Parsonage Grill

4.7
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646 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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What 646 People Are Saying
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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location for afternoon tea and birthday celebration! Very accommodating of my friend’s food intolerances (gluten, garlic and peppers) so this wasn’t a problem whereas with some places this turns into a big fuss. Lovely surroundings and excellent service.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 17 March 2020

We are thrilled you enjoyed your celebrations with us Anna and we are always striving to ensure that we make all of our guests feel relaxed regardless of their allergies and food intolerance's. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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NUsha1
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First meal here , staff very courteous and pleasant .
Food perfect portion sizes , place very clean , quieter than I expected .

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 17 March 2020

Thank you Nusha, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience. Please do join us again soon, as with most restaurants at the moment it is quiet, however we are looking forward to returning back to normal very soon!

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great staff and wonderful food, but I wish the chairs were higher, most uncomfortable.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 17 March 2020

Thank you Stephen for your 4 star review, we shall make sure we give you a banquette seat next time so you can enjoy your experience to the fullest.

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LouisB
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Parsonage Grill has rapidly become my firm Oxford favourite. I lunched with a friend who'd had just their Italian trip cancelled, so could not enjoy my recommended Bucintoro Prosecco cocktails at The Danieli in Venice, so I phoned the OP the day before to discuss and they were able to come up with a spot-on version of one.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 March 2020

Thank you Louis, we are so pleased you enjoyed our attempt at replicating this cocktail for you! Hope to see you again soon

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Tony
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the first visit my wife and I have made to the Old Parsonage Grill since Autumn 2019. Then we were rather disappointed by the standards of both food and service. This time the place was very quiet thanks to the peculiar circumstances of the novel coronavirus plague. However, we were well pleased with all that we ate and drank - including a well presented starter of scallops and some first-class desserts. Service was impeccable in every way

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 March 2020

Thank you Tony for returning to us after such a poor experience last Autumn, we are delighted we impressed you with both our food and service. Hopefully next time you join us there will be more of a lively atmosphere or perhaps you will get to enjoy dining al fresco.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although busy and we had a little wait for our pre-booked table, the staff could not have been better, they cleared a table for us in the bar and brought us some drinks.

The restaurant itself is beautiful and the food was delicious, we had a wonderful night and would definitely return.

Also, huge thanks to the chap who saved me a parking space outside as we called to say we were on our way and on time but were struggling to find parking.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 March 2020

We are sorry we made you wait for your table a little longer than usual but delighted you were shown to a table and made to feel so welcome. Thank you for your 5 star review, hope you will return to us again very soon.

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iainb101
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theatre afternoon tea - Four out of five of us had the Savoury Tea and the other member of our party had the Very High Tea. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made sure that the vegetarian member of our group had interesting alternatives to the fish & meat parts of the Savoury Tea. The food was delicious and we were also offered extra plates of sandwiches, which was a very nice touch. We will definitely return.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 March 2020

Dear Iain, Thank you for your review, our chefs are always more than happy to accommodate any special requests or make adjustments to our menu. We hope you enjoyed your afternoon/evening at the theatre and look forward to welcoming you back.

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GerryT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I wouldn't recommend the salad and the choice in the menu is quite limited. The food isn't outstanding but the service is very good and the atmosphere definitely makes up for it. Beautiful environment.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 March 2020

Dear Gerry, Thank for your 4 star review even though you didn't enjoy your salad, we have since made some updates to our menu to hopefully entice you back sooner.

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RobinW
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was treated with great consideration and helpfulness, whuch was especially appreciated as one of our party was in a wheelchair.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review Robin, we are delighted you were made to feel so at home and look forward to your return.

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Moseley
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Refined dining experience, one of the best in Oxford

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review we hope you will be back soon.

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Ronnie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice room, good service and comfortable ambience. But the food is basic gastropub only twice the price. I paid £177 for an unremarkavle supper for two with one pre dinner drink and a bottle of rioja. Frankly not worth it and they would not survive long with this offering in London.With an imaginative chef this could be a destination restaurant, but it needs to up its culinary game.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear Ronnie, We are disappointed you feel that we have let you down with our menu, we offer dishes using the best, seasonal and where possible local ingredients to provide dishes presented in a modern clean and unfussy manner. However, we shall of course take on your comments and hope the next time you are in Oxford you will join us again.

