Origins Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.4
194 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

About

Origins aspires to create beautiful, healthy Italian food, freshly made in our own kitchens for our discerning diners. With carefully select wines and stunning cocktails to accompany our meals or at our vibrant bar, we bring an echo of London's finest restaurants and bars into the heart of Buckinghamshire.
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Jeff
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first experience at Origins. The food and atmosphere were excellent. The speed of service was great, and we really enjoyed the experience.

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Anonymous
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous Italian inspired food. Very different since their refurbishment

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Quite a long wait for the food but really enjoyable when it arrived. I will tell all my friends about you. I live in the village so good to have another choice of eatery. I enjoyed Origins when it was a tapas bar and was concerned when I noticed it was closing but was relieved when it reappeared again. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Pam.

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Twiglet
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit since it changed from Tapas to Italian. Good choice and varied menu. James the Manager always make you feel welcome.
looking forward to trying some more dishes soon

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BobK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to the refocused Origins as restaurant majoring in Italian cuisine was very enjoyable. Interesting and varied menu and everything we ordered was excellent. Service was professional and relaxed and all dishes arrived at our table in a timely manner. Altogether very nice evening with friends.

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IreneSalvo
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came to try for the first time and left very happy. Food is good and portions are not huge. Service is attentive but not intrusive. I personally recommend the polenta chips. Very good experience and we will come back!

Origins Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 27 February 2020

Thank you for your review, we have not long been open as an Italian restaurant and feedback is important to us and really does motivate our staff and chef's who have worked hard to deliver good food and service. For a small independent restaurant we are proud to have been able to serve you and your partner.

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RenP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. We will definitely be back.

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Miller16
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious Italian food with a stylish and inventive twist on old favourites that retain all the great flavour and freshness you want from great Italian cooking. The menu is flexible and modern with a good range of choices with vegan and vegetarian options and a selection of smaller more inexpensive items to share as well offering more traditional dishes. Dining here can be a quick and casual experience or a full blown treat. Lovely friendly service. Thoroughly recommended.

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JanetC
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I booked for valentines evening usually a recipe for disaster not so at Origins.
We arrived a little early and were greeted at the door and shown to a sofa were we enjoyed a cocktail until our table became available.
Once shown to our table we found it difficult to make a choice as there were many nice things on the menu however having made our choices were not disappointed....our starter of the shared meat/cheese platter and my scallopini was delicious.
We could not fault the service, food or ambience of Origins so much so that I’ve booked a ‘girly’ birthday lunch there.
What a welcome addition to Great Missenden.

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AmberF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, love the new menu
Very lovely to receive a rose at the end for valentines

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food very nice and decor excellent. Only disappointment was that we hadn’t realised the menu had changed and we can expecting the ‘old’ tapas menus. We booked specifically for that, not knowing the menu and format had changed in January. Maybe a little more notice via open table booking to let that information known.

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RosemaryL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed the new style menu and would definitely come again.

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ilaminate
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food all round.
Maybe to consider better ambience with more refined music to fit the mood and food.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have booked again for a small family party next Sunday. The result of our first visit! We needed an Italian in the village, well done.

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SallyB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good and i would definitely recommend Origins for adults.

The menu doesn't really accommodate and older child. there is a childs menus but my 13 year old daughter wanted something a bit more.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, relaxing lunch. Stunning.

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JoanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Why oh why did they change it from Tapas to Italian. Its lost a lot of its ambience and energy. The food was good and everyone enjoyed their drinks but there are a lot of Italian restaurants. We were all disappointed the Tapas had gone, we used to really love sitting drinking and having well prepared, lovely unusual dishes. Probably won't be back for food but my party loved their gon and tonics.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I liked the new decor.
The food was a long time coming, but was good

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Flipa
London
27 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Origins. The food was lovely and our servers just the right side of helpful without being obtrusive. Sorry to hear that it will no longer serve tapas. Hope the Italian will be just as yummy.

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DennisS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect. An excellent menu with dishes for all tastes nothing disappointed and lots blew our taste buds. Can't wait to return.

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GrahamT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Christmas menu - each element of each dish was gorgeous. Really appreciated the time and effort each chef must have gone through to produce something this tasty and well presented
Front of house staff were very attentive and friendly
Thank you

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and service. Great range of tapas covering all tastes. Slightly more expensive than others but worth it!

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AlisonJ
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food as always and staff are committed to equally good service. Good gin menu too. But really disappointed that restaurant is reinventing itself to serve Italian in the new year. Potential loss of usp in my view.

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Laurie
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food preparation was very good with excellent flavours and attractive presentation. The only problem was that small dishes of tapas cool very quickly and soon become less palatable. This detracts from the pleasure of the experience and could be avoided by the provision of small devices to keep the dishes hot. The alternative of serving the dishes sequentially is probably impossible for this business and might not be acceptable to the British public.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mums 84th birthday, great food and service

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ACAMW
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef on duty surprised us with some dishes not on the menu (did ask if ok first) which were fantastic. Mixture of Spanish and Asian.

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DeniseK
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to Origins and we enjoyed a really pleasant meal on Saturday evening. The food was imaginative, well presented and there was a good range of tapas to choose from. The restaurant is modern and well lit with a welcoming atmosphere. Service is prompt and non intrusive. We will be returning as we enjoyed our meal so much.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, Great attentive service and great venue, Highly recommended

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AngelaC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, fantastic food
Great ambience, lovely helpful staff
Great evening was had by all

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JanL
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal service. Food was delightful - as always.
Would highly recommend you visit.

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RickB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in a lovely atmosphere and the service was great!

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AlecO
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's a while since we have been to Origins but we were delighted that it has maintained it's standards. We were made very welcome and the food was excellent. It was a wet Sunday afternoon and the place was quiet but the overall ambience was excellent. Thanks to all the staff.

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Schnitzelle
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue, service and the vegetarian tapas selection was great.

Recommend a visit!

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JudyL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked window table for treat for my other half as a special date , bit disappointed when we didn't get that table and was sat touching chairs with a big noisy birthday party .. having said that moved our table for us in the end and the food & service was actually amazing !! TAPAS are sooo tasty and plenty of food , defo go again x

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Greenwoods
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening with great service and delicious food!

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AdrianL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Booked table for evening but only told after ordering that we had to vacant the table within 2 hours of booking time due to the table being reserved by someone else afterwards. This should have been said at time of booking. Bottles beer only.

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EmmaC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply brilliant, as always. Love this place. Good size portions which can be a problem with tapas restaurants sometimes. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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LucyM
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience2

Went on a Monday lunchtime, one other table so not much atmosphere. Chose sharing fish platter, £30 not enough for two, over priced

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Bid4Freedom
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. We were transferred to a more suitable table once it became available. Food arrived quickly and the dishes are varied and easily accommodated my vegan diet. Tip: ask for your dishes to be staggered, otherwise you may complete your meal very quickly. Slow down to enjoy each dish. Our experience was only slightly marred by a very enthusiastic and noisy table next to us. The noise levels were very high!

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AudreyB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and found it nice and open and bright. The food and service were fantastic and good value. We will return. Thank you

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Origins Wine Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.