Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.4
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1045 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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 £14.95

From a set menu, 3 courses £18.95. Not available bank holidays.

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

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 20 December 2019

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

What 1045 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, cool setting. What more could you desire from a restaurant.

IG
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is very big and when we came in I thought it might feel like eating in a barn. In fact it didn’t. Acoustics were fine and it was warm despite the fact it was freezing outside. The service was excellent. Food was very good and the price reasonable, particularly the house white wine.

HS
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so kind and generous and patient and the afternoon tea just right and very tasty!

H
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and a very enjoyable lunch. Will definitely visit again.

HP
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening and meal with friends. Great food and atmosphere, attentive but unhurried service. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a big group of 14 and everything ran really smoothly. The staff were very accommodating and attentive. The food was good and everyone received their meal at a similar time. We split the bill and that didn’t cause any problems. Great ambience too.

JS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The selection of food offered was excellent across all three courses. My daughter and I chose different starters, mains and puddings (we like to share and have a taste of both dishes). Time between ordering and serving was acceptable - 15-20 minutes, even on a very busy Saturday lunchtime. All of the food was delicious, well prepared and presented. Pricey, yes, but still value for money for the quality provided.

RH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, great food, discreet but efficient service. Can not fault this place (well apart from the art which is a bit odd!)

CD
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hostess/waitress from Hungary who was amazing friendly and could do enough to make our experience really good. Hope she serves us again when we next visit xx

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear CharlotteD, Thank you for your five stars review - Andrea is over the moon to hear she made your experience at Quod very enjoyable - we look forward to see you again soon.

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This is the third disappointment in a row with Quod. I have never written an online review after any meals at any restaurant . It is a sign of disappointment that I do now. Quod is a great physical place to eat. I would be very happy to pay good money for good food in such a setting. I was looking forward to the risotto starter (tasty little tomatoes and goats cheese I hoped for). No trace of the nice taste of tomato and I had to add salt and pepper to get any taste at all (I cook a lot and use minimal salt, preferring flavour from ingredients if possible). Why so done-on-the-cheap? On to the venison cottage pie, not even a centimetre of something meat-like at the bottom of a pot (clever way to conceal how little active ingredient) and mostly mashed potato to the brim - not even an attempt to brown the top beyond a smidgen on one side. I had to throw half the potato away to get even near the right proportion. Boiled carrots and something green. 16 quid of boredom. I only ordered the sticky toffee pudding because I wanted to feel I got something culinary out of the night. It was nice... hurray. Lovely and warm too. Shame the dollop of banana ice-cream had nearly all melted while it waited to be delivered. Of six round the table, nobody said anything positive about what they had eaten. I dared not eat any of the half-eaten pizza of a colleague.... I'd just got back from Italy and its look (flat, and lack of ingredients on top) and questioning of my colleague if it had genuinely been done in a pizza oven, put me of. Two bottles of water with the service charge taking that to over 7 quid. The food is from what Jay might call, and recently did in a restaurant review of another restaurant, from a "graspingly overpriced catering operation". 150 quid for four people to eat (two paid for themselves). Why not good-quality generously-used ingredients at that cost? Are we so desperate in Oxford for central places to take visiting colleagues that we don't speak up?

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback - we're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience wit us - we're disappointed we didn't manage to deliver our usual standards and we hope you can contact us at info@quod.co.uk to make some amends - we hope you can give us another chance in the future to impressed.

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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear DominiqueC, Thank you for your five stars review - we're delighted you enjoyed the lively atmosphere at Quod - we hope to see you again soon.

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RJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good, however, a single gin and tonic was more expensive than a double gin and tonic which does not make sense. But otherwise, everything else was good.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear RyanJ, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we're very sorry to hear about the confusion with our gin prices/measures as we believe it was a computer error - however we're glad you enjoyed the rest of your experience with us - we hope to see you again soon.

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L
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good - especially enjoyed the fresh oysters! And the cheese plate for dessert was interesting and very tasty along with the sticky toffee pudding which was light. Service was friendly, professional and she gave us helpful information. We will return.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Lynn, Thank you for your lovely review - we're glad you managed to try our fresh Oysters which are available every day - and we also managed to impressed you with our food and service - we hope to see you again soon.

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P
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family lunch. Busy but not too noisy. We were able to chat and catch up. Tasty food and great service. It’s our regular place for family get togethers.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Patricia, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted you all had a great experience with us - we hope to see you all again soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner at this restaurant with my partner on Valentines weekend. It was a very warm experience and the staff were lovely. There was a lot of impressive artwork to look at and we would definitely book dinner here again and recommend to our friends.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Sarah, Thank you for your five stars review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us at Quod and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

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FS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Close to Perfect and absolutely worth a visit Try it out

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear FlemmingS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us - we hope next time we make it perfect for you.

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AT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, food always on time and delicious. Good location, fare distance from car park.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear AlinaT, Thank you for your lovely review - we're trilled we managed to impressed once again with our food and service - we hope to see you again soon.

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c
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively atmosphere but not excessively noisy. Good range of dishes the menu. Our choices were delicious
House wine was very drinkable.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Carre, Thank you for your lovely review - we're glad you enjoyed about food and service - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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T
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly atmosphere. Would definetly reccomend for two.

