Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.5
2318 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 2318 People Are Saying
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DavidS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The menu lived up to expectation on our first visit since the start of lockdown. Wide choice of dishes - fish, meat and vegetarian, the tagliatelle with pork was amazing! Service was efficient, friendly and helpful. Although a large restaurant area the noise level was acceptable with a real buzz. Great lighting adds to the warm ambience of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a delight to sit out on the terrace on a warm autumn evening, to enjoy delicious food with friends, beautiful lighting and surroundings created a delightful ambiance

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JaneE
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We sat outside which looks beautiful on the website but felt like we were sitting next to scaffolding poles. Inside is beautiful as are the loos. Food was good, as was service

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juliab
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were recommended to the quod buy a friend,and we were not disappointed.
We were shown through to the terrace and it was beautiful,
The steak was the best I have tasted and can’t recommend this lovely place enough

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Summer
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We ordered from the set menu. Two Steaks one meant to be medium but both well done. Chips hard and overcooked. Pork chops were liked. Mackerel lots of bones. We weren’t asked if everything was ok. Desserts good. Disappointed because two of had a lovely chicken salad last visit and it was delicious( New Menu just out) Service not good.

JB
JulieB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding as always! Excellent choice for my sons 18th birthday.

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Knack
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting. We sat outside on the covered terrace. Perfect in these COVID times. Very good value for the 2 course set lunch menu.

JM
JamesM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food and delightful staff. Good wine selection.

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Thewanderer1
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great premises, excellent food, super friendly service, well priced, good atmosphere
Our favourite eatery when visiting Oxford!
Give it a go, you will not be disappointed

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JeanneLM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food excellent. Wish they served Sunday roasts after 3pm. Service good, staff attentive and pleasant

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Responded 4 days ago

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IanM
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a family birthday, everyone really enjoyed the experience

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Responded 4 days ago

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Maximilian20
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

As someone who has been dining at Quod for many years, I have to say I was disappointed with my experience yesterday.
The service was poor and the food was just ok.
There were a lot of waiting staff milling around but it took a long time to order our drinks and we had to keep calling someone over.
The food was good- very generous portion of meat with our roasts but not much veg at all and only 3 potatoes which is a bit poor for the price paid. Desserts were delicious and ambience was great as usual.
Just a shame it was let down by the service.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 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. If you decide to make a booking please do email me at sam.mckee@quod.co.uk, so that I can give your booking the attention it deserves. I do hope you'll visit us again soon.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was looking forward to coming back here for the first time in many years but left disappointed. The food was fine at best - and certainly not worthy of the £70/head total cost. The ribeye steak was more like a sirloin and not at all flavoursome. The chocolate pot pudding was almost solid. This feels like a place that is no longer trying. A kind of badly executed Browns.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 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. If you decide to make a booking please do email me at sam.mckee@quod.co.uk, so that I can give your booking the attention it deserves. I do hope you'll visit us again soon.

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JoanneElizabeth
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing!
The lady who served us was absolutely lovely and so kind x

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Responded 4 days ago

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KayT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice place to be, courtyard can be really nice. Food usually reliably good. Service sometimes a bit of a challenge.

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Responded 4 days ago

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Meghan
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place with delicious food. Orders arrived quickly and the service was great.

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Responded 4 days ago

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DotA
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was very good, we went a la carte, as we noticed that the price for the set lunch has risen quite a lot since our last visit and there weren't as many dishes on it that we really fancied. The set lunch used to be exceptional value, but not so much now.

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Responded 4 days ago

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outside. Pleasant surroundings, pleasant service and excellent food.

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Responded 4 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was nice

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Responded 4 days ago

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Ejmdine
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A lovely relaxed place for lunch - very pleasant terrace , plenty of space , good choice of food

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Kazzylou
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening in Quod with friends for my birthday. Sat on the Terrace for dinner, had different starters & mains & all were excellent, by the time we had finished eating we were feeling a little chilly. Asked if we could move inside for coffee & cocktails, & even though they were rather busy it wasn’t a problem. I don’t live in Oxford but when visiting I always try to get a table at Quod, definitely worth a visit.

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Responded 4 days ago

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JohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Good food; inventive menu; varied wine list.
Service friendly - though drinks slow to arrive (as has happened before) - but not always accurate, largely because the noise level made communication difficult (both with the waiting staff and with guests at the table). Acoustic tiles on the ceiling would make a huge difference.

