Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.4
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918 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.
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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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4.0
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London
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my go-to for relaxed but quality lunches. It’s a really nice and relaxed place. Oysters are fresh and perfect, lamb chops, pink and gorgeous.
Staff helpful, discreet and polite.
Setting and layout created a great ambience.
Not overly priced.

GB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An attractive and comfortable restaurant with a super ambience and great food. Good value and the service is excellent.

FB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit on a recommendation and will definitely go back.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very nice staff, and a really lovely dining room. The menu is quite varied, and all at a reasonable price. Our group of five felt right at home.

M
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous! Our waiter was so much fun, attentive and nothing was a problem. Even my request for peppercorn sauce with scallop gratin. Totally embraced the quirky demand. Delicious good quality food. Oysters on the menu made our night. Great atmosphere and all served with style. ThAnkyou

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear Mushy, Thank you for your lovely review - we hope to welcoming you back again soon.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can get very busy and indeed was when we went, and so was a little noisy. But it’s a very nice place, great food, lovely atmosphere and staff were attentive throughout. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear ShalinB, Thank you for your feedback - we’re glad you enjoyed your experience at Quod - we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining spot and perfect way to finish a day in Oxford 🙂

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon

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EP
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere but expensive for an average afternoon tea - so e of the cakes seemed a bit stale although the warm scones were lovely....and £44 for a bottle of Prosecco!

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear EP27, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback - we hope to see you again soon.

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MD
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in the centre of Oxford! Lovely friendly service, welcoming greeting on arrival and prompt attention.
The menu is good , could be a little more varied main courses in particular, tends to feel it focusses on day time menu, which as we booked for 2.30 suited us!
Not cheap but fir the overall experience about right, definitely one to return too.

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Responded 3 days ago

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

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PM
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly cheerful service, lovely atmosphere & super good. Very pleasant lunch thank you.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear PenelopeM, Thanks you for your lovely review - we’re delighted you enjoyed your experience with us - see you again soon.

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EB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were really looked after. Food was delicious. Came for a birthday and it felt very special

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear EmmaB, 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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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent food at very good price in excellent location. Was disappointed in low number of healthy gluten free options (as opposed to delicious pork belly!!) would certainly expect a mainstream restaurant to cater well for gf in this day and age.

D
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant was very accomodating for our large group especially since it was a last minute reservation.

LD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, didn’t have to wait too long for food to arrive, lovely friendly staff. The main course was slightly on the high side for in relation to quality (lamb chops slightly tough) and they really do need to work on the desserts. Mine was the apple and almond tart and was way, way too sweet. Friend had the chocolate pot and found that too sickly as well. Noise levels were high because of the acoustics, but not unbearable. Noticed on leaving how quiet it was on Oxford High St, but would happily recommend as a good place for after-work, informal dining.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear LazyDresser, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review - we hope to see you again soon.

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IH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent AMAZING time!!! We didn’t want to go, food fantastic, wine Mmmmm... , SERVICE- AMAZING!!!
Thank you so much !!!

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Responded 3 days ago

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

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M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely worth a visit. Perfect staff, delicious food and lovely ambiente.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear Michele, Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon

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V
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for 5 for Sunday lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Traditional roast beef looked and was great. Tender pink beef, well presented flavoursome vegetables, tasty gravy/jus. The menu includes a good mix of safe and interesting choices for young and old. My younger son appreciated his first crab. There was a welcoming level of noise and the environment was smart without being intimidating. The service was excellent; attentive and friendly, not intrusive. The reminder email including dress code was welcome. We look forward to returning as soon as we can.

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Responded 3 days ago

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food...well worth a visit.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon

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PB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Saturday nights are v busy and v noisy. Tables are very close together and service was a little bit inconsistent. However, the menus are great, food excellent and wine list good. You can, however, eat just as well in other Oxford restaurants for a good deal less money - but for city centre buzz it wins hands down.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear PhillipB, Thank you so much for your feedback - we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very attentive and anticipated my needs.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon

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PI
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, location, ambiance and best of all; value for money. Went with 6 friends and we all had different meals but each one was fantastic so there is definitely something for everyone! Drink selection was good and when you consider the quality of food, where the restaurant is and how nice the restaurant is then it all adds up to great value for money!

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear PatrickL, Thank you for your lovely review -we’re delighted you all had a wonderful time - we hope to see you all again soon.

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FY
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The welcome on arrival could have been more welcoming and friendly and the tables were a bit too close together in our area, but otherwise good service and good food!

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear FrancesY, Thank you for your lovely review - we’re delighted our front of house team managed to impressed you since your arrival we hope to see you again soon.

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very helpful with table selection. Great quality and good value for money.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear philippaS, Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon.

