Hof's Bar and Dining

4.3
16 reviews
£25 and under
Southern African
Hof’s Bar & Dining, the newest addition to Henley’s thriving food and drink scene, offers customers a unique selection of boutique wines from around the world, coupled with a full range of draught beers, ciders as well as a range of classic cocktails.

The food focus is on meat and fish dishes from South Africa & Germany.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 16 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely staff and great food

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Lehje
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best Sunday roast I've had in a very long time! The service was excellent, and their wine selection is great. I will come back to enjoy a glass of wine in their wine hub for sure, maybe on a Saturday as they told me there is Live music every Saturday.

Will definitely recommend!

LK
LKS1
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Order the pork knuckle, you will no be disappointed.

DC
DebbieC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Hof's. Always good service, great food and lovley setting.

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gilesh
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hof's deliver again. The steaks were amazing (Sirloin and Ribeye) and their own made Hof's Cabernet Sauvigon is just one of the best reds out there.

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AlexisC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening. It was the night before Lockdown and was very busy, but the staff were great contending with lot's of people, food being run down and presumably a shock to them all to suddenly have so many punters mid-week. Let's hope it reverts back to being as successful when things go back to normal.

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vipLadygooner22
London
45 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food but portions small. Busy night as just before lockdown

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my new favourite place. Had lunch on Sunday and loved the place. Really nice bar area, very nicely done out seating areas and a wine bar in the back - place is like the tardis inside.

Chose from the normal menu rather than the roasts, starters were beautiful (hake goujons & Farmers sausage), had the best steak I've had in a few years and the pork dish my wife had was delicious.

Having my last supper before lockdown there tonight and can't wait, will be returning many times to work my way through the entire menu - and the roasts in the future as well.

Great selection of beers and lagers and also sell their own wines plus many others.

Friendly welcome and good service. Mouth is literally watering thinking about what I'm going to eat there later!

NT
NeilT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Food very good.

Didn't need to be asked by 3 different people for my order Though.

£25 for steak and chips whilst nice was not good value.

And the complete lack of Covid compliance. Most customers walked around the place with no masks on were chatting in groups larger than 6 just a joke.

HOF's do not complain about another lockdown and the impact to your business your complete lack of control of your customers and compliance with the guidelines will have contributed to the problem.

JH
JenH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Everything was tip top. In the face of a pandemic you have to be adaptable and aim for the best. Without a doubt this was the best. A lovely evening all round

JK
JohanneK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night out, there was a band but because we were in the restaurant it was not to loud and we happily tapped our feet and joined in a song or two. Service was quick, professional and friendly. Food beautiful. Steaks to make your mouth water. I did envy the pork knuckle a neighbouring foodie was devouring but enjoyed my prawn dish with gusto. Lovely pudding to finish and look forward to returning.

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HannahF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Will defiantly be eating here again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I ordered rack of lamb which came with no sides whatsoever, just the rack on my plate. Received complimentary dessert as an apology but should never have left the kitchen like that in the first place.

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nigey
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food and wine great but service was very very slow.

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GREJ
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very disappointed. It was a special occasion which I mentioned at the time of booking. we were a table of 4 and were squashed into a booth- bench type table around a corner, felt like we were placed"out the way" . Service was very slow, forgot to bring bottle of prosecco after ordering initial round of drinks, 1 of our starters was forgotten, food good but quite overpriced. Staff were friendly and admitted they seated us at the wrong table but we had already been seated for almost a hour by this point so didn't move. Staff also mentioned they were surprised we hadn't complained - which suggests they knew it was not a good experience for us, despite this they didn't volunteer any good will gesture to compensate. We didn't want to spoil the evening further by complaining so just got on with enjoying our friends company who we had not seen in a very long time. Really disappointed as this was the first time we had been out since lock down (5months) and it was a birthday celebration. Many items on the menu were not available as it was a Monday and they apparently had a busy weekend. Generally not a good experience and wouldn't go again. No excuse really for the poor service as it wasn't busy as it was a quiet Monday evening.

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Merlin
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, superb experience.

FAQs

Hof's Bar and Dining is rated 4.3 stars by 16 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.