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Gourdans Steak Frites

4.7
4.7
84 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steak

Gourdans St Clements invites you to enjoy our carefully selected range of speciality steaks, matured in house served with allumettes frites, complimented with a range of house sauces. Established and serving Steak Frites since 2015 locally in Oxford and around the UK, our expanded menu offers well sourced produce to create classic dishes inspired by our love of food. Daily baked bread and day boat fish from the south coast, can be enjoyed with a variety of plant-based plates of European influence, prepared on hot coals to provide a subtle and distinctive flavour. Our small but punchy wine list has a great selection encompassing some great old-world makers as well as showcasing some that are far less known, all served by the glass, so you don’t have to buy a whole bottle to try them. Presented in a warm and inviting environment to provide a unique, comfortable dining experience. Book a table or choose either the takeaway & delivery options available.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01865 451137

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Mobile catering from our Renault Estafette food truck, specialising in British Sirloin Steak served on a bed of Belgian frites with optional sauces. Available to hire for all events and occasions private, corporate and public please email info@gourdans.co.uk.

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    There are bus stops 50 yards away into and out of Oxford, main line London Tube and Thornhill park & ride.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeaway, Wine

Experiences

  • Gourdans Classic Steak Frites

    £26.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Head out to Gourdans Steak Frites restaurant, St Clements Oxford for a delicious steak supper, in our warm and friendly independent bistro style restaurant. The essence of our menu, 8oz steak frites with a choice of sauce and a glass of house wine, San Miguel beer, or soft drink.
  • Gourdans Classic Steak Frites

    £26.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Head out to Gourdans Steak Frites restaurant, St Clements Oxford for a delicious steak supper, in our warm and friendly independent bistro style restaurant. The signature dish of our menu, 8oz steak frites with a choice of sauce and a glass of house wine, San Miguel beer, or soft drink.

Menu

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What 84 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

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  1. MP

    MelP

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never had a bad meal here. Great food at a great price.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal. Excellent service. Particularly enjoyed the rump cap from the specials board - great stuff!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most amazing service from Gourdans. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and it was the perfect place to celebrate. They helped with food choices without being pushy and the drinks were amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys steak.

  4. OH

    OliverH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic meal here. Best steakhouse in Oxford. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful.

  5. E

    pennyE

    Kent

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Super staff, food and wine first class.

  6. VS

    ValerieS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been to Gourdans Frites on several occasions It never disappoints. Great food, the steaks are the best, tender and succulent . The service is friendly and attentive. It is excellent value for money. Will be back again soon.

  7. CY

    CeciliaY

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is very good, the owner had put his/her heart into ordering the local ingredients. Mark , the owner seems to put attention to all details to make his restaurant a success. So proud to have this addition in the neighbourhood

  8. RP

    RozP

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my son and daughter for a treat on Easter Saturday we had a very enjoyable meal - thoroughly recommend it

  9. LM

    LMTaylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Brilliant service and excellent food at a very good price

  10. SC

    SarahC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good menu options including a ‘demi steak’ which was just the right size for me. Good wines to choose from and a decent dessert menu which is always important! The food is outstanding, really good quality and delicious. The team are welcoming and can advise about wines and any aspects of the menu. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

  11. e

    emilees

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Visiting Oxford and found this restaurant by chance on open table when looking for somewhere to eat. The food was excellent - fantastic value for money too.

  12. S

    Sharky

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The service was great with the somewhat complex choice of specials explained well. Wine choice limited but thoughtfully chosen. Only fault was that one item on the menu that wasn’t available was not known by the serving staff until after two of the party had ordered it. The quality of the steaks is superb, the best I have had ANYWHERE (UK and overseas)

  13. IW

    IanW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Right amount of attention given. Very adroit waitress. Noise level acceptable for a busy night. On the whole a wonderful experience I and my dining colleagues would be happy to repeat.

  14. RN

    RichardN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked this at late notice, to take our daughter out for a meal. Fantastic steak, fries, mushrooms plus dessert - Staff very friendly and great atmosphere.

  15. RE

    RachelE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic find…will definitely be back! We decided to go for the rump, as a good steak restaurant should be able to cook a rump well and it was delicious and cooked to perfection. Beautifully presented and great value. Very generous portions of fries were included and choose a couple of sides that were huge too. No room for dessert unfortunately. Can’t wait for an excuse to re-visit!

  16. JB

    JBoy

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice, cozy neighborhood place; decent steak, generous fries, decent red wine, generous sized chocolate mousse. Friendly owner-managed staff. Reasonable prices. Next time, we’ll try the mussels and a fancier steak.

  17. AJ

    AndrewJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really nic

  18. M

    Marco

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gourdans never disapoints. Definitively best steak in town.

  19. RR

    RachelR

    Berlin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Have eaten from their vans but first time at the restaurant. Fantastic steak and great wine list too! Owner very interactive and informative about produce and ingredients making it a really nice, welcoming night.

  20. JD

    JamesD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food , great service and atmosphere! Highly recommend

  21. MF

    MartinF

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From booking to paying the experience was just perfect... We had the Rump Cap (Picahna) which was cooked too perfection and was melt in the mouth delicious..

  22. DC

    DavidC

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and good service, only small criticism would be with starter , deli board we had the six choices , three cheese , three meat. On arrival was beautifully presented but... it was all mixed so I was unable to tell the difference between 2 of the three meats and the 3 cheeses which I’d never had before and was looking to trying , but wanted to know which was which. I could have asked a waitress, but they were very busy and I just think in the future would be nice to distinguish between the choices.

