Gees

4.6
1887 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.

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 1887 People Are Saying
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vipCurly
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, setting gorgeous, service wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

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Sergio
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very nice staff. Seabass carpaccio was delicious

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Sergio, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we are so glad you enjoyed the carpaccio and hope you come back to see us again soon.

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Francine
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. What a lovely lunch for our anniversary!

Gees
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Francine, Thank you for choosing Gees to celebrate your anniversary we are sharing your great review with our team. We hope to see you again soon.

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AbdullahE
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a very pleasant place, the steak was amazing and the staff is super friendly. A nice place to celebrate special days and more

Gees
Responded on 13 January 2022

Dear Abdullah, We are really pleased to receive your positive feedback on your recent visit to Gees and delighted you enjoyed the service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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fraserd
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were brilliant and friendly. Food great, setting even better

Gees
Responded on 13 January 2022

Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Gees and looking forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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LizJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening! Great food particularly the veggie celeriac steak!

Gees
Responded on 13 January 2022

Dear Liz, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and that you liked the food, in particular our delicious vegan celeriac steak. Thank you for your review and see you again soon. Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food.

Gees
Responded on 13 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review! We are very happy to read that you have enjoyed both our excellent food and professional and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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JohnM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch, many thanks. I thought the venue and service was excellent.

Gees
Responded on 13 January 2022

Dear John, Thank you for visiting Gees last Sunday and leaving your fantastic feedback on ambience and service, we are delighted that you had a wonderful time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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RichardM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

cheerful and prompt service. menu hard to read in dim light

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for your fantastic feedback, so glad you enjoyed our service, I'm sure our team will be delighted to read your very nice comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Louise
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Fantastic food, venue and service.

Gees
Responded on 13 January 2022

Dear Louise, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted to read you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience at Gees and look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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philiph
Hampshire
21 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to visit Gees and this was no exception. Great ambience, supreme service and wonderful food

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Philiph, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. So rewarding to read your high praise on food, service and ambience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll have a chance of returning soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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Sazh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and quite unique menu choices, such as octopus and duck ragu.
The tapas starter was particularly impressive and a perfect sharing dish.
All of the staff were friendly, polite and showed excellent timing.
This was our first visit to Gees and we were extremely impressed and will look forward to returning again later in the year.

Gees
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you ever so much for an incredible review! We are all delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your first visit to Gees and look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was appalling. One starter and two mains had to be sent back. Staff handled it brilliantly and explained they were short staffed in the kitchen. We are regulars so have some great meals here normally, just a shame as it was an anniversary and birthday celebration.

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AlexG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a fantastic setting. Really enjoyable

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Alegria
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I chose Gees for its open sense of space, and the care of the staff, as well as the good food. If customers can be kept spaced out, it is perfect for this period of concern.

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JemmaD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

lovely venue. food was great. service was good but not amazing, one waiter just spilled water all over the table and didn't mop it up but the others were great.

Gees
Responded on 4 January 2022

Dear JemmaD, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to read that you have greatly enjoyed the dishes prepared by our chefs and we really appreciate your constructive feedback. We shall strive to offer you an impeccable service on your next visit. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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vipAlisonS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary.
Welcomed with a glass of fizz which was a lovely gesture.
The service went exceptional will definately be back

Gees
Responded on 6 January 2022

Dear Alison, we are so pleased you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary with us. Our waiting team will be delighted to read your high praise of their service standards. Thank you for your review and see you again soon.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with lovely caring staff. Would highly recommend, food was excellent.

Gees
Responded on 4 January 2022

Dear Ellie, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review! We are very happy to read that you have enjoyed both our excellent food and professional and friendly service. We shall hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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RachelE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and excellent service as always...still a firm favourite!

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear RachelE, Thank you for a great comment! We are delighted to remain among your favourite restaurants and can't wait to see you back soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to date. The foods and vibe are good!!

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

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

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Dunlavey
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Gee's qenerally gives good value for money. The main course was ok but one starter wass somewhat bland.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Dunlavey, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to read that on this occasion one of the dishes was not up to the high standard standards that we proud ourselves off. We hope you will give us an opportunity to make amends by visiting us again in the future. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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simonw
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent top drawer food, coupled with very proffesional and friendly service. Highly recommended. S

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Simonw, Thank you for visiting Gees and leaving some nice feedback. It's great that you have enjoyed your dinner with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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vipSable
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and the food, exceptional. The menu was creative with local ingredients and a nice wine list. We had a wonderful experience and hope to return soon.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Sable, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to read you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experiences at Gees. Likewise, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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vipJohnW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Google reviews were so good we booked this as part of a NY22 trip. Out in the glasshouse, the staff, food and environment were all excellent and I would recommend this restaurant.

