Parsonage Grill

4.7
1222 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…

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 1222 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance.

Parsonage Grill
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you had such a nice experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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KateM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed Sunday lunch. The music was nice and perfect volume. The staff were very attentive and found a cushion to make my elderly mother more comfortable. Food excellent.

Parsonage Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you had such an enjoyable and comfortable experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday lunch

Parsonage Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you had such a lovely experience with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Jana
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food as always, had a lovely meal. Thank you!

Parsonage Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review. We hope to see you again soon.

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EvelynW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday was given an added touch as a cake with candle was presented, and the birthday whisky was on the house. The staff couldn’t do enough to make it a lovely afternoon.

Parsonage Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so happy that you had a wonderful birthday with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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IanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was absolutely lovely, nice and warm and private in a stunning room. The open fire on arrival was most welcome and the food and service could not have been better. Our overseas visitor was delighted we chose such a special setting for our business brunch. We will be making a lot more use of this venue very soon and recommend it highly. This is just what Oxford needs.

Parsonage Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable and pleasant experience with us and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

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vipOkulicz
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Perfect service and perfect atmosphere! Thank you for a lovely evening.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 11 January 2022

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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AMox
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

以前来た時にレストランのお料理も美味しかったですがアフタヌーンティーも満足度高くてゆっくり過ごせました。

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 January 2022

素敵なレビューありがとうございます。とてもリラックスした時間を過ごせたことを嬉しく思います。またお会いできることを楽しみにしております。

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A lovely evening with family.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you were able to have a lovely family meal with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Marjory
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely breakfast at The Parsonage Hotel. The ambience was lovely and calm, and the staff could not have been nicer. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you kindly for your lovely feed back. We are so pleased that you enjoyed breakfast with us and hope to see you again soon.

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HelenP
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant - anniversary dinner - great cocktails and nice balanced menu for new year inspiration! Thanks

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 January 2022

Thank you so much for such such a fantastic review! We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy your anniversary with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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PuggyPam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Parsonage has always been a splendid place to meet and eat with family and friends.
I can’t recommend it more highly.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 8 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you are always able to enjoy you experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the dishes we chose from the menu were well cooked and delicious barring the clementine tart whose pastry seemed stale.
The waiting staff were attentive and efficient.
The dining room is elegant and the glass partitions between tables (put in to counter covid) made us feel safe.
The risotto was scrumptious!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review. We are so pleased that you were able to spend a safe and enjoyable evening with us. We are overjoyed that you enjoyed the service and ambiance so much amd hope to see you again soon

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Sandra
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality food and service in a lovely atmosphere

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 January 2022

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, especially the food and service. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Rachael
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was calming and pleasant. We were not rushed and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon tea to celebrate a 75th birthday. Both the savoury tea and the high tea were fantastic as was the tea selection. The service staff were knowledgeable and unobtrusive but finding someone when we were ready to leave was a little challenge… overall, a fantastic experience.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. We are so pleased that you were able yo enjoy such a comfortable and enjoyable afternoon with us. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon.

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JoannaS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday lunch. Lovely dining room, attentive staff, good range of options on the menu. Food very tasty. Would definitely return again.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you were able to have a lovely start to your year with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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PazGirl
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful and tranquil space. Perfect for any occasion. Staff were amenable and very responsive.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 January 2022

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy your breakfast with us so much and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipSevenDials
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Parsonage - First was for birthday last year which was fantastic. This time it was for our anniversary. The service was excellent, with special call out to Maitre d who was fantastic.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary with us and that you had such an enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully we have a Tarte Tatin for you.

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Cosmobill
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Good food, good service. We always have a good time

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience at The Parsonage Grill. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RozB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday roast, meat was tender and juicy! Staff so accommodating and friendly. We will be back in the summer to enjoy your beautiful outside area!! Thanks to all!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful, and the first, Sunday afternoon of the year with us and we cant wait to see you again in the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was lovely and the waitress very helpful but I was very disappointed with my main course, duck, where the sauce took over the whole dish and the mushrooms were too soft and glutinous. The ratte potatoes were hard and plain with no butter and quite unpleasant.
I should have mentioned this at the time but did not wish to spoil the evening for the others, but was very disappointed especially as the evening was very expensive.
For 3 people with one drink each and no wine, £174 is not good value for money.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the service and ambiance so much, however I am disappointed that you didn't enjoy the food as much as you had expected. If you would like to get in contact at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk we would love to sort out a way in which we may restore your faith in The Parsonage Grill.

