldates (stop H4); take the S8 gold towards Wantage. Debark at Lake Street and walk back along the road to the hotel entrance.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 324324
  • Catering
    We cater for all and nothing is too much trouble. For special requirements please do contact us directly at the hotel and one of our experienced team would be delighted to help you.
  • Private party facilities
    Be inspired by some of the world’s greatest masterminds who began their academic careers at Oxford University, just a short walk away. We offer a warm, unstuffy and contemporary place to host your event, where you can focus on the bigger picture and leave the finer details to us. Your guests will appreciate their time here, where they can learn and get to know each other in a calm and airy atmosphere, without any pretence. Meetings, without the fuss.
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