Parsonage Grill

4.7
733 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Famous for its intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere, and beautiful outdoor dining area, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 733 People Are Saying
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ElizabethB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and the restaurant had a cosy Christmas feel. Staff very attentive

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 27 December 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit in terms of food and ambiance and would be delighted to welcome you back again soon.

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite place in Oxford for an early breakfast.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 27 December 2020

Thank you very much for feedback about our breakfast. See you again soon.

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ColinR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best afternoon tea I have ever had !

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 27 December 2020

Thank you for your glowing review of our Afternoon Tea! I have passed your feedback on to the team who will be delighted to hear this. Hope to see you again soon.

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ElizabethC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere we really enjoyed ourselves

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 27 December 2020

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and I hope to see you again soon.

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Sush
Oxford
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food / ambiance and service!

Very cosy and welcoming place !

Slightly on the expensive side but otherwise Great :)

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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LindaF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely, special evening in a cosy setting.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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JeanB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautifully presented and great-tasting dishes for this pre-Christmas lunch a deux

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food both in style and taste. I have passed on your kind words to the kitchen team who I know will be pleased to hear this. See you soon.

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Nicb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful place but the food for me was over priced for what it was, the kids menu was very small not alot of choice at all! Overall a shame as it was a lovely restraunt.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your feedback, I am glad to hear that overall you liked the restaurant and i'm sure you will be pleased to know that our children’s menu offering is definitely on the slate for updating in the New Year, I do hope you will come and visit us again.

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vipliamc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Parsonage a few times before but given the restrictions in place now they have done a great job to make the necessary changes without losing the really friendly ambience. The service was first class and food was really great, particular praise for the belly of pork and the cod with mussels.
We even got a parking space which was a bonus!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, I’m glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. I have passed on your comments to the kitchen team who will be delighted to hear your high praise. We hope to see you again soon.

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best creme brûlée I’ve had in a while, and the scallops were amazing but my pork belly was a little dry but other than that wonderful evening out. Lovely atmosphere and style

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us at the Parsonage Grill. I have passed on all of your comments to the kitchen team. We hope to see you again soon.

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Jules
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a wonderful restaurant, and a hidden gem of Oxford. Service not quite there with expected attention to detail for the money but will certainly try again.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your kind words and feedback. I am sorry to hear that the service on this occasion did not meet your expectations. If you do decide to book with us again please email me directly at sam.mckee@parsonagegrill.co.uk so that I can personally handle your reservation. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Davidg23
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. It’s great to have time to eat and chat without being hassled.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, I’m so pleased that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you again soon.

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AlistairM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb place for a special dinner (or indeed breakfast or lunch!). Attentive staff who seem to appear when needed but never 'hover'!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback, we are so pleased that you chose to hold your celebration with us and even more pleased that you had such a positive experience. I have passed on your kind words to the waiting team who will be delighted to read your comments. We hope to see you again soon.

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DeborahM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating a belated birthday with my husband. The food, staff and the who ambience was wonderful! It’s one of my all time favourite restaurants!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you so much for your glowing review & for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. I have passed on your kind words to the wider team who I know will be delighted to read this. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Dan123
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice breakfast at Old Parsonage. Excellent food and table service.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for sharing your positive experience of your breakfast at the Parsonage Grill. We hope you will join us again soon.

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Catherine
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was enjoyable to be out and to have a lovely evening in one of my favourite place. Catherine

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your kind review Catherine. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DeborahE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A visit to the Old Parsonage makes you feel life really could return to normal. Comfortable, careful and lovely food. What’s not to like. Relax in comfort and forget the world out there.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We always endeavor to create an escape for our guests and so I am glad top hear you found your visit relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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CeciliaP
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The service was excellent. It’s a really beautiful space they have created. I did however not find the standard of the food up to the prices charge.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you thought our restaurant was beautiful however saddened to learn that the food wasn't up to par on this occasion. I would like it if you could email us at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk so that I can find out exactly what went wrong. We hope you will re-visit soon.

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AnnL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was faultless, the food delicious and when we had a small problem it was dealt with immediately and very professionally. The lunch, dinner and breakfast were all just right.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you so much for your review. I'm sad to hear that you had any problem at all but very happy to hear that it was dealt with promptly and to a good standard. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for an early weekday breakfast before a day of online meetings. Two boiled eggs, bowl of porridge, generous toast, and coffee was good value for two.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you for your review, I’m very pleased to hear you thought we were value for money and that you enjoyed your breakfast with us.

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GARYC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super - very Covid secure - friendly staff and really amazing winter menu. Thank you +++

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you so much for your review, I’m very glad you like our winter menu as our kitchen team have put a lot of work into planning it over the last few months. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent Sunday lunch there, with an interesting menu, a sensible house red to drink, and attentive service.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch, both with regards to service and our wine selection

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AndrewW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family Sunday lunch. The old P has managed to retain a warm and friendly ambiance whilst still keeping sufficient space for diners to move about and not worry about distancing. Food was fantastic, venison was cooked to perfection, the portions were well sized so you felt you were getting good value for the price tag.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 December 2020

Many thanks for your 5-star review. We are very proud of our food offering here at the Parsonage Grill and so I am very pleased to read such a glowing review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

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MichelleS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant. The food, service and ambience was absolutely impeccable. The creme brulee is to die for! We will definitely be returning when we can.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you so much for your glowing review of your experience at the Parsonage Grill. I have passed on your compliments about our crème brulee to our pastry team who I know will be delighted to read your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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Oxbear
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have dined several times at The Old Parsonage, this was our first time to try the Afternoon Tea, which turned out to be truly scrumptious. Champagne was the perfect accompaniment for finger sandwiches, and the lapsong souchang tea was a perfect complement.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you for your positive review about your Afternoon Tea. We are very proud of our Afternoon Tea offering and so I am very pleased to receive feedback like this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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SianL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Afternoon tea.
We were seated near the fire which was lovely but also by the external door so there was a very cold draft most of the time as there was a lot of coming and going.
The high tea was good but the vegan options were apparently not great and would not be chosen again.
Staff were very pleasant but could have been more attentive.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you for your feedback, you will be pleased to know that we are currently looking into options in order to stop the draft near to the table you are referring to because, as you mention, being seated by our gorgeous fire is such a treat. I am pleased that you enjoyed our high tea, and regarding vegan options, I have raised this with our pastry team who are constantly developing and changing our food offering to be as good as it can be. We hope that you will give us another try soon.

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for breakfast at 0730 on a Saturday. Excellent service, quiet and safe, together with good cooked breakfast, ample toast, and a large silver jug of coffee.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you so much for your positive review of your breakfast experience, I have passed this feedback on to our breakfast team and kitchen team. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Amiem
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not recommend more. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and staff you cannot fault. Recommend the champagne 1660 cocktail and the scallops, wonderful.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you so much for your glowing review, I have passed on your comments to our bar & kitchen teams who will be so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Champagne 1660 and scallop dish. We look forward to welcoming you back so that you can sample even more of our cocktail selection!

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matthews
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and menu, service was very attentive. Great evening

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you very much for your positive review, I have passed on your feedback to our waiting staff who will be pleased to read this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and we are so pleased you enjoyed our wine menu too.

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vipMarcioS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was really great ! Very friendly staff and excellent food.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 December 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back.

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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
10 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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vipFfinlo
Oxford
11 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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Parsonage Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.