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

Gees

4.5
4.5
2851 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 09.00am 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 in 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 58 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, British, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01865 553540
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Lee Parsons
  • 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 is located opposite Norham Road, two minutes from the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,851 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 recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romantic

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Lively

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for groups

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oxford

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

2,851 Reviews
  1. Pris

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice restaurants with good ambience. We dined at the glasshouse and the weather was so good. Overall a very good experience

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  2. RodH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all round. But acoustics make it a little hard to make out conversation. Tables in passage outside look make-shift and like every drop being squeezed out of customers.
    GeesResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your review, I hope you will visit again soon. -Sam, Restaurant Manager

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable time at Gees. Service and quality of food was excellent. Food was delivered very quickly and the free ice cream was a nice touch in recognition of my birthday. Would definitely recommend.
    GeesResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit and hope you will be back again soon. -Sam, Restaurant Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife’s bream was poorly cooked. My pork chop was good but overcooked. Our waiter began quite well, but then became inattentive to the point where I had to go up and get the bill. I cannot recommend this restaurant except for its ambience.
    GeesResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for writing this informative review, may you kindly contact us at info@geesrestaurant.co.uk with more information so we may investigate this issue? Please do accept my apologies; I hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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  5. welikegoodfood

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Lovely outdoor terrace as well as a beautiful interior.
    GeesResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for leaving this wonderful review; I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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  6. portlandliz

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and ambience of Gees and the friendliness of waitstaff. Could have used a few more servers last night but lovely nonetheless
    GeesResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for leaving this kind and informative review; I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose to treat ourselves to a meal here for our wedding anniversary, as we had fond memories from coming here years ago. To be blunt, it was pretty average food for the money. I ordered a rare steak for £35. It was quite a thick cut and was raw - comparing it to images online of steaks cooked blue, it was below even that. I sent it back asking for it to be cooked a little more and it came back medium/well done. At these prices a steak should be cooked to perfection! They did give me a free dessert as compensation. My husband ordered the aubergine parmigiana for £22. It was a small pile of mostly aubergine with some cheese - not exactly substantial for the price! No recommendations were given to order a side to bulk the meal out, although at that price it shouldn’t really have been necessary. The starters and desserts were very nice, although the starters were again pricey for the amount of food, my husband paying £10.50 for a small pile of asparagus with some hollandaise sauce. The desserts, at least, were generous and tasty. We’re not strangers to fine dining and would have no issue with these prices if the food was worth it, but it just wasn’t. We have paid less for far better meals elsewhere. The service was friendly and speedy at the start of the evening. By the end, when it had got busy, they seemed overstretched and we had to go up to the bar to request our bill having failed to get anyone’s attention for quite some time. Overall, the experience was average, which makes it disappointing for our expectations. We’ve had far worse food but this meal would have needed to cost half the price to be good value for money for the quality.
    GeesResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your informative review; we appreciate the time you took and your feedback, which we have relayed to all relevant teams for our continued improvement. We do hope that you will come back so we may provide a much better experience which is more suited to our usual standard. Thank you again and kind regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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  8. Daveya

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service at a very good restaurant Very pleasant staff and food was excellent. Nice evening had by my wife and I
    GeesResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for leaving this kind review; I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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  9. Kentpeaches

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food but some meals were very small portions, given the price portions should have been larger.
    GeesResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your informative review! I am glad to see that you enjoyed the food and I appreciate your feedback regarding the portion sizes, we have informed our kitchen of this. We hope to welcome you back soon for an even better experience! Kind Regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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  10. SimonM

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a mess of our booking by only booking a table for 2 instead of 6! Sam was brilliant and gave us a table in the entrance for 1/2 hr while we waited for a table to become available. I had been in contact with him beforehand to organise something for our daughter who is Coeliac and they had come up trumps with a charcuterie board which she really enjoyed. The food and service were both excellent and we will definitely be back!
    GeesResponded on 9 May 2024
    Thank you for leaving this kind and informative review; I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Roxy - Restaurant Manager

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Gees is rated 4.5 stars by 2851 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Gees

61 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6PE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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 is located opposite Norham Road, two minutes from the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lee Parsons
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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