Quod Restaurant & Bar

4.5
2125 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 2125 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Felix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I had a really wonderful time at the Quod for dinner. The food was exceptional and the grapefruit margaritas were extremely good. I would highly reccommend a visit here and we will certainly be coming again, most definitely a 5* experience for the both of us!

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LauraW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely late lunch, very relaxing, great food and very friendly staff 😀

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for leaving such a kind review. I'll pass along your gratitude to the team who will be delighted to hear this. Hope to see you again soon.

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EricFC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice lunch in Quod's airy terrace. Friendly service, smartish but relaxed atmosphere, good food from a well-considered and not overwhelming menu. I'll definitely be back.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for leaving such a kind review. I hope to see you again in the near future.

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ColWebs1
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to treat myself to lunch .. having met work colleagues there for coffee / brunch , a week earlier
So worth it ..
the food ( and there was so much I could choose ) was absolutely delicious 😋
Service very good
The terrace .. a nice location

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your lunch at Quod and I hope you'll be visiting again soon.

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ashley
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I went with a friend and our total (for two) was £95! Quite expensive for the quality, but there was a lovely outdoor area with a charming atmosphere and so I would rate it 4/5 stars overall.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance of the terrace. I hope you'll visit again soon.

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Davidd
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All fine - it was just an afternoon coffee and desert but very good

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I'm pleased you had a pleasant time albeit a short one. Hope to see you again soon.

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Pickleherring
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is hard to fault this excellent restaurant.The menu is well thought out (I would happily have tried several of the dishes on offer);the food is well-
cooked and well-presented;the service is attentive and friendly without being intrusive
or overbearing;the ambience is light and spacious with outside dining.Considering the
Covid-associated problems, Quod has done a fantastic job.

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NaticheW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service especially from the waitress who served us.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a kind review, I'll pass along your kind words to the team who will be delighted to hear them. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipGaryH
London
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite torrential rain enjoyed a good meal under the canopy outdoors. Reasonable selection of wine and good service.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving a kind review about your meal on our fully covered terrace. I'll pass along your kind comments regarding our food and wine offering. Hope to see you again soon.

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gkcdavis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in very nice setting with good service. Would highly recommend.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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EdieF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a lunch here on a Saturday and it was very busy, hence very noisy. This was our first visit and we were suprised how big it was inside. We thought the food was similar to pub fare, but it was tasty and hot.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear that the ambiance was slightly too noisy for you, I hope you'll try us again soon.

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CharlotteJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A big thank you to the management of Quod for making their staff continue to wear masks and spacing tables. The outside courtyard is beautiful. Lovely atmosphere.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We have proactively taken steps as a business to ensure the safety of our guests and team, so thank you for leaving such kind feedback regarding this.

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BarrieD
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place great food great service over all a Great time

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and I hope to see you again soon.

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FrancisC
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointing dining experience with bland and tasteless food that includes the pork terrine, duck and chicken schnitzel. The sides were over cooked and limp.
The waiter was very attentive and polite.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding food. I'll pass along your comments to the kitchen team. Please do get in touch by emailing me at sam.mckee@quod.co.uk so that I can look into this further.

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jessicah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great ambience, food and drinks. Oysters were particularly good

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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RN01
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good, but the food was overpriced and underwhelming. We’ve had better meals in a pub. Such a shame as the setting and decor is lovely. Only plus was the cocktails. My recommendation would be go for drinks, but don’t bother eating there.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback on your experience. I'm pleased that you enjoyed our service and cocktail selection. I will pass along your comments regarding food to the kitchen team. I hope you'll try us again in the near future.

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JohnM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brigitta's service was outstanding - attentive without being servile. She made the meal a pleasure.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving such kind feedback. I have already passed your comments on to Brigitta who was absolutely delighted to hear them. Please do visit again soon.

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ShirleyC
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The outdoor area was lovely. The chicken must have been off as I had a bad tummy later that evening. The management of Food handling may be problem

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. As a management team we adhere to all food & hygiene legislation to the highest possible standards and have been awarded a 5* rating by the environmental health team. You might be pleased to know that we have had no other reports of any issues from guests around the time of your booking. We're very sorry to hear that you felt unwell after your visit and I truly hope you're feeling better now. I hope you'll try us again soon.

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Bosley
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As normal everything was perfect, we had an inside table next to the open window and enjoyed a fume free cool breeze off "The High".

