The Coconut Tree Oxford

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200 reviews
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Sri Lankan
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Spicy
Enjoy the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality & cuisine, our dishes are rich in Ceylon spices with recipes going back generations from our very own parents kitchens. Try a traditional Hopper, Kotthu and Devilled dishes, mix them with our tapas style menu. Spoil yourself with our Cocotails, beers & fine wines. We’re known for groups and celebration. Oxford interiors feature exposed brickwork and The Coconut Tree signature 'penny bar' as well as an enclosed rear garden.

Special Offers

Sharing Feast 2 persons: 5 dishes, Sweet & Drink £20 p/p

2 Cocotails – ‘Rio Rumble’ or ‘Not So Cosmo’ or choose on the day
2 Hoppers
1 Kotthu - veg, cheese, beef or chicken
2 Tapas dishes – choose from:
*Dahl - red lentils cooked in coconut cream. *Pineapple Curry. *Cashew Nuts - with green peas soaked in coconut cream. *Clay Pot Fish - Slow cooked Tuna in Gorka spices. *Goat Curry - slow cooked cuts of goat in Jaffna spices with potato. * Black Pork.

2 sweets

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 2 people

Starts: 23 October 2018

Ends: 24 April 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:00-23:00

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SD
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent food overall with good value and quantity for money, especially in Oxford. The food is flavourful and visually, well presented, right level of spice.

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J
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been raving about the Coconut Tree to anyone who will listen; fantastic food, value for money, friendly staff, and great ambience.

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TD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

really nice layout, good lighting food was amazing, cocktails great. had a bit of an ussie with the service not bringing drinks we ordered and had to be reminded twice. But well worth the wait.

Food was on time, hot and tasty.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t look much from the outside but walk in and everything looked perfect for valentines. Very friendly greeting, great cocktails while we waited for our table and a full run through of the menu as we hadn’t eaten Sri Lankan food before. When the food came the flavours and variety were amazing. The food can be spicy so ask the staff the best options for full range of spices as we did. As we were only visiting I don’t think we will eat there again but because of the quality and flavours I wish we had The Coconut Tree in Grantham. Amazing thankyou

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was excellent and the small sharing dishes mean that you get to try lots of different things! The dishes vary in spice levels but are all really flavourful and the sides (hopper, roti and rice) all do a good job of quelling the more fiery dishes. We particularly enjoyed the devilled squid so if you enjoy spicy food, I’d give it a try.

The staff were so lovely and helpful, explained how it worked and made recommendations. It was busy even though we went on a Wednesday night so it’s very popular and not without reason! We’ll definitely be coming back to try the other half of the menu 😋

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Given the number of five star reviews we consciously lowered our expectations before going, however, we needn’t have. The food was absolutely delicious (order lots and share!) and the staff lovely. We will certainly return.

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d
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit on a recommendation. Great layout which helped the atmosphere, service friendly informative but not pushy. Food was superb and filling , great value will go back

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L
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Visited the Coconut Tree for the first time. Really nice atmosphere & extremely busy. Unfortunately, because it was so busy the service was very slow & it took over an hour for our food to be served after we ordered. Once the food came it was very nice. Would visit again though as food was so good.

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R
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had to wait over an hour for the food. Dishes came trickling in then a deluge but absolutely delicious.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

super cool little restaurant. amazing sri lankan food with cool staff who are there for your experience! great place will definitely be going back there

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TR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All excellent. The only criticism was the music being played. Bit too Rap for my taste and a little loud. More traditional Sri Lankan music would be good.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food is excellent. Sorry that Sri Lankan beer had run out, but we found the meal fresh and delicious.

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BB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great, friendly staff and delicious food! Really interesting flavour combinations and good portions! You will not leave hungry. Will definitely go back as there was so much on the menu I wanted to try!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came across an advert in the local ocelot free magazine, my partner and myself decided to book a table. We travelled to the restaurant as I don’t live in Oxford, due to bad weather we arrived late, and the staff were excellent and very accommodating, we never tried Sri Lankan food before, and were not disappointed, the food was so tasty and very filling, cocktails were good!! The whole experience was fantastic, and good value for money.
We will be returning ASAP and will certainly highly recommend this lovely little restaurant to anyone.
A big thank you to the staff, for making us feel so welcome.

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MS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was quite good, but some of the dishes were cold in the middle or lukewarm, a shame really as they were quite tasty. I have since read that as street food, the food is often cooked in batches at beginning of day. So reheated then, by microwave or other means, to order ? Disappointing.....

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MB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this restaurant. It was nice having staff willing to offer assistance with food choices and genuinely interested in how you found the meal

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l
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the 20GBP per person selection and the food was fantastic! Very different cuisine, the cocktails were amazing but the best feature of the restaurant is the staff! I would happily suggest that they are the friendliest, funniest, most helpful waiting staff in Oxford. We will definitely return.

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H
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Sri Lankan cuisine food gave us a hint of this. The ambiance was lovely and the staff all very helpful. The cost was reasonable and the choice enough and varied. We would return sooner if we could. If you like Asian food you must try it.

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JO
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the restaurant and it did not disappoint. The staff were really helpful with allergy advice and explained the menu well. The food arrived very promptly and it was delicious. The Dhal was fabulous and so was the pineapple baduma. We will be coming again!

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely place recommended!

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CB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First time visitor on Sat night, for date night......it won't be the last. Angus spoke us through the muni, deals and drinks, an absolute credit to The Coconut Tree.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue and food, will definitely be back!

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MC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to The Coconut Tree. Worth the walk out of the centre of Oxford. Food was delicious! Will be back

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous food as always, but they were very busy, waited a long time to be asked for a drinks order and then had to chase it up as took so long to come. This happened twice. The staff are very friendly and helpful though and the food never disappoints!! Will definitely be going back again.

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Over an hours wait for food, wrong order and food was very average. Shame, as we were really looking forward to coming here.

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the evening with great staff attention and service. The spicier dishes were excellent, but some - such as the cashew nut dish, dahl, and fried squares of cheese were quite bland to our tastes. Good fun to go though and we'd certainly go back.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very friendly restaurant with good food. We enjoyed ourselves greatly.

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JL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Just as nice as before, yummy food, lovely helpful staff, a very nice place to eat out.

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JT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some items were not available at 7.30 pm but otherwise fantastic and we haeartily recommend it and will be returning soon.

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L
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous evening tasting some of a wide selection of dishes with a nice mocktail. Good friendly service.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for our big group who were mainly vegetarian!

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ZS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food in a warm, welcoming setting. We really enjoyed sharing several of the dishes - the dhal and spicy battered mushrooms were particularly lovely. The nonalcoholic passion fruit mojito was also amazing!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service was a little slow but acceptable. Very friendly staff

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MC
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food great service excellent value would highly recommend.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great taste, great service. Very helpful with which bus to catch to get home!

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AG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice and special dishes! Dont miss out to try meny dishes!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service, very noisy though. Fun experience.

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CT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fancied a meal out and a friend had recommended The Coconut Tree. We had a good evening in a lively atmosphere. It was our first time so tried lots of different dishes. Next time I will stick to veggie as I preferred those. Great service.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great mix of unfamiliar but really tasty dishes. Helped through the menu and had the right amount to have a very pleasant lunch. Just a bit quiet as most people out Xmas shopping. Will definitely be going back soon

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GR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really interesting food... Great staff. We ordered way too much but we're given nice little boxes to take extra with us. Will absolutely go again!! Brilliant for Gluten free. Ya!

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