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Parsonage Grill, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Parsonage Grill

4.5
4.5
1991 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Parsonage Grill is a Cotswold-esque bolthole located within the 5-star Old Parsonage Hotel in central Oxford on Banbury Road.

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 expert team takes pride in using the best local produce, cooked simply to create classic British dishes with a modern, light touch.

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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2 people

19:30


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Afternoon Tea, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Afternoon Tea Mon–Sat 14:30–16:30 Sun 15:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01865 292305
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alessandro Tufansico
  • Catering
    Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner; Vegan dishes are options included on our menu
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations team : 86531021
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Parking Details
    ‘Accessible’ parking may be reserved in advance by calling reception. Free 2 hour parking on nearby Bevington Road (pass the Parsonage on the left headed towards Summertown, next left turn off Banbury Road).
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stop opposite Keble Road
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at the Parsonage Grill

    Multiple dates available
    A renowned Oxford institution, the Parsonage Grill provides a truly traditional setting in which to take afternoon tea. The stylish dining room retains an intimate and clubby feel, with its stunning original portraits and roaring log fire. The best home-made scones, fruity jam & clotted cream, freshly prepared sandwiches & indulgent little cakes… Choose very high tea, savoury tea or champagne celebration tea.
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What 1,991 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romantic

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

1,991 Reviews
  1. mannahatta

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely room, lovely starters....an overtaxed waiter (had to ask three times, two different people to get a bottle of sparkling water--took 1/2 hour), mediocre pasta entree. Would've been a fine meal if the prices hadn't suggested a much higher quality of both food & service.

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  2. SallyA

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, very good staff, food was very nice, particularly the sandwiches. Only small thing that took it away from perfect was that the scones were hard rather than soft and fluffy.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful review. I have passed your compliments to our team who will be happy to hear that you had a great time. We have taken on board your feedback about the scones, and we will work together with our kitchen team to ensure that this does not happen again. Hope to see you soon here at the Parsonage Grill. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  3. SamB

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Parsonage is a lovely location with great ambience. The service and staff were great as always. We were a little disappointed that the savoury afternoon tea was not available, even though it was advertised online and on the menus outside. The scones were a little crunchy but tasted good. The sandwich fillings were tasty, especially the chicken in tarragon mayo and cucumber. Good selection of mini desserts too.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to know that you had a wonderful time here at the Parsonage Grill. We changed our menus recently, and my apologies that our website and outside board was not updated to the correct menus when you checked. I have passed your compliments to our front of house and kitchen team. I hope we can welcome you again to our restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  4. LesleyS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Let down by the terribly slow and lackadaisical service. Informal is one thing, but we (and our bottle of champagne) were apparently forgotten. Three-and-a-half hours for dinner is taking leisurely a bit too far. The food is good, but all a bit meat heavy (although I do realise this is called a Grill) - and overall, it doesn't quite seem like good enough value for money.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for your review. I'm very disappointed by the service described as this falls below our usual high standards. We would never want to make any of our guests feel forgotten and I am very sorry that it felt this way on this occasion. I will be investigating this further with our team to ensure that it does not happen again. I would greatly appreciate you reaching our to me through undine.kudrovska@parsonagegrill.co.uk so we can try and make amends for this. I hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  5. JEANW

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent welcoming staff and atmosphere- especially the fire!
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the Parsonage Grill. Our fireplace really does add to the atmosphere. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience as normal and catered well for our post transplant needs.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your great review. I'm delighted to know that you had a great experience and that we were able to meet your requirements. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  7. Belmont

    Surrey

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and very relaxed surroundings with very good service
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful review. I have passed your compliments to our team. Looking forward to welcoming you to our restaurant. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  8. SuperKev

