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Lunch @ The Holt Hotel

4.0
4
20 Reviews
£25 and under
British

On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Holt Hotel is only 10 minutes from Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village and a 25-minutes drive from Oxford Centre.

The hotel offers 87 individually styled bedrooms, as well as a restaurant, a bar, nine meeting and conference suites, free parking plus free Wi-Fi. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TV, free tea and coffee.

Guests can enjoy the comfort of Highwayman's Bar and Lounge, which serves food daily using fresh, seasonal produce from local supplier. You can also enjoy a large range of lagers, ales, wines and spirits. Teas and coffees are served all day.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday:
    Lunch:
    12pm - 2pm
    Dinner:
    6pm - 9pm
    Sunday:
    Lunch:
    12pm - 2pm
    Dinner:
    6pm - 8.30pm

  • Phone number

    01869 340259

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Starters

  • Continental Meat Platter

    Fish Platter

    • Vegetarian Platter

      Fruit Platter

      Mains

      • Roast Top Side of Beef

        with veal jus

        • Roast Turkey Breast

          with a cranberry jus

          • Cod Roulade

            with squid vegetable ragu

            • Feta, Olive and Courgette Strudel

              with pimento sauce

              All Served With

              • Panache of Winter Vegetables

                Minted New Potatoes, Roast Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Yorkshire Pudding

                • Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese

                  Desserts

                  • Christmas Pudding

                    with a brandy sauce

                    • Cheese Platter

                      • Yule Tide Log

                        • Profiteroles

                          Last updated: 29 January 2020

                          What 20 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                          4.0
                          4 based on recent ratings
                          • 4Food
                          • 4.1Service
                          • 3.8Ambience
                          • 3.9Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. EP

                            EmilyP

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            10/10 start to finish.

                          2. D

                            Descu

                            Glasgow

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 10 August 2021

                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                            We ate at the highwayman's restaurant for the two nights and there was no consistency in the meals. The first night my partner’s main was poor quality with my cheeseboard on the second night being half the size of the first. In my opinion the restaurant let the Holt Hotel down with some unfriendly staff and overpriced food. Although I have to say the breakfasts are quite good.

                          3. SW

                            SpiderWoman

                            Oxford

                            2 reviews

                            2.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 30 July 2021

                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                            There was a wedding taking place at the hotel when we were there. There were no staff at the entrance to the dining area on arrival, so I went to the bar to ask where to sit and I got the impression that they were unaware of our table booking. We asked to move table because it was very noisy in the area where we were original sitting as there were several children from the wedding party running around. The choice of food was limited and not very good quality. Someone ordered the vegetarian salad with foccacia bread as a main course, but this was quite a small plate of food and she had to ask for the bread which had been forgotten. Our waiter was polite and attentive and the man on the desk when we left was friendly. Generally the venue was OK, but the food was disappointing. I would recommend this venue for a quiet drink, but not for a meal out.

                          4. RW

                            RickyW

                            Oxford

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 21 May 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was a brilliant experience well done to the staff Thank you

                          5. A

                            Andrew

                            Kent

                            11 reviews

                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on 18 May 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was outstanding as were the menu choices. Service excellent, very attentive and friendly.

                          6. CE

                            CharlotteE

                            Orlando

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 2 November 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Great experience. Food was lovely and well socially distanced.

                          7. JS

                            JanetS

                            Oxford

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 24 September 2020

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Enjoyed our stay and would recommend hotel. Staff were friendly and attentive.

                          8. C

                            Carolekeith

                            Kent

                            7 reviews

                            4.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on 18 September 2020

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Husbands birthday and they made nice gesture with dessert

                          9. L

                            Loulou

                            Oxford

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 19 August 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            For a 3 star hotel the staff are 5*. Nothing is too much trouble . Food was lovely, will certainly be going back.

                          10. IH

                            IsaacH

                            Oxford

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 3 March 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Very bright lighting for evening meal. Otherwise lovely.

                          11. RC

                            RobynC

                            London

                            2 reviews

                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 24 January 2020

                            overall1food4service4ambience1

                            We were very disappointed because when we booked a table in the lounge for lunch, there was no mention of the ongoing refurbishment. One of our party is in a wheelchair, and there wasn’t anyway suitable to sit other than next to the pool table.

                          12. AG

                            AmandaG

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 23 November 2019

                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                            Staff were very attentive and polite and service was swift. Food was delicious.

                          13. m

                            michaele

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 29 October 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent hotel . Good Staff. Room was excellent clean and comfortable. Only Gripe was overpriced beer which was not real ale .

                          14. AS

                            AlexandraS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 17 August 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Salmon and black risotto was really nice. Quite an expensive menu though

                          15. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Oxford

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 31 March 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Mother’s Day. Very busy place but very well organised by Petr and his team. Carvery was great and selection of starters and sweets were very good too

                          16. EP

                            EP36

                            Oxford

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 27 March 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was lovely and so was the waitress. There was only two of us but we had a little area to ourselves. As it was my partners birthday, without asking, they made extra effort with his dessert which was lovely.

                          17. AP

                            AnnP

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 16 March 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            This is a favourite of ours as they do the best fish and chips for miles around. The service is great, the food excellent and it is a very good price. We cant recommend it highly enough

                          18. MM

                            MartinM

                            Oxford

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 22 September 2018

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Nice quiet friendly bar good service and food good with good selection. Only one bitter onsale

                          19. TW

                            ThomasW

                            London

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 3 September 2018

                            overall1food1service4ambience2

                            It was a Monday evening and many items were not on the menu. Choice was limited. The lamb pie had just come out of the freezer and the quick heat up made the pastry soggy and inedible. The hotel is excellent and well situated. We chose the wrong day to eat there.

                          20. PG

                            PeterG

                            Newcastle

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 2 September 2018

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            The menu was very good for occasional dinning, but staying for 4 nights the variation was limited.

                          FAQs

                          Lunch @ The Holt Hotel is rated 4 stars by 20 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.

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                          Google Map for Lunch @ The Holt Hotel

                          The Holt Hotel Oxford Road Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 5QQ

                          • Area

                            Bicester

                          • Hours of Operation

                            Monday - Saturday:
                            Lunch:
                            12pm - 2pm
                            Dinner:
                            6pm - 9pm
                            Sunday:
                            Lunch:
                            12pm - 2pm
                            Dinner:
                            6pm - 8.30pm

                          • Cuisines

                            British

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress Code

                            Casual Dress

                          • Parking Details

                            Free Parking for up to 200 cars

                          • Payment Options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Additional

                            Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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