Gees

4.6
1803 reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Oxford’s iconic glasshouse and stunning terrace 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, 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Party

    £55.00 per person

    Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy your festive celebration at Gees, Oxfords iconic Victorian glasshouse. For any party size up to 12 guests. Available until 24th December 3 courses Mediterranean inspired menu with festive dishes £55.00 per person + 12.5% service charge

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1803 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.6
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HannahL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent evening with amazing food and great service. Definitely would love to come again!

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NadineM
Riyadh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great night out! Wonderful warm venue - full of charm and novelty, and with delicious food and attentive staff. We loved the lighting, and the ambience created.

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BobP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. We had a wonderful time where both the service and food were outstanding.

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almoco
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed that set lunch discontinued. Guests obliged to ask for move of table because of adjacent noise level.

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Kiskagirl
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was not very good, second time we have been here we thought we would give it a second try since it's such a pretty place, and it was not good.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We are saddened to read that you didn't enjoy your meal with us on your second try either We pride ourselves on ensuring that we offer a memorable experience along with quality food with a seasonal Mediterranean inspired menu. I am sad to hear that when you visited the food wasn't to the standard expected and I would really love for you to get in contact with me at alessandra@geesrestaurant.co.uk so that we may restore your faith in us.

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vipUWSider
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful room. Great service. Enjoyed artichoke soup and gem salad. Fish stew was also very good. Great bread and EVOO. Sticky toffee pudding was a hit. Would recommend.

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DestinationN
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food and service were excellent. Will come again.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you ever so much for your superb review! We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Patsymarg
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What lovely friendly staff. Food was great - just what we wanted celebrating our wedding anniversary. Would recommend

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you ever so much for your lovely review! We are all so pleased that you appreciated the food so much and that all of us made your wedding anniversary special We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes Alessandra Restaurant manager

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viphelenM
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very happy and well looked after

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Helen for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Unique Victorian conservatory restaurant so fun to visit.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are so happy that you had such a pleasant experience with us and we hope to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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katiep
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - a little expensive for brunch but couldn’t fault the restaurant or service

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed brunch so much We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Strid
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great but a very noisy party rather took the shine off for us.

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Lexicus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied menu with good vegetarian choices, I had steak cooked to perfection. Absolutely delightful staff for whom nothing was too much bother - really friendly, polite and keen to ensure we had a good evening.

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Susan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super food, great, friendly service....unusually and nicely, waiting staff left enough time between us finishing each course and collecting plates adding to the ambiance and conversation - very unusual these days and very welcome

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and that we all made you feel so welcome and looked after! We hope you'll have a chance of revisiting us again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Netl
Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A unique dining experience, set in an impressively designed glasshouse style venue.
Interesting and slightly unusual dishes feature on the menu. Service was very quick on a Saturday evening. Definitely recommend a visit!

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. We are so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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JenG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal at Gees last night. The staff were very attentive and food was delicious! We’ll be back! X

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! We are so pleased you had such an enjoyable time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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MatthewB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable visit. Excellent food and very nice atmosphere with great service.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance so much and had a lovely meal overall. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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RBloor
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderfully home fresh cooked food. really heart warming. the best ive had in a restaurant for long while

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the food so much! We hope to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra

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AlisonH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous find if you are happy to walk out of the city centre. My friend and I met in Oxford for the day and chose Gee’s based on the previous reviews and were not disappointed. The restaurant is very relaxed and inviting with staff that could not be more friendly or helpful. I am allergic to gluten and had many options to choose from which was a welcome surprise. I shall certainly return the next time that I am in Oxford.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Alison, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are so pleased that you and your friend had such a wonderful experience with us! We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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AmeyaA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent. The quality of food, the service, ambience, can't fault a single thing.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a brilliant review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspect of your experience with us! We hope that we can welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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JulianK
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food and atmosphere , really good service , but very very expensive for what the food was , but I’m guessing your paying for a package , not based just on food

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Julian, Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and ambiance so much! We pride ourselves on ensuring that we offer a memorable experience along with quality food with a seasonal Mediterranean inspired menu. I am sad to hear that you didn't particularly enjoy your food and I would really love for you to get in contact with me at alessandra@geesrestaurant.co.uk so that we can regain your faith in us Alessandra Restaurant manager

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RosemaryM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tapas especially good. Friendly staff but a tad noisy

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Rosemary, Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed our tapas plate and service impressed you. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Robbie
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good quality ingredients used, but final dishes could be a lot better. They either lacked flavour or were over salted. Better to go somewhere else for the money.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Robbie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and ambiance so much! We pride ourselves on ensuring that we offer a memorable experience along with quality food with a seasonal Mediterranean inspired menu. I am sad to hear that when you visited the food wasn't to the standard expected and I would really love for you to get in contact with me at alessandra@geesrestaurant.co.uk so that we may restore your faith in us.

