Parsonage Grill

4.4
275 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Quiet Conversation
Open every day of the year, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner & our famous afternoon teas in the company of Oxford’s academic & literary luminaries.

Our kitchen uses the best produce, cooked simply to create classic British dishes with a modern, light touch.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Afternoon Tea: 14:30 - 17:00
Dinner: 17:30 - 23:00

Sunday
Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Afternoon Tea: 15:30 - 18:00
Dinner: 17:30 - 23:00
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Phone number
01865 310210
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Breakfast, All Day menu, Set lunch, Afternoon Tea & Vegan Menu available
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Area
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Parking Details
‘Accessible’ parking may be reserved in advance by calling reception.
Alternative free 2 hour parking on nearby Bevington Road (pass the Old Parsonage on the left headed towards Summertown, next left turn off Banbury Road).
Maximum 3 hours Pay And Display parking on Keble Road (Pass the Old Parsonage on your left and turn right at the traffic lights into Norham Gardens which follows on to Parks Road. Keble Road is the next available turning on your right)
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Public Transit
Nearest bus stop opp Keble Road
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Set lunch: 2 courses £18

From a set menu. Not available bank holidays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 May 2018

Ends: 2 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00

What 275 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
4.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

Always a deciduous meal with excellent service.

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TT
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

The pork was excellent, the environment was lovely and service superb.

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J
Western NC
2.0
Dined on 6 July 2018

Outside seating was nice. Drinks seemed overpriced and the cut of our steaks were considered inedible by two in our party. The starters were very good. Service was slow and after asking for more water it took a very long time to get it and having to ask several more waiters. I don’t think we would come back anytime soon.

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VG
2.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Disappointing value for money: food was no special but too pricey. I cook better at home. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere, though. Never again.

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OT
Oxford
2.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Be careful if you have allergies...Wonderful setting and some of us had a great time. Unfortunately tainted by one of our party becoing severely ill soon after and in bed for 2 days. We told the waiter about a shellfish allergy and told it was taken care of. Called back the next day to let the restaurant know and was told an investigation would take place and we would be spoken with within 48 hours. I had to call back twice thereafter. Finally told (7 days later) that it was not there fault. Offered a free drink as compensation.

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SL
5.0
Dined on 28 June 2018

In my opinion, simply the best restaurant in Oxford - the setting, decor, ambience, food and service are always outstanding.

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MP
5.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Excellent food and service. Absolutely faultless. Very attentive and friendly staff.

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EL
London
2.0
Dined on 22 June 2018

We were a table of ten. We waited an hour for the first course and the almost an hour for the second course. It was busy outside but half empty on the inside. We had 2 little children making hanging around difficult. The food when it came was good. It’s a shame we had to fill up on bread waiting.

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PB
5.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

We dined here to celebrate our sons graduation. Table of 5 - very prompt and efficient service. Excellent food and wine to choose from. When our food arrived, the waitress had remembered who had ordered which dish - that’s a nice touch and signals good training and high standards. Just a shame we live 3 hours away or we’d be here far more often. Also happy to charge our phones behind reception whilst we dined.

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TL
Orange County
5.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

The Old Parsonage in the centre of Oxford is a wonderful setting for a meal. Service very good and food excellent. Interesting wine list. Perfect for lunch on a sunny Sunday.

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BH
4.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

Very good food. A little expensive at over £225 for five people with only a single bottle of wine and 5 mains, 3 sweets, couple of soft drinks. We dined outdoors however there is a limited number of square tables so we ended up dining over three round “for two” tables. Not ideal as the 5th person was on a table on their own. We pre-booked for a 5:30 dinner around 10 weeks before so this was a little poor. Particularly as there was a large reserved table that was not filled for the entire duration we were there. Saved by the food which is very good and good value. Ideal for dinner for two not so good for larger groups.

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NS
5.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

We had a super meal in delightful al fresco surroundings and greatly appreciated your acknowledgment of our wedding anniversary.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

I made a perfect meal out the the soup or the day and the crab and avocado salad!!! Delicious.

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JD
Oxford
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Love the courtyard dining at this establishment! Perfect for Sunday lunch with friends & family.
Set menu is very good value.
Even if there is a brief shower the amazing awnings with heating & lights makes for good times in the lovely stone courtyard.

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GI
3.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Lovely place. Nice tea and sandwiches. Not the best cakes or scones I’ve ever had to be honest - scones were a bit hard. Choux bun was good ,the rest were pretty average. Good time though as it was a special birthday so the location was good. Over priced but then most afternoon teas are.

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SP
5.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

The restaurant has a relaxed but classy ambience. I loved the decor. Food and service were excellent.we have eaten here before and always the same standard. The finishing touches ie: patisseries on a plate saying happy anniversary, made our experience even more special. Thank you

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OT
5.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

Excellent as always

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AA
3.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

Disappointing food. A lot of money for slightly tough pork chop with a very plain apple and mustard purée. Steak excellent, pricey, but well hung properly cooked steak is a basic skill. Service excellent if slow.

