Parsonage Grill

4.7
997 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 997 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieF
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food served beautifully. Excellent service, friendly and attentive. Lovely ambience outside...even when the rain came! A reliable jewel this summer in Oxford's eating crown

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StevenG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and service, only slightly marked down as it was our anniversary and I had spoken to them and they had said that they would do an anniversary plate which didn't happen but I would absolutely visit again.

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MariaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff went above and beyond to make sure that we could be seated outside, even though it was raining (as it was my friends birthday, but we are very cautious with covid, so we didn't want to be inside). They even got an umbrella for the 2 steps we made from 1 side of shelter to another. I have been here in the past for afternoon tea, several years ago and it's lovely to see that this is at the same standard as last time, even during a pandemic. All of the very high tea food was delicious, I will definitely be back in the future. Well done and thank you to all of the staff, keep up the good work!

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Davidg23
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food reliable quality and they care

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DaveH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful location, friendly atmosphere and fantastic food, what’s not to love. We had a wonderful evening, definitely coming back. Can not recommend enough.

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RobS
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really wonderful experience for an afternoon high tea. Brilliant service and quality of food

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gentlemedic
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and location - whilst this is the least busy of the Oxford Collection restaurants, I attribute this to it being slightly more secluded and expensive.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat and drink in Front Oxford. I love the decor of on the hotel and restaurant the food and service is amazing and I’d definitely recommend the Bramble if your having a drink, can’t wait to come back!

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BoE2021
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want to see Mark and Diana Carney chowing down on a couple of consecutive starters (a salad of tomatoes and burrata for Mark for his first -- second unobserved; a nettle soup followed by a goat's cheese both served with chips), this is your place.

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SueS
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in picturesque surroundings. Exquisite food, attentive service, totally unhurried and a lovely touch providing a congratulations plate for graduation.

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HMNZ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. The portions were great. I love how quiet and calming the ambiance is inside.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in an exceptional setting. As it was a beautiful July evening we sat in the courtyard which was packed. Despite this the service was exemplary. My wife and I both started with Scallops wrapped in bacon. I then had the pork and my wife the chicken pie. Finished off with Strawberry and Clotted Cream tart and Mango cheesecake with apricots. This is not a cheap restaurant but worth it all the same. Would highly recommend. We also are staying at The Old Parsonage Hotel.

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GailH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Afternoon tea for daughters 21st birthday. Great time was had by all!

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Suki
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location and the most excellent customer service from all and a SPECIAL mention for JAMES, most helpful and professional. We enjoyed an anniversary lunch with prompt service but did not feel hurried in any way. I consider the Parsonage for my special events regardless of the 90 minutes drive.

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DorisG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 24 birthday. Stunning atmosphere. Service was very good . Delicious food!! Such a clean place(toilets, outside and inside area) . I would absolutely recommend it , we loved it and we are certainly coming back.

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MarinaK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. Especially the fish and special desserts 🍨

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TOURNIERC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was very hot and we had the pleasure to be seating outside, with the amazing outdoor and shade this restaurant can offer ! The food was the best I had in ages, and the quality/price is great ! We had tomatoe salad with burrata.. delicious, salmon beetroots… amazing ! And for the main the chicken mushroom pie with the hand cut chips… Wonderful ! Portions are great don’t worry !
This place is a pure gem and we’ll come back for sure ! I’d recommend it to everyone !

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
20 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always attentive service and a decent breakfast.

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MissPassey
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. 10/10 😍
The steak is out of this world! Yummy 🤤

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Oxford
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for eating outside. Good service and a varied selection of dishes. Sorbets outstanding!

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Venezia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. Probably the 5th time we have eaten here, also having stayed at the hotel on 3 occasions. Lovely place

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JackP
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The best part was the soup. Overall, prices were on the high side for the quality of the food and drink. Good location.

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Crembrule
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked to celebrate anniversary made very welcome . A glass of bubbly to enjoy. Service outstanding nice atmosphere .Small menu but variety in the context of what has been going on in the last 18 months . Had a sample of wine to taste before buying the bottle which was a a big help. The food brilliant .A really good place to visit for a special occasion

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Rebecca
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Parsonage Grill is a lovely spot for afternoon tea. We sat outside with the gentle sound of the fountain in the background.

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PH37
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for afternoon tea and it was a delight ! The cakes and sandwiches was delish and fresh! We will be back fir another treat. Staff were friendly and attentive

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 July 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review, Glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us!

