Parsonage Grill

4.5
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574 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…

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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Special Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

A special menu priced at £68 per guest will be exclusively offered between 5pm and 11pm. Tables are reservable for 2 hours 15 minutes for parties up to 4 guests. 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of 6 and 3 hours for larger parties. Live jazz will be played in our bar from 8.30pm and into the new year.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 574 People Are Saying
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M
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable evening for a happy birthday. We'll come again>

DK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

SH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, super afternoon tea, attentive staff. Highly recommend!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

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.

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ND
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

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.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

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.

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NG
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice venue with service to match. One of our party is gluten- intolerant but that caused no issues at all.

We will certainly return.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so happy you have enjoyed such wonderful service from our fantastic front of house team, they really are a credit to us. We look forward very much to welcoming you again very soon.

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RS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely way to spend a wet and cold autumn afternoon. Just can't fault the friendly service.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you so much for this very kind five star review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable experience with us, we too believe the Parsonage is the perfect hideaway from this miserable winter weather. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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ID
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We very much liked the setting. The staff were lovely and extremely helpful, for example in reserving a
parking place for us in your courtyard. The food was good though not outstanding. The prawn cocktail was disappointing - huge amounts of chopped lettuce with a few prawns hidden within. It was very noisy
at first but less so when some noisy people at a nearby table departed. We enjoyed our lunch.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review and feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed such great service for our fantastic front of house team however we are sorry that your starter did not quite meet your expectations. We very much value your feedback on this and will be passing the message on to our kitchen. We very much hope you return to us soon, we are confident you will leave wholly satisfied on the next occasion.

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A
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I stayed at this hotel, and ate breakfast and dinner there everyday. It was superb, beyond my expeditions!!!! Everything about it was exceptional!!! We are American, and loved all the foods!!!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you so much Arlene! This is a wonderfully kind review. We are delighted that your son and yourself have had such a wonderful experience at the Parsonage, enjoyed our delicious breakfasts and dinner offerings. It has been our pleasure to host you both during your stay, and we look forward to your return.

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OT
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service. Really appreciated the birthday pudding as well as the acknowledgement and advice re dietary requirements.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 7 November 2019

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted that you have had such an enjoyable special meal with us, and that you have received such professional service from our fantastic front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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d
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes, I very much enjoyed the meal! A good starter began with soup followed by an excellent pie and vegetables and finishing with an interesting selection of cheeses.
Friendly, professional service meant that there was no waiting!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It sounds like you have enjoyed a great lunch from start to finish, and recieved top service from our front of house team. We look forward to the next time you can join us.

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SJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening in a beautiful setting. It is pricey but worth it for a special meal.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you so much Susan for this very kind review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your special meal with us so much! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole experience was great. Thank you.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you so much for this exceedingly kind review. We are delighted that you have had such a wonderful experience at the Parsonage Grill and look forward to you joining us again very soon.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful five star review! We are so delighted you were left with such a positive impression of our fantastic front of house team. We look forward very much to welcoming you again soon.

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's an interesting restaurant in the neighbourhood. The steak was good but the cod was not that great. Felt it wasn't that fresh. Overall still a positive experience bcos service was good. The staff were friendly and attentive.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you have enjoyed much of your evening, and service you received. We always have the freshest of produce delivered to our kitchen daily so we are surprised to hear that you have experienced this. We would have been more than happy to offer any replacement for you had we learned of this on the night, however we are sorry that this gave a negative reflection of your meal. We do hope you return to us soon, as you enjoyed much of your time with us.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of you recent lunch. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your visits to the Parsonage so much over the years and very much look forward to the next time you can join us.

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A
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you so much for you very kind five star review. We are delighted that you find the Parsonage Grill the perfect setting to enjoy and unwind, and that you have continually enjoyed the food and service that you receive. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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R
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you so much for your five star review, we are so delighted that you have enjoyed your afternoon tea with us so much! We hope to welcome you again very soon.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your meal with us to such an extent and that you have received such great service from our wonderful front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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EL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Parsonage Grill
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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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