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JuliaW
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my visit to the Parsonage Grill. It was quiet enough for me to be able to chat to my guests and the tables were far enough away from each other so that we couldn't hear other diners' conversations. It was perfect for an informal business lunch. I loved the decor and the staff were polite, efficient and friendly. There was more than one vegan/vegetarian option that wasn't vegetable lasagne. The food was well received, a notch above gormet pub food. I would come back.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you Julia, we are constantly updating our menu and take great care over the vegan and vegetarian dishes we offer so we are pleased to read your comments about this. we look forward to seeing you next time.

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MeganL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Oxford! Excellent food and ambiance.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you Megan, we have just added a couple of new dishes to our menu today to tempt you back sooner!

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vipberkshirefoodie10
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I have eaten here a few times when they had the set lunch - which I think they should reinstate. When they had it the place was pretty nearly always full. When I went, they only had 3 tables occupied.
The food was good but a bit pricey and the fishcakes were very salty. This dish should have come with a carb of some sort - potatoes or rice.
The service was outstanding and our waitress was amazing - very helpful and kind.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 1 March 2020

Thank you for your lovely comments on our waiting team and we shall definitely take on your point about a set lunch menu. Sorry you found the fishcakes a bit salty, we do make the fishcakes with potatoes but perhaps a small extra garnish could work too. We hope you will get the opportunity to join us again soon, we would be delighted to welcome you back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visiting my daughter

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review, hope you join us when you next visit your daughter

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IanG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. Only issue we had was that the restaurant was baking hot

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 26 February 2020

Dear Ian, Sorry you found the restaurant so hot, we shall endeavor to keep the restaurant a more comfortable temperature.

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vipEllie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely time overall! The food was excellent - fresh and traditional.

There was a slight delay with getting seated and they couldn’t find the coats we’d checked, but the staff were very nice and handled everything well.

We look forward to returning.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for a 5 star review Ellie despite the mix up with the coats and slight delay seating you. We hope you will join us again soon.

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vipNeerFoodie
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming place that lets you come in for breakfast and sit till tea (or at least they would have yesterday) and at a price point that won't break your wallet. Granted it sets out to charm, beginning with its name but they follow through. I hope I'll get to do a proper high tea there the next time I'm there

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you for such a wonderful review; we are delighted to read you have enjoyed the charming atmosphere of the Parsonage. We look forward to welcoming you back for the traditional Afternoon tea.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A tasty, fresh and enticing selection of starters and main courses, a good range of wines, and absolutely impeccable service, the Old Parsonage lived up to expectations, despite several years’ absence. The reception staff very helpfully arranged a reserved space (one of us is a blue badge holder), and we were most impressed with the standard of service we received.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted you were impressed with our food and service. Please do let us know when you will join us again and we shall of course arrange the parking space for you.

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JGinBk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful setting for a delicious meal. The foie gras needs to be reconfigured, as the dish was put together with several ingredients, most of which were not foie gras, but everything else was outstanding!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you for a lovely review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food at the Parsonage. The duck we will however take your feedback on board. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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ehclondon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Parsonage Grill is lovely with a very elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Waiting staff were polite and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious with decent portion sizes however, just slightly over-priced.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 February 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted our waiting team impressed you with their service style. We are of course disappointed however that you feel the dishes are slightly overpriced, we shall certainly take that on board.

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johnman
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch on a Tuesday in February. The staff were outstanding and food was wonderful as usual. This is a very cosy restaurant and a comfortable place to spend a couple of hours.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 22 February 2020

We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us and our team looked after you so well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, perhaps you will get the opportunity to join us on our terrace next time.

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Luke
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parsonage grill was the perfect restaurant to take my mum for a wee treat whilst she was visiting, the restaurant has a cosy sophisticated ambience that provides a relaxed dining experience. The food and drink itself was great and provided with fantastic service!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you Luke, we are happy to receive both yourself and your mum's seal of approval and we hope you choose to dine with us on her next visit too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time. Lovely food with really warm, lovely service. Very happy to give 5* rating.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a 5 star review, we hope to see you soon.

