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Dinner @ The Holt Hotel

4.5
4.5
39 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Holt Hotel is only 10 minutes from Blenheim Palace, 15 minutes from Bicester Village and a 25-minutes drive from Oxford Centre.

Relax and enjoy the ambience of Du Vall's Restaurant, along side our bistro menu we offer a range of finr wines from around the world. Dinner is served here on Friday and Saturday nights.

Enjoy our famous carvery lunch on a Sunday's

Our executive head chef has worked at some of the top restaurants in Oxfordshire and produces wonderful food.

Special menus can be created on request.

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 18:00–21:15
    Sun 12:00–14:30

  • Phone number

    01869 340259

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Emma Rodley: 01869 340259

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Starters

  • Goats Cheese Mousse£8.00

    with Trio of Beetroot & Lamb's Leuce Salad

    • Broccoli and Quinoa Salad£8.50

      with Grapefruit & Mackerel Escabeche

      • Smoked Salmon Roulade£9.00

        stuffed with Crème Fraiche & Cucumber Spaghet

        • Smoked Pancetta & Rabbit Rillette£9.00

          with Pickled Red Radish and Cornichons

          • Beef Fillet Carpaccio£9.00

            with Chicory Honey & Mustard Dressing

            • Soup of the Day£6.00

              with a selecon of Homemade Organic Breads & Buer

              Main Courses

              • Fish of the Day£14.50

                with Carrots, Courgees, Mooli Ribbon, Romanesco Puree & Beurre Blanc Sauce

                • Confit Duck Leg£15.50

                  with Fondant Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Baby Vegetables & Red Wine Jus

                  • Braised Feathered Blade of Beef£15.00

                    with Duchess Potatoes, Cavolo Nero & Kale topped with Horseradish Snow & Veal Jus

                    • Rack of Lamb£16.50

                      with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables & Minted Lamb Jus

                      • Guinea Fowl£15.50

                        with Buernut Squash Puree, Braised Leuce & Peppercorn Sauce

                        • Pork Tenderloin£14.50

                          stuffed with Chorizo Mousse, Spiced Potato Wedges & Apple Cider Jus

                          • Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Wellington£12.25

                            with Pimento Sauce

                            Desserts

                            • Chocolate & Hazelnut Roulade£6.00

                              with White Chocolate Sauce

                              • Lemon Meringue Pie£5.50

                                with Lemon Sauce

                                • Sticky Toffee Pudding£5.50

                                  with Caramel Sauce & Ice Cream

                                  • Caramelized Apple Crème Brulee£5.50

                                    with Raspberry Tuile

                                    • Duo of Raspberries & Lemon Posset£5.50

                                      with Amareo Crumble with Frozen Berry Bites

                                      • Cheese & Biscuits£7.50

                                        with Homemade Apple Chutney & Grapes

                                        Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                        What 39 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 all time ratings
                                        • 4.4Food
                                        • 4.6Service
                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                        • 4.1Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. CP

                                          CarolineP

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 1 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Really lovely meal. The food was beautifully presented and one of our party was celebrating a birthday and they gave us complimentary Prosecco as well as a beautiful chocolate work on our dessert. Service was excellent and efficient. Great selection of gins!

                                        2. J

                                          Jock

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 December 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          EASILY BOOKED ONLINE. FRIENDLY , COURTEOUS AND EFFICIENT STAFF. GOOD FOOD AND WINE IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS. A PLEASANT DINING EXPERIENCE.

                                        3. PJ

                                          PhilipJ

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 December 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          The food and service was very good could not fault it maybe the cheese and biscuits not worth £8

                                        4. MA

                                          MADGESMUM

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on 24 December 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Beautifully decorated area in the pub bit. Staff very good and friendly. The food was generally excellent, especially the main courses. Plenty of parking too. Will certainly be going back.

                                        5. EC

                                          EmilyC

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 15 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was amazing. Speedy service. Friendly staff! 10/10

                                        6. SB

                                          SusanB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 15 November 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was excellent and the right price for a good meal. Disappointed the main restaurant area wasn’t open and that it was all in the bar area, but assume easier to have people in one area and probably makes for a better ambiance. Really being picky, we had a lovely evening and would very happily return. Many thanks.