    Gourdans Steak FritesResponded on 8 March 2022

    Hi David, many thanks for the review with the feedback noted. The front of house will be trained to advise our diners on how to distinguish between the choices on the deli boards for our diners to enjoy the experience of each delicious produce we have sourced.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Service was friendly and the atmosphere was really nice. We ordered the house pickles which we didn’t realise only consisted of 3 small pickles and other pickled veg. Was a little disappointed. The burrata salad special had a very acidic dressing which was off putting, a shame as the rest of the dish was great. We had the same issue with the aioli, again very acidic. Steak was cooked perfectly as were the fries. Hopefully it was an off day in the kitchen as we really like the vibe of the restaurant and the concept and would be up for giving it another try in the future.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cosy restaurant and absolutely fantastic steak!!

    Gourdans Steak FritesResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for a great review.

  25. MP

    MadeleineP

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great service and lovely food. Spent more than we meant to!

  26. NB

    NaomiB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely unique venue to try in St Clements. The food was amazing, the menu wasn't full of lots of things, it was instead hand picked items with high quality ingredients. I'm drooling just thinking of how good the steak was, with the most generous bowl of frites! We also had desserts, all three of us picking something different each as delicious as the next. Will definitely be returning!

  27. AG

    ArchieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak I’ve yet to have. Great host nice venue, relatively good prices for a steakhouse.

  28. T

    Ttee

    London

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sweet little place with absolutely delicious food. The steak and tuna steak were excellent. We'll definitely be back.

  29. C

    Clari

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow! Even the vegetarian food is amazing! I can't recommend it highly enough.

  30. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We visited Gourdans mid afternoon and despite the restaurant being quiet we were made very welcome with friendly service. The lunch menu represented excellent value and has made us want to come back in the evening to try some of the other options available. Our steaks were very tasty although I would potentially order on the rarer side next time. The specials boards seemed to have plenty of options for pescatarians and vegetarians too so there really is something here to satisfy if steak isn't your thing.

  31. MJ

    MoJo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb all round. We had a generous portion of courgette fries and aioli to start, which was delicious. We then shared a cote de bouef from the specials, which was well worth it! It was a fantastic cut of meat, perfectly cooked and seasoned, and served with excellent fries, sauces and salad. All washed down with a tasty and reasonably priced bottle of wine. Couldn’t fault it. The service was excellent - friendly, helpful and not intrusive - and it was a nice place to be. Just a shame it was so quiet when we were there, but we will definitely be back!

  32. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant, great value, amazing food, knowledgable and very nice staff. Celebrated family birthday, will definitely go again.

  33. A

    Achilles

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I’m over 60 and I have never had this before. We had a booking at 8:45 for dinner and arrived at 8:35. The head waiter appeared completely frazzled. He said we were too early and the table wasn’t ready. As there is only a tiny bar area which is also a corridor we said we would go down the road and come back in 20 mins. We did but when we came back he said our table was just being set up (which clearly was not accurate) still wasn’t ready. 20 mins later (9:20) he apologised blaming Open Table but the promised table never materialised and he looked ever more desperate. Result was we rang Cuttlefish farther down the road who were very kind and accommodated us. We were never even offered a drink! Needless to say we won’t be going back!!

    Gourdans Steak FritesResponded on 2 February 2022

    We are deeply sorry for your experience and have contacted directly to discuss with you the events of the evening and reviewed internally how to manage circumstances to avoid it occurring again. The restaurant has limited seating and bar area to welcome diners for pre dinner drinks and we were very short staffed, partly due to current events impacting all businesses and staffing crisis in the sector effecting efficiency on timing of tables. We hope that we can resolve any further issues by implementing measures for smooth seating and service, with any undue impact felt by our diners.

  34. M

    Marco

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the third time eating in at Gourdans. We have also ordered take-away a couple times in the past. Every time the food was excellent. If you like steak, Gourdans is one of if not the best place in Oxford.

  35. VW

    VincentW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nice atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

  36. SW

    StuW

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Little gem of a place tucked away on St Clements, loved the decor. Not too many tables so always possible to get served / attention and the noise/conversation/atmosphere balance is just right. The steaks are out of this world: in terms of quality, preparation and presentation. I’ve been to a lot of high end grills and this is hands down the best, cut of the meat, everything. When the bill came I was amazed, didn’t seem enough considering we had an interesting bottle of red, aperitifs, two amazing steaks (which we had to take home because they beat us (mine was 600g uncooked!) and a baked sea bass that was superb. The owner was charming and super attentive: we will definitely be back. Can’t recommend this place highly enough and really hope it is the success it deserves to be.

  37. CY

    CeciliaY

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We can tell Max loves his food and past that onto his clients...well done ! Quality and value impressive for steak when compared to other places around... will try their deli items next time...will definitely be back. A little gem in the neighbourhood !

  38. SC

    SallyC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Best steak we’ve had - full stop ! Great service and well worth a visit .

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner is the pickiest eater, especially when it comes to his steak. If it’s not a dry-aged porterhouse from Peter Luger or Wolfgang’s, he’s going to be disappointed. Well, he wasn’t disappointed with his steak last night! He said it’s among the best he’s ever had, and I have to agree! We’ve tried all the best steakhouses in Oxford and London, and this is by far the best! The chips were also some of the best I’ve ever had!!!! And the service was fantastic!!!

  40. m

    martinv

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a family dinner. Great selection of meats very well prepared.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Gourdans Steak Frites offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 451137.

Gourdans Steak Frites is rated 4.7 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gourdans Steak Frites

49 Saint Clements Street Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1AG

Additional information

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steak, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    There are bus stops 50 yards away into and out of Oxford, main line London Tube and Thornhill park & ride.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeaway, Wine

  • Phone number

    01865 451137

  • Catering

    Mobile catering from our Renault Estafette food truck, specialising in British Sirloin Steak served on a bed of Belgian frites with optional sauces. Available to hire for all events and occasions private, corporate and public please email info@gourdans.co.uk.

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