Gees

4.6
1556 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1556 People Are Saying
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineB
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly delicious food in a beautiful but relaxed setting

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Dickon
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb, seasonal food. Made even better by the exceptional service. Magic place

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MillieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely place and felt very welcomed, was a bit loud due to it being small and busy but food was amazing and staff were really friendly.

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MelindaT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gees is the most wonderful place to meet friends and enjoy good food. The setting in the conservatory is light and airy and not crowded so it is easy to converse with friends. the food is delicious and inventive, We had brunch which as wonderful, the crashed eggs amazing as were the eggs florentine, topped off with great coffee. we will return for sure

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NatalieL
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. We will definitely be returning soon.

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lizzie
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hen parties made for an extremely noisy environment! However, service, food, and all staff 100 per cent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice selection on the menu. Well presented and tasty food. Good sized portions for the price. Service was quick and efficient - although the break between starter and main was long, so led you to feel a little rushed.
Lovely setting being in the Victorian Conservatory. Atmosphere is great, although quite noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We had booed an outdoor table but had assumed there would be umbrellas etc so when we arrived we were a little underwhelmed to see a long narrow path with some uninspiring bench tables to one side,

The entry way was very narrow and made access with the wheelchair difficult. Getting into the building was difficult and it was very narrow with tight angles to navigate.

The welcome was okay but not overwhelming and we were told we had booked an outside table and the lady indicated to the benches we had just passed and not the tables at the front.

We therefore asked could we dine inside and where offered a table near the bar.

The building and furniture looked quite rundown and dated and the place did not feel very clean.

Service was fine although not too much interaction as the staff were still wearing masks. The service at times was quite slow and it would have been nice if they had checked if we needed more ice etc.

The food however was excellent. It was extremely well cooked and tasted delicious and clearly very good quality ingredients were used. Portions varied in size but overall the food we had - wood fired octopus with borlotti beans and duck parfait were both delicious starters. We both had fish - halibut and rainbow trout - for main course - and both were cooked to perfection.

The drinks were very pricey - a bottle of Valdobbiadenne Prosecco that in most restaurants sells for around £35 was £67!

The menu was a little chaotic with ‘specials’ not labelled at the top of the menu.

Aperitifs were good but at £14 a pop not cheap. Even modest carafes (50cl) were up to £50.

Main courses ranges from £16-32.

It was the ambience that I was not keen on - the restaurant as I have said had a very run, too shabby and not very chic feel and was really noisy - maybe because it was a conservatory the sound echoed. The clientele was very mixed (which of course is no fault of the restaurant) and varied from young student types to families and older couples.

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JacquelineP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for a restaurant, the staff were all so lovely. It's our first visit there and we will be returning.

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Badger
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibe , food was really good and we were very well looked after by everyone at Gees

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, will definitely go again

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SueA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch in a lovely setting, excellent service sat in the shady garden on a warm day.

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MonikaM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place. Excellent service. Lovely food and good portion size.

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Chris
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely dining in the conservatory on a summer evening. Attentive staff. Great cocktails. If you like spicy then the Margaheater is not to be missed!

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's - especially that you enjoyed our notorious Margaheater! We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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EllenB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and the staff were all lovely! I would definitely recommend Gee's restaurant

Gees
Responded on 21 July 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant experience as always and always amazing staff!

Gees
Responded on 21 July 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review. We are delighted to hear that you found both our service and food to be great here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JG2021
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food not as good as I remember. No alioli with the starter as promised. Saffron risotto didn’t taste of saffron.

Gees
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us. We are incredibly disappointed to hear that our food failed to impress you. If you could drop us an email on robbie.rutter@geesrestaurant.co.uk to discuss this further that would be amazing. Otherwise, we very much hope you give us another try soon.

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vipJuliaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food not up to standard. Overcooked steak
And fish. Service good.

Gees
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are incredibly disappointed to hear that you did not find the food to be up to standard. If you could drop us an email on robbie.rutter@geesrestaurant.co.uk to discuss further details that would be great. Otherwise, we hope you give us another try again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooved our meal, venison lovely, beautiful kingfish capaccio and ice cream was incredible

Gees
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for this lovely review. We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PatB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love Gee's but not mad keen on the main course I choose, which was my fault (the starter was ace). The main coursewas bit bit blame and tasteless. Great and courteous service and not overly expensive. I would go there again as I think this must have been an off day.

