The Coconut Tree Oxford

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£25 and under
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Sri Lankan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
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, 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: 1 December 2019

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

What 421 People Are Saying
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CO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

A bit of a wait to be seated and the service also rather slow. No real information given about the food. Overall quality of the food was a little below average. Dishes meant to be hot or warm were a little cold, some of the food was good but some was not. Cocktails were good. If you know what food and drink is good here then all is good, but beware if you are trying for the first time. Suggestion: come when it's not so busy/noisy, and select one or two dishes with a drink; repeat until you know the menu well, then I suspect you'll have a better experience.

a
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is consistent and generally good. It was a busy night and too noisy for us. Service was poor although staff pleasant. For example one of the dishes was not brought out and we were not offered plates to eat off!

F
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am going to recommend this to all my friends in Oxford - great vegan menu, reasonably priced & just very enjoyable. Our service was extremely friendly and it made for a great night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decor and ambience was very good, excellent music playlist. Unfortunately one dish was missed off our order and some dishes arrived a bit cold. Egg hopper was excellent and the brinjal also very good.

D
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and people, super for casual eating owing to tapas style, occasions and couples nights.

JP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cool decor and very nice staff. Food was a bit unremarkable though. We wanted to like it but were sad when we didn't.

BR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, good value. Helpful service.
We visited at lunchtime on the 2nd Jan so a bit quiet (not their fault). Will return.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to visit with an interesting menu. Who thought cocktails and Sri Lankan cuisine would go so well together. Friendly service always helps too.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant restaurant – really enjoyed it wonderful service. Wonderful service and very good value.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the team were friendly and provided great service and the food and value was outstanding! Will definitely come back to try more dishes. As a vegetarian, the range was really wide and varied. Great last meal of the year!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food great value with friendly and genuine staff that smiles even when they turned away from you!

Being picky one dish - the goat curry was slightly cold and for my wife a little salty. The only other issue was the tables in the middle are too close. I was knocked several times as people passed.

We had 8 dishes which were all fantastic and we have been eating Asian food for over 30 years on a regular basis.

Great cocktails and a lovely upbeat experience.

You need to open a restaurant in Kettering. You would do very well indeed.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a rainbow of flavours and quality fresh food

I’ll be back if ever in Oxford

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food at a great price. Also loads of delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Would definitely come again!

LD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding lunch, great service, great food & great prices. If you love Sri Lankan food this restaurant is a must 👍

NS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, amazing food, friendly staff, great for vegan options! LOVE IT!

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Accused by open table of NO SHOW. Kinda spoils the evening

BW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Lovely night out.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. The coconut tree has great food and great service. All in a buzzy and lovely atmospheres

SK
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Really enjoyed this place, the service was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back.

MM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not recommend this place enough as the food was amazing and the service was great too especially Sarah. Thank you

BN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant in every way. Great food and service. First time tried Sri Lankan good and it was was amaZing, highly recommended.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant just outside the centre of Oxford. The service was great; we weren't sure how much to order so the waitress gave us some advice (which turned out to be perfect). The food itself is delicious the devilled chicken wings and squid and prawn curry were particular favourites of ours.

KS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We had a great night but due to the last days of Students returning home it was full of groups which did understandably slow the service down.
Will return with friends.
Ken

SH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service. They were particularly helpfupl with allergies we had in our group which was great. It was perhaps a bit loud, particularly when considering the music selection.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, an explosion of flavours !! Cocktails were very sweet for our taste, the star of the night was Iman who recommended the right amount and the perfect combination of food. Would definitely recommend!

JG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food ideal for sharing so great fun. Great cocktails and nice beers

PW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food nice if a little over priced. Curried goat is excellent. Service was a little sloppy, forgetting a few dishes from our order.

LA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sri Lankan tapas where everything is delicious! The servers were really helpful at explaining the menu and almost everything was GLUTEN FREE (i am a coeliac and had no issue) and many veggie/vegan options! We really enjoyed it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great atmosphere, delicious food especially if vegan/veggie. Excellent value

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and very helpful staff!

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time!

SJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good All round
The food was excellent then you

FW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to go somewhere other than a high street chain. Fab food, great assortment of dished and flavours and good presentation. The virgin mojitos were exceptionally good. Nice relaxed vibe and friendly staff. The egg hopper and pumpkin squash dish (our favourite) would make a great light lunch.
The only negative is that we were encouraged to over order which made the bill a bit pricier than it needed to be although we did have a good assortment.

DM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe in the restaurant, good food, drinks and very friendly staff

BG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I booked a table for 4 friends for 7pm. One person arrived late. At 8.10 we were told we needed to vacate the table by 8.30pm for another group. We were not told about this in advance and it made the meal very rushed. The food was good. As there are many places in Oxford serving good food, I'm not sure I'd go back to the Coconut Tree again.

LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.....Gorgeous food and lovely staff as always!

JF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is fabulous and extremely reasonably priced.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and brilliant service ! Made our meal for 7 a highly memorable evening- thank you team 😊

L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, relaxed atmosphere, though noise levels were challenging for one of our party. Lovely food - vegetarian options especially good. Hoppers marvellous! Fab service, all serving staff very helpful and food with wine was really good value. We’ll be back!

H
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Amazing food & wonderful staff. We’ll be back!

DM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - amazing flavours, covered all our varied dietary requirements, and at £20pp, there was far more than our party of 6 could eat. Attentive staff who knew their stuff. Loved it. Thank you 😊