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…
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.View Private Dining Details
A really lovely setting. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, taking time to run through the drinks menu when we had a few questions.
Food was very tasty and generous portion sizes. 3 of the 4 cocktails was beautiful too.
Will definitely be coming back
Another enjoyable Afternoon Tea at The Old Parsonage. Staff always greet you with a warm and attentive welcome, and the food is fabulous. Looking forward to the next time.
I forgot how excellent The Parsonage Grill is, had not been for a while. Consistently good. Parking can be tricky but, worth getting there early in case you cannot get in the car park.
Great food and wonderful staff, very attentive.
This is a beautiful building which is decorated with the owner's paintings - wall to wall. Mainly portraits - they are lovely. The atmosphere is sophisticated, quiet and intimate. The house speciality, the chicken pie, was very good, as were the fish cakes. Generous helpings. The sides we tried of new potatoes and greens were also very good. Only disappointment was the handcut fries. Charming and helpful service.
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed all the we have to offer here at the Parsonage Grill. We look forward to the next time you visit us.
Very pleasant experience in lovely surroundings with attentive staff, good food and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Would return to try some of the other dishes.
Thank you so much for this lovely 5 star review. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed so fantastic food and service during you visit. We look forward very much to your return so we can wow you again.
Excellent food, excellent service and beautiful location!
Thank you so much for this very kind 5 star review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed you dinner with us so much and hope to be welcoming you again very soon.
Food was absolutely delicious! I had a salad which was enormous. My daughter had the risotto and it was a delight to the taste buds. My only disappointment was I was so full I couldn't order a pudding.
Thank you so much for this wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to hear how much you have enjoyed your meal with us. Next time be sure to leave room for dessert, we are sure you will not be disappointed.
A very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. The scallops were perfect as was the crab as starter. I would highly recommend a visit.
Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed both food and service to such an extent. We look forward to welcoming you the next time you visit.
Delightful area for high tea. Attentive staff will definitely return.
Thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review of you afternoon tea. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed yourselves so much and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
We visited for a special birthday afternoon tea and it was the most perfect setting for that occasion. The beautiful decor, the velvet upholstery and artwork on the walls made it feel very special. Service was wonderful, friendly and attentive and the afternoon tea was magnificent.
Thank you so much Jonathan for this glowing review of you afternoon tea with us. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your special afternoon tea so much, and that you have received such wonderful service from our front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you again!
Most of the food was lovely, however our starter and pudding were both still frozen. We thought maybe it was meant to be served this way but there were several other people who also commented on this and one person returned their food. Not what we were expecting for how much we paid.
Dear Amy, We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your whole meal and would like to reassure you that no elements of your meal were frozen apart from the ice cream in the baked alaska, However, both of your starters were not designed to be hot, the venison and the crayfish need to be kept cold. We shall definitely be in touch to make amends and thank you once again for your feedback which is invaluable to us. We are already planning this year's celebrations and will keep your comments in mind.
We were extremely disappointed with the food I'm afraid, and couldn't even finish it. A great disappointment as we've loved the Parsonage Grill in the past.
Dear Rachel, We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your meal on New Year's eve but we hope you enjoyed the service, live music and ambience. We shall be in touch to discuss further and to make amends.
Service, comfort, ambience and presentation excellent - one sits comfortably and in a nice atmosphere where, unlike in most Oxford restaurants, one can hear oneself speak
Venezia 2016 red wine excellent.
Food very disappointing and too expensive. Venison tartare dull and un-dressed, didn't like the creme fraiche. Duck breast with celeriac and spinach underdone (had to be returned to kitchen) tough and tasteless with vegetables too bland. Sliced with a good jus or light sauce would have made a difference. The Alaska dessert was much too sweet, too much of it and the hot/cold element missing.
Dear Bickie, Thank you so much for your review, we are of course extremely disappointed that you didn't enjoy your meal on New Year's Eve. We have been in touch via email and are hoping to welcome you back soon. We have taken your feedback on board and adjusted our dishes accordingly.