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F
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall everything is excellent. The food quality is value for money. Definitely will recommend to my friends when they are visiting Oxford.

Just the table is too small.

Also, I brought my own wine and only 1 decanter can be provided. Also the wine glasses not up to the regular standard. Both white or red wine are the same type of wine glasses.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your feedback - we hope to see you again soon.

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CS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The set lunch menu provided good quality tasty food at a reasonable price in pleasant surroundings. The house wine and coffee were also good.
Ideal place for taking student daughter for lunch.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear CharlesS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review - we hope to welcoming you back again soon.

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B
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff. Great food.

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Responded on 23 November 2019

Dear Banburyman, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - We hope to see you again soon.

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DP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Quod quite a few times and never had a poor (or even mediocre) meal. We remain big fans and keen customers!

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Responded on 23 November 2019

Dear DavidP, Thank you for your lovely review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you once again! - We can't wait to welcoming you back again soon!

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Quod as a place to celebrate an 80th birthday. The staff were very helpful with our more elderly guests. They gave us a table in a quiet corner and allowed us plenty of time. The menu was interesting and the food arrived hot and well-presented. Those who chose bread pudding for dessert were not disappointed. The birthday candle on his pana cotta charmed the recipient. Altogether a memorable meal on a memorable occasion.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear Brit, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - We're delighted you all had a fantastic time at Quod - We hope to see you all again soon.

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LE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We eat at Quod fairly often and always take visiting friends. Parking is easy and location in the centre of Oxford is a perfect meeting place. The food is good, with a reasonably priced lunch menu and there is always a welcome buzz. Hopefully Quod will continue to be one of our top choices for eating in Oxford

P
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for lunch in Oxford. Excellent value for money lunchtime menu. Service consistently good and the brasserie ambience is a delight.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear RobertP, Thank you for your five stars review - we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us - we hope to see you again soon.

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P
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a great meal, set lunch menu. Very noise in there, staff were ok nothing special. Would go back and have told a lot of friends.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear Pauiline1, Thank you for your four stars review - we're glad you had a great experience with us, we can always offer a quieter are of the restaurant if requested, so please next time do not hesitate and we will always try our best to accommodate your party on a less buzzy area of the restaurant. we hope to see you again soon.

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EL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service in this place sets a standard that other places can only aspire to. Right from the welcome at the door to the attentive table service throughout - it is flawless operation. We asked for a table by the window and it was waiting for us. The food was divine - we had a carnivore, a fish lover and a vegetarian who all gave top marks to their menu choices. This is the place to be.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear EborLass, Thank you for your lovely review - We're delighted you all enjoyed your experience with us - We hope to welcome you all back again soon.

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MP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

What made this evening outstanding was the service. The waitress, Vanessa, was humorous and obliging throughout. She and other staff were highly attentive, noticing when wine needed topping up or when we needed to be left alone and even when one of our party was drinking from another's glass! How impressive is that!?
The food was also really excellent; everyone had game, partridge or venison, and it was really tasty and we thought good value. The only downside was the noise level, but hey, it was Saturday night and the place is deservedly popular. I just wonder whether there is something that can be done about softening the decor or providing more ' booth' seating to improve that?
However, this is the third time I have been to Quod and it is now confirmed as my go-to place in Oxford.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear MarianneP, Thank you for your lovely review - Vanessa is over the moon to hear you all had such wonderful time and you enjoyed your experience with us - We hope to welcome you all back again soon.

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HT
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I requested a quieter table by the window and did not get it which is fine. The service was good and helpful in choosing the dishes. The food was average: as starters the tomato soup was ok but my quail was overcooked and the cauliflower puree tasteless and underseasoned. The mains were unremarkable with a reasonable risotto, a cod drowned in samphire and an overcooked and tough partridge. The atmosphere was that of a Saturday evening so busy and loud. Overall a bit disappointed. Much nicer in summer for a light lunch.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear HTowns, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us - We hope you can give us another chance to impress.

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KR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Great food, great wine and fantastic service.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear KatyR, Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quail breast starter was a little disappointing, seemed like it had been on the hot plate for too long and small portion of meat for amount of accompanying Elements. Hereford beef fillet made up for it though - it was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your feedback - We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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NB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and staff attentive without being intrusive.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear NevilleB, Thank you for your four stars review - we hope to see you again soon.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food is fairly basic considering the price. The venison was very under cooked. And they messed up the cocktails. Service was pretty good

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear THOMASG, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - We're sorry to hear our food didn't impressed this time - this are not the standards we aim for at Quod - we hope you give us another chance to impress.

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GM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food and service but very noisy. Pleasant lunch place

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear GordonM, Thank you for your five stars review - we hope to see you again soon.

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h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy quod, another lovely evening will be back

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Dear Helene, Thank you for your lovely review - We can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

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