Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.5
2423 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 2423 People Are Saying
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KatrinaW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Expensive, quality not matching price.
Ambience was good as was service but food disappointing

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KateC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Sunday roast we have had in a while. There are no doubt better more expensive restaurants in Oxford but Quod has managed to keep a very good standard and variety of food for a large restaurant at medium price. Not the the cheapest but the food was delicious for the price and size. Also super convenient and easy to get a table.

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JJ23
Dubai
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lovely evening overall but overcharged for drinks which put a dampener on it. Food nice, decent portion size but not outstanding considering the price.

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williamr
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Starter: farinata was hard, chewy and salty; main: veg cassoulet was just endless pearl barley with lumps of veg; pudding: don't normally have dessert but didn't eat main - sticky toffee pudding - lush. Service was fine - didn't point out specials but friendly and efficient. Won't be back tho.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and varied menu.
Very helpful staff

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MarieD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Quod and we will definitely be back. Gorgeous surroundings; a lovely waitress who immediately understood who were were and joined in on our family dynamic; and really delicious food. Went beyond expectations. Thank you for a very special evening.

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HappyEater
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit Quod every 6 weeks or so and it never disappoints. Fantastic food - I had the whole roast partridge which takes a bit longer to cook (as it’s whole) but was absolutely worth the wait. A really fantastic lunch. Thank you.

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HelenL
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service was excellent. Really enjoyed the cocktails and the restaurant had a great buzz.

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DiggerD1967
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food here and service. It also has nice decoration, highly recommended

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the lunch time set menu which was very good value. Nice ambience and great location in the centre of Oxford

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch and were happy to see that the restaurant is following all Government guidance to help stop the spread. The food was excellent, as was the service. Highly recommend.

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HelenB
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite place in Oxford; just can't fault the staff and we have always eaten really well. Christmas lunch for us four ladies already booked!

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KeithP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place -atmosphere-value and service. Well worth going.

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JessicaW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Always a winner if you're after a special treat for your dining out. It's quite loud when full up so maybe not great for more elderly people.

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viphelene
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as ever, our go to in Oxford dinner or afternoon tea, a delight

JY
JasonY12
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great selection of top quality dishes with exceptional service. Highly recommended

MC
MichaelC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, well managed, good menu selection, and quiet to allow a real conversation to be possible.

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AleksandraP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quod is one of the best places to eat in the centre of Oxford. The quality of food is invariably good and the service very good.

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MatildaO
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and imaginative menu. Go for the set lunch! Great value

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MaryK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff polite and efficient. The only downsides were that some food came out cold (especially the broccoli which was beautifully cooked but lukewarm at most). The service was also slow even though the restaurant was empty. I suspect that’s down to staffing non this current moment because everyone was nice and seemed to be working hard.

I’d happily return.
It’s a great place and the atmosphere is great. Give them your money. We look forward to the next time we can do just that.

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Jasond
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Generally a pleasant place to eat out. Food and ambiance was good. Service was a little slow when trying to order more drinks, which I think was linked to the restaurant being particularly busy. Servers where accommodating and friendly.

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JonH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening at Quod once again. Highly recommended for both the food and service.

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vipMaryA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Oxford. Great food, atmosphere, service, wine...never rushed, gorgeous art all over the walls...couldn't recommend more highly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were bitterly disappointed with our visit to QUOD. The food suited our purposes as a family, incl 3 teens. The roasts were of a good standard: tender meat, tasty vegs, gravy etc. Our main concern was the lack of attention or care paid to us, by the “waiting” staff. From the outset, we were treated with a cool detachment by almost every member of the team, receiving hurried service & a lack of attention to detail.
The greeter welcomed a couple ahead of us, uttering “wait here” as she disappeared. Abrupt! She walked them to a nearby table, with another waiter (?) & then fussed over removing cutlery. Surely, only one staff member is needed for this? We were left standing around, waiting to be seated - I’d suggest seating both parties, & then attending to tableware, menus, etc would be a better choice. No smile, no welcoming courtesies, just simply “wait here”.
Thereafter, there was quibbling over our seating - a specific request had been made for table 406, or in the vicinity of; this was greeted with puzzled looks & an insistence we had asked for an outside table - not the case at all, & the ungracious manner with which the mix up was dealt did little to install any confidence in us, as a dining party.
Following this, there was a catalogue of minor mistakes: no reading back our order so that the specifics could be confirmed, no butter or oil delivered with the bread, an extra potion of rice brought to the table & again, an insistence that this was our error, one side order missing, no checking on us during our visit… we were simply left to our own devices & had to hail down any passing waiter/waitress to make our requests.

I’d like to say that these oversights were due to the restaurant being very busy: alas, our 11.45am booking meant that this was not the case. Lack of decent training/regard for diners’ feelings/knowledge that the service charge is added to every bill? A very lacklustre experience. We do not recommend QUOD at all.

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ashmike
Oxford
16 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good menu, food was well-prepared and presented. It tasted good too! Service was attentive and reasonably brisk. Wine was somewhat over-priced but it tasted good. Open Table's pestering with constant emails from booking through to review was intrusive and annoying. Once I've booked, I really don't really need to be reminded EVERY DAY!

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NicolaH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and brilliant atmosphere

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IanG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Slightly overpriced food , but good menu, and the food was good.
Service was atrocious , most of the staff just did not seem to care - didn't know what was on the menu , didn't highlight the specials , basically gave the impression they would rather be elsewhere.
Atmosphere / decor good but won't be hurrying back.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the garden from 4 which was lovely and light, it got a bit chilly from 5.30, but we weren’t sat directly under a heater.
We all loved the afternoon tea and noticed how nice the other meals looked, so we would all love to go back when we are next in Oxford.

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Ottoroma
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lively atmosphere , a little noisy. Food good , always reliable, good choice

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SarahJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The meal we had was outstanding - service was very good although a little slow to start off with while we were trying to get drinks

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JulieT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
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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Carla
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great food and amazing location with kind service absolutely suggested
but it Needs more vegan options.
Cake could be improved (I had a chocolate pot)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
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 on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and a nice place. Food was fine but not quite up to standard of neighbouring French places. Bit on the pricey side for what you’re getting.

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JulieF
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
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 on 13 October 2021
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 on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and drink. Quick and friendly service.

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Te55ofOxford
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
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 on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 14 October 2021

Thank you for your lovely review of your experience here at Quod. I will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to the team who will be delighted to read it. I hope you'll visit again soon.

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Quod Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 2423 OpenTable diners.

Quod Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://quodrestaurant.skchase.com/vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.