As usual we had a lovely time whiling away an afternoon over lunch and drinks. It’s the first time we’ve been back since last December and a couple of things to note:
- £34 for a sirloin steak and chips served with chips that had soaked up a reasonable amount of oil (oil not hot enough when they were cooked?) and the side was half a lettuce. The lettuce was not brazed just a cold piece of lettuce. More effort needed for £34:00 in my view.
- my wife had cod and it came with broccoli. The broccoli was so undercooked my wife couldn’t cut the stems to eat so had to leave them. Again it’s just a lack of effort and attention to detail.
We love this place but it seems to have become a little more expensive and delivers less in the way of quality food, which is ultimately why we go. For a £150 for two lunch I don’t think we’re being unreasonable in expecting the basics to be met by the kitchen.
The service is excellent and friendly , faultless, and the venue absolutely lovely just the kitchen output wasn’t at the same level for us.
Dear Gary, We are so sorry you left disappointed with your meal. We should have cooked the broccoli better, if you had mentioned to us at the time we would have of course rectified, for your wife to enjoy her meal properly. With regards to your 10oz. ribeye steak, we source our meat very carefully to assure the highest quality which is reflected in the price. The garnish of hand cut chips and a fresh green salad are there to compliment the steak but the star of the dish is the meat itself.
A very warm welcome from the charming female maître d and we were shown to a larger round table, as requested when booking, so pleased they took notice. Service was very efficient, but not too fussy. Both of us elected the Venison pie, which was supremely good. As we were just on a light lunch, we left it at that, vowing to return come New Year, when armed with a larger appetite.
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so glad that you have been served so well by our fantastic front of house team and you have enjoyed the venison so much! Be sure to visit us again soon to try more of what we offer, I am sure (just as the last time) it will not disappoint.
Great venue with old fashioned charm. Good buzz, great service. Interesting but not wild menu, well delivered. Would go again tomorrow if I could!
Thank you very much for this lovely review. We are so glad that we have delivered on so many fronts and that you have enjoyed your time with us so much. We do hope you can visit us again soon!!
I wanted to treat my wife to high tea in a very nice place. Parsonage Grill did not disappoint. Everyone and everything was outstanding.
Thank you so much for this kind review. We are so delighted that your wife and yourself enjoyed such a fabulous afternoon tea and service. We look forward to the next time you visit us.
Excellent food, gracious service, warm inviting ambience. Perfect winter meal.
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so pleased to hear that you have had such a delicious meal and that you have received such great service from our fantastic front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
We were a table of six, with one guest arriving late and throughout we had exemplary service. The menus offered enough choices for vegetarians and meat eaters. My cheese souffle entree and venison main were both perfectly cooked. The waitress offered tasters of a couple of wines we were unsure about - without prompting. And the setting is charming, we could hear ourselves talk and there are several separate spaces for eating. Happy to recommend this restaurant
Thank you so much for this wonderfully kind review. We are so delighted to hear that we have impressed in so many ways, and we are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed a fantastic meal. We are so happy to hear that you would recommend us, and hope that you return to us very soon.
The birthday cake you carried out was a lovely touch - thank you!
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your special meal with us so much, and the special touches provided enhanced the occasion. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Everything was brilliant, food was very lovely.
Drinks in the bar ahead of the meal were very relaxing and festive. Would highly recommend the cod, and advise avoiding the chocolate tart as it lacked flavour and was paired with a sorbet which melted into a watery puddle making the pastry very soggy.
Excellent atmosphere, and beautiful setting. Service was fantastic until we finished our meal, then were ignored in favour of preparing the tables for the next day. Waited an hour for our bill. But would still return!
Thank you so much for this glowing review. We are so delighted that you have enjoyed everything so much. We look forward to your return.
This was our staff xmas party venue. We live everything about it.
thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that we have managed to impress to such an extent. We look forward to you visiting us again soon.
Thank you for you kind 5 star review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your meal with us so much and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The second visit in two weeks and as exemplary as the the first visit.
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so happy to have impressed on both occasions you have visited us. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
My friends and I had an excellent High Tea one of which was vegan. We often give High Tea as a present to friends and family and will certainly be adding Parsons Grill to put list of venues. Many thanks to the staff.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed you afternoon tea so much, and found our offering perfect for all you guests. We look forward to welcoming yourself and any friends you generously treat to an afternoon tea with us very soon.
