Parsonage Grill

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Open every day of the year, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner & our famous afternoon teas in the company of Oxford’s academic & literary luminaries. Our kitchen uses the best produce, cooked simply to create classic British dishes with a modern, light touch.

Private Dining

Our Pike Room is available for parties of up 20 offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. We also have a license for small intimate weddings.

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London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our lunch at the Parsonage.We have eaten here countless times over the years and have rarely been disappointed.The service,ambience and food are all excellent.We had a bottle of the house champagne which was lovely.

A
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Parsonage Grill. I love the ambiance, the dark decoration and the art work. This makes it for me. I used to love the set menu, which was very good value. The waiting staff are very good, discrete and attentive.

R
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One thing, I think there should be another enterance for hotel guests so they don't have to walk through the dining area

SC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but my fillet steak was only warm on the outside but cold towards the middle . The rest of my food was very hot.
Service fantastic very nice place to have dinner.
Will definitely go back

JG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was absolutely delicious and the service was very friendly and prompt. The extra touch the staff added for my wife's birthday was very sweet and greatly appreciated. This was the best meal I'd had in months!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thank you so much James for this very kind review. We are so glad you have enjoyed your time with us to such an extent, and the extra touches helped make you special meal even more memorable. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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SW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, great service and great food. I would definitely recommend it.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you Steve for this wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you have had suck a memorable meal with us, and you have received such fantastic service. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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r
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One sits comfortably and because there is a carpet and table linen there is much less surrounding noise. The ambience of a small homely hotel was very nice, the food good, not too large portions, and the service very good. My daughter and I enjoyed just sitting there.

R.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you so much for this most kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and the service you received. Also, we are delighted that you have found the the Parsonage the perfect surrounding to relax and enjoy it in. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome. No problem when we changed our minds from afternoon tea to late lunch. Food is excellent and very good service.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you so much Karen for this exceptionally kind review. We are delighted that you have been so well looked after, and that you have enjoyed your food to such and extent. We would be delighted to welcome you back again soon.

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HW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at the Parsonage Grill. The staff were attentive, considerate and the surroundings were warm and comfortable. Unfortunately some of the other guests were a little bit loud which was a minor irritant but otherwise a very enjoyable afternoon tea.
Thank you and we look forward to a future visit and we would certainly recommend to friends.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review Hazel. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your time at the Parsonage Grill so much, and you have so well looked after by our wonderful team. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at the Parsonage grill , we picked it because it had many good reviews and we wanted somewhere nice to eat during our stay in Oxford . it certainly lived up to and indeed exceeded our expectations . The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was lovely , the staff were both friendly and attentive . We will be back

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your meal to such a great extent, and you have found the Parsonage Grill such a fantastic recommendation! We very much look forward to welcoming you again whenever you visit Oxford again.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a perfect afternoon tea, best in oxford. Incredibly flexible & accommodating

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed you afternoon teas with us so much, and that you continually return to us for them! We very much look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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G
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Most of the food was very nice and the service was attentive. The ambiance is always lovely. However when the gluten free main course arrived it had achieved gluten freeness by leaving out half the dish. So it was very plain and disappointing. If the diner concerned had been warned of this he would have chosen something else`. When we complained they brought another sauce but having to complain spoiled the atmosphere of the meal.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed review and feedback. We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed much of you meal, however disappointed to hear that an error on our behalf has tainted the experience. We very much value your comments, and these have been passed on to both front of house and kitchen to ensure this will not happen again. We do hope you choose to join us again.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of the nicest places to have afternoon tea in Oxford. The ambience and staff are both top-notch and the tea is lovely. We took our 10 month old son and the staff looked after us really well. It is expensive and there are comparable teas for less money in Oxford, but they aren’t in such a nice place. We would go again.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you Joshua for this lovely review. We are delighted that you have been made to feel so welcome, and that you have enjoyed the afternoon tea and the ambience of our beautiful restaurant so much. We look forward to welcoming the three again very soon.

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MH
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous setting, atmosphere, menu, service and experience.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 September 2019

Thank you so much for this terrific review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us so completely; from the food and menu, to the service you received from our fantastic front of house team. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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MK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful lunch with 4 children at this very elegant place. The service, food and atmosphere was more than we expected.
Highly recommend for who want to appreciate the best of charm in Oxford.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 September 2019

Dear Madeleine Thank you so much for this wonderful review of you lunch with us. We are delighted that you have it to such an extent! We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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B
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming and cozy atmosphere with a menu of terrific variety and well executed—loved the goat cheese and thyme souffle and the unbelievable venison with damson sauce!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 September 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your meal with us so much. We will be sure to pass on you kind words on to our chef, he will delighted to hear you comments.

