Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.3
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808 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Accessed from the High Street and through a glass lobby, Quod restaurant with its terrace and bar, forms the hub of the Old Bank Hotel. Formerly a banking hall it was transformed by owner Jeremy Mogford to become Oxford's largest and most successful restaurant. Stylish, contemporary design describes the space which houses an amazing collection of young British art. Sandra Blow, Craigie Aitchinson and Gary Hume adorn the walls. There is a spectacular heated terrace where diners can enjoy a morning coffee, the superb value two course lunch or a cocktail.

Special Offers

Set lunch: 2 courses £13.95

From a set menu, 3 courses £17.50. Not available bank holidays.

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

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:45

What 808 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful breakfast, we will be returning again.

GC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! All the staff were lovely- we went for our anniversary and they really made it specials! The staff were so friendly and lovely and really helpful!

SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Over priced, for what you get, very noisy, slow service [but it was a Friday] no outside area, even though they show a picture of one , and when we asked, we were told very rudely,NO we don’t have one really

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The people serving us were very attentive and agreeable. The food was very good, although the salad dressing did tend to fly around when one was trying to eat and that's not great if one is wearing nice clothes. Our problem with Quod, and this is true of most places these days, was that the noise level made it difficult to have an interesting conversation, which for us is the point of eating out with friends.

SO
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This place had a really nice buzzy atmosphere and the food was very good. I will go back again

MA
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite eaterie in oxford...delicious food, friendly service and stylish setting right in the heart of the city.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. It has a good vibe. The menu was varied and interesting and gave excellent choice when combined with the specials. Very good value too. Arrived in time for “cocktail “ happy hour. We all had one and they were very good.
Only downside was the noise. It is a high ceiling restaurant and being busy the noise was sometimes too intrusive.

RL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with the service and food. Will definitely visit again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having decided to spend a relaxing weekend in Oxford from our usually hectic lives in London, I was at a bit of a loss as to where to go for our evening meal. I booked a table at Quod after seeing the many positive reviews and was not disappointed. The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. It all made for a very relaxed evening with my significant other who was equally impressed.

We had the oysters to start, which bode well for the rest of the evening, and I followed that up with a perfectly cooked steak while my partner had the duck, which I sampled more than once. All washed down with a very nice Pinot Grigio.

If I’m ever up in Oxford again I will definitely put Quod on my list of places to revisit.

One thing to note was that I found the car park a little hard to locate and then enter with my admittedly larger than average car.

AW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very clean place with a great atmosphere and good food

MV
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Good food and gentle waiters.Thank you

c
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, bang in the middle of Oxford with stunning views, great service, chatty waiters and waitresses, wonderful steak, smooth and rich house wine. thank you.

CP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere but bit expensive. The food was very good but the bill was much higher than I thought it should have been.

E
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants. Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere.

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious roasts for the adults and tasty burgers for the children. Service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Lovely looking restaurant. Will be back!

m
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food that caters for the majority, wine a little expensive £9. For a small glass of red

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience and pleasant food, service excellent. There for a very special graduation occasion, slightly disappointed it wasn’t acknowledged despite informing in advance.

N
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I went for the set lunch (£14) solo, sat outside which was lovely but the food was a disappointment, I had a glass of champagne and house rose , with service is was £38 which I didn’t feel was worth it . It was easy to order gluten free and dairy free, the service was fine, I did expect to have fish knives and be given a plate for bones (which I only got when asking for it) .

R
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Initially Chose the restaurant for proximity to Merton College Chapel - glad we did - food and service were both good and house wine very passable

PR
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Twelve noisy people at next table. I chose veg cassoulet which was expensive and consisted of potato, v few bits of carrot and onion and a wealth of small white cannellini beans swamped with butter. Expensive house wine and 10% added to bill automatically.

H
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The lamb rogan josh was amazing and the scallop starter likewise.. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

C
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Salmon cakes great!!! But very very hot day out today and NO Air conditioning in the restaurant in this prestigious hotel! Not even any air circulating and full of bees! Had to fight them the entire meal while dripping wet! Could not enjoy a meal i look forward to every year when in Oxford. Seriously thinking about not coming back

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening. Food good. Waitress was excellent couldn’t have possibly done anymore for us regardless of how busy she was.

EE
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and nice house wine. Food didn't quite live up to everything else, meal was a little bland and basic.

OT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The waitress who served us was amazing

F
Nottingham
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location on High. Food great. Eat on terrace.

OT
Staffordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great meal in a lovely vibrant atmosphere

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We’re delighted you enjoyed the lively atmosphere at Quod – We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Although busy the floor space was divided into areas that felt separate from one another. Easy to talk as noise level didn't carry

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for your 5* review. We’re delighted we managed to impressed with our food & service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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AW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful and the staff are great - attentive without being too in your face!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Andrew, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your experience with us – We look forward to see you again soon.

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AD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for a relaxed dinner, the courtyard was particularly pleasant, a perfectly quit gem in Oxford.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Anna, Thank you for the lovely review. We’re delighted you had a great experience with us and you managed to enjoyed our beautiful Italian Terrace – We hope to see you again soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Please have the gravy in decent sized gravy-boats, not tiny jugs where we have to keep asking for more!
Poor waitress running around not necessary!
Same for horseradish.
Thank-you!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear JamesM, thank you so much for your feedback. We will happily pass it on to our Head chef, although we will always be more than happy to give extra gravy or condiments if required. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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R
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Place was buzzing so very glad we had a table in the corner with space around it. Some tables far too close together for me. An excellent evening, delicious food and attentive, friendly staff. Thank you.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu range, the service was excellent and the food was lovely

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted to know you enjoyed your visit. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to Quod. The atmosphere was great and the food was too. We enjoyed our evening greatly and will probably return.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear GeorgeK, Thank you for your 4 stars review - We're delighted you enjoyed you experience with us. We look forward to welcome you back again soon.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant and food was great! Will recommend it!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we’re delighted we managed to impressed you. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Quod offers an excellent blend of modern quality food surroundings charges are reasonable and are good value when you consider the complete experience is without question of a high standard.
My only negative would be overall,the service could a little sharper.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Dear MartinG, Thanks for your feedback - We're always aiming to improve our offering so if you have any further feedback about service please let us know – info@quod.co.uk

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NR
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely building, atmosphere and service so delighted to choose this for my sons 21st birthday - thank you all

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Dear Nick, Thank you for this lovely review. We’re pleased you’ve chosen Quod to celebrate your son’s 21st birthday. We’re delighted we managed to impressed you. We hope to welcome you back all again soon.

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N
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Brilliant service and wonderful atmosphere - what more could you ask for?

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Dear Nina, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to know you're able to enjoy your experience with us - see you again soon!

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Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found Quod based on several lists of places to eat in Oxford. We stopped in for an early dinner — the restaurant is bright and attractive, the piano player was excellent, and we had a very pleasant meal with helpful service. The strawberry pavlova was particularly wonderful.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for these lovely comments We’re please we managed to impressed you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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