We have been here for three months and this was our send off dinner. Everything was just perfect. We had been about five years ago, and looked forward to returning. Loved the Xmas decorations.. It is just such a warm and inviting spot. The martini perfect.. as was dinner..
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your special send-off dinner with us so much. We very much look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in Oxford.
Great family afternoon tea! The quality and quantity of food was excellent. The service was very polite and the room that they served our tea was very nice.
Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your afternoon tea with us so much, and you have received so 1st class service from our fantastic front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
We went for Afternoon Tea to celebrate a 70th birthday. The birthday girl had never been before and felt very spoilt to celebrate her birthday in such a beautiful place. The service was great, very attentive but not intrusive, food delicious and well presented.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so happy that you have enjoyed you special afternoon tea with us and the the birthday girl was rightfully made to feel so spoilt. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Loveluy surroundings and good service. We enjoyed our evening.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you have spent such an enjoyable evening in our beautiful Parsonage and that our fantastic team have helped make it a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you again.
We all choose from the Christmas menu and the food, both choice and quality were super.
Staff were lovely and attentive without being too much and we were not rushed at all.
The whole experience was excellent and just what I wanted as I was entertaining colleagues.
Well done Parsonage Grill.
Thank you so much for your kind 5 star review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your festive celebration so much with us, and that you have received such great service from wonderful team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Very good place for Sunday lunch. It's a pity parking near there is not easy to find
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us to such an extent! Yes, unfortunately Oxford is notoriously difficult for parking. We do have parking, but it is very limited with us being a hotel. We do hope you visit us again very soon.
Yes I would recommend Paraonage Grill to a friend and I will also take other friends with me when I go back. A fun little restaurant hidden in oxford.
Worth a visit and a spot of afternoon tea.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy you would recommend us and that you have enjoyed your afternoon tea with us so much. We look forward to welcoming you again.
A lovely seasonal meal in delightful surroundings with impeccable service.
Thank you so much for this most kind review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your Parsonage Grill experience so much and that you would recommend us! We are looking forward to the next time you can join us.
Good food well-cooked and presented. Service attentive and professional. Ambience should be country-house hotel but noise level rather high from close proximity of tables and presence of large groups.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review of you meal at the Parsonage. We are delighted you have enjoyed your meal with us to such a degree, and have received such top notch service from our fantastic front of house team. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.
A very enjoyable evening for a happy birthday. We'll come again>
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so delighted you have enjoyed your special celebratory meal with us so much and very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.
We loved the atmosphere, the warm feel on a miserable day with the fire and comfortable soft furnishings. Our table was a good one for the 6 of us. The service was attentive but not obtrusive.
The food was acceptable but not outstanding. We would certainly return as it is a very nice place to be and being able to park outside was a bonus.
Thank you so much for for this very kind review. We are delighted you have enjoyed much of your experience at the Parsonage Grill and have enjoyed such measured service from our fantastic front of house team. We consistently receive such wonderful feedback about our food so we are disappointed to hear that you have not been as impressed as we would want. We do hope you return to us again soon to sample some of our seasonal menu changes.
Lovely atmosphere, super afternoon tea, attentive staff. Highly recommend!
Thank you so much Sarah, your review really is so very kind. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your afternoon tea with us so much, and that you have received such great service from our wonderful front of house team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.
Fantastic afternoon tea. Delicious food, well presented in a very friendly and relaxing environment. Staff were very attentive without being intrusive. The open log fire was very welcoming when coming in from the rain! Very enjoyable experience that I'm looking forward to repeating soon.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your afternoon tea. We are delighted that you have found the Parsonage the perfect place to shelter from the winter weather. Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Excellent as always. Lovely table by the window, great servers, good ambience and delicious food - we had the crab and souffle to start with the risotto and the cod for main courses. All very good, but the souffle was sublime.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so glad you have enjoyed all that we offer at the Parsonage Grill. Yes, we also think the souffle is amazing. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to our chef. He will be delighted to hear your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.