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality High Tea at top end prices. Great atmosphere on a lazy Sunday for belated Valentines
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your afternoon tea, and had a great time here at the Parsonage Grill for a belated Valentine's. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying at the old Parsonage hotel, so decided to dine at the grill, food and service were on point from start too finish. Service was excellent especially the ham hock, scallops, and the Rib eye. Highly recommend.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time here at the Parsonage Grill and that you enjoyed your meal. I hope we can welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  10. AnnaS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner in every respect - attentive service, good atmosphere, interesting decor, delicious meals.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed your dinner. I have passed your compliments to our team. I hope we can welcome you to our restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  11. EmilE

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from lovely staff. We really appreciated the surprise plate of birthday desserts with a candle at the end of our breakfast. A really lovely touch. Great experience from start to finish.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast, and surprise birthday desserts. I have passed your compliments to our team who I'm sure will be delighted to know that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  12. PhilipP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff seemed a bit busy at times. 2 of our table of 4 had the fish & chips and this meal was disappointing. Every other course was really good . Excellent venue and surroundings. If you’re aiming to be a 4/5 star venue possibly overhaul the furniture- my seat was badly stained.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We can get quite busy, especially during on Fridays and weekends. I'm sorry to hear that you found our fish and chips disappointing, I have passed this feedback to our chefs, but I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed rest of the meal. I hope we can welcome you to our restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  13. TerryT

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The additional 12.5% service charge was naughty, on top of already overpriced food. The service was mediocre at best, with several items forgotten, minimal attention, and lengthy delays. For £38 per head plus 12.5% service charge, we received 5 very ordinary finger sandwiches. The 5 finger sandwiches amounted the equivalent of 1 normal full sized sandwich. The scones were served nice and warm, but no butter was provided without asking. The scones were fairly ordinary. The clotted cream and jam portions were very small. The small cakes were also pretty uneventful, bar a very nice small tart with chocolate filling, which was excellent. Also served was a small pot of flavoured crème and compote, which was excellent. The highlight was the tea quality. Silver needles was very refreshing, with none of the dry aftertaste of lesser teas. The ambience and atmosphere were good and the setting very comfortable. At £20 per head this would have been good. At £85.50 for 2 including service charge, this was very overpriced.
    Parsonage GrillResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear that on this occasion we fell behind our usual high service standards. We will definitely discuss this with our team to ensure it does not happen again. The afternoon tea is freshly prepared each morning by our chefs, and we use local, quality suppliers to ensure that we provide the best products. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the cakes, tea and atmosphere. I hope we can welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  14. EdwardL

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was good. Service a little inattentive. Menu really disappointing, with mostly pub style dishes, and not very imaginative or exciting. Have been coming to this establishment for the past 15 years or so, and this is the worst menu I have seen. We'll not be coming back if the food remains at this standard.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for coming to the Parsonage Grill for the last 15 years. I'm really disappointed to hear that on this occasion we fell shot of our usual, high quality and dependable level of service and that you found our new menu not very imaginative. We value your feedback, and I have passed this to rest of our team. I would greatly appreciate you reaching out to me through undine.kudrovska@parsonagegrill.co.uk so we can try and make amends for this. I hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  15. DamienD

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Over £100 for eight finger sandwiches four scones, some tiny cakes and two glasses of champagne. Really poor value.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear that you thought our afternoon tea is poor value. We get all of our ingredients from quality, local suppliers to ensure we provide our guests with the best quality products. If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate in emailing me directly on undine.kudrovska@parsonagegrill.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  16. ClaireM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service last night! Thank you Sam. His recommendations were perfect. We enjoyed every bite.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for this delightful review. We're so happy to hear that you had a superb service and enjoyed your meal. We have passed your compliments to Sam and rest of the team. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  17. Geraldine

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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    Parsonage GrillResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are so happy you had an excellent experience here at the Parsonage Grill. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  18. Ffinlo

    Oxford

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is attentive and generous and the staff make The Old Parsonage a lovely place to dine.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We are beyond pleased to hear that you had a great meal with us here at the Parsonage Grill. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  19. AnneB