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Cosmobill
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fabulous food in a lovely setting. The service was very good. It was for a birthday celebration and we had a wonderful time.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 20 February 2020

We are so pleased you chose to spend your celebrations with us and thank you for your 5 star review. We shall feedback to our team your wonderful comments.

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robfromdover
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stylish classic restaurant with excellent food. very pleasant staff.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review and we are so pleased you enjoyed our service food and ambience.

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PH37
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and staff were polite and attentive . Breakfast was beautifully presented and ingredients were very fresh. I will definitely recommend this place.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 February 2020

We are thrilled you enjoyed your breakfast with us and that you enjoyed both our service and our breakfast menu. We are so pleased you are now recommending us, thank you for a lovely review.

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DavidK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

chaotic service resulting in poor dining experience.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 February 2020

There is no excuse for chaotic service, we are very sorry this happened we shall be in touch to make amends.

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AlexanderB
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience and I do enjoy going to the Parsonage Grill got afternoon tea. This was my 3rd visit. I took friends and we had a fab time.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much for this kind review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your afternoon tea so much, and continue you to return time and time again! We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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TracyA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the look and feel of the OP and everything served was simple and delicious. Did find it a bit pricey which means can't come as often as I'd like!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much for this generous five star review. we are delighted you have enjoyed your meal so much and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, relaxing and a wonderful experience

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 February 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are so pleased you had a relaxed dining experience with us and hope you get the opportunity to join us again soon.

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RobS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was not as polite and fine-tuned as you'd expect for a place in this location and menu price. Food was over-done

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

thank you for your review of your dinner at the Parsonage Grill. Having spoken to the manager on duty we are somewhat miffed by your comments. Contact was consistent with yourself during and after your dinner. There was no signal that you were in anyway dissatisfied. We use the very best of British seasonal produce, simply prepared to best showcase the wonderful produce. Please do contact us at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk so we can better understand what went wrong on this occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, wonderful atmosphere, very comfortable and, importantly, the food was totally delicious.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted you have had such a great experience during you recent meal with us, we hope you return to us soon for more of the same.

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ClareR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So welcoming as you walk in, lovely man taking coats, lovely jolly waiting staff and the food was excellent. So many nice things on the menu we couldn’t decide! Thank you .

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review. Your comments about our wonderful team mean the world to us, they are so much a part of what makes the Parsonage a special place. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Robertm
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Whilst the atmosphere is lovely, the service was attentive, my risotto was almost inedible. Surprised by this as normally the food enjoyable.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much Robert for this constructive review. We are glad that you have enjoyed much of your experience, but disappointing to hear that some of your meal was not up to our exceptionally high standards. We do hope you visit us again, we are sure that you will not be disappointed the next time.

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AndreaH
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining room is beautiful, painted a lovely dark charcoal to set off a gorgeous collection of 1920s and 30s paintings. Our experience was slightly marred by frightfully boring men at a neighbouring table anxious to share their university experiences with everyone, but the management can hardly be held responsible for loud bores. The food was astonishingly good, in winter style - I had a braised ox-cheek and my husband braised mutton - both fabulously tender and exquisitely flavoursome. We also had starters and puddings and cocktails and digestivo - all delicious - so I guess £100 each was perfectly reasonable and it’s just my inner Yorkshirewoman coming out. Service was perfect - attentive without being intrusive. Just loved it, will go back for sure.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much for this very kind five star review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your meal with us so much and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your drinks and meal so much, and that you have received such top service from our fantastic front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted that you have been made to feel so well looked after and spoiled throughout your visit and we look forward to the next time you can visit us.

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StephanieL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely comfortable restaurant with a quiet ambience. Perfect for a calm Saturday lunch with a friend. The food as always was superb and service was attentive but not pushy.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your Lunch at the Parsonage Grill. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your meal so much and that you have been so well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Gnome
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you so much for this lovely 5 star review. We are delighted you have enjoyed you recent visit to our restaurant so much. Yes, unfortunately parking can be very limited at the Parsonage but we always do our best to accommodate all and can alway recommend other options a stone's throw away. We look forward to you visiting us again very soon.

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