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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RuthM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Initially booked to sit outside but the canopy covering acted like a greenhouse in the very hot weather. The waiter was so kind and helpful and moved us to a delightful table indoors by a window. Food was good, service was exceptional and setting was lovely. A regular venue for us which we will continue to frequent.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so pleased that we could manage to accommodate you inside. I hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast meeting held in quiet and confidential manner; service excellent, quick and efficient.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Anon
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as ever. Good service and a quiet safe setting.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 21 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy Sunday lunchtime, four very different orders, all delicious. Staff brilliant. Fab.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for leaving us your kind review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed Sunday lunch with us and I hope to see you again soon.

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HelenG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal with wonderful staff! Delicious!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Summertowner
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food quality was good but not excellent or outstanding. Gazpacho was insipid and green jelly cubes with sorbet was tasteless and off-putting. Rather over-priced given the food quality.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Very sorry to hear that the food wasn't to your liking on this occasion. I do hope you'll try us again in the future.

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Andres
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, very happy with the experience in Quod restaurant.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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JulieH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service , food was amazing … will definitely return when next on vacation in Oxford x

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. I hope to see you again when you next visit Oxford.

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craigd
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety on menu. Food fresh and perfectly cooked. Highly recommended

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your lovely review of the food here at Quod. I will pass along your comments to the kitchen team who will be delighted to hear it.

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AlisonK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the menu at Quod.. The food is delicious and well presented. The service is very efficient. The courtyard is attractive for outdoor dining and is covered in case of rain.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Samh
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We visited Oxford over the weekend and choose the Quod Restaurant for our special dinner. The food is amazing, very tasty, well presented and the right size portions. I had Oysters for start and they were the best I ever had, for main we choose the Fillet and the Ribeye and it was perfectly cooked to our choice.
Service could be better, it was very pushy at the beginner and the waiter kept coming back all the time to get our food order even though we told him that we would like to enjoy our drinks first before ordering, then when we finally ordered, we were forgotten, empty glasses on the table, very slow to came over when we wanted more drinks and to ask for the bill.
Apart from that, the overall experience was very pleasant, the food, as I have quoted, was amazing and we will definitely come back next time we visit Oxford.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 21 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed our food offering and I hope to see you again when in Oxford. Sorry to hear that the service wasn't up to par on this occasion, it certainly isn't the standard we usually aim to provide.

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FionaB
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Quod and will return on next visit to Oxford. Love the outdoor area too.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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IsobelT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The atmosphere was pleasant and the setting was nice. However, the quality of service received for a restaurant of this standard was absolutely diabolical. The waitress swiftly took out food and drink order and then proceeded to ignore us for the rest of the night. She did not check in on us once, to the point that we had to get up and ask at the bar for the bull 2.5 hours after we had been seated. I’d also like to note that the food was tasty, yet, overpriced for both the quantity received and the quality. I am reasonably disappointed as there is a large hype around this restaurant yet we left feeling deflated following a sub par dining experience.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that the ambiance of our restaurant was good however I'm dismayed to hear of your negative experience with the service you received. This certainly isn't what I would expect of the team and it isn't representative of Quod in general. Please do get in contact with me by emailing sam.mckee@quod.co.uk so that I can look into this further.

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Giddyup
London
105 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our ‘go to’ in Oxford and never disappoints! Went with Friends who were staying for the weekend and we all had a great meal.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for leaving such a kind review. I'm so pleased that we are your go to in Oxford. I hope to see you again soon.

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vipblueweatherstorm
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance. We will definitely be back!

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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LAmour
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Qoud on our first date and we couldnt have picked a better place.
The whole experience was absolutely amazing.
From the moment we stepped in the door to the moment we left was fantastic. The staff are amazingly accommodating, friendly, professional and funny. The atmosphere was chilled and vibrant. The other customer where friendly and the FOOOOODD!!
Sweet Mary and Joseph the food was freaking awesome. Every thing we ate and drank was tasteful, refreshing and filling. I cannot express how fantastic our experience was especially for our first date.
Everything is positive
They have some really good energy flowing through place.
Absolutely amazing.
Thank you to all the staff and customers at Qoud for a perfect, wonderful, memorable day.
We will be seeing you again soon

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you chose to dine with us for a first date! I will pass along your gratitude to the rest of the team who will be delighted to read your review. I hope you will be joining us for a second, third, and fourth date soon!

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kittyW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and service was attentive and friendly.

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Philippa
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. We meet friends here two or three times a year and the quality is always the same. Great ambience, extensive menu and great service - what else can you need?

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I'm so pleased that we have gained your repeat custom, and hope to have it for years to come. I hope to see you again soon.

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MichaelB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

felt very safe even though indoors well spaced with perspex screens between tables - good for a degree of privacy as well. Food was superb. Service was really excellent and attentive. Nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks - cheerful indoor atmosphere

Quod Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your lovely review of your experience here at Quod. I'm glad you enjoyed the ambiance of our restaurant. I hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews