Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.4
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890 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 £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 November 2019

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

What 890 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

P
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

EL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

MP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

HT
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

KR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

NB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and staff attentive without being intrusive.

TH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

GM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy quod, another lovely evening will be back

DH
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attractive restaurant in centre of Oxford. Good choice of food but not a huge selection. Nice wine list but pricey (about treble retail price).

PW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I don't mind energetic and vibrant restaurants but the noise level was such that we had to shout at each other to be heard.
I had a hair in my main meal which was replaced and the burger was too dry that it just crumbled. Was not the best of first visits to the restaurants

P
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very good food and service. Lovely friendly staff. Unfortunately the table next to ours seemed to be having some sort of reunion and was very noisy. Sadly not everybody is considerate enough to think about how their behaviour impacts on those around them.

SR
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine. A perfect evening to celebrate our anniversary and my boyfriends 40th birthday. It was noisy but we enjoyed the ambiance.

P
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A buzzy and welcoming atmosphere with charming service and reliable food at any time of day

GA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience. My friend and I who I dined with had talked about going for the set lunch for years. The reason I couldn’t give the food 4 stars was because my friend is a vegetarian and there was only one option for him on the lunch menu which he didn’t fancy. Overall though a great experience and good value.

AS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant and friendly staff. Food choice good, set menu good value. Perfect venue for meeting friends

HB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favourite lunchtime venue for four friends. Good and reasonably-priced menu choices, prompt and friendly service. Have already booked our Christmas lunch.

GS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always good to eat here. Not a 5 star review this time as at this busy Sunday lunch the food wasn't hot.

A
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from attentive waiting staff. Food is always sufficiently reliable at Quod but I felt it had improved this time. The risotto was particularly good, which they often have as a special, so I would especially recommend this dish. Pleasant ambiance and comfortable restaurant that’s a good choice for a family get together.

KA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice surroundings & lovely food for a birthday celebration for a friend.

CP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have visited a couple of times before and always had exceptional service and food. This time was no different, but was our first time for Afternoon Tea. We were celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday and were made to feel special. The waitress was attentive without being overbearing and the tea was delicious. Would thoroughly recommend.

H
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous lazy afternoon lunch, fab venue, lovely staff.

D
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Large noisy restaurant where the food tastes good but not exceptional as for the cost of the meals you would expect exceptional. Service ok and service charge included when you get your bill. There are better places to eat and you can have a conversation. We’ll try somewhere else next time.

j
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Just one thing, when approaching by car, I talked to them twice (I am from Spain) no one told me I could get fined driving through High St...and signals are small,,,

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal and nice surroundings. Good service. No complaints.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 2 November 2019

Dear Auditor1, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - We hope to see you again soon.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite Oxford restaurant, Service, food and atmosphere always spot on.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear RogerC, Thank you for your lovely review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you again on your visit at Quod - We look forward to welcome you back again soon!

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RB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Day's special of roast beef had run out at 2.15 pm on a Sunday. Lamb cutlets very expensive alternative. Starters of artichoke and goats cheese was a mass of salad. Delicious house red wine. Good atmosphere.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear RichardB, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we're very sorry you didn't particularly enjoy your visit on this occasion, but hopefully you will give us another chance to impress you.

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RP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service was amazing. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear RachelP, Thank you for your lovely review - We're over the moon we managed to impressed you with our food and service - We hope to see you again soon

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really busy and great atmosphere - service was excellent and our food was very good. It’s very noisy (high ceilings and hard floor) so makes normal conversation a little difficult. We were sat at the front - probably better to sit towards the back for a quieter meal.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear Andy62, Thank you for your five stars review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you with our food and service - We're always more than happy to accommodate you in a quieter area of the restaurant on future visits if required - We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Always a good place to meet friends and family.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear JoannaB, Thank you for your five stars review - We're delighted you all enjoyed your experience with us - We hope to see you again soon.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Oxford for my girlfriends birthday and after looking through a few websites to pick out a restaurant I plumped for Quod. What a great choice this proved to be.
Quod provided exactly what I wanted, something special that we'd remember, and I'd happily pay for the scrumptious food and service again.
The menu was excellent and had plenty of options.
Our 2 year old loved her pork ragu tagliatelli and was kept entertained throughout the evening with the crayons and waiter's interaction (something all parents will know can be difficult).
We plumped for pork and ham terrine and crab starters. My crab was truely excellent and Rita enjoyed her terrine. Mains I went for the venison, which was devine and Rita the spatchcock baby chicken which was excellent. Cheesecake and cheeseboard dessert perfectly finished off the meal.
Our waiter was spot on and seemed to appear just as we needed fresh drinks from an extensive list.
I would recommend Quod to anyone thinking about it.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear GaryA, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you on your visit at Quod - We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon.

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KG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely lunch & food was absolutely lovely
Staff friendly & service was great

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 October 2019

Dear KellyG, Thank you for taking the leave us a lovely review - We're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us - We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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SG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Cocktails and good food with friends on a busy Saturday lunch

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 October 2019

Dear SarahG, Thank you for your five stars review - We're glad you managed to enjoyed our lovely cocktails and the buzzing atmosphere at Quod - We hope to see you again soon.

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunchtime visit. Bustling restaurant full of atmosphere.
Great service, friendly, timed well and with good advice.
Pizza and salmon fish cakes both delicious.
My only point would be that the tables are very close together.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 October 2019

Dear JudithW, Thank you for your lovely review - We're absolutely delighted we were able to give you such a great experience. We hope to see you again

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JM
20 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal from fixed price lunch menu - crab starter and steak main (with best chips ever). Add a glass of wine and a coffee. Great experience.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 22 October 2019

Dear JohnM, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us - We hope to see you again soon.

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CE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

convenient, pleasant atmosphere, most of the food was fine but my chips were undercooked.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 19 October 2019

Dear ChipEater, Thank you for your review - We're sorry you didn't particularly enjoyed our homemade chips this time - We hope you give us another chance to impress.

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JH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The service was outstanding thanks to the extremely friendly staff and the atmosphere is very relaxing and sophisticated. I would highly recommend this as one of the best places to go in Oxford!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 19 October 2019

Dear JohnH, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - Our front of house team will be over the moon with such a lovely comments - We're glad you experienced Quod at it's best - We hope to see you again soon.

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