Parsonage Grill

4.7
702 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Famous for its intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere, the Parsonage Grill displays an amazing collection of eclectic oil paintings; mainly portraits of well-known writers and artists.

Our Head Chef, Allan McLaughlin, takes pride in using the best produce, cooked simply to create classic British dishes with a modern, light touch.

Our state of the art kitchen uses the best local produce to create classic, simple yet innovative British dishes. Open every day of the year, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and our famous afternoon teas, in the company of Oxford’s academic and literary luminaries…
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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

With its intimate, clubby atmosphere, serving classic British dishes with a light, modern touch, the Parsonage Grill is the perfect place to enjoy New Year's Eve. From 5pm onwards we'll have our Set Menu exclusively available, priced £125 + 12.5% service charge.

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

With its intimate, clubby atmosphere, serving classic British dishes with a light, modern touch, the Parsonage Grill is the perfect place to enjoy your Christmas Day. Served throughout the day, 11.30am until 8.00pm, our Christmas Day Menu is £125 + 12.5% service charge.

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£24.50 two courses / £29.50 three courses

Oct 12, 2020-Nov 24, 2020·Sun 18:00-22:00, Mon-Fri 12:00-22:00

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What 702 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Sadly, some of the food not up to the usual high standard. One dish was dried out and burnt.

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Caledonia
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place. I was there on the first night you re-opened and the last night before you closed again. Cant wait till you re-open again.

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Lewis
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot, brilliant service, but the the table in front of the fire is somewhere to avoid.
Overall a lovely evening.

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AngelaD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Food, atmosphere and service were fabulous

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Davidg23
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive staff, good ambiance, varied but small menu (which is good!)
The wine list felt like pretty good value also

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JenniL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time. The staff, the food and the warm cosy fireplace was amazing. We were with my 5year old daughter and she almost licked her plate at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a gorgeous afternoon tea here. Elegant yet cosy surroundings, excellent service and delicious food. We’ve had Afternoon Tea at some of the big London hotels and this one was on a par. Excellent value for money by comparison too

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea!

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Ffinlo
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early morning breakfast in a warm, cosy, and Covid-safe restaurant. Staff are lovely and food is excellent. A citadel of civilisation amongst the plagues of 2020.

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FoodAdmirer
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was, as per its usual Standard, outstanding. The welcome and attentiveness of staff was also outstanding. The warm atmosphere is always so conducive to a special occasion or treat. The setting is simply unique, lavish and memorable.

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vipSarahL
Berkshire
18 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite there being a power cut during our dinner the chef still sent out amazing food. Thank you!

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Calvin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Lovely ambiance and decor.

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ColetteH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A nice venue with friendly staff. Quite expensive but it is Oxford!

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fatimaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Oxford for the day with our 3 young children. The food was delicious and hit the spot between being suitable for both adults and children.
The restaurant had a very restful and relaxing vibe to it that made it the perfect place to be between visiting museums either side of lunch.

The only negative was that the pistachio ice cream was extremely strongly flavoured. But not with pistachio- almond essence?

We look forward to returning again very soon.

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PeterG
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Oxford - lovely setting, great service and excellent food. The focus is on game. They have sourced excellent meat and based a very interesting menu on that

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StephenN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit Oxford once or twice a year and always try and eat at PG (formerly Old Parsonage - much better name which evokes history of the building).Anyway, food and service always good and can highly commend. Lovely place to sit and interesting menu.

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Elaine11
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Set up covid safe but would have been alot better if waiters had proper masks on. Nice ambience and decor. Good service. Food a little disappointing but overall enjoyed it.

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Discokid1974
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all fronts - the poached pear in bay infused maple syrup was deeeeliocious!

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VictorW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday at the Old Parsonage. We expected the usual excellent service, ambience and high quality, delicious food. We were in no way disappointed. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give my wife a lovely birthday meal.

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vipSofiaF
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner by the fireplace. Cozy vibes with food arriving perfectly on time and overall an excellent dining experience

JB
JoyB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to get out for delicious food with wine and cocktails! Great service and a quiet nook for our date night!

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Gosia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my visit. Excellent food and service. Thank you.

RP
RozP
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a Christmas present from some very good friends. We had to wait until the restaurant was re opened to use it. It was a lovely treat and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The bloody Mary’s were amazing!

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tintin365
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner
Scallops to start, followed by Rabbit pie with perfect pastry, others enjoyed pork belly. Lovely atmosphere fireplace and bar area entrance leads into dark walled dining room, decorated with beautifully lit oil paintings providing a comfortably elegant dining experience. One of Oxford's best restaurants and also has accommodation in Old Parsonage Hotel. Quiet spot and short walk to High street and colleges.

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Jenoxfordshire
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful breakfast, One of if not my favourite getaway place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious food

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MarkP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Parking very restricted. Wine excellent. Front of house a little confused. Needs to be more incisive
Great place overall

JB
JaneB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, surroundings and staff. A lovely experience, thank you

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RoyF
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, This is fine dining at its best from the food, staff, venue all top class. Attentive knowledgeable staff to the food which was Devine to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, lovely A. Tea, great service and a very pleasant experience. A very nice hotel too.

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JaneW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fantastic dinner - perfect in everyway!

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chrisl
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in Oxford, you cannot beat the scrambled egg and smoked salmon.
friendly and attentive staff

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valpret
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was professional and food good . The wine was a bit on the pricey side though good.
Relaxed ambiance .... pleasant experience

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vipNicolette
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this venue

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FirstTimeDiner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Met a friend here early evening and it was a very pleasurable experience. The decor is very tasteful, tables nicely separated, polite staff, tasty food and good drinks menu. Would definitely recommend.

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PaulH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want traditional quintessential English afternoon tea, in beautiful old surroundings tastfully and interestingly done this is the place. The staff are friendly and attentive excellent social distancing with physical glass screens between clients. Highly recommended

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AnniversaryLunch
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lunch for our anniversary. Fallow dear and non-alcoholic spiced pear mojito were incredible.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 14 October 2020

We are so pleased you celebrated your anniversary with us to enjoy the best of the seasons ingredients. We shall make sure our team are aware of your review, and hope you get another opportunity to visit us again soon.

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DiDiMills
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been quite a while since we have had the opportunity to visit The Old Parsonage but it was a must as we spent 3 days exploring Oxford city ! We were not disappointed as ever the ambience was superb, the quality of food was excellent and the service was fabulous so delighted we were able to add to our. Lovely few days break in being able to enjoy an evening at the very lovely Old Parsonage, thank you all involved in making our stay in Oxford so enjoyable!!!
Di Mills

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JuFranD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Impeccably served, very delicate cuisine! The ambience of the old parsonage is very civilised, discrete and congenial.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 14 October 2020

Dear JuFranD thank you so much for your review of afternoon tea with us, we hope you will be back to enjoy tea with us again soon.

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AnnaS
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Lovely thoughtful staff, great food and perfect cocktails (the Oxford Cosmo has to be a new favourite!). It also felt very safe regarding the Covid regulations without being intrusive.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thank you Anna for your support and great review we really appreciate it. We shall keep the Oxford Cosmo as a Parsonage classic cocktail so you can carry on enjoying it. See you soon

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FAQs

Parsonage Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Parsonage Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://parsonagegrill.skchase.com/vouchers.

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.