Gourdans Steak Frites

4.7
48 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.

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.
  • 3 course Christmas dining

    £35.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a warm seasonal welcome with a glass of bubbles to our cosy, well formed independent restaurant. We will hope to delight you with our 3 course set menu, prepared by our skilled chefs and served by our friendly front of house team. Relax, unwind and enjoy a night out with no fuss, enjoy time with friends, family or a table for 2. Please provide contact details for menu details and pre-orders with minimum 24hours notice.

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 48 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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CeciliaY
London
8 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 !

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SallyC
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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!!!

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martinv
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SophieG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place - well decorated, incredible service and superb food and wine. Would definitely recommend a visit here - the choices of steak were amazing and really well cooked.

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Stan246
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Steak was excellent. If you do want to go from their specials, then the prices do increase significantly. The sirloin steak was fantastic.

Service was slow and our table wasn’t ready for our booked time. However, if you are flexible with timing, then the food is definitely worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal on our first visit and already booked again. Service before and during our visit was friendly and thankfully they were able to squeeze in a couple of late additions a few days before. Food was delish and some good wines on offer too. The restaurant is small which makes it perfect for an intimate and cozy meal with friends.

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Stevew
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good and we shared the biggest bowl of Frites I’ve ever seen.
We will be going again as there are so many things to try on the menu

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Georgia
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the steak was incredible, and i would really recommend the beef jus

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 23 November 2021

Many thanks for the review, we are delighted you enjoyed the food!

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Mark
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourdans knows flavour. Every dish was exceptional.

Gourdans Steak Frites
Responded on 23 November 2021

Thank you Mark for the highly reviewed feedback:)

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JAZZ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the set menu great value included glass of wine.Food was good steak and fries and sauce of your choice and a very good chocolate ,rich creamy mouse. The owner who served us was lovely .Thank you we will be back.x

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TaniaR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed by our last minute lunch at Gourdans. Everything was perfect. It's a great new find and we will definitely be going back.

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Pricelesschef
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and its wonderful to see the front of house knowing where all the food is comes from as it is all locally sourced.
Overall it was a wonderful night and will definitely be coming back with more people.
Thank you so much

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Trowster
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The menu for us could be a little clearer as it took some explanation between what was on the blackboards and what was on the paper. Steak in ounces on one and per 100g on the other. Guidance on how much to order could have been better too. We wanted a Porterhouse but had no real clue on how many lots of 100g we’d sensibly and as an expensive cut you di want to get it right. So have a think on simplifying how you help people decide and all would be great. But as I said food, ambience and the service in general was fab so do go!!!!

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EdandFamily
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality, service and atmosphere. This is a truly excellent restaurant.

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YunW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SalW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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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

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vipDennisFS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, great fish and great service!

HJ
HenryJ
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and friendly service. Definitely worth a visit.

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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!

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vipJB1969
London
33 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.

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MelP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing food, every time. Friendly and inviting.

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vipangelab
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

FAQs

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

Gourdans Steak Frites is rated 4.7 stars by 48 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.