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PaulF
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It has a civilised ambience very much like an Oxford College. The food is always good and the service quietly efficient and very polite, again like an Oxford College. There is the restaurant and a bar area which is comfortable place to take a coffee or tea. Upstairs on the first floor is well-stocked library which is a quiet place to read.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 January 2022

Thank you very much for your thoughtful feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance and service. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

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NicholaA
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere. Helpful and thoughtful staff: nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food - beautifully served. A really enjoyable afternoon which culminated in sitting outside under one of the lovely, warm heaters. A great way to celebrate New Year's Day.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you so much for such an excellent review. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful afternoon with us and we hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was overall a lovely NYE. The only feedback is that we had no warning or notification that the special menu on the website was not going to be followed and they offered us just the standard menu. Not acceptable as some ppl were expecting to have what they ve seen on the special menu on the website

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 January 2022

Thank you for your review, I apologise for the misunderstanding, unfortunately we decided to suspend our New Year's Eve menu due to 'not knowing' what was going to happen past boxing day with the government due to make an announcement. Our reservations team did attempt to contract all of our guests to explain our changes & why. We were running our fabulous All Day Menu along with some great sharing specials that evening. We do hope to see you again soon!

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ColmanL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to the old parsonage on New Year’s Eve and it was outstanding, the waiters and manager were so accommodating throughout the evening and made us feel really looked after. The food was exquisite and the martinis were even better. We are looking forward to coming back over the summer!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 3 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable and comfortable evening with us and that you enjoyed the food and service so much. We look forward to seeing you in summer.

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Keith
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a most enjoyable lunch. We were fortunate with the weather, warn for the time of year, late December. The quality of the service as usual impeccable, and we both enjoyed our meals of fish. I had the chocolate pudding which was excellent.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a gracious review. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable experience with us, especially enjoying the food and service. We hope to see you again soon.

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Salv
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't know scallops could be so amazingly tasty. The service was excellent, and the main certainly met the expectations. Plus, the ambience was lovely! We will certainly go back!

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are so pleased that your experience met your expectations and that you enjoyed the food and ambiance so much. We hope to see you again soon.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Admittedly not cheap, but absolutely gorgeous food and a lovely ambience.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you for such a fantastic review. We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed the food and service so much, along with the ambiance. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipPeterM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the parsonage and we were amazed by the change. The food was outstanding, my wife said the prawn cocktail was the best she had tasted in years. The mains were excellent as well as the puddings. It made an excellent day for my wife on her birthday. Thank you very much to the staff who made it happen.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you so much fir such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience at The Parsonage Grill and we hope to see you again soon!

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EmmaP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxford's best food and service in gorgeous surroundings. Really excellent all round.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you for you wonderful review! We can wait to hopefully see you at The Parsonage Grill again soon!

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TanyaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Food was amazing and the ambience is lovely for a romantic night out.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your time at parsonage grill and hope to see you soon!

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KarsD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pretentious environment. Felt like the staff was more focused on the other guests.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 5 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed that your experience didn't meet the expectation that you had and would love you understand more about why. If you would like to contact me at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk i would love to hear from you

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Terry
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal on 26th of December the atmosphere was warm and welcoming the food was delicious

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are so please that you had such a great boxing day and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Came for Christmas, so am understanding of price mark-ups for that. Was still floored to see that they were charging £125 a seat, which was certainly not advertised with their Christmas menu, plus a (albeit deserved) 12.5% service charge, which brought the cost of dinner for 2 to £300 before drinks. Food was fine, service was good. But getting blindsided by a £300 dinner bill on Christmas just rubs me the wrong way. On our way out, a group of 5 were seated, and I heard their immediate cries of dismay upon seeing the unadvertised cost of a seat. On principal, would not recommend this restaurant on the grounds of this underhanded trickery, on Christmas no less.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 2 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed the food and service. I am however disappointed that your experience didn't meet expectations and you felt the price was too high. As it was Christmas Day we had a premium set menu which was the same for everyone. All guests will have been made aware upon making the booking and during the follow up courtesy call or voicemail which should have been carried out by our reservations team. We hope that we can welcome you back soon!

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Sush
Oxford
21 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Although the restaurant wasn’t super busy service wasn’t excellent! Long delays in taking order and table not ready on time and then they forgot to bring on the bread completely before the starters …
Food was good though
Expensive place .. mains cost £28 each … to expect easily 150 per couple for a 3 course meal with 1 Drink each

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you so much for you feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food, however we are disappointed that you felt your experience didn't exceed you expectation, or meet the value that you expected. I would love to hear her from you at info@parsonagegrill.co.uk so that we may further understand how we may help you and the further experience for our guests.

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RALPH101
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wonderful decor - cozy and elegant. The food was underwhelming and priced high. The selection was also limited. Nice atmosphere for drinks.

Parsonage Grill
Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you so much for you feed back! We are so happy that you enjoyed the service and ambiance, however, we are disappointed about your review of the quality and limitations of our menu, which are rare as all guest are catered for. We would love to understand how we may improve our menu if you could contact me at Edward.duerden@parsonagegrill.co.uk

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vipJJRF
London
10 reviews