                                        7. KW

                                          KathleenW

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 October 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The Family were together for Sunday Lunch, we were not disappointed the food was excellent and the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. Keep up that standard and The Holt will thrive. Very well done. We shall return.

                                        8. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 14 February 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service!

                                        9. AC

                                          AllanC

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 2 February 2020

                                          overall3food2service5ambience5

                                          We have been here many times and have always had a lovely meal, this time however was not the best. All the meats were much too undercooked, I know some people like it rare but this was just too undercooked for our liking, the exception being the turkey which was very good. The veg options were a little limited too although the cauliflower cheese was amazing. Puddings were as always good and tempting and the waiter/waitress service was as always outstanding, there was building work being undertaken during our visit so maybe that had something to do with the quality of this particular visit. We will still go again, and put it down to an off day food wise.

                                        10. BH

                                          BarbaraH

                                          Oxford

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 8 December 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Very pleasant restaurant, ideal for Sunday lunch. The area that my family sat was quiet and comfortable. The food was good, beef was excellent. A choice of three meats followed by an abundance of veg. Would definitely recommend.

                                        11. CP

                                          CarolineP

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 December 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          Had the Sunday carvery at Du Valls . It was delicious. Plenty of choice of both meat and vegetables. Only problem we didn't have room for a dessert!

                                        12. RC

                                          RobinC

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 1 December 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Delicious food & brilliant service. Was made to feel very welcome.

                                        13. LB

                                          LyndaB

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 24 November 2019

                                          overall3food4service2ambience2

                                          food good but not hot enough,plenty of choice.let down by 2 issues one large party with lots of young children just left to scream and cry at the table,spoke to some other dinners they were not happy either.but the most dissapointing thing was been rushed out,without been given the oppertunity to finish meal at our pace,we like to chat over lunch as it is our only day without work.did not even get a chance to let lunch go down then decide on dessert oh no ' could you leave the table and have coffee in the hall way,as the table was booked for 20mins time'this also happen to 2 other older couples who were quite bewildered....do not like been rushed

                                        14. a

                                          alleng

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 17 November 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          couldn't fault anything. staff very attentive. menu item chosen was delicious. the meat was exactly cooked. what more could you want when you go out for a meal. And not forgetting the price was equally pleasing

                                        15. PF

                                          PaulaF

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 November 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My stepdaughter and I decided last minute to go out for a carvery lunch as nearby as possible, so The Holt it was ;-) Staff are very friendly and helpful. Food was very tasty, and portions good.

                                        16. BL

                                          BarryL

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 November 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Good food well presented and well staffed. Would certainly go again

                                        17. JA

                                          JackieA

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 13 October 2019

                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                          Food was really nice, atmosphere was good & the waiting staff was very pleasant & helpful

                                        18. JH

                                          JulianH

                                          Oxford

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 13 October 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          The Sunday carver is excellent. The staff are very helpful and friendly too.

                                        19. TL

                                          TraceyL

                                          Oxford

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 8 September 2019

                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                          We love coming to the restaurant for Sunday lunch. This time no mint sauce and the roast potatoes weren’t crispy but very hard to cut. The meat was beautiful. Perfect roast potatoes next time please

                                        20. AW

                                          AlanW

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 1 September 2019

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Would certainley recommend this restaurant and intend booking a family lunch soon. Didn't quite make 5 stars due to our liking for piping hot food. this was very warm, but not as hot as we would have liked. Having said that it was better than most resturants we have eaten in.

                                        21. M

                                          Mark

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 17 August 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Very helpful and friendly staff could do with a extra member of staff in restaurant so the staff are not running around when the restaurant is full

                                        22. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 21 July 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Very good value for money. ..lovely atmosphere

                                        23. MR

                                          MichelleR

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 21 July 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Food was excellent. The staff were really friendly too.

                                        24. MC

                                          MarkC

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 June 2019

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          Good food, great service, would recommend for anyone

                                        25. G

                                          coralieGoble

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 May 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Sunday carvery was the best I have had and a really good price.

                                        26. m

                                          michelleb

                                          Cancun

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 May 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          No frozen food here. Such massive portions and eat as many pudding as you can.wow just wow

                                        27. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 14 April 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Lovely place to go for Sunday lunch. Good choice of roasts at the Carvery.