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear Tommy, Thank you for your lovely review - we look forward to see you again soon.

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DC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good wine and ambience. Despite it being Valentine’s night, we did not have to wait to long between courses. Our main waiter Virgilio was outstanding...

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear DavidC, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed Valentine's evening with us and Virgilio is over the moon he managed to made your experience with us very enjoyable - we hope to see you again soon.

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DN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Are you a foreigner who knows what actual good food looks and tastes like? Then do NOT come to this restaurant.
Do you like good service? Then stay away.
This is an overpriced restaurant which definitely does not warrant the price tag.
Ordered some food which looked like from the kebab van outside, the taste was fine but disappointing overall.
You're better off just going to burger king.
The live piano is amazing.

PS If you're British though, come here you will LOVE it.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear DanielN, Thank you for your feedback - we're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us - at Quod we take a lot of pride of our in house made food and service and unfortunately this time was not up to your liking - however we would like to hear more detailed about your visit at Gosia@quod.co.uk - we hope to hear from you soon.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always wanted to stop by here, as it looks like a fancy restaurant. We enjoyed it, the food was very nice and they have an affordable set menu. Service was pretty good and the food came quickly. Can't complain :)

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear AlexW, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us at Quod - we hope this is the first one of many more to come!

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A
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I love Quod but the service really needs to improve

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Annettec, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback - we're very sorry our service was not up to the standards - we hope you can provide us with more details about your visit at info@quod.co.uk - we hope you give us another chance to impress in the future.

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RT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great venue for a lunch (work or pleasure) with good set menu and lovely ambience. An Oxford classic.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear RoadTripBrit, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us - we hope to see you again soon.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great evening for our son's birthday. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and very helpful staff.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear AntoniaK, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted everyone enjoyed their experience at Quod - we look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My mother (91 years of age), loves to meet people who have come to Oxford to see her at Quod. The hotel and restaurant work very well to make her visitors' experiences very memorable.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fun as usual!
Good service and a comfortable place to eat

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear MedelonS, Thank you for your review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience at Quod - we hope to see you again soon.

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LA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some of the food was a little disappointing, hit and miss really.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear LAO57, Thank you for your feedback - we're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy some of our dishes - we would like to discuss this further to make some amends - pleas contact info@quod.co.uk - we hope you give us another chance in the future.

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JS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor in all ways - food, service and experience
Very loud and cramped

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear JohnS, Thank you for your feedback - we're very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us - at Quod we take every feedback very seriously and therefore we would like to discuss this further, please contact info@quod.co.uk as would like to make some amends - we hope you give us another chance to impress in the future.

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NC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from excellent waitress. She was really friendly and very helpful. We were early but our table was ready for us. Food was good and there was a good choice.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear NickyC, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted we managed to impressed with our food and service - we look forward to see you again soon.

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C
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere, the wines are a tad expensive especially when they add another
12 1/2% service charge! The food good but a little pricey £15.00 for fish and chips, the set menu is good value.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Chanel, Thank you for your feedback - we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoyed your experience with us - the 12.5% service charge is discretionary as is written on our menu and therefore we would always remove it without any hesitation - we can also reassured you that we use the best quality of ingredients on our menu and specials and sometimes this can be reflected on our price - we hope you give us another chance to impress.

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interesting menu and beautiful food and service-however were we supposed to be offered some bread at the beginning-I noticed it on other tables but we were not...

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear NicolaW, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed the food and service at Quod - however, we're very sorry you didn't get offered some bread after you ordered, please take our apologies and we will make sure our front of house team follow our standards of service - we hope to see you again soon

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P
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food drinks and atmosphere - attentive service and delightful surroundings

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear RobertP, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience at Quod - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good and consistently delivers all round. Got it right on all levels

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear AmandaW, Thank you for this lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed once again your experience with us! - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all enjoyed our lunch at Quod this week. The steak frites was excellent.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear SandraB, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted we managed to impressed you with our set lunch sirloin steak - we hope to see you again soon.

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CM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and very pleasant service but far too noisy for good conversation on a busy Saturday evening... but lovely at other, quieter times.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear CMCumnor, Thank you for your review - we're delighted you enjoyed the food and service at Quod - we're always happy to accommodate everyone and offer a quieter table if requested - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

A very slow service. Combined with very average food.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we're very sorry to hear our food and service didn't impresseded - please contact us directly at info@quod.co.uk as we would like to discuss this further - thank you and we hope you give us another chance to impress.

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AG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our date night in Quod. The drinks and food were fantastic. Lovely friendly atmosphere.

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear AbigailG, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience at Quod - we hope to see you again soon.

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FS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridal celebrations

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear FatimaS, Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again soon.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunchtime meal in your restaurant last Thursday and would have no hesitation in recommending it to our friends. The lunchtime special is affordable but I would have to admit, unless it was a special occasion, an evening meal may be a little too expensive. I do realise it is an upmarket venue and it is a perfect eating place for a beautiful city like Oxford. I hope to come again one day. Finally may I compliment you on the beautifullly clean and tasteful bathroom/WC facilities.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear EttaT, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us, specially our weekday set lunch menu which is served from 12-6pm Monday to Friday, we hope you can also have the opportunity to try our A La Carte menu and spend a enjoyable evening with us - we hope to see you again soon.

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