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L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic place, cosy atmosphere and very good afternoon tea. The thoughtful service is appreciated.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 25 September 2019

thank you so much Christelle for this lovely review of you afternoon tea. We are delighted you have enjoyed it so much, and that you have received such great service from our terrific front of house team. We hope you join us again soon.

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MM
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good - will come back again

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are glad you have enjoyed your time at the Parsonage Grill, and you forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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DL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had such a charming experience at Parsonage Grill for their Afternoon High Tea. The ambiance alone had me swooning the moment we walked into their outside courtyard. Everyone there served us with beautiful smiles and genuine care. All of the food (tea sandwiches, scones, desserts) were so delicious. I will most definitely recommend to any and all friends who ever plan a visit to Oxford.

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Responded on 25 September 2019

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted to hear that your experience has been so outstanding from beginning to end. I will be sure to pass on you praises to our kitchen and front of house team, they will be delighted. We very much look forward to then next time you join us.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've had high tea at the Old Parsonage Hotel a number of times over the past five years or so and am happy to recommend it, not least for the ambience. Our waitress coped admirably with a complicated order for nine people with various dietary needs. However, I was disappointed to find that my peppermint tea was no longer brewed from fresh leaves, but from dried ground up leaves. That rather took the edge off things.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 September 2019

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your review, next time please ask for fresh mint tea as we have this available in addition to our triple mint tea. We hope to see you soon

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue for celebrating a graduation; food was served promptly, wine was poured frequently, staff were friendly and we all very much enjoyed the scallops, scotch eggs, the partridge, the duck & assorted desserts

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 19 September 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your special graduation lunch so much. It seems you have benefited from a couple of our excellent specials on the day! we look forward to the next time you can join us at the Parsonage Grill.

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A
Munich
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious. We even got additional vegetarian sandwiches without paying more :)
The tea was outstanding and the staff was super friendly.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thank you so much Annabel. We are delighted you have enjoyed your afternoon tea with us so much and you have enjoyed such wonderful service! We look forward to welcoming you again.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a silver wedding aniversary dinner for my wife and I and our two daughters .We just wanted a nice dinner in a nice setting , coupled with the fact that we spent our wedding night there 25years to the day ago.
We were not disappointed , lovely setting, great friendly service and quality food beautifully served. We will go back more frequently than every 25 years !!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 September 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so delighted that you have enjoyed your special anniversary meal with us and we have helped to make it such a memorable evening for you. We very much look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully before 25 years time.

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RL
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably best venison I’ve ever had, beautiful, warm setting, great service. I’ll be back!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 September 2019

Thank you so much Richard for this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that the venison has proved such success, and has left such a great impression on you. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to our chef, he will be delighted to here how much you have enjoyed your meal.

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JC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good quality food that not fancy. could say great traditional English.
Service attentive and well staffed even when at full capacities.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner with us so much and had great service to match. We look forward to welcoming again very soon at the Parsonage Grill.

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RJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening, delicious food, impeccable service, warm atmosphere.

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Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderfully kind review. We are so happy you have enjoyed your dinner with us on Saturday to such an extent. We will be sure to share your comments with our amazing front of house and kitchen teams - It means so much to them to receive comments such as these. We very much look forward to welcoming you at the Parsonage soon.

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K
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Nice atmosphere and the food was first class. Excellent martinis.

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Responded on 15 September 2019

Thank you so much Kenneth for this wonderful. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meal, and you have received such top service from our fantastic front of house team. Glad to here also that the martinis have been a hit, nothing beats a classic! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and ambience, with excellent service. A little pricey. The congratulatory plate was a lovely touch and much appreciated.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you Annie for this very kind review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your special afternoon tea with us so much, and that you have received such brilliant service from our amazing front of house team. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon at the Parsonage Grill.

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our Celebration Tea very much, It was well served and delicious. We could probably have managed with one between two and were given cartons to take some food away. We particularly appreciated the "Birthday Cake "
Well done Old Parsonage, we will come again.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you Malcom for your kind review. We are so delighted that you have enjoyed your special birthday celebration tea with us and look forward very much to your return.

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t
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We needed to have a light meal that night so we had appetizers as our starters and appetizers as our mains. Staff totally got this and made it happen with ease. All the food was fresh and delicious. It was too cold to eat outside so we ate in their comfortable and intimate dining room. Next time we come if the weather is good we’ll try for a table in their pretty patio area.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted you have enjoyed you meal with us so much, and you have received such attentive service from our wonderful team. We hope you can visit us again very soon.