                                        28. JH

                                          JulianH

                                          Oxford

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 14 April 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent service, a wide range of excellent food with the Sunday carvery.

                                        29. TL

                                          TraceyL

                                          Oxford

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 31 March 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          The venue and restaurant is a lovely setting for a Sunday carvery. The staff friendly and welcoming. Very good over all and food very good.

                                        30. TS

                                          TonyS

                                          Oxford

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 31 March 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We went for a Mother's Day meal - everything about our experience was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was extremely good - beautifully presented, excellent choice. The restaurant was extremely comfortable and attractively presented

                                        31. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Oxford

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 10 March 2019

                                          overall3food3service3ambience1

                                          On arrival our table wasn’t ready even though the restaurant was not even half full. The restaurant host was pleasent and efficient. We were the last sitting for Sunday lunch. Once we had visited the carvery and received our food, the staff took away everything including gravy, of which I would of liked a little more. The meat was over cooked and dry, the Yorkshire puddings looked like pancakes and were cold. But the vegetables tasted good, but some of the roast potatoes were not cooked. The puddings were all dried up too

                                        32. RA

                                          RukhsanaA

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 March 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The Service shown by the staff from initial greeting to showing you to the table was really lovely. I was a little worried that while attending with my two teenage Son's, one of whom has a really fussy diet, that the Hotel may not be accommodating. I couldn't have been further from the truth. The menu selection was varied, and the food was absolutely lovely, full of flavour and taste - Compliments to the Chef.... but more importantly was the lovely way the Waiting staff went out of their way for the customers. My totally fussy Son was even accommodated by the Chef with his choice of dinner, which wasn't on the menu. Well done to everyone working at Du Vall's Restaurent (weekend staff), and more importantly a very big Thank you.... I'll definitely by visiting again

                                        33. TL

                                          TraceyL

                                          Oxford

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 10 March 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We are huge fans of the Holt Hotel and the food, especially the Sunday carvery has much improved and is absolutely delicious. The only recommendation would be to ask the waiting staff NOT to remove plates from tables until all clients have finished eating. This can appear rude in English customs. I hope this helps in the future.

                                        34. CJ

                                          CJH123

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 March 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great food and service. Good selection of food available and staff very friendly. Would definitely return again.

                                        35. GS

                                          GregS

                                          Oxford

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 14 February 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Nice relaxed setting. Excellent service and great food. Definitely returning soon

                                        36. BH

                                          BarbaraH

                                          Oxford

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 February 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My husband and I were taken by my son for Sunday lunch, at reception we were met and directed to our table, we were very pleased to fine plenty of space around the table hence no squeezing in between others. Our order was taken for drinks immediately. The food was excellent, and plenty of choice. We will definitely return

                                        37. GB

                                          GlenysB

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 9 November 2018

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          Excellent food, very well presented. Would recommend for a nice couples meal. Wide range if food choices to suit.

                                        38. NA

                                          NigelA

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 June 2018

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          A very pleasant and comfortable dining experience in a nicely decorated and clean environment - it makes a lovely change to eat somewhere where you can actually hold a normal conversation with your dining companion(s) without the intrusion of giant screen TV's and/or chronic music. A good menu selection/variety and all courses were well presented and cooked just right - the plates were hot too, which again, makes a nice change. Faultless service with all of the staff very attentive to my partner's dietary / allergy requirements. Overall a most delightful evening and would recommend it to all.

                                        39. RA

                                          RachelA

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 April 2018

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          Had another lovely meal - I love the 'feel' of the restaurant and the service. I also like the fact that you leave water on the table and it is replaced without needing to ask. The pork/crackling and the vegetarian option were delicious. As was the pecan tart. We will absolutely be back. Thank you.

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                                        Dinner @ The Holt Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Booked 2 times today
                                        Google Map for Dinner @ The Holt Hotel

                                        The Holt Hotel Oxford Road Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 5QQ

                                        • Area

                                          Bicester

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Fri, Sat 18:00–21:15
                                          Sun 12:00–14:30

                                        • Cuisines

                                          British

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking Details

                                          Free parking on site for up to 200 cars.

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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