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Responded 4 days ago

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sorefoot
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good set menu - my friend commented that she would have liked another piece of toast with the pate...I loved my egg salad (delicious dressing) and pizette.

Very attentive service and when we asked for more water, it arrived almost immediately.

I loved the ambience, and the comfortable chairs (why do so few restaurants have padded chairs nowadays?) and thought the meal was well priced for a centre of Oxford location.

I will definitely visit again.

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Responded 4 days ago

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CarolineS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted as always with the food, atmosphere and service.

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Responded 4 days ago

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pleasant, prompt service, attractive setting and delicious food.

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Responded 4 days ago

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Caro
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wide-ranging menu. Delicious food. We sat on the terrace and chatted for 5 hours!

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Responded 4 days ago

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Leaf
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waitress charming but under severe pressure with lack of staff. She tried hard but whole evening had a feeling of pressure due to lack of staff and erratic service whereby later diners were served in front of us.

Quod need to ensure they can cope with the bookings which they obviously found hard to do - and this was a Tuesday evening, I wouldn't like to chance a Friday or Saturday night !

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 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 visit us again soon

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RWKent
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great building, super menu and excellent service.
Enjoyed a heart y lunch and will definitely return, next time we’re in Oxford.

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JacquieN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting, interesting menu and friendly and efficient service

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Responded 4 days ago

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GapShooter
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Benefit of the doubt overall, but they were clearly having problems last night. One starter was cold (fish and so suffered later!) and one main was bland (risotto; was too soft/mushy). The other food was lovely.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 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 will be sure to pass along your positive feedback to Vanessa. I do hope you'll visit us again soon

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JerryW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great place to eat and a great place to celebrate or just to socialise.

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SueS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyable evening with a good atmosphere and very good food

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Maika
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner with a friend and was very impressed. The restaurant is very beautiful, the garden seats area is very pretty with all the lights and a fountain. Unfortunately the main I wanted was already sold out for the night which was a bit of a pity but the alternative I chose was just as delicious. Inside was a piano player which I found very comforting, I have never experienced that before. Would definitely come again for a special occasion.

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Responded 4 days ago

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Cautious
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever lovely meal at the quod. The atmosphere is relaxed you can sit and enjoy your meal

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KarenP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought it had a lovely atmosphere the minute we arrived! Interesting menu and good service - we’ll definitely be back

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SazB
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely room great lighting and nice selection of drinks. Food is gastro pub standard - good but not very original and I would have liked just a little more flair for the location and price to be honest. £16 for a burger is high and I would have preferred it if burgers were not in the menu. Sort of made it a bit ordinary.

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Pav22
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I as very disappointed, as a vegetarian I checked the menu online beforehand up until the day before, and when I got there, the menu was completely different, they really should be on top of amending their menu online. Vegetarian option was lacking and I asked the waitress if chef can do what was on the previous menu and she outright said no without even asking the kitchen - despite saying on the menu we will try and accommodate any requirements!! A side of a very small portion of chips was nearly £5 which is extortionate. Between me and my friend we spent just over £151, and to be honest I wish I didn't pay the service charge now, The waitress isn't very friendly and is quite abrupt, she also gave us our bill even though we didn't ask for it, then came back asking how we want to pay and I said we haven't finished, she said she is leaving soon and that we need to pay and if we order anything else then we can pay again. So I said ok that's fine, but then an hour later she is still at the restaurant working?? Why was she rushing us and implying we should leave by giving us the bill and asking us to pay when we weren't even done. Also another little thing.. I asked for vinegar for my chips which came in a small dipping bowl... there's no way you can pour that without the vinegar pouring incorrectly without a spout or something... it's just the little things you would expect a 'nice' restaurant to know. Overall it was a disappointing experience and I wouldn't come back or recommend.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 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 will be sure to look into the matters you have raised. I do hope you'll visit us again soon

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MollieB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very busy, but service was amazing and was kept up to date with how long waits would be. Staff was kowledgeable about the menu, polite and keen to help. Kindly gifted us free dessert as it was our anniversary, and cocktails were given on the house due to waiting extra because it was a busy period (we was fine with the wait for the drinks and hadn't mentioned it, so it was a plesent surprise)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place and lovely food! Would definitely recommend!

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