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Thinkingaboutfood
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting. We sat in the garden which was perfect on a summery evening. Save space for dessert - really special. Lovely staff too.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 July 2021

Thank you for your fantastic review, Glad you enjoyed a summers evening with us! Hope to see you again soon.

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LouiseOX
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very much enjoyed dining alfresco at the Parsonage grill, a very pleasant experience, the food was nice if maybe overpriced for what was served. Attentive service as well.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 15 July 2021

Thank you for your lovely review, we do hope to see you again soon!

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PaulM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice table, attentive service, all courses were well presented and as described in menu.

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PaulineS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Celebration cream tea fell short of the mark. The scones were small and dry. The cakes were all sponge. I couldn't eat any of them. There used to be proper macaroons and chocolate cake included in this tea. Sadly,I wouldn't get another one. Staff excellent as usual.

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
20 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is friendly and attentive. The food is excellent (risotto and fishcakes, with sorbets and ice-creams to finish). Even on a Monday evening the Old Parsonage is a very popular place to eat, both outside and inside.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 July 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review, we do hope to see you again soon!

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MargaretD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome and very good service. Sandwiches and cakes were delicious. Thank you.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review & hopefully see you again for afternoon tea soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon tea. Great changing facilities for babies and baby facilities too!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 July 2021

Thank you for the compliments on our facilities & our afternoon tea. Do hope to see you again soon!

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Kate
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a lovely spot to have a summer lunch. The sheltered garden is beautiful and peaceful (despite being beside Banbury Road). Delicious food with attentive, friendly staff. It’s a really nice place for lunch in Oxford. Particular mention goes to the Crab starter and the hand cut chips.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 July 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review, really pleased you enjoyed your lunch in our terrace! I will be sure to pass on your compliments on our crab starter to our head chef!

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AlexR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful! My favourite place in Oxford!!!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 July 2021

Thank you for your kind feedback, I hope to see you again soon.

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CRAIGM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the restaurant for a family special occasion and we left completely delighted by the whole experience. Sam & his team were outstanding, taking pre-arrival requests, welcoming us warmly and attending to our every ‘need’ quietly and effectively. The food was absolutely top-notch, beautifully presented an exquisite. The surroundings are lovely & the atmosphere calm yet friendly.
If you want a special night out, in my opinion you’ll be hard pushed to beat the Parsonage Grill.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 July 2021

Thank you very much for your kind review. I'll pass along your kind feedback to the team who will be delighted to hear it! I do hope you'll celebrate with us again soon.

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JohnL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the service superb.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 July 2021

Dear John, Thank you for your kind feedback, I hope to see you again soon.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been before and it doesn’t disappoint. My wife and I had a lovely meal for our anniversary.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 July 2021

Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind review. I hope you'll celebrate with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location, service and food was fantastic.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 July 2021

Thank you for your lovely feedback & look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Very Afternoon Tea was really good. Although I didn't get an explanation what the different sandwiches and cakes were. But overall the service was good and the ambience was great

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 July 2021

Dear Julia, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that the Afternoon Tea stand wasn't explained to you upon arrival, this is definitely part of our standard procedure and so I'm dismayed to hear it didn't happen on this occasion. I'm glad to hear however that your experience was a good one. Hope you'll try us again soon.

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NandH
Oxford
22 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a favourite destination for my wife, and so we booked a table for her birthday.
From the moment we arrived, the service and attentiveness was first class.
We had the goats cheese souffle and the trout to start. The soufflé was light and fluffy with a subtle cheese flavour - a perfect light appetiser. The trout was, as you would expect, more robust but the horseradish mayonnaise and beetroot salad accompaniments were perfectly suited to the fish. A great start.

Saddle of lamb and a ribeye steak were our mains. Faultless. I will leave it at that (though the violet artichokes with the lamb were gorgeous)

With the healthy portions of thick-cut chips, we decided not to proceed with desserts - though the restaurant brought my wife a pair of beautiful sweet canapés with Happy Birthday artfully written on the plate in chocolate - a lovely touch.

Lovely evening, beautiful food, fabulous service

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. I'm so pleased to hear that we are a favourite of yours and that we delivered on this occasion. I hope to see you again soon.

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Parsonage Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 997 OpenTable diners.

Parsonage Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://parsonagegrill.skchase.com/vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.