Gees

4.6
1742 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

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 1742 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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AndrewB
London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a delightful lunch which we both enjoyed. Beautifully prepared and presented food. A good wine list and a lovely table. We thoroughly enjoyed it and plan a Christmas Lunch there in December for the wider family.

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SarahR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch in lovely light, airy environment. Delicious veggie option. Efficient, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good and prompt service in a nice location in the restaurant. Food was very good but the roast meals could have been hotter

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Seal
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely time at Gees. Good and environment were lovely. Incredibly attentive waiting staff.

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you've had an enjoyable time here at Gees and it is a pleasure to hear that you acknowledge our attentive service. We hope you'll have a chance of revisiting us again soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Anna
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; beautiful environment. Staff could not have been kinder. They even made me a hot chocolate exactly the way I like it - and, as if that weren't enough, they welcomed our dog. Thank you

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OwenM
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, simply stunning and delicious food.

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your superb review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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MarisaW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful conservatory, beautifully decorated, excellent service and delicious food. The express lunch menu is fab value for money.

Gees
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you ever so much for this amazing review! It's a pleasure to hear that you had a nice meal here at Gees. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food very good service
Possibly on the pricey side but a very nice evening nevertheless

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for a fantastic review! We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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vipRJS666
New England
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was the service. I watched the bartender do his magic and listened to him and the owner test a new drink. The tables near the kitchen are a little noisy, Well worth the visit.

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this amazing review! All of us at Gees are passionate about the quality of the food, drinks and service we offer. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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SarahP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb good and wonderful setting and service. Such a great experience.

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this amazing feedback! It is a delight to read that you enjoyed everything here at Gees, the service, the ambience and the food. We hope you'll have a chance of revisiting us again in the near future! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OGxx
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. As it was our anniversary we received free Champagne. Food and wine were both delicious but it was a bit expensive.

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed the dishes and the wine you ordered and that you appreciated the glass of Blanquette. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back to Gees having gone there 30 years ago when at Uni. It was really magical! The atmosphere and ambience is really special and the menu whilst not the cheapest is fresh and inventive with lots of great vegetable components.

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for a great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal here at Gees and that you liked what we offer We hope you'll have a chance of revisiting us again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OliverB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch on our Anniversary. Great service and delicious food. Will definitely visit again.

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Oliver, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Gees and that you've had a memorable anniversary celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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PatrizioP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The celeriac steak was truly delicious. Restaurant has a lovely decor.

Gees
Responded on 18 October 2021

Dear Patrizio, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your impressions on your recent visit to Gees! We are delighted that you liked the decor and that our new vegan celeriac dish impressed. I'm sure our chefs will be delighted to read your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Chloe
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner, beautiful setting & really lovely staff.

Gees
Responded on 18 October 2021

Dear Chloe, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you've had an enjoyable meal here with us at Gees. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra

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georgiabh
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink with friendly service and pleasant surroundings

Gees
Responded on 18 October 2021

Dear Georgia, Thank you ever so much for this lovely review. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Gees and that you were impressed with your meal and the service we offer. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Went here for our anniversary. The staff were very kind and accommodating. We were even provided with complimentary champagne to celebrate the occasion. The food was presented well, but the taste left something to be desired which is a shame considering the price.

Gees
Responded on 18 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent meal at Gees. We are all pleased that you enjoyed the complimentary glass of blanquette and the service you received, however disappointed that the food didn't wow you. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress. Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Foodie88
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great dinner on Saturday early evening. The food was really good and washed down with an excellent bottle of Californian Zinfandel. Our Bulgarian waitress was so professional and friendly and she really elevated the entire experience. The only thing to improve I'd say that there was no music at all and quite cold at times, but staff was easily able to adjust temperature when asked.

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your amazing review! It is a reward to the team to receive such beautiful praise; I'm sure Sisa will be so pleased to read your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and the wine you have chosen! In regards to music, we do actually have it on all day and everyday, I guess it was not very audible...We'll take your feedback on board, thank you so much! We hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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SteveW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great service and ambience

Gees
Responded on 16 October 2021

Dear Steve, Thank you for a delightful review. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner here at Gees. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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TanyaE
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff did an amazing job of making my friend feel special on her birthday!

Gees
Responded on 16 October 2021

Dear Tanya, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! It is amazing to read that we have made your friend's birthday meal memorable. Our team will be delighted to read your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Jerry
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Gee's is very familiar to me having been in the area since the 1950s. This time I went with my very elderly mother. The place is gorgeous and in a lovely part of Oxford, but being a glass house with a tiled floor, the noise of the chatter was very loud, and it was only half full. The light inside on our sunny day was lovely. The service was happy if a little slow at times - but you have to forgive that these days. And the food was good. It was a very enjoyable experience, but I might think twice about taking someone hard of hearing at a busier time! I'd certainly go back.

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your nice comments . We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service and we are sorry that you found the place a bit too noisy for your mother. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you both back soon, perhaps next time you could try dining in our more private bar area Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Great food, all cooked as described, attentive service and an amazing atmosphere. What more could you want? Well, they have that covered also, as they knew it was my wife’s birthday and popped a candle in some gelato and sent that out to mark the occasion.

Gees
Responded on 16 October 2021

Dear Steve, Thank you ever so much for this fantastic review! We are delighted that you've had a lovely time and that we continue to impress you with our service and the food. It is the little touches we enjoy offering, such as a birthday ice cream when we can. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon! Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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BrianW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food with interesting menu. Excellent service. Slightly pricy!

