Quod Restaurant & Bar

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£26 to £40
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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 849 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generally really great, but had to what a while for the bill.

EL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service to match! Would definitely recommend - our visit on Saturday lunchtime was am example of how to run a busy Oxford restaurant. Bravo!

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very attentive staff. No problems at really aside and a chuckle seem to be men wandering into the ladies wash rooms and so would benefits from some clearer signage. A talking point at the table but didn’t apolitically the evening. Other people eating around us enjoying their experience which want you could easily exchange smiling eyes that everting is good

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

Loved the food and not rushed at all . Service very good . Only complaint I would make is about noise level otherwise a very nice occasion.

MT
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great atmosphere, lovely and professional service, really delicious food

R
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Set menu choice was good value for money.
Presentation of both courses (starter crab mayonnaise , main course steak) was not in line with previous experience and generally seemed rushed and uncared for.

SK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that my butternut Squash risotto wasn’t over salted u can taste the sweetness , dish was well balanced. Duck confit was delicious as well.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear SelinK, Thank you so much for this review - we're really happy to hear we impressed! We look forward to seeing you next time

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RF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere at Quod was lovely but, overall, the food was mediocre and overpriced. We had the spiced quail, salmon ceviche, carrot soup and artichoke appetizers. Of them, only the spiced quail was considered very good. The rest were ordinary at best. For our mains we had the spatchcock chicken, venison, and duck. The venison and duck were good but the chicken was very bland and boring. We also ordered several desserts. The chocolate mousse was rubbery and the topping was spoiled. The others were fine. I certainly wouldn’t go back.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear RandiF, Thank you for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere at Quod but it's a real shame to hear that you were not impressed by our food. We take great pride in the quality of our food offering and it's always a let down when our customers aren't blown away by it. Please feel free to contact info@quod.co.uk to offer any constructive feedback, and let us know when you next visit and we will make sure you have a fabulous time

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BL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and food with excellent service. The location in the Old Bank Hotel centre of Oxford makes it a great choice

R
London
25 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were staying in the hotel ( The Old Bank) where Quod is the restaurant. I’ve eaten here many times, but a few years ago, so it was good to revisit.
Charming Maître d made us welcome & gave us a lovely, quieter table at the back, it was 8pm and the noise levels were high. Buzzing and there was a jazz pianist playing.
Settled at our table, drinks & menus came fast, the waiter, Virgilio,was smiley, friendly & efficient.
All three courses came at just the right time. Not rushed but no long gaps.
The food was much better than I had remembered. It seemed more inventive, fresher and well made. There is a wide choice and something for everyone. It is not budget, but not outrageously expensive. The central Oxford location makes Quod a good spot for a lunch, mid afternoon snack or a full three course dinner.
Highly recommend it.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Rosa, Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a chance to dine in our restaurant during your stay at the Old Bank Hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed food and service. We look forward to see you on your next visit to Oxford.

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P
County Durham
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The meal was good and it is a favourite place when visiting my family. The latest meal was the Sunday roast which was goo except for the beef which was a bit griselly.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Patrickh, Thank you for your review - we're delighted to hear the majority of your table enjoyed the food. Sorry you didn't enjoy the roast beef particularly. We hope you give us another chance soon

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OT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Food was great

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit - we hope to see you again soon

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SM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, it was a wonderful evening.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear SabineM, Thank you for your lovely review - We're delighted you had a wonderful experience with us - We hope to see you again soon.

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S
London
40 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We found our dining experience very good. The waiter was very good and took note of my wife’s dietary requirements, and came and double checked following a discussion with the chef. The resturant was very busy in a good way and our food was very good.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your lovely review! Our front of house team is delighted with your comments, hope to see you again soon…

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KH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea as a treat for my Mum. The service was very good and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear KerryH, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re absolutely delighted to have made your visit so special. We hope to see you again soon

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D
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time with friends - it was busy but we didn’t have to wait unduly, and they didn’t rush us out despite hogging a table for best part of 3 hours. We paid about £60 a head but we had a lot of wine and 3 courses. Really lovely time. Staff particularly lovely.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Debbie73, Thank you for your lovely review - We're so pleased to have provided such a memorable, enjoyable evening for you - we hope to see you again soon

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H
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food and atmosphere, but we objected to having a service charge of 12.5% added to our bill. It was discretionary so we didn't pay it - had it been up to us, we would probably have tipped but we found that presumptuous.

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Responded 4 days ago

Dear Hispanofile, Thank you for your four stars review - We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere . I'm pleased you were able to take advantage of the fact that we will always remove the discretionary service charge with no issues. We hope to see you again

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D
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly, relaxed restaurant in the heart of a Oxford. Great food and ambiance, delightful waiters and waitresses. One of the best eating establishments we know! Thank you.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Discerning, Thank you for your lovely review - We're glad our food and service managed to impressed - We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NM
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, excellent food. The wine pours were generous and the timing of the courses spot on. Everything fresh and tasty.