Gees
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thank you for your review. Whilst we are pleased that you enjoyed your starter we are of course disappointed that you were not a fan of your main course. We very much hope to see you again soon.

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SallyP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, fabulous indoor/outdoor dining with soft comfy sofas and sit up tables down to bench seats outside in the courtyard/garden area. all with cushions and very comfy. Décor is great, like being in a conservatory garden or arboretum. Staff were lovely, happy to bring bread and drinks and barely had to look up before they were back to serve. Felt safe and comfortable due to the open high ceiling or no real ceiling in some places! Food was great from a big rib eye steak to my whole Sea Bass - not for the faint hearted it is whole - eyes and all:). good choice of foods and wine too. Also had non alcoholic beverages for me. Gees has a good rating and it is worthy. Just across the road from the lovely Cotswold Lodge Hotel and on the main bus route into Oxford. dont miss it, its worth leaving town centre for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic Birthday meal.

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NathalieS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, beautiful setting and excellent service. Had a wonderful evening with my other half and 2 young children, best experience we’ve had in years with small children. Highly recommend.

Gees
Responded on 19 July 2021

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

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Whitters
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at this absolute gem of a restaurant. Food delicious, service great, and the setting is just beautiful.

Gees
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are 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!

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John
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely building, really nice ambience, good service and lovely food.

Gees
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for this great review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JanC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizzeria was heavenly. Great friendly helpful and chatty staff

Gees
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's - furthermore that you enjoyed our pizzeta's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service and nice vibe - £180 for a meal for two - bit pricey.

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's - Our menus prices can of course vary from starters £6.95-£17.95 and main courses £16.50-£31.95 so the price can rise according to what you subsequently order without hindering the high quality of our menu. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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philiph
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever

Gees
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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BenC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice setting, great drinks and food, friendly and efficient service

Really enjoyed our meal there

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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EllaC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal out and a great way to celebrate graduation with limencellos!

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are incredibly pleased to hear that you we could make your graduation meal with us special. We very much look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Yaughan
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was pretty well perfect. Wonderful staff - friendly, courteous, efficient. The food was absolutely what was hoped for. I'd recommend this to absolutely everyone. (But do NOT order clients how to write the review!)

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's - furthermore that it was pretty well perfect! We very much hope to see you again soon.

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John
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed for a fairly up-market restaurant. A good indication is that the house wine is pretty good and better than most places middle range.

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's - especially that you enjoyed our house wine! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Deepdish
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent three course meal together with delicious cocktails. The menu contains an interesting variety of dishes with a Mediterranean theme, including tasty fish, meat and vegetarian options. The ingredients are great and the quality of the cooking is also high. It has a unique ambiance which is very enjoyable, and is one of our favourite restaurants in Oxford. Definitely recommended.

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your great review. We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's - especially that you found the quality and preparation of our ingredients to be of a high quality. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LouiseOX
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dining experience, food was nice and service attentive. One of my favorites in Oxford if maybe a bit on the pricey side.

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's - furthermore that you deem us to be one of your favourites! We very much hope to see you again soon.

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ClaireR
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gees was, as ever, fabulous. The food delicious and the staff excellent in all aspects. We had a really lovely evening. Thanks to you all.

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Gee's. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KatharineM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and attentive and the building and atmosphere was lovely

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are thrilled to hear to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Gee's - especially that you found the food to be delicious. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Stefan
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and high quality food. Always recommended!

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are 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.

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StuartK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu of foods cooked to perfection. Beautiful surroundings of enclosed glass house. When full it can be a little noisy, but that’s part of the ambiance.
For a special meal/celebration it’s definitely worth a visit.

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary meal with us here at Gee's - furthermore we could aid in making the occasion special for you both. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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irapelidae
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Lovely decor (reconverted greenhouse vibes) with lots of flowers. Professional service, but the food was severely overpriced and the portions were small.

Gees
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Whilst we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the decor and found our service to be of a professional standard, we are really disappointed to hear that you found the food to be overpriced. We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients which we price according to its high standard. We do run an express menu Monday-Friday 12-18:00 at 2 courses for £18 and 3 courses for £22. We do hope you give us another try soon.

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FAQs

Gees is rated 4.6 stars by 1556 OpenTable diners.

Gees does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://geesrestaurantandbar.skchase.com/vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.