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Gees Restaurant set in a Victorian Glasshouse - Gees, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Gees

4.6
4.6
2065 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 for two hours is available just a short walk away on Canterbury Road and Bevington Road.

Our kitchen features a wood fired oven & charcoal grill, ingredients are simply prepared and expertly cooked. Open every day from 12pm until 10.30pm serving our all day menu, on Sunday we also offer a roast Please feel welcome to just drop by for a glass or two on our new secret garden.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, British, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01865 553540

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matthew Smith

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Parking Details

    Free 2 hour parking on nearby Canterbury Road (pass Gees on the left headed towards Summertown, second turning on the left). Maximum stay 2 hours Pay & Display parking on Norham Road (pass Gees on the left headed towards Summertown, turn next immediate right: Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30, Sat 8:00-13:00 (free outside these hours)

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop adj Park Town

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,065 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Special Occasions

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Lunch

  • Oxford

    Romance

  • Oxford

    Special Occasions

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

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  1. KK

    KateK

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely venue with friendly and attentive staff. Food and ambience excellent. I was feeling cold (in the conservatory) and the manageress kindly turned the air con down! However, we felt the prices were a bit inflated especially for drinks.
  2. TS

    TeresaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an excellent celebratory meal last night! Lovely ambience, excellent food and a brilliant waiter!!! Lovely to eat outside in the secret garden 😍
  3. m

    mams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed sitting the conservatory chatting and dining, good vibes with tables far enough apart and some sofa seating. great choice on menu, be back to try out some more dishes!
  4. SL

    StephenL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food very good. One small quibble: the cheese board mix of cheeses did not provide sufficient variety although the quality of each cheese was very good. And the olives provided seemed to be out of a tin. I would have expected fresh olives
  5. b

    bluepurl

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choices on menu, all food really well presented and delicious. Wine list had choices to suit all tastes and pocket
  6. M

    Mish

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really lovely place to dine. Food fresh and delicious and the garden setting is really nice especially on a warm night. The whole restaurant looks great no matter where you are seated. Highly recommend
  7. DM

    DawnM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You’d be mad not to choose this restaurant as a special treat or celebration. Especially pleased with the service
  8. JY

    JasonY

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service without being intrusive. Food excellent in a pleasant courtyard setting. Will definitely come back
  9. K

    Koycarp

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The refurb and extension of Gee's has created some splendid new spaces to eat. We had a fine lunch, well and promptly served, in a very agreeable outside environment.
  10. PY

    PhilippaY

    London

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Lovely ambience and good new improvements. But, the service was incredibly slow, if pleasant and the food was overpriced and really not great. Both my dishes were swimming in oil, including the risotto which was my main course. There is no longer a set lunch. Sadly I won't be rushing to go back. Quod is a better bet. Interestingly no mention is made of Raymond Blanc and Quat Saisons having been resident in Gees and creating a restaurant there prior to it being part of the Mogford Empire on the menu. That is carefully left out.
  11. PP

    PeterP

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Gees, we had the lamb cutlets and fish of the day, all presented beautifully and a pleasure to eat. The price was a little high but it was also good value.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and food, very knowledgeable about gluten-free options and a big choice of g-free dishes
  13. SM

    SarahM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always, cannot go wrong at Gee’s as every meal is outstanding. Beautiful location, impeccable service and extremely well priced, beast restaurant in Oxford!
  14. S

    Sarah

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit. A celebration family meal. Loved it all. Service excellent & food delicious. Atmosphere vibrant and on a Monday too. Was overall really fun and a great choice.
  15. s

    snjox

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous, melt-in-the-mouth roast beef Sunday lunch and nice house red wine at reasonable prices. Great ambience, nicely air conditioned, super friendly and attentive waiter. Most enjoyable.
  16. MJ

    MarieJ

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back since the refurbishment, lovely atmosphere, the new outside area is a fabulous addition, works so well . As always the service was so good. A Saturday very well spent .
  17. VR

    VirginiaR

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service -all of the staff in fun, decorative shirts - delicious food- we had the tapas to share, the cheeseburgers, the trout, the chocolate nemesis and the orange posset and all were uniformly excellent, as was the bread. We would thoroughly recommend for any groups like ours or parents and young adult children
  18. MG

    MelG

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very agreeable venue for a meeting with friends. VFM pretty good: service, too. Would return.
  19. CD

    ChrisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the new outside area - good amosphere, service and timing. Food was good in all respects. Relaxed and unpretentious.
  20. KD

    KalliD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and great food! Bit far from the city centre but a nice walk through uni parks.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really lovely meal at Gee’s this evening. Delicious food and great service.
  22. TT

    TessaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a very pleasant lunch in the new outside courtyard - tastefully furnished with yellow chairs and blue tables. Excellent helpful service from a charming waitress. We both chose the vegan option, sweet potato with chickpeas - lovely flavours but we both thought it could have been improved with some crunch eg deep fried chickpeas - it was all the same texture. I will go again and I would recommend. It isn’t cheap but I thought the price was fair.
  23. JF

    JuddF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant, sat in the Secret Garden for a most agreeable lunch with two friends in a relaxed atmosphere, where the staff are attentive and professional. The pizzerias have delightful, light dough bases and the watermelon and feta salad went down a treat.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Really nice food & the waiters where very nice & had a little chat, the only thing was we ordered a dessert but did not get it so when the bill came the dessert was on it but they took it off.
  25. i

    inna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with some friends for a birthdays lunch. It was a lovely place: lovely food. We had a great time! When we were ready to go, they even gave us a surprise birthday ice cream (with a candle) that was so lovely and unexpected. Thank you! It made my day ❤️
  26. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a most enjoyable evening. The food was very good and the staff were excellent . Not to be missed in Oxford on a hot summer evening.
  27. a

    anon

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    We were disappointed about the quality of all four main courses chosen. Only one dessert chosen - that was very good. Setting, ambience and service all very good.
  28. HL

    HeidiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal pre- graduation the food was outstanding.
  29. t

    tuegetuna

    Munich

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration
  30. EG

    EmmaG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food, nice atmosphere, a pleasant evening out!
  31. LR

    LucyR

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had a fantastic meal at Gees. We sat in the very pretty courtyard at the back and really enjoyed our food and cocktails.
  32. AB

    AlanB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re infrequent diners at Gees but each time we’re impressed by the staff’s combination of friendliness and professionalism. The food is invariably of high standard and the venue itself is quite unique
  33. KN

    KarenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Gees. The staff were attentive and very helpful. My only issue was that the seafood tagliatelle which I was looking forward to, arrived with chilli through it. There was no mention of chilli on the menu, had I known I would not have ordered this dish. Why is chilli added to so many dishes these days, not everyone likes it. Our waitress quickly got me a menu so I was able to re order another dish. My replacement dish did arrive fairly swiftly too. This would not have happened had I known about the chilli. Otherwise a brilliant ambiance and a lovely evening in Gee’s.
  34. LL

    LisaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful courtyard, perfect attentive service, good food! Would highly recommend. Definitely Oxfords best restaurant!
  35. JP

    JugP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless. 7 items all top class. Outstanding service. Gees are at the top of their game. Even better after their reopening. Terrific to return to. Already looking forward to our next visit.
  36. HE

    HayE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place. The best restaurant service I've experienced, blonde female server was so attentive and helpful. Food and cocktails were delicious with generous portion sizes.

    GeesResponded on 25 July 2022Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are glad you have such a lovely time with us! We will let that waitress know how happy you where with her service. We hope to see you again soon! Gees Team

  37. HM

    HenryM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service, we are always made to feel welcome and at home.
  38. AD

    ADAMW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Superb friendly service in a beautiful setting. Delicious sea trout, seafood linguine and orange posset. Sharing platter for starter was underwhelming but otherwise food was delicious. Great knowledge of wines and superb Espresso Martinis! We will be back

    GeesResponded on 25 July 2022Thank you so much for your review! We do work with seasonal ingredients so we hope that the next time you come we will be able to offer you a delicious tapas plate that please your expectations. We hope to see you again soon! Gees Team

  39. c

    chriso

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic, we were very well looked after. All of the food was delicious and the restaurant has a delightful atmosphere and decor.

    GeesResponded on 25 July 2022Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It is so nice so see this reviews about our staff. It's really motivating, we will let you to the waiter that served you. We hope to see you again soon! Gees Team

  40. MP

    MarkP

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a fabulous lunch outside in the secret garden. By far the beautiful setting in Oxford. Delicious food, excellent service. Would highly recommend.

    GeesResponded on 25 July 2022Thank you so much for your 5 star review! Our gardening team is amazing as you saw. They do work really hard to bring us that Mediterranean patio that we all love! We hope to see you again soon! Gees Team

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

    • 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

FAQs

Gees is rated 4.6 stars by 2065 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Gees

61 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6PE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, British, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free 2 hour parking on nearby Canterbury Road (pass Gees on the left headed towards Summertown, second turning on the left). Maximum stay 2 hours Pay & Display parking on Norham Road (pass Gees on the left headed towards Summertown, turn next immediate right: Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30, Sat 8:00-13:00 (free outside these hours)

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop adj Park Town

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matthew Smith

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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