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U
Bath
4.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Good food but definitely over priced .eg the rib eye was not worth £36! ( £33 plus service charge) Equally as good places in Oxford with much better value

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RH
5.0
Dined on 8 June 2018

Fantastic food, great service; had the cured salmon to start and steak as main, both prepared to perfection. Price was not surprising, not cheap but food was worth the total.

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JG
Oxford
5.0
Dined on 7 June 2018

Lunch to celebrate the end of my son’s finals - very enjoyable

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AN
5.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

Lovely evening on the outdoor terrace. Great food and ambience

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Q
London
2.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

Service and decor was really nice. The atmosphere and food quality was a let down.

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NL
5.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

We came to try the new vegan menu at the Old Parsonage which exceeded expectations. Everything tasted so fresh and the flavours were brilliant. They also brought a surprise birthday plate just because they overheard us mentioning my birthday. The atmosphere was also lovely. Highly recommended!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Great place for an afternoon tea!

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C
Oxford
5.0
Dined on 22 May 2018

The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. Such a beautiful setting and great to sit outside. The surprise anniversary cakes was a great touch also.

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JM
5.0
Dined on 22 May 2018

The Set Menu provided delicious food and the service was impeccable - a great experience.

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AB
London
5.0
Dined on 20 May 2018

A fabulous setting, the sun was shining so we were able to enjoy the outdoors dining.
Very busy so service was stretched. Staff all very nice, just not enough of them for the amount of customers that day. We were not in any rush so we were not stressed about it.
Vegetables with Sunday Lunch could be improved, mixed carrots are actually a puree smeared across the plate and the broccoli was maybe a little overdone. Everything else was fine.
Wines were excellent.
A most enjoyable time

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 20 May 2018

A charming place serving excellent food. Will be back

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KD
5.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

Great service, lovely setting sitting outside in the little courtyard, delicious food.

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KL
4.0
Dined on 14 May 2018

We had the set lunch menu. The starter (smoked haddock tart) was delicious, the main course - sea trout - was rather bland and not very exciting

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DH
5.0
Dined on 13 May 2018

Excellent I would recommend this place could not fault it in anyway. Birthday desert was yummy thanks for making the evening very special

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BA
Oxford
4.0
Dined on 9 May 2018

Very pleasant setting for either indoor or outdoor dining. Relaxed, comfortable and attractive decor with polite and attentive staff. Food was very good and well presented. Excellent location with just a short walk to the city centre, although if driving, the snall car park is often full. Highly recommended for most occasions.

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PB
3.0
Dined on 8 May 2018

I was disappointed with our meal. My starter tasted nice but it was just puréed avocado with crab and iceberg. My main of cod with prawns and potato again tasted nice but wasn’t hot, the mash was lukewarm, and not lots of flavour. Chocolate pot dessert was so rich couldn’t eat more than two spoonfuls, I did like the shortbread biscuit with it. Very over priced it was a special birthday occasion which was why I booked Parsonage but wouldn’t go back or recommend as wasn’t as impressed as I thought we would be.

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M
Oxford
5.0
Dined on 6 May 2018

Delicious food and outstanding service in a gorgeous setting. The charming patio is an ideal place for an afternoon tea or dinner on a warm sunny day. The choice of food is not huge, but the food is cooked beautifully and portions are on the large side. The chicken pate was a fabulous starter, and the rhubarb pavlova a mouth watering dessert. The staff were very attentive and professional. A very special place, ideal for special moments.

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LI
4.0
Dined on 6 May 2018

Met for Sunday Lunch and we were able to sit outside which was partly shaded / sunshine. Very nice courtyard with climbing wisteria, however our able of 4 was two round tables next to each other making positioning awkward. Set menu is one starter, one main and one dessert so very little choice. My husband had this menu and was pleased with it. I ate one main course from the main menu and it was really very tasty. Staff were nice but the service was very slow and we waited ages to order our first drink and an hour for the main course. Prosecco is just under £40 per bottle and 12.5% service charge added (which we did know about ) but I always feel service is just not the same when staff know it's going to be added in no matter what. I'd say they are right on the cusp of overpricing themselves for the service and variety offered although quality is top drawer. We were here almost three hours in total due to delay in service. Restaurant inside looked nice and fire was lit! Plenty of people were having afternoon tea as we left and that looked nice and is clearly popular.

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Kansas City
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

Ended up staying five hours on the patio, enjoying great drink, food, and friends.

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Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on 3 May 2018

We had two high teas. They were beautiful to look at. My husband enjoyed his cream tea. For myself, I took a chance in that I didn’t recognize the foods offered on the savory tea. It was too rich for my taste. All a matter of your preference. Tea offered was stunning.

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l
Oxford
5.0
Dined on 2 May 2018

I have been several times to the Parsonage Grill and been well pleased on each occasion in the past 2-3 years. There are lots of places to eat in Oxford but few of them have much to be said for them. This place has style and comfort and is at least redolent of the "old Oxford" before the idea of "Uni" and tourists took hold. There is a good choice of food which is imaginatively cooked and presented, and service has always been first-class.

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London
4.0
Dined on 1 May 2018

This restaurant was such a great find!! I’m surprised I hadn’t come across it before! It’s small & sweet, there’s a fire, the food was lovely, I’d definitely recommend it!

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