Gee's

4.4
526 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Oxford’s iconic glass house, remains loyal to its traditions of providing quality food & service in the most beautiful restaurant in Oxford.


Free parking is available just a short walk away on Canterbury Road.


The interior is filled with trees and plants, the kitchen features a wood fire oven & charcoal grill. Ingredients are simply prepared and expertly cooked. Open all day, every day: morning coffee, weekend brunch, express lunch, dishes for sharing & Sunday roasts… Also feel welcome to just drop by for a glass or two.


Expect a warm welcome and great food served by knowledgeable & friendly waiters

Special Offers

Fixed Price Menu: 2 courses £14.95

From a set menu, 3 courses £17.95. Not available bank holidays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 26 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00

What 526 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is set in a large conservatory, which you enter from the road via corridor with various flooring pot plants on one side. We have the guinea fowl which was very pleasant indeed, though if you dislike garlic you might be advised to pass on the salsa.
The first course was about the right size and well cooked. My wife had the scallops and I had the pear and cheese salad.
Service was attentive and helpful.

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DM
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch menu, friendly efficient service and a very pleasant setting.

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IW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good Service. Was a little quiet but I visited on a Sunday night. Would recommend.

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HP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic vibe and delicious food. The staff was very friendly and our server made great recommendations

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AN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Rude staff, low quality food yet with a pleasing environment. Would only recommend for drinks or coffee

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MG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, beautiful venue and an amazing place to spend valentines

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MR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice food and good service seen as it was valantines day it was quite busy. Saying this though there was a nice ambiance.

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MM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but not worth the prices. I ordered a lobster with risotto, but could not see the lobster in the end as it was swimming in sauce and rice. Disapointing.

Waiting staff dressed casually when the proces suggest a higher standard.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was horrible, tasteless

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FM
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have breakfast. Staff is very helpful and the food is great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was amazing, service was amazing and the ambiance was beautiful. Will definetly be going again :)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place with a nice atmosphere. Totally recommend it. Enjoyed the food throughly.

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JM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was delightful. We had a romantic experience , left full up of delicious food and felt staff had been professional and attentive.

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M
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

One main course rack of lamb was very disappointing for the price and the ice cream desert was underwhelming but guess I chose the wrong thing. Nice evening though.

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very overpriced on the food. Absolutely not worth the money. Presented beautifully. Underdelivers on flavour. Found the board pasta overcooked. The guinea fowl bland. Not one person in my table was happy with their food. We could eat that quality at another place with much better prices. I'm annoyed as the place is pretty. I liked the ambiance. And. The outing was placed as a special treat. Ended in disappointment. Will never return. Will not recommend.

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O
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Gees is in a lovely light conservatory which means you take your chance on the level of background noise. It just depends on who is in the restaurant. On this occasion, one of our party found it slightly loud. Otherwise, the food quality is reliable and the service attentive.

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M
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced food in a poorly lit venue. Very disappointing.

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ES
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect....😀friendly....wonderful menu... efficient staff...

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S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I ate from the fixed price, 2 course menu - £14.95. However it wasn't until I got home that I saw I'd been charged over £16. I didn't receive a detailed receipt and paid via 'contactless'. The waitress did not make me aware of any auto-added gratuity. I'm disappointed in that aspect. The food was nice, the temperature was lovely and the ambience was nice.

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KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, amazing food and cocktails and the staff were really friendly. Would highly recommend.

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SC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A restaurant we visit every time we are in Oxford- always worth it

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OT
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambience is fantastic! This really is a conversation starter as the place has character. Food was disappointing for the price. 10 of us went along and sadly the burgers were remarkably dry and the vegan options we’re terrible. Having said that the stone bass was okay. Wouldn’t recommend if looking at budgets as the prices are expensive for a pretty average meal!

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M
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch, very good quality granola with whipped yoghurt and eggs with chorizo and potatoes.

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BB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The food tasted of nothing unfortunately. It was a cozy place but a disappoinment overall.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole meal, the lemon sole was absolutely delicious as well as the monkfish tail, one of the best meals we've had in a long time. The deserts were just as tasty, the apple and pear crumble with custard and chocolate nemesis were everything we wanted it to be and more. The whiskey sour cocktail was something to write home about, a proper cocktail. We will be retuning next time we visit the area!

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w
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I hadn't been to Gee's for quite a while and chose to take some overseas visitors here for dinner since it was close to where they were staying. It was a bit hit and miss and not the treat I had expected. Whilst the food was good on the whole (the halibut and monkfish were really excellent) there were other elements which were 'misses': the chocolate 'nemesis' - an unremarkable slice of chocolate cake dumped on the plate with average ice cream; the cavalo nero was more than usually soggy; and the mushroom risotto was rather bland. I booked the table for 7.45, noted the fact that tables can only be booked for 2 hours, and was then surprised that we were asked to wait at the small bar for 15 minutes whilst the people on our table finished their coffee. I'd also forgotten how noisy the conservatory space is when fully occupied, such that it was quite difficult to hear and be heard. Service was friendly and good, but I think importing the London restaurant tendency of a mandatory 12.5% service charge is a bad habit to have adopted. So a bit underwhelming, I'm afraid.

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GA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went Friday and Saturday evening and had an excellent meal both nights the everything was fantastic and I would recommend to one and all as we have never had a bad experience in all the times we have visited this great little restaurant.

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JK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Gorgeous food. Lovely atmosphere. Perfect for a date night.
Thanks so much.

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LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Really disappointing food at a once well loved restaurant. Over cooked dry burger (which may well have been frozen) and bland risotto. Staff kindly took the burger off the bill, but we won’t return in a hurry.

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MW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Gee's for few years so we were very happy to visit again to have lovely dinner and nice wine.. Yes we will be back thank you!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My brill was slightly over cooked but everything else was spot on in terms of the kitchen. The ambience is lovely and relaxed and the staff every efficient with service quick

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Must drive past here every time we go into Oxford and say we will eat there, so after a few years finally gave it a try.

Lovely setting , food is excellent and well presented, the Stone bass and lamb we ate both earned top marks. It’s not the cheapest place in Town, wine list was overpriced but thoroughly enjoyed the food.

Noisy where we sat , party of 4 women next to my wife and I had some particularly loud members, so maybe not the place for a quiet romantic meal and the tables are close together.

Service was excellent and very friendly, the added (optional) Londonesque service charge of 12.5% is a bit of a rip off, but we would have happily tipped that anyway.

Nice restaurant we will return to.

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BM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable time celebrating my daughter's birthday. Excellent ambience.

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CH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

All that marred the experience was the weather - a grey midwinter sky looms weightily on glass walls and roof. So the absence of flowers and colourful table decorations was keenly felt. The food was excellent, but it was about as cheerless as eating in a railway waiting room.

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PS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, well-cooked food in a beautiful setting.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food wasn't really up to snuff. Expensive but not outrageously so. Nice ambience and good service.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at Gee's and we loved it. The atmosphere was great when we arrived and the staff looked after us very well from our arrival to when we left. Definitely will recommend the restaurant and we shall return.

Thank you and wishing the staff a very Happy New Year.

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g
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I come to Gees with my wife and occasionally friends on a regular basis. It's never disappointed in the many years I've lunched and dined here. This occasion - a New Year's Eve lunch with friends - was no exception. The tapas starter and linguine main were particularly good, helped down with plenty of NZ Sauvignon blanc. What better way to see out 2018? Already looking forward to an excuse to return this year.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lovely conservatory feel with lovely decor and good food!
I felt a little on the pricy side, but a really lovely team and ambiance in the building!

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N
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant. Food for brunch was great. The barista sent out a latte for a flat white and a cappuccino for a flat white but otherwise excellent and would recommend to my friends (perhaps not for coffee though).

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