Du Vall's Restaurant @ The Holt Hotel

4.4
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32 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Sunday Lunch
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.

Special Offers

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Join us at the Holt Hotel this Mothering Sunday for our famous carvery. Mum's can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco with their meal.

Sunday, 22 March, 2020

What 32 People Are Saying
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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

AC
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.

BH
Oxford
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.

CP
Oxford
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!

RC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

LB
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

a
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

PF
Oxford
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.

BL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

JH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

TL
Oxford
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

AW
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.

M
Derbyshire
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

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good value for money. ..lovely atmosphere

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. The staff were really friendly too.

MC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, would recommend for anyone

G
Oxford
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.

m
Cancun
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

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TL
Oxford
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.

TS
Oxford
1 review
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

OT
1 review
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

RA
Oxford
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

TL
Oxford
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.

CJ
Oxford
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.

GS
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BH
Oxford
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

GB
Derbyshire
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.

NA
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.

RA
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.