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PG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good afternoon tea. Washed down with a bottle of bollinger. Can life get any better!

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Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you Paul! Certainly can't think of too many better ways to spend an afternoon! We are delighted you have enjoyed you afternoon tea so much and very much look forward to you returning to us again.

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KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice location but rather averege food. Top many waiters coming to our table, no possibility of connecting with one. Hotel guests walking throughout the restaurant ....?

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you so much for this review. We are pleased you seem to have enjoyed your experience in part, however are disappointed that we have not given you the impression we would have wanted to. We would very much appreciate your further feedback by contacting us at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk. Feedback from our guests is invaluable to us so we thank you very much in advance and look forward to hearing from you.

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F
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing and very expensive for what it was, £17 for a bland salad consisting of some leaves, beans, peas, and a few small pieces of artichoke and £19 for two fishcakes. Beetroot salad starter consisted of a pile of pickled beetroot and not much else. Staff are friendly and the service is efficient so it is a pity the food isn't better (particularly the vegetarian offering).

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you so much for this review of your recent dinner with us at the Parsonage Grill. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed good service with us, however disappointed to hear that you have not enjoyed your meal as much as we would want you too. We very much value all feedback from all our guests, it is invaluable. Your comments have been discussed as a management and kitchen team and will be utilised to ensure we meet our exceptionally high standards.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The old parsonage provides a fantastic setting with a beautiful outdoor area. Overall the food was good and our experience was enjoyable despite a few basic mistakes:
1. The service is far too fast. The starters have arrived before you have even put the menu down and the mains are just behind. If I go to a nice restaurant I don't expect to be out 30 mins later and to receive food at a pace that would rival McDonalds!
2. The Sunday roast beef was tough. I love beef cooked rare but that means it has to be great quality. This beef was not good enough to be rare so either they need to change supplier or cook it medium.
3. The cheap plastic table covers (in lieu of real table linen) is a shame and unfitting for a top quality restaurant

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 1 September 2019

Thank you Edward for this constructive review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed much of your lunch with us at the Parsonage Grill however we are disappointed to hear about certain aspects of your experience. We very much appreciate your feedback, and will of course be discussing it as a management and kitchen team. We very much hope and look forward to you returning to us soon where I am sure you will receive the true Parsonage experience we would want for you.

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SB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our celebration afternoon tea. It could be improved with fancier sandwiches and tablecloths. Otherwise we would have marked it with excellent. Service was certainly excellent and it was a nice touch having a plate of cakes decorated with a birthday message for my husband.

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Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you Suzanne for this very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your afternoon tea and the service that you received from our fantastic front of house team. We very much value the feedback you have provided of your afternoon tea and will of course discuss it as a management and kitchen team. We are always looking to better our already exceptionally high standards and feedback from our guests is invaluable to us. We very much look forward to welcoming you again.

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SW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in a great setting. Highly recommended.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you so much Sarah for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed you meal so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We have been coming here for years on and off, but the serving staff have really let things down: and the food is nothing to get excited about either: very poor show. What a shame, lovely location though.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 1 September 2019

Thank you Kate for you review of your dinner with us on Saturday night. It is very disappointing to hear that you felt you have not had the same top quality experience that you have had in the past. We have spoken to the managers and servers who looked after you on the evening and they have been shocked to hear that you did not enjoy yourselves. As they can recall, you enjoyed your meal. We would greatly appreciate an email with more detail at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk for us to improve.

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AL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely dining experience in a beautiful terrace under parasols. The service was more than adequate and we were well taken care of. The food was of a high standard although a little on the expensive side. Overall a nice relaxing atmosphere.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are thrilled you have enjoyed your meal and the service you received so much. We very much look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely my favourite place to dine in Oxford. fresh and delicious food, amazing atmosphere and excellent service. a gem in Oxford.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you so much for such a kind review! We are so happy you hold us in such high regard, and enjoy all that we offer; from our food to our wonderful team. We look forward very much to your next visit.

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DF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, we had afternoon tea, one normal, one savoury. Cheese scones on the savoury were outstanding and what an excellent idea to offer both.
Service was generally very good. Noise levels were fine until a family with young children were seated opposite. Hard for staff to do much about that though!
Surprised by allowed standard of dress code in some patrons, some far beyond relaxed... Overall though a great experience and would come here again, maybe for Sunday lunch.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful and kind review of you afternoon tea. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed yourselves so much and the afternoon tea have hit the spot! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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