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would definately visit again, staff very attentive & friendly. Price a little high but food was good.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that that you had a great experience here at the Parsonage Grill. We have passed your compliments to our team. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  20. LMCCooper

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t really feel the Sunday roast was anything special…we live in Oxfordshire and have experienced far better and tastier. It was disappointing as we are great supporters of The Old Parsonage. It was expensive too.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is very disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy our Sunday roast on this occasion here at the Parsonage Grill. I hope you do give us another try in the near future. If you would like to discuss further please do email me at undine.kudrovska@paronagegrill.co.uk. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  21. JudithW

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Roast beef dinner £30/head - Sadly disappointed with our lunch - unfortunately poor roast potatoes, only veg - carrots and broccoli, burnt Yorkshire puddings, watery gravy and horseradish lacked kick.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you for your review. We're really disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your Sunday lunch and that on this occasion the food was not up to our high standards. We have passed your feedback to our team as well. I would greatly appreciate you reaching out to me through undine.kudrovska@parsonagegrill.co.uk so we can try and make amends for this. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  22. GHol

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for nice and relaxing lunch thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you for your delightful review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the Parsonage Grill. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  23. DavidR

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite a change from prior visits. Charging for bread, no birthday treat, not greeted at the door. Not special. Finding somewhere else for our next special occasion.

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  24. Teetie

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambience and the service was excellent. We found it expensive but that is a reflection of the times. We will definitely come again.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you for your review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambience, and thought that our service was excellent. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  25. DavidD

    Oxford

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the Restaurant we pick for special events. We were not disappointed and look forward to returning.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you choose Parsonage Grill for your special events and we're looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  26. PeterB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a great setting and friendly service included.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal here at the Parsonage Grill, and that the service was friendly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  27. ChrisS

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good for a light lunch - we had starters, desserts and coffees. The starters are reaonable substantial
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Undine Kudrovska | Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  28. JoffT

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish, drinks, food, Service 10/10
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 22 January 2024
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are incredibely pleased to hear that you had a 10/10 experience with us. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  29. DianaJ

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We certainly had plenty to eat here and there was some leftovers which we couldn't fit in. Three layers of goodies were presented on traditional tiered cake stands. We ordered 2 savoury high teas and 2 very high teas (the sweet version) between four people and shared between the four of us. The top layer of the savoury high tea came with lots of warm tasty options wrapped in pastry, but there was only one vegetarian option amongst them. That was our fault as when we were asked about allergies we forgot to mention one of us was vegetarian! I am not sure if they do a vegetarian version of the savoury tea but it might be worth asking in advance. The top layer of the very high tea was full of small sweet treats such as miniature Victoria sponge, chocolate brownies, lemon curd cups. The middle layers of both were warm cheese scones with butter and savoury jam and warm fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Both were delicious. The bottom plate had finger sandwiches with some interesting fillings although the ham sandwich was rather ordinary. There were also a couple of vegetarian options amongst the sandwiches such as coronation chickpea and avocado smash. We forgot to ask for one completely vegetarian tea so we had to make sure the vegetarian among us had enough to eat and his choices were slightly limited. A vegetarian option wasn't listed on the menu but once we asked which sandwiches were suitable for vegetarians, the staff were very helpful and even offered us some alternative vegetarian sandwiches but we didn't need them. The staff were excellent, responsive and helpful. I'd recommend. We had a great time catching up over our tea at the Parsonage Grill on a freezing January day. The environment was warm and cosy and not too noisy to be able to hear each other talking.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 23 January 2024
    Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are beyond pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us at the Parsonage Grill, furthermore that you would reccomend us. We very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  30. SueS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are of the highest quality. It is also one of the few places I have been in Oxford where you can have a conversation, even when the restaurant is full. The menu is seasonal and they serve it all day. in warm weather the patio is delightful.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you so much for this delightful review. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you loved your experience with us here at the Parsonage Grill. We really do look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  31. JKOxford