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Responded 4 days ago

Dear NinaM, Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit - we hope to see you again soon

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MR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and me eat here frequently. The food is always delicious, the staff are attentive, and the atmosphere is bubbly without being overly noisy. The frequency of our visits, combined with the fact that the venue is always busy, speak for themselves.

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Responded 4 days ago

Dear MartinR, Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit - we hope to see you again soon

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CB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely evening meal at Quod. It was a busy Saturday night so quite noisy and hard to hear our friends conversation. But just goes to show how popular this restaurant has become since the upgrade. Also it was student drop off weekend so this would have made the restaurant extra busy/noisy.
Our server was helpful and friendly.
The food was good and tasty. We all enjoyed our meal. But the only disappointment was the gloopy, soggy mash. This was disappointing and spoiled the delicious venison slightly. If the dish is going to cost £25, then a little more care over a fluffy, tasty mash would be better.
Overall, the restaurant was great and we will go back again and will recommend.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear CazB, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself generally. Sorry to hear that you were not impressed with the celeriac puree accompanying the venison. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Visited for breakfast, really yummy. Buttermilk pancakes were to die for and waitress went the extra mile to get them for us. Very quiet considering it was a Saturday but a really beautiful and fancy restaurant. Would love to go back for lunch or dinner.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Sabbyscp, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review - We're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and you were impressed with our homemade buttermilk pancakes - We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s good, nice duck leg

HL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice menu, friendly staff, well priced for the location

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear HelenL, Thank you for your lovely review - We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. And given how busy the restaurant was with it being graduation day , the preordering of dishes and timings worked brilliantly . Very impressed. The food was also fantastic and staff fabulous . Brilliant experience to start our graduation day . Thank you so much

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear JacquiM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you with our food and service - We hope to see you again soon.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very nice but the coffee was very poor

D
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We were seated in a nice table for 2. Few minutes later, a table of 4 was used behind us. The chairs kept pushing against my chair and was quite uncomfortable for me.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear Divya, Thank you for your four stars review - We're sorry to hear your didn't fully enjoy your experience with us, we're always more than happy to give our guest a different table if requested - We hope you give us another try and we hope to see you again soon.

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MF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Generous portions. Quick service. Very impressed given that this was a very busy Sunday lunchtime. Nothing to fault it.

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Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear MikeF, Thank you for your lovely review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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GA
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for dinner. Food was delicious and service very prompt. Nice wine list and good range of choice on the menu. Will definitely be back!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear GA92, Thank you for your lovely review - We're delighted we managed to impressed you with our food and service - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service over the top, we even had to postpone the booking with 30 min and was not a problem, staff was very friendly and helpful, for sure I’ll be back soon!!! Thank you

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary meal.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thank you for your five stars review - We hope to see yo again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An excellent menu with a good range of wines. Recommended to me and I will recommend it given the ipportunity

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thank you for the lovely review - We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us - We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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P
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed and buzzy atmosphere with a good range of dishes on the menu and excellent service

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

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

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CL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is marvelous. I recommend everything except the risotto, which I did not have this time. Fish and chips are wonderful.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear CarolL, Thank you for your five stars review - We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us - We're just wondering if would you be able to give us more feedback on our risotto. if so please contact us on info@quod.co.uk - We hope to wee you again soon.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely building and a real ‘buzz’ as soon as you walk in. Noisy but not excessively so and still able to hear music playing in the background. Service was a little slow and the staff didn’t know the menu quite as well as they perhaps could / should (but that’s a common enough problem these days).
The menu choice is varied and the food that we chose was very good. The fennel salad with the crab starter was a little bland, as was the split peas with the octopus. Both would have benefitted from some seasoning. The mains we chose were both good. Testament to the portion size was the fact we couldn’t manage a desert.
Would certainly visit again and recommend. Our only ‘gripes’ weren’t serious and, in the case of seasoning, easily rectified.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear ChrisD, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - We do take it all on board and try to improve all the time. We hope you give us another chance in the future. We hope to see you again soon.

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TB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went twice. Enjoyed both very much. The terrace was especially nice. Both servers were very pleasant.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear TylerB, Thank you for your five stars review - We're delighted you enjoyed our beautiful Italian terrace as well as the food and service - We hope to see you again soon.

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j
Des Moines
46 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fine place in oxford. Not a pub.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear Jetman, Thank you for your review - We hope to see you again soon.

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S
West Virginia
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a delicious meal -- fish pie, which was the special, and the venison. Both glasses of wine I had, recommended by our server, were perfect. The service was fantastic. This was our favourite restaurant during our two week tour of England.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 30 September 2019

Dear Stella, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review - Our front of house and kitchen team are delighted we managed to impressed you with our food and service - We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice, buzzy restaurant in the centre of Oxford, which serves good quality food in a great environment, but which suffers from a very overpriced wine list, exacerbated by the 12.5% service charge.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear JeremyW, Thank you for your four stars review - We're sorry to hear you find our wine list a little bit pricey but we can reassure you that it's carefully selected by our managers and suppliers to offer the best quality accordingly to the season - The service charge is 100% discretionary, as indicated on the menu and website and we are always happy to remove it without any question. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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VW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 17 September 2019

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

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