Gees
Responded on 4 January 2022

Dear JohnW, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful feedback! We were delighted to welcome you to Gees to enjoy a great experience to begin 2022 the right way! Best wishes for the New year, and we hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Erika Restaurant Manager

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gees is my absolute favourite restaurant. The unique glasshouse is stunning all year round with seasonal planting. The food is fabulous and the staff are brilliant, attentive without being in your face. The cocktails are amazing…..
I would not hesitate to recommend to any of my friends.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Anns, We are delighted by your comments and honoured to be your favourite restaurant! We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Gees soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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annam
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Always accommodating with dietary requirements.

Great ambience.

Would definitely recommend.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Annam, Thank you for taking the time to write this review; we always do our best to cater for our guests with dietary requirements, in order to ensure they can fully enjoy their experience at Gees - glad to see we succeeded! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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DavidW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Gees is an Oxford institution set in a beautiful Edwardian conservatory. The food is modern European and a little over priced for me but the setting helps. The set price lunch is great value but was not available the day I visited. Great that they support local business with the XT real ale available.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear DavidW, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Our grade II listed conservatory offers a wonderful and unique atmosphere for dining. The express menu was temporarily replaced by the Christmas party menu during the month of December; however it will be back later this month. We are happy to count many local businesses among our food and drink suppliers, and we are so happy you have noticed this! We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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ANGELAB
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good place to bring families, delicious food and fast service. The children’s portions could be smaller but were presented beautifully. My grandsons don’t eat much!

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear AngelaB, Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your family meal here at Gees. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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AlisonB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting. A short walk from the centre of Oxford (15 mins max). The staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. They can’t do enough for you. The food was perfect. Huge portions for main course, so choose wisely if you like puddings! I had the red pepper risotto (I’m vegetarian) and my husband had seafood linguine. Both utterly delicious. My husband managed pudding - the crumble, which he said was the best he tasted. A really wonderful dinner. Thank you

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Alison, Thank you for taking the time to write such thrilling comments about your meal here at Gees. We are happy to read you enjoyed every aspect of your experience here and can't wait to welcome you back. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday meal. Always a pleasure to dine at Gees. Will be back again soon.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback; we are delighted that you have enjoyed your birthday celebration with us. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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Will
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant evening! Food was outstanding and the waiting staff were extremely friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Debora
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and nice big portions! Everyone serving was super friendly as well. And it is such a beautiful restaurant.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear Debora, Thank you for your nice review! So happy to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed dining here at Gees. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food but a little bit noisy

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you for your comments, we are so happy to read you have enjoyed the dishes we offer. Indeed, being a neighbourhood restaurant and a popular destination, at times the atmosphere may result quite lively. We hope to welcome you to Gees again. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great venue for a special meal - not cheap if you're doing three courses and a bottle of decent wine, but the staff are most attentive and the food is excellent. (It's not necessary to spend lavishly, though - I wanted to treat an elderly friend I hadn't seen for a year.) It's never going to be quiet and intimate as the building is a giant glasshouse (a former plant nursery), but the noise isn't excessive and I managed to converse easily with someone who is getting very hard of hearing.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear JohnW, Thank you for taking the time to write some wonderful feedback. We are happy to have provided you with a nice setting and lively atmosphere to enjoy your appointment with your friend! We hope to welcome you to Gees again soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail, lovely service. Really good gluten free options. Never fail to have a great meal there.

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback! Our chefs do their very best to ensure we can cater for our guests with some dietary requirement; we are happy that you found our gluten free options really good. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gees! Best wishes, Erika Restaurant manager

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KeithL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience, great food and excellent service! Can’t fault anything!

Gees
Responded on 2 January 2022

Dear KeithL, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family for lunch; we are thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your experience here and grateful for your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes, Erika Restaurant Manager

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Sush
Oxford
20 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place ! Great ambiance & good food !
Service is excellent too !
One of the best places in oxford…
Slightly expensive.. meal for 2 with a bottle of wine £150

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JeremyC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely relaxed evening. Food and service good. Not rushed

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NickD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a table for 8 the service and food standards were superb
Have been using Gees for over 30 years and always highly recommend

Gees
Responded on 29 December 2021

Dean Nick, First of all thank you so much for being so loyal to Gees! We are absolutely delighted that you appreciate what we offer so much and so pleased you had a wonderful time on your last visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Alessandra Restaurant manager

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KieranO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

A very poor dish of practically duck-free duck fettuccini spoiled an otherwise lovely time. To be fair they did knock the price off the bill but why put customers through this? Otherwise Gees remains a super place.

FAQs

Gees is rated 4.6 stars by 1887 OpenTable diners.

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.