Gourdans Steak Frites

4.6
33 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Experiences

  • 2 course set lunch with house wine/beer/soft drink

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A quick bite to eat or a leisurely lunch? Why not forget the hurried sandwich and treat yourself to a 2 course delicious lunch at our bistro style restaurant, a classic menu with a twist. Choose one of each course and raise a glass of our carefully chosen house wine, beer or soft drink all for £15. Beautiful seasonal produce is used to create all our dishes to tantalise your taste buds and leave you sated and satisfied.
  • Mid-week treat for 2

    £50.00 per person

    Oct 14, 2021 - Feb 10, 2022

    Head out to Gourdans Steak Frites restaurant, St Clements Oxford for a delicious premium steak supper, in our warm and friendly independent bistro style restaurant. Share a special cut steak- expertly cooked to your preference in our coal oven with a choice of a side and 2 sauces, + bottle of house wine select from small bio-dynamic producer and complete the meal with dessert choices.
  • Essence of Gourdans Steak Frites

    £20.00 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.

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
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
What 33 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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YunW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food, nice people. We ordered demi sirloin, it came with salad and fries. All very tasty.

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SalW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best steak I have ever had, the taste and garnish was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, very helpful staff who were happy to help with our various food intolerances
Food was excellent and we will definitely be back next time we are in Oxford

DF
vipDennisFS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, great fish and great service!

HJ
HenryJ
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and friendly service. Definitely worth a visit.

PB
PollyB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow , probably didn’t starter but it was delicious.

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ValerieS
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Gourdans and it didn’t disappoint The food was excellent, delicious tender steaks, crispy flavoursome frites. This is a family run business with a warm friendly ambiance and very good service. A really enjoyable evening was had by us all.

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AaCc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food, and the staff are so knowledgeable and helpful. A gem of a restaurant!

JB
vipJB1969
London
32 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal and service although expensive. We shared a starter of courgette chips and then large steak for two which was £84!! Add four glasses of wine and the bill was £136.

I will probably return but I would not order a Cote du Boeuf or Porterhouse as the price was too high.

The pepper sauce and chimichurri could be better too.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, excellent service
. Really good steak. Great idea to slice it.

MP
MelP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing food, every time. Friendly and inviting.

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vipangelab
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, good music. Overall a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked table for 6. Really friendly staff had good fun with them. Food was very good we had the cote de boeuf. I hope they do well, only opened last year so it must have been a tough past year for them. Great independent restaurant, they deserve supporting!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was exceptional and very reasonable prices. We would highly recommend it. We are from the USA but Matt took great care of us and made us feel like a local. We will definitely be back.

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Reyssw
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely the best experience we had in Oxfordshire that weekend. We had booked a 10pm dinner but when I checked online their closing time was 10pm. I called up and they said they would accommodate us. When we arrived they had set a table for us and they were just a total vibe. I love when people have a little sense of humour and also don’t take me too seriously so I really enjoyed the service. They were ever so accommodating, the food was great, reasonably priced (actually for the quality, its very well priced) if were ever pass back through the area I’d book again. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal and the restaurant ambience.

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JohnE
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The waitresses were friendly albeit lost and confused. Food was alright at best.

RH
RobH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for the meat lover. Matt will look after your every need. Great specials every night.
Well worth a night out.

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Giles
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfectly cooked steaks in a lovely atmosphere! We both had sirloins, I have blue and she has medium rare and we agree that it was easily one of the best steaks we have had. Fantastic cheese board afterwards as well. Delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere amazing! Will definitely return. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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vipLaura
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

CP
CharlotteP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We have already booked a return visit..

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HilaryZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely independent restaurant. Interesting selection of meat and fish.
Particularly enjoyed braised onions with pomegranate as a side dish.
Will go again

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Hrhmags
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic quality ingredients , well cooked, generous portions. Uncomplicated menu with enough options to offer choice, but not so many you can’t make a decision and the kitchen is sitting on too much stock.

Lunchtime set menu great value for money. One more to add to the handful of stand out restaurants in Oxford.

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LucyY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely bistro style environment. The staff owners were so nice and welcoming. House red wine and all our food were delish. We will definitely be back for takeaway in lockdown and in person after!!

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Alex
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great place. No complaints here. Wine choices are particularly good too.

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neaverbeaver
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value for money and wonderful staff and atmosphere!!!

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vipRoxy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A nice date night overall!!

The steak was cooked properly but didn’t have much flavor on its own. The peppercorn sauce was soooo peppery. Almost too much to eat. Next time I’ll ask for the sauce to be on the side.

CP
CharlotteP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, delicious food and service was excellent! We will be returning with friends and family.

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hi Charlotte, Lovely review thank!

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Paola
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing steak and frites. Look forward to visiting again and trying out the starters that looked fabulous!

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 20 October 2020

Delighted that you enjoyed the visit and we look forward to welcoming you back some time.

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DanielW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bit pricey for the quality, wasn’t bad but wasn’t great. For two people with no starter, 2 x steaks, 2 x sides and a bottle of wine was £90. Service at 10% added as standard and charged £1.50 for butter to go with the bread. Also got very small slice of raclette cheese on top of the chips for £4!

In future we’ll just go to the Chester Arms, porterhouse or the Magellan Arms, not worth a revisit.

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for the review us, we appreciate the feedback, even more so if the visit wasn't to your satisfaction. Our menu has been carefully priced, as some customers do not wish to have butter/oil we have placed as separate items on the menu, combining bread, butter & oil at the cost totalling £3.50. This is the same, or lower than most restaurants that we know of including those mentioned. We will look again into the portion size for the raclette to ensure the pricing is proportionate.

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CSte
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, really nice wine list. Just one complaint is that the food was very salty (and I love salt). Would be nice to have some on the table instead to add for yourself. But this is a small quibble for am excellent meal, I'll definitely be back!

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 19 October 2020

Hi CSte, Thank you for the review, we will of course discuss the seasoning with the kitchen in response to your feedback and hope to make everything as perfect as possible on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very tasty. We had courgettes cooked in a crispy batter which was light and crunchy accompanied with an aioli dip. Then followed by a succulent beef sirloin roast dinner , sorry I was so full I couldn’t manage a dessert but I’ll save that for next time!
Thanks to the Gourdans staff we had a tasty Sunday lunch.

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you for the review and we'll look forward to showing you our dessert menu on your next visit.

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LukeS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great new steak place on St Clements, highly recommend.

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 19 October 2020

Hi Luke, thank you for the great review and really delighted you had an enjoyable evening with us.

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FAQs

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

Gourdans Steak Frites is rated 4.6 stars by 33 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.