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected, I had an incredibly delicious meal, served by friendly and attentive staff. Definitely worth the money!
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you so much for this terrific review. We are beyond pleased to hear that you had an incredibely meal with us here at the Parsonage Grill. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  32. PeterM

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The parsonage is the perfect place if you have special date for someone special. The food and wine are excellent, along with the staff who are professional and look after your every need. The only thing I didn’t like was the amount of choices on the menu. Other than that it was excellent and my wife enjoyed the plate of cakes with Happy Anniversary on it. Thank you again Parsonage
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary meal with us here at the Parsonage Grill. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  33. EleanorB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the sandwiches, the ones on the outside were a little dry and the pastry part of the lemon tart had definitely been hanging around too long - bendy rather than crispy. The scones were lovely and we were offered more of everything.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review with us. We are constantly looking to improve so we will definitely pass on your comments onto our kitchen team. Otherwise, we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  34. Claire

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent, but not great, as afternoon teas go. Not sure I would do this again.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you for review. We are disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not live up to expectations. We truly hope you give us another try again soon. Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  35. GillW

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Me and my friend had a lovely time. My only negative is that it was very hot in there. The outside seating area looked really lovely and will be coming back soon. Look forward to sitting outside in the summer.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are truly pleased to hear that you had a lovely time with us, and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Robbie Rutter | Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  36. ozforbes

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Parsonage is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. My room was quiet and extremely comfortable. Feather pillows and a sensational rain shower. The food was exceptional. The bar area was snug and cosy. All the staff were friendly without being overbearing. I had a truly wonderful 4 nights at The Old Parsonage. Highly recommended.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 14 January 2024
    Thank you for your amazing review! We are extremely happy to hear that all departments from hotel, housekeeping and restaurant were able to make your stay with us a memorable one! We hope to welcome you back soon. Jack Stacey | Deputy Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  37. JohnG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary celebration with afternoon tea. Very well looked after with a good selection of sandwiches and cakes.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 14 January 2024
    Thank you John for your feedback! We are delighted to hear that we could provide an enjoyable experience for your anniversary! Please do come and see us again soon. Jack Stacey | Deputy Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  38. alfredl

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 54th Wedding Anniversary and chose the OP for comfort , ambiance, food and service and it didn’t disappoint. We are familiar with the Parsonage Grill for many years and will continue to enjoy the excellent food and service.

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  39. AndyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful afternoon at the Parsonage Grill. The service was great and the food lovely. A nice touch with the plate of goodies for the birthday of my wife too. A big thank you to all!!
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 14 January 2024
    Thank you for your review Andy! We are very happy to hear that we could make your wife's birthday a memorable one! We hope to welcome you both back soon. Jack Stacey | Deputy Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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  40. MarionB

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely place, but poor in terms of catering for allergies or vegans. We had to tell the staff how it would be possible to adapt two of the dishes simply by exchanging butter for olive oil. We also had to suggest how to keep the carafe of white wine cool. They did these things willingly but in general didn’t seem interested. I hope this will be taken as constructive criticism for the future.
    Parsonage GrillResponded on 7 January 2024
    Thank you for your feedback Marion. You are absolutely right, these adaptations to the dishes are simple enough and should have been offered at first instance. We sincerely apologies that on this occasion this was not done automatically and hindered the process of your meal. We are regularly training and informing staff of what can be made available to certain allergies or vegans so we are disappointed this was not the case in this scenario and was not up to our usual high standards. We hope that you will give us another try soon. Jack Stacey | Deputy Senior Restaurant Manager | Parsonage Grill | 01865 292305 | 1-3 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Afternoon Tea Mon–Sat 14:30–16:30 Sun 15:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Afternoon Tea, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    ‘Accessible’ parking may be reserved in advance by calling reception. Free 2 hour parking on nearby Bevington Road (pass the Parsonage on the left headed towards Summertown, next left turn off Banbury Road).
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stop opposite Keble Road
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alessandro Tufansico
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 292305
  • Catering
    Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner; Vegan dishes are options included on our menu
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations team : 86531021
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