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Kingswell Hotel Restaurant, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Kingswell Hotel Restaurant

4.3
4.3
54 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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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 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. H

    Hubby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was superb; no negatives!! Comes with our recommendation…

  6. 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

  7. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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 2021

    Good 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

  12. 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 2021

    Good 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

  13. 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.

  14. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great night again. Thank you 😊

  15. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal abs amazing space!!!

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 👍🏻😀

  20. NB

    NaomiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fantastic food and fantastic service, would definitely recommend this restaurant

  21. 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 😋

  22. 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.

  23. 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...

  24. 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.

  25. CB

    CatherineB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you!

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. AD

    AngelaD

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I was very disappointed by the poor quality of food and the service was lacking training. Carvery was not a very high standard only Yorkshire pudding with some of the meats salty veg and hard under cooked. There was no feeling of Christmas it was a real let down. So disappointed they don’t have the food of back in 2010 when we had our wedding reception it was excellent. Then changed hands food good but not great atmosphere or cost. Now new people again won’t try again.

  40. JF

    JackieF

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a superb place - the most lovely listed building with a great history. Our meals were all excellent, great choice and service was outstanding. We can't wait to return

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Kingswell Hotel Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 1 time 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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