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Kingswell Hotel Restaurant, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Kingswell Hotel Restaurant

4.2
4.2
56 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
RESTAURANT
The Kings Kitchen spans the sprawling 16th century grade II listed part of the Kingswell; showcasing exposed oak beams & original features throughout, in keeping with the local area. With an emphasis on British & internationally influenced cuisine, our menu & kitchen philosophy is founded on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Our dedicated Kitchen Team serve a wide range of dishes suitable for every palette, age, dietary requirement or preference; we will always do our utmost to meet your needs upon request.

Our Spacious restaurant houses an original log fire, cosy seating & a beautiful grand piano; It is these original, personal touches that we believe ensure your dining experience with us will always hit the right note!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Indian, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:15

  • Phone number

    01235 833043

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. EE

    EmmaE

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service. Good selection of food. Very tasty pizza.
  2. JO

    JackOLynn

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Great food offering something different with Indian fusion, let down by being asked to leave the restaurant and bar at 10:15 on a Friday night as they wanted to close.
  3. DS

    DavidS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food for good value. Would come back for sure.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff and service was excellent. Sunday carvery was everything you’d expect it to be. Good value for money.
  5. ML

    MattyLay

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family have used the Kingswell for years, amazing as always :) Love the Sunday carvery!
  6. CB

    ChristineB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good. Get what you pay for. Bar could be better stocked.
  7. H

    Hubby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was superb; no negatives!! Comes with our recommendation…
  8. JB

    JohnB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very under rated place, don't know why it's not full up. Excellent food both Indian and UK. Good choices and well presented. Try it yourselves, eaten there many times always great
  9. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Poor ambience Over cooked calamari Butter chicken was lovely Restaurant was freezing Music far too loud Limited menu made worse by two things not being on the menu Needs some real attention as this area of UK is crying out for a decent restaurant They also don’t recognise Open Table bookings so best phone instead
  10. AJ

    AnnaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. One negative would be the small amount of menu options.
  11. PH

    PhillipH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at the appointed time only to be ignored by the woman doing reception. She was dealing with one other customer but could have at least acknowledged our arrival. I looked into the dining room and found that only one table was occupied. Nobody in the building was wearing a mask. We decided to leave and we’re looked after very well by the friendly and professional staff of the Eyston Arms in East Hendred.
  12. RB

    RobertB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Sunday lunch carvery which offered a wide selection of meats and vegetables. Highly recommended!
  13. JT

    JonathanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The food was fantastic and every course we had was very enjoyable and well worth the wait. I would definitely recommend the KINGSWELL HOTEL for its ambiance, service and quality food.

    Kingswell Hotel RestaurantResponded on 20 December 2021Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit & hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, Alisha The Kingswell Hotel

  14. l

    local

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely Sunday lunch, a really nice treat after a cycle ride.

    Kingswell Hotel RestaurantResponded on 20 December 2021Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit & hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, Alisha The Kingswell Hotel

  15. ET

    EmTang

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was our first time at Kingswell and we were not disappointed. Food were really good, I’d recommend Coriander Salmon and blueberry crumble pie. We’d definitely come back again.
  16. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great night again. Thank you 😊
  17. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal abs amazing space!!!
  18. CG

    CeliaG

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best chicken curry ever!!! Very comfortable place and great service
  19. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and attentive service! The only issue was the place was a bit cold.
  20. DR

    DebbiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal and we were looked after well. Will definitely be back once the lockdown is over.
  21. SC

    StaceyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favourite places to go for food. The service is brilliant! I would highly recommend a visit if you haven’t already. Beautiful inside! The owners are doing a fabulous job 👍🏻😀
  22. NB

    NaomiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food and fantastic service, would definitely recommend this restaurant
  23. RM

    RaeM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to come to Kingswell for the Sunday carvery, before covid, and highly rated it...since covid there is no carvery, sadly, but the roasts are still fabulous imo 😋
  24. SJ

    SandraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kingswell is our go to for family occasions, the environment and atmosphere are lovely, just the right mix of cosy and luxury. A good selection on the menu to suit all tastes and attentive customer service that is unobtrusive.
  25. s

    samn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its was amazing, the food & service was all outstanding..... we were the only people they had in that night, it was very heartbreaking..... I have told everyone to there for a meal & help to keep them open...
  26. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was quiet as it was Monday night. Food was very tasty, we were well attended to and it was a most enjoyable family meal.
  27. CB

    CatherineB

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Generous portion with all the accompaniments you would wish for. Delicious, will definitely be back
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The place is eerily quiet. We were shown to an area in a large oak beamed room and waiter said we can choose where to sit. There was no one else there. Waiter came took drinks order and handed us a paper menu. This was not full menu I had looked at on the website. This was disappointing. We chose. I had rump steak my friends fish and chips. Steak ok some chips still uncooked in the middle. It was an ok meal. Selection of three deserts. We had 2 espresso coffee cheesecakes and one lemon posset pavlova. Nothing much to these. We asked for three Irish coffees and I don’t think the waiter had ever heard of them we ended up with coffee lattes with a shot of whisky. Awful! Waiter took them away. We then had to go into bar area to pay where there were the only other people In the hotel about 6 guests. What a disappointment. This place used to be buzzing and was well known for good value tasty food. It’s a real shame but I’m afraid I won’t be visiting it again anytime soon.
  29. JR

    JessicaR

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Incredible food. So much flavour and beautifully presented. The service is friendly and welcoming. Just one small complaint - the music in the restaurant was kept a little bit too loud.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Firstly we were rushed to order. I ordered a steak. I had to send it back as I couldn’t cut through it, it was so fatty. It took me 10 mins to get hold of a waiter to make my complaint. There was no one walking around the restaurant, I had to head to the kitchen to get a member of staff. I asked for a new one. My chips were cold. They didn’t bring another sauce, even though I had poured the other on my original dish. I managed to grab another waiter to order a new one and ordered another drink at the same time. 15 mins later, I caught him again and he had forgot to bring both. Terrible service, terrible food. Wouldn’t go again.
  31. FE

    FairyElephant

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy visiting this The Kingswell, everything is always first class.
  32. JS

    JulieS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The exposed beams were a pleasant surprise. Service was polite and efficient. The food was delicious. Will be going back. Thank you.
  33. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not sure the experience would have been different had it been on a non-Covid deal night, but things could have been better. The food was fine but the desert - lemon pavlova - although ok it really needed some sauce as meringue can be very dry. Ambiance would have been better without the screaming child but that was down to the parents - if you child doesn’t want to sit and eat, take them home! I will go back but just to see if the experience improves!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you!
  35. FE

    FairyElephant

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant evening, friendly helpful staff, the food was top quality. Very enjoyable.
  36. DB

    DavidB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We would definitely say that the Kingswell is very good value based on other restaurants in the area, the decor was very good and a good level of cleanliness was in place overall very good and would definitely return.
  37. H

    gloriaH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would thoroughly recommend the Thursday or Sunday carvery. We had our wedding reception here and everything was top class
  38. CP

    CliveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices are very reasonable, staff was very helpful and polite, food was excellent, good size menu, would definitely recommend it
  39. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic flavours, great ambience. Will be visiting again Thank you Kingswell Hotel for a great weekend
  40. PM

    PamM

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We all loved the character of the property, being a very old building combined with the decor gave the place a fantastic ambience! The chandeliers were also a great touch. We all decided to have the Sunday roast option & found the flavours were mouth-watering, YUM YUM !!!! The restaurant was very busy with lots of people & chatter. Even so, service was reasonable. We thought the prices were good. Overall the whole meal and occasion was really enjoyable & we intend to go back there very soon.

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Kingswell Hotel Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Kingswell Hotel Restaurant

Reading Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0LZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Didcot

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:15

  • Cuisines

    British, Indian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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