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RichardL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, clearly popular despite being out of town. Excellent service and overall a very nice meal. Homemade ice-cream is highly recommended.

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Dear Richard, Thank you for your great review So nice to read that you enjoyed your meal and that the service impressed you. Also that you particularly enjoyed our delicious homemade ice cream! We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully soon Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Leyla
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and the ambience were amazing! The staff was extremely kind, highly recommended, thank you!

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Dear Leyla, Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We are all so pleased to receive such kind comments on the service we offer, the food and the ambience. We can't wait to welcome you back. Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gees breakfast will change your life

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A delightful spot for a delicious and relaxed Sunday brunch. Would thoroughly recommend.

Gees
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review! We are so happy that you enjoyed brunch so much and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra

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Samir
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fan-tas-tic restaurant, love both the food and the atmosphere, thanks you very much for your welcome.

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Dear Samir, Thank you ever so much for your great feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the time we left, we were welcomed by friendly staff, wonderful food and drinks and superb service

Gees
Responded on 19 November 2021

We are honoured to receive such beautiful praise, of our food, drinks and service, and really pleased you enjoyed your time with us so much. Hopefully you'll have a chance of revisiting us again soo! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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ElleciaS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was phenomenal, the staff was very attentive and friendly. The food arrived fairly fast as did our drinks and felt very happy overall. The food was also fantastic, fresh ingredients and cooked well. Would definitely go again

Gees
Responded on 19 November 2021

Dear Ellecia, Thank you so much for your amazing review! So nice to read that you very much enjoyed your meal, we are all delighted with your lovely comments on service, food and drinks. Hopefully you'll have the opportunity of returning soon where a warm welcome back awaits. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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LauraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a family group of 10. The staff were attentive and kind. The menu was varied (attractive for different ages) and all the dishes we chose were very good.

Gees
Responded on 19 November 2021

Dear Laura, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable and memorable meal here with us at Gees and that you enjoyed the dishes you ordered. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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PaulL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Very good food, in a great setting with friendly and efficient service.

Gees
Responded on 19 November 2021

Thank you Paul for your fantastic review of your recent visit to Gees. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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AndrewH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon meal to celebrate graduation. Lively atmosphere even at 4pm. Great cocktails and very friendly service.

Gees
Responded on 19 November 2021

Dear Andrew, Thank you ever so much for your very nice comments. We are absolutely thrilled to read that you enjoyed your graduation celebration here with us at Gees. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drink very good and excellent choice. Although disappointed that there weren’t more vegetarian options particularly with the tapas.

Was a bit loud 🤣🤣 but a nice atmosphere.

Service was v good.

Was a bit pricey and yes service charge was cheeky at 12.5% on already high prices...

I'd go again tho. But not every time!!

Gees
Responded on 19 November 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at Gees! So nice to hear that you enjoyed food and drinks and that you liked the service we offer Service charge is completely discretionary and we are more than happy to take it off the bill on request. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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ThomasH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. Lunch yesterday at Gees did not disappoint with food, service and ambiance on point as always!

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thank you Thomas for this fantastic review! So nice to read that you loved the food, service and ambience. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Guest
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening last night for our anniversary - the staff were so friendly and the food was great!

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write! We are all delighted the you have chosen to celebrate your anniversary here at Gees and that you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a lovely location however it was very noisy.

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Yoda
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice express lunch. Couldn't decide redness of the steak, and would have prefered with fries instead of potatoes to have other textures (everything was a bit mushy). Good service.

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Dear Yoda, Thank you so much for your nice review. We are sorry to hear that you were not 100% happy with your steak, next time we will be more than happy to replace an item with something else, for you. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Meatcoma
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great and food fabulous. The acoustics make it difficult to have conversations with all the chat going on. Apart from that can’t fault it

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thank you for your very nice comments on food and service! So glad you had a lovely time here with us at Gees. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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MBN18
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best guinea fowl I've had for ages. Perfectly cooked.
Very attentive service and the greenhouse privded great ambience.
Slightly overpriced wine, but very good.

Gees
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! We are thrilled to hear that you really liked the guinea fowl and that service impressed you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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