Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.5
2390 reviews
£26 to £40
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2390 People Are Saying
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JulieT
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Decor was lovely. Ambience was great, live piano music which added to the atmosphere. Not cheap to eat or drink there but still worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have done a great job with covering their terrace for external dining! I always enjoy their unusual art collection!

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AshleyP
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit, beautiful setting, beautiful food and efficient staff.

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JulieF
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The quality of food at lunch was outstanding. Tasty with subtle flavouring and interesting combinations of ingredients. The service was adequate but lacked warmth. Masks have an impact on such communications we realise - especially when waitresses do not speak English as a first language. The ambience outside is just lovely. Bright and airy but, thanks to the heaters, warm enough to eat there without a coat on. We look forward to our return.

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Ricky
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food and a very good ambience. High ceiling and hard furnishings make it a little noisy.

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Rachael
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and drink. Quick and friendly service.

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Te55ofOxford
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the rare establishments in Oxford that will not disappoint or let you down in food quality, beverage selection on offer and service ( which is consistently impeccable). They have staff who takes pride in their job, great interesting people. Not expensive in view of what one receives in return. Good value. Optimum balance in all aspects. Ambience and location are undeniably perfect.

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julianc
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food, slow to get starters but generally all good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so nice - the waitress brought an ice cream for my friend - we were celebrating her birthday - with a cable on it & Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate- this was special - made even more special as waitress also sang Happy Birthday to her - beautifully & spontaneously, with feeling! Thank you ! It is also a lovely ambience with you - so peaceful yet in the city centre

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Responded 2 days ago

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MariaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Lovely ambience when we arrived with the pianist but after 10 mins this stopped and there was no background music at all. The service was incredibly slow. We waited 15 mins to place our drinks order. Our table was booked at 9.15pm so the restaurant wasn't very busy at this time. We were a table of 3, however the waiter forgot to order one of the mains so 2 of us ate and then the 3rd person ate. Such a shame as it could have been so much better. The food was tasty but the drinks were very overpriced. Didn't feel like we had value for money at all and the poor service highlighted this even more.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of your experience here at Quod. I am sorry to hear that your visit on this occasion was sub-par. I do hope you'll try us again in the near future.

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Soph
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We waited 50 min for afternoon tea, when it arrived the scones weren’t all thoroughly baked. It was a bit annoying for the occasion we were celebrating but in the end it didn’t matter too much.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of your experience here at Quod. I am sorry to hear that your visit on this occasion was sub-par. I do hope you'll try us again in the near future.

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Angelina
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely set up and great food. Modern but comfortable in the covered and heated outdoor sitting.

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Responded 2 days ago

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NZShearer
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round........................,..........

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Responded 2 days ago

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kathryna
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nice looking, lively venue. Poor food, bland and underseasoned. Hard to flag down anyone to take a drinks order. Manager handled the situation very well when we pointed out that the vegetable cassoulet was practically inedible.
Lively and good looking venue with good location, but this run for the one off visitor to Oxford; food isnt a priority.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of your experience here at Quod. I am sorry to hear that your visit on this occasion was sub-par. I do hope you'll try us again in the near future.

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JaneK
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We couldn't get a table till 9pm. Service was poor, took ages to get drinks and food was after 10pm and we only had a main. Overall seemed expensive for what we got.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of your experience here at Quod. I am sorry to hear that your visit on this occasion was sub-par. I do hope you'll try us again in the near future.

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MirandaP
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great lively place to eat, lovely building inside and great lighting. Attentive, professional staff.

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Responded 2 days ago

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DEANP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food & atmosphere with great service. Really nice building in a great location. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded 2 days ago

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SarahW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Good food, very noisy restaurant which made having conversations difficult

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

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Nobby
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was really tasty and we didn't wait long, but overall a little expensive. The cocktails were delicious too! The waiter was lovely, but it was busy so we waited a while at times. Would absolutely recommend:)

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Responded 2 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, good choice, staff were good even though it was very busy, good atmosphere.

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Responded 2 days ago

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LisaM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was better than I anticipated as it was so busy and a very large restaurant. Nice staff and toilets were lovely and clean. Would return but it was noisy.

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LauraG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AmaZing food and service. Only comment would be to ensure the music inside filters to the terrace

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Responded 2 days ago

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CandyK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went for a champagne afternoon tea. Lots of excellent fresh food and superb service, the waiter made us feel really special and pulled out all the stops for my friends 70th birthday tea celebration. There was a happy birthday written on her plate and a birthday candle too. Such a lovely touch.
I would certainly recommend and we will definitely go back for future celebrations. Nice and central too. A real treat. Thank you Quod!

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PaulJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside is a delight. Heaters need to be better positioned and only on when people are at the tables.

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Responded 2 days ago

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ngmp
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is usual with Quod - they hit the mark in every way. I cannot recommend the, highly enough. First class.

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Responded 2 days ago

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PAULC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Setting at the rear was delightful. Food was superb and good value for money. Service was good.

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Responded 2 days ago

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GeraldineP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu great value, lovely setting and very friendly staff. Food was excellent!

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Rick
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good value and well-cooked food. A very pleasant cosmopolitan atmosphere with courteous and friendly staff.

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Kathleen6
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quod is always a lovely place to visit. Professional polite staff. Food was good but the sage on the top of the risotto was tough.

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GeraldineR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a visit from Cheltenham and this is, usually our choice of Restaurant.
It never fails to come up to expectations.

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MaryM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant venue with excellent food. I would recommend certainly recommend Quod.

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An ideal location in the centre of the High Street convenient for the viewing of many of Oxfords famous Colleges and Landmarks, nice indoor and outdoor dining facilities with stylish features, an extensive menu and, pleasant, courteous staff, all at the right price point.

Will recommend to any and all who want to have a good value meal in the centr of Oxford

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JMTM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly service and good food. We booked for a family gathering later in the year.

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DebraC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the Quod and very happy with it. Will definitely return soon. Excellent value for money, both the fixed lunch menu and the a la carte.
Excellent service from Ben.

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LuLuJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely evening last night in Quod, generally food was good (cod a little tasteless) but overall a great night, helpful staff & good ambiance.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant with various selections. We enjoyed our first night in Oxford, we went back during our fifth day.

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SpoonMonkey
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely food and setting but service was a little slow - overall good value for money and an ok dining experience

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of your experience here at Quod. I am sorry to hear that your visit on this occasion was sub-par. I do hope you'll try us again in the near future.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch at the Quod with some friends. The Service was excellent. The food was good and reasonably priced.

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KeithG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will definitely be back. Good food. Everything great and very enjoyable.

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