We loved the food and seasonal cocktails, excellent service also! Good waterproof cover and a few heaters dotted around too. Will return as much as we can between restrictions!
Really nice outside area with plenty of space and nice atmosphere. Good service and drinks.
Anchor is a great place for outdoor drinking - with new heaters / fires and stylish awning .
As a vegetarian menu is a bit limited and would like a few more snack type foods rather than main dishes.
Looking forward to returning after lockdown !
The Sunday Roast is one of the best I had in Oxford! Service was extremely friendly. Good food, good staff, good place!
The new outside terrace is a fantastic addition- dry, warm, atmospheric and a safe space to sit. Great for drinks post dog walk or a casual evening meal.
A tad expensive and the online ordering system needs improvement to avoid confusion with food orders but on the whole, a thoroughly enjoyable evening out.
Food was great but the service was pretty awful. In the end we gave up after mains and went home.
Would still go again though as anywhere can have a bad day.
Nice spacious pub/restaurant with outdoor heated space. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food OK rather than good.
Food was good and a reasonable price! Would recommend
excellent visit and will return. Pleasant staff and nice setting
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Great food and a lovely vibe. Staff were very friendly. Had a great visit, would recommend.
Booked a table of 4 for my husband's birthday. We were given a much bigger table by the window with a lovely view. The staff were very friendly and professional. I sneaked a surpirse birthday cake and they were great accomodating this despite COVID-19.
Everything was clean and the food was delicious.
Food was good overall but service very slow. We've been told there were some delays and we manage to other food only an hour after we arrived.
Live music was good but probably too loud.
Great food in a beautiful setting. There was plenty of outside seating.
Lovely little place nestled away... food was amazing
Lovely vegetarian lunch, highly recommend the Beyond Burger. Sunday roast could have been warmer and lacked the mint sauce. But overall a lovely location and lovely experience. Thank you.
This visit was totally destroyed for me by the unacceptable noise level. Unfortunately, the dining area is used for drinking in the early part of the evening and even more unfortunately it has zero sound deadening features. They really need to do something about this - we even had to move within social distancing guidelines to be able to hear each other
I’ve always loved the Anchor but was disappointed with the food on Thursday. It was my first dinner out and I had expected to see a tempting new menu but it seemed to be the same as their takeaway menu during lockdown, and half the items had sold out by our 8.30 booking.
The staff are always friendly but their system seemed a bit mixed up as we had to join their food order queue to be seated, despite having a booking, which seemed a bit odd.
It was also quite hard to hear what the waitress was saying through her mask - perhaps visors would have been better?
The food is nice. The Anchor staff were friendly. The place is ultra clean with good distancing and Covid restrictions and cleansing in place.
My only reason for the 4 rather than 5 stars, was that directions were absent. I queued at the bar waiting over 15 minutes (fair enough) but the to be told I should go around to the other bar. Waited there for 10 minutes to be told to find a table and come back to order food. An arrow stating’Food’ pointing to the other bar would’ve been helpful. But otherwise I would definitely recommend The Anchor, it is a nice pub with good food. A great place to stop.
Booked a table for 7.30 and on arrival was told that they only had tables left outside, in the rain. There was no space at all in the restaurant. Only table offered inside was in the bar, right in the corner by a fridge that glared a bright light the whole time. Seemed very chaotic and clearly over booked, not a great atmosphere at all. The food itself however was amazing, couldn’t fault that.
The Anchor has been a great support during lockdown with their takeaway meals and good to get a chance to be back inside to support them.
All 5 staff and ignored us when we walked in, although none of them were dealing with customers. We had booked. When we tried to get their attention, one of them said “Are you Ok?” After that, it got better and they were quite pleasant but it took 45 minutes for our very simple food to come. The menu is limited. Mainly burgers and things like that. We wondered if there was a chef there. The wine was massively over-priced. We won’t go back because neither the food nor the service was good enough. It’s a shame but it’s often like that in Oxford restaurants.
Nice meal, great to be able to sit outside.
Menu is simple, food was good, service was friendly
Sensibly they have put down gravel over their parking and added lots of tables under the shade to an awning. This has created a great socially distanced space. The food is great as always and the service fast and helpful.
The Anchor has nailed it- a lovely new outdoor area providing lots of well spaced tables and friendly staff who follow the guidelines enabling us to have a safe, enjoyable experience. Good to eat out again, looking forward to our next visit!
Great for a Sunday lunch and they have created a large external seating area in what was the old car park, which helps with abiding by the social distancing laws.
Great, quiet place for food and drink. Great for family, friends or dates, and close to Port Meadow so you can enjoy a walk after food/a drink.
We were keen to support the restaurant. They’ve really done wonders for the New outdoor dining area. The menu is a bit spare (no fish except fish chips) and I really missed the calamares, and service a bit chaotic, but it Was great to be back and we will return.
On the night we went, we booked a table outside as we had the dog, soon as we got to the pub it started to rain but we toughed it out, obtaining drinks were quite simple as with any other trip to a bar, we did notice the tables were left dirty for quite a while but that wasn't really an issue as we just sat on a table with no empties, with the rain we decided not to eat, but the food that we saw delivered to tables looked fantastic, in all very satisfied the staff are very helpful and it's a very nice place to go
Everything was perfectly acceptable (food, service, decor etc) but I wouldn’t necessarily want to spend that amount of money on somewhere that is acceptable.
It needs a bit of TLC and attention to detail - eg clean the mirror over the fire place, don't have dead plants on the tables. But always a dependable and welcoming place to which we will return.
Nice atmosphere but my friend's burger was undercooked, then replaced and the next still undercooked. My fish and chips were overcooked and dry. Waiter apologised and explained that the head chef was not there that week. Tea and coffee given without charge.
Chicken pie (and the mash) was sent back as cold and returned without any warming. Was taken from bill, but my wife still had no lunch!
Service was too slow and the olives hard. thye Butternut squash risotto was expensive ofr waht it was.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmm
I love the airy feel of The Anchor. The food was excellent and the waiters were very friendly and helpful.
The food was good, service was sooooo slow.
Waited at the bar to be seated with two little children. No one spoke to me for 5 minutes.
Ages to get service, had to chase for bill etc.
The staff were very helpful. A medium grade was given for noise. There was loud squawky music, but, when I mentioned it, it was changed and was also much quieter. The change was down to the staff being polite, cheerful and responsive.
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Super service. Not cloying but attentive. Good food at a reasonable price. We brought our baby and it was perfect for him.
Very enjoyable dining experience at The Anchor. High quality food but at a very good price, nice venue, good dining area, very attentive staff
The Anchor is rated 4 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.
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