Gees

4.6
1678 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.

Support Gees during COVID-19

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 1678 People Are Saying
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BenF
London
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Been to Gee's many times, lovely atmosphere, particularly as the sun was shining. Staff are very friendly and attentive , food great, particularly the Wild Boar Ragu. Had a tasty couple of glasses of wine. As it was our anniversary Gee's very kindly provided us with a lovely glass of fizz each.

Thanks to Gee's for making for an enjoyable lunch.

LJ
LJC99
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic to be back. The welcome, drinks, service, menu, food and atmosphere were just as good as always. We left not a crumb!

DB
DomB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the ambient and good food. Decent selection of wine. Good service. Would recommend.

DL
DavidL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had the burgers and in both instances one a Medium and the other Medium Rare the meet was very undercooked and we did not enjoy that part of the meal. The mixed starter sharing plate was good and my other guest enjoyed the risotto, but I thought that £12.50 for a glass of wine excessive.
Service was good. Overall I thought it was expensive and not great value

JF
JanetFoodie
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Glass of wine for each of two guests was perfectly acceptable.
Two chose main course of roast lamb. It arrived remarkably quickly after ordering and the food was luke-warm. On the menu it was advertised as including Yorkshire pudding which we thought was inappropriate for lamb and asked it to be replaced by another green vegetable (spinach). Just as well because we saw that the YP was massive!
Roast potatoes were over-cooked and very tough to cut.
3rd guest had an aubergine dish accompanied by 'salad' which consisted of a couple of large lettuce leaves of contrasting type and nothing else. Uninteresting and poorly presented.
The roast lamb itself was tasty, pleasantly medium rare and a decent helping.
The creme caramel (?) dessert was fine.
I would have expected better cooking and presentation for the price and was somewhat disappointed with the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent meal. Great food, service, atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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philg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely building, originally a Victorian greenhouse for a plant nursery. Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very cold: I left my jacket on and then turned up my collar against the aircon. Food was good, but we resisted the opportunity to have another drink just so that we could warm up outside. Pricewise, it is rather costly, especially the wines, which are ridiculously over-inflated. They do a very nice range of breakfast alternatives, which we took advantage of as we were staying just across the road, and the aircon was off at breakfast time.

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely time at Gees. It was our first time back to Oxford for about 4 years, so lovely to see family that couldn't make our wedding and have a mini honeymoon. My husband used to work at Gees and when I was little we always used to pass it when my grandparents picked me up from the train station. It's somewhere I'd always wanted to go and it certainly didn't disappoint. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the food and ambience was lovely. Highly recommend. Thank you god bless you all. Emma & Adam Hamilton-Paulley Xxx

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BeverleyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant very chic yet casual. Food was delicious though overall on the pricey side for drinks

SD
ShawnD
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Great food in an excellent environment with a nice vibe.
Staff friendly and attentive as expected.

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HHMM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Female toilets smelled damp. Loo roll was damp. Food was good but service was quite slow, restaurant was busy.

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ChristopherP
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting, comfortable and unobtrusive. Staff very accommodating and pleasant, however, apart from our shared starter the food was nice but unremarkable for the price.

SG
37SG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quieter than most of its competitors, Gee's is a welcoming and unhurried place to lunch.

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice review! We are delighted to hear you've had an enjoyable and relaxed meal with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant Manager

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience1

Too noisy by an order. The Albert Hall has solved the problem so could you. My kale was thoroughly undercooked and inedible (perhaps not to a cow used to dealing with cud)

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JKBonnell
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our wedding anniversary dinner as we had our pre wedding family dinner here and always return.
We were greeted with a complimentary glass of fizz, which was such a nice surprise.

The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was delicious as always.

Great bread, lovely atmosphere.

We will definitely be back.

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Dear JK, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and for being one of our many regular guests. We are honoured to receive such beautiful praise, on our food, the atmosphere and our bread in particular. All of us here at Gees take great pride in creating an enjoyable and memorable dining experience and it is very rewarding to read such comments. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant Manager

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MonicaB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Varied and imaginative menu with good options for vegetarians. Our waitress was fabulous. Gees is as good as ever

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Monica, Thank you so much for your superb review of your recent visit to Gees! We are delighted to read that you were impressed with our menu and the vegetarian options in particular and with the service you received. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant Manager

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AlasdairM
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

A little disappointing in terms of the quality of the food and portion size (although we had - admittedly - opted for the more limited daily menu). Noise levels were pretty high (we had ended up at a table inside). I’m not sure we will rush back, I’m afraid, despite having had other very nice meals here in the past.

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GaryS
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere. Staff
generally very good and accommodating

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Gary, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are delighted to hear you liked our service and the atmosphere here at Gees. We very much look forward to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Costa

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JasonS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food matched with relaxed service. Couldn't fault it.

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julial
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely meal last evening! The octopus starter and monkfish main were excellent. Only slight criticism is that the wine is overpriced in my opinion

Gees
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Julia, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your recent visit to Gees. We are so glad to hear you liked the octopus -one of our signature dishes- and the fresh fillet of monkfish, and that you have had a pleasant evening with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small menu but all exceptional. All very well cooked and cannot fault the service. The cocktails are excellent, the staff friendly and the coffee is quality.

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Brian, Thank you so much for this excellent review. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed and appreciated what we offer here at Gees! I'll pass on your praise to our team and we look forward to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff!

Gees
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you so much for your five star review. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your service with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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Oxford
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably very good. Always an interesting menu which continually evolves and keeps fresh. A great dining room which has become an Oxford classic.

Gees
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's, most especially that you enjoyed our menu. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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StephenL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff were overwhelmed and food took a long time coming. Staff nice and professional in the melee.

Gees
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us. Whilst we are pleased to hear that you found our staff to be pleasant and professional we are disappointed to hear that service on the whole took a while. Whilst admittedly Tuesday was a particularly busy evening for us this should not have impacted your service. We hope you give us another try soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ate outdoors. It's a real calm and pleasant spot, with good services and reasonably priced lunch menu.

Gees
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here at Gee's - especially the express menu. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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Archie
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic service, delicious cocktails. All round lovely place, fairly pricey but definitely worth it!

MB
MaxB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Excellent and prompt service, very nice atmosphere. Would recommend highly.

Gees
Responded on 7 September 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are beyond pleased to hear that you enjoyed your service and meal with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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TomG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table offered was perfect, service of a very high standard (polite/attentive) and food very tasty! Thank you.

Gees
Responded on 7 September 2021

Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here at Gee's - furthermore that you found our service to be of a very high standard. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! The food was excellent, the restaurant is lovely and the service was second to none! We went to celebrate our anniversary and they welcomed us with complimentary champagne which was not expected. The food was yum and the cocktails were outstanding. Perfect afternoon!

Gees
Responded on 7 September 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary meal with us here at Gee's - especially the complimentary bubbly on arrival! We really look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very attractive place although it has seen better days. Food and service was very good. We sat outside which was our choice, but on reflection was very noisy. will sit in next time.

Gees
Responded on 7 September 2021

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We are so incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Peapod
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely bright and spacious dining area. Tasty food reasonably priced

Gees
Responded on 7 September 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food great place! Slow service with the drinks!

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for this review. Whilst we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's, apologies if you found the service on drinks to be slightly slow. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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SimonG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. Service was exemplary. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you.

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's, especially that you found the service to be exemplary! We really look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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jeremy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding! Fresh and perfectly cooked

The waiting staff made us feel at home, where very attentive without being over bearing. One of the best meals out I have had in a long time

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's, especially to hear that you enjoyed your service with us and it was your best meal out in a while! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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Foxy
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every respect. A bit noisy for those with hearing sids

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are beyond pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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MClays
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, one of the experiences of service I've had at a restaurant. The food was decent, good but not outstanding. So in terms of value for money it can feel a bit pricey. But as a dining venue and experience, I'd really recommend for special occasions / business meetings.

Gees
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased to hear that you found our service to be one of the best you have experienced - furthermore that you would recommend us! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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Hannah
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal and a little bit unusual (in a good way) too.
The conservatory is such a pretty setting. Highly recommend for a special occasion meal.

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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LailaB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Just perfect. Beautiful scenery. Staff are so lovely. Great food. Express lunch menu is excellent value. I’ll be a regular here!

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are beyond pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us her at Gee's -furthermore that you enjoyed our seasonal express menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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BBoots
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Gee’s is always a favourite!!
Still gutted about the plants though (yes I know they came down a long time ago)... the do need something to improve the acoustics. But overall it’s a gorgeous restaurant and the service was impeccable.

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. With Gee's being grade II listed building it is slightly difficult to get any construction done on the conservatory but this is certainly something we are looking into. Otherwise, we very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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JaneC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Gees. Our waitress was really helpful and gave some good recommendations. The food was delicious and there was a very nice buzzy atmosphere. We would definitely go back.

Gees
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are so incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter Restaurant Manager

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Gees is rated 4.6 stars by 1678 OpenTable diners.