Gees
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you for your amazing feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kid regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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PhillyBilly
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely late Sunday Lunch with my son and will be back again for Supper when my husband comes home. Haven't visited for 15 years so was a pleasure to return and have a very relaxing Lunch. Many thanks

Gees
Responded on 11 October 2021

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write. We are pleased that you and your son had a pleasant meal here with us Gees. We very much look forward to seeing you again and to have the pleasure of welcoming your husband next time you visit us. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Manuel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service and nice ambience. Highly recommended!

Gees
Responded on 11 October 2021

Thank you ever so much for this amazing comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon! Best regards, Alessandra, Restaurant manager

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WilliamH
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, we love the place, great food, the place buzzes with life. We have been many times, and intend to go many times again, infact it's our favorite restaurant.
Not cheap, but worth every penny.

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

Dear William, It is such a pleasure to read you review! We are honoured to receive such lovely praise and we are delighted to be your favourite restaurant. We can't wait to see you again, hopefully very soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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IanB
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good but the best element of our evening was the excellent service from front of house and especially at table - she was a delight. Lovely to see Gee’s busy and humming again.

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for a fantastic review! It is a delight to read your great comments on the service we offer and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the near future. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish there was one more star I could give to th

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for your great feedback! We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Andrew
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gees has a very lively atmosphere not suited for an intimate or quiet meal out. The surroundings are relaxed and informal. Food choice and quality is great with really attentive and good service.

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for this beautiful review! We are absolutely delighted that our food and service impressed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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FelicityP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Very beautiful setting, friendly staff, delicious food, interesting cocktails, good value. Will definitely return.

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for your amazing review! We are absolutely thrilled to read that you enjoyed everything we offer here at Gees We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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KaitL
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy we chose Gees to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. The staff were welcoming and the food was amazing. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the greenhouse style room and the lighting. Romantic vibes.

Gees
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thank you for an amazing review! We are glad that you had a lovely time with us, especially that you have chosen to celebrate your anniversary here at Gees. We hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Holidayqueen1
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Met with a friend . Lighting was terrible so reading menus was frustrating as it was black writing on a grey background . I had the burger which was fab !! The chips that went with it were dyer . Tasted re heated and old . Not the triple cooked that I was expecting . My McCain gastro at home were 100 time better . My friend had aubergine parmigiana which she enjoyed . Waitress was lovely . Very noisy .

Gees
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your recent visit to Gees. We are so sorry to hear that the chips disappointed you, should you have brought this to our attention at the time we would have of course replaced them for you, straight away. We are however very much pleased that the burger and the parmigiana impressed you and your friend, and that you enjoyed the service we offer. We hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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EJJay
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive and friendly staff, good choice of menu and high quality food. Would definitely visit again.

Gees
Responded on 8 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your nice feedback on your recent visit to Gees. We are delighted that you acknowledge our friendly and attentive service and the quality of our produce. It is a pleasure to hear that you have had an enjoyable meal here with us. We are glad that you are thinking of revisiting us, hopefully in the near future! Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Mags
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful, friendly staff. Lovely food freshly cooked. Lots of choice, covering all tastes. Loved sitting in the covered side to the left of the conservatory, with lots of pot plants and quirky containers to look at (and get ideas!).
The cloakrooms were very clean and the bar had plenty of sanitisers.
We would recommend to friends and family.

Gees
Responded on 8 October 2021

Thank you for a fantastic review! We are thrilled that you had a memorable meal here at Gees and that you liked the location. We very much appreciate that you would recommend us to your friends and family. I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit us again soon! With best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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RachH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and beautiful setting

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for your great feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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quine0
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with friends celebrating 50 years of friendship since we first met in Oxford in 1971. Fairly well spaced tables and masks worn from door to seating. Warm welcome and attentive, but not intrusive service. The Sweet potato, caramelised red onion & sage risotto was superb-unusual and really well cooked, the Chocolate nemesis & pistachio was to die for!

Gees
Responded on 8 October 2021

Thank you so much for a lovely review! We are all very pleased that you decided to celebrate this special day here with us at Gees and that you have had an enjoyable and memorable meal. I am sure our chefs will be delighted to read your wonderful comments on the dishes you have ordered. We hope you'll have a chance to visit us again, hopefully in the near future! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Lils8888
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely lovely and cannot fault it. The prawn linguine was probably up there in the best authentic Italian pastas I’ve ever tried.
Although £15 for only two scallops….Very expensive, but for a treat, it’s very special.
Both the ambiance and the service were great-the staff made sure we were very looked after.

Gees
Responded on 8 October 2021

Thank you for an amazing review! It is a reward to receive great comment such as yours, on our ambience, the food and the service we offer. The linguine is indeed one of our most popular dishes as well as the Orkney scallops. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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DawnC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, lovely staff. Very busy so service was a bit slow

Gees
Responded on 8 October 2021

Thank you for your feedback on your recent experience at Gees. We are delighted that you liked the atmosphere here, and that our wonderful FOH team have impressed you. Furthermore that you liked the food you've ordered. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Das Essen war schlecht. In keinem anderen Restaurant habe ich so schlecht gegessen. Die Kellner fragen nicht mal warum die Teller voll wieder zurückgehen. Ist mir ein Rätsel, warum es so gelobt wird.

Gees
Responded on 10 October 2021

We are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your meal Perhaps you could get in touch with us and give some more specific feedback on the food you ordered. Sorry you haven't been asked at the time Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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PearlK
San Francisco
3 reviews