We are just minutes from M40 junctions 10 or 11, near Banbury.
We only select, prepare and serve you the absolute best food and drink we can source; mainly from local food heroes; some from our own Kitchen Garden.
Everything is freshly prepared here, in our Kitchens, by our team of amazing chefs.
We look forward to welcoming you soon
Delicious food served by friendly staff in a lovely environment, what more could you want, we loved it!
Excellent Sunday lunch with the family, nice relaxed ambience and good service. Roast beef was superb. Great choice on the menu.
We had a lovely evening at the Kitchen celebrating mine and my twins birthday. The ambience is lovely furnishings are soft and comfortable I particularly like how clean the windowsills and windows are as these are often forgotten. The staff are super fast and efficient, especially the bar man who cannot do enough for you.
Gorgeous meal thank you & attentive service. Portions were ample. I opted for the salmon fish cakes & pannacotta for dessert. Both were excellent, but the dessert was divine. Worth a journey.
Amazing Sunday lunch. The beef was immense, the best ever. Highly recommended. Will be going back next week for sure!
We really enjoyed our family Sunday lunch at the Kitchen. Food was sensational and the service was faultless. Highly recommend.
Lovely food and friendly staff, fish pie was very nice. Will definitely go back
This was a completely random but totally successful lunch choice - location chosen so we could meet friends halfway, otherwise 100 mile trip for one or the other. Other significant factor was the 'dog-friendly' element. Could not have been happier. Very casual atmosphere, however food was absolutely excellent, staff very professional and several well-behaved dogs in evidence. Two of us had the roast beef and it was pronounced the best every. ( Apparently from HMQ's supplier). Absolutely terrific.
Excellent food, great value, lovely atmosphere, very helpful staff
Delicious meal in stylish yet comfortable surroundings with excellent service. Everything was perfect and we particularly enjoyed the medallions of beef which almost melted in the mouth they were so tender! Look forward to returning for a cosy autumn supper!
First time here. Lamb was delicious. Pannacotta v. Good indeed. Fish cakes tasty. Good bistro/pub restaurant. Looking forward to going again
We enjoyed our second visit within a week. Compared with the first Sunday, the Friday of the Bank Holiday weekend was quiet so service was faster. But the food remains consistently good and the surroundings very pleasant. This is now our default lunch break on our journeys between Derbyshire and Surrey.
Great food, lovely location, friendly staff. Well worth a visit!
Food was sublime. Gorgeous garden
the food was AMAZING! the service was really good. a bit expensive but will be back again.
Great food. Had the prawn & fish curry 2 nights running it was so good.
Excellent food, lovely place and ambience. Very reasonable price. Service was a little slow at times but overall well worth it. Would go again
Delicious lunch in a lovely pub. Very friendly service. Service seemed a little slow with bringing our food out but this may have been because we were so hungry! Highly recommend.
Great food, great service. Good value for money considering the quality of the food, definitely recommend.
I seldom write reviews and having spent 20 years in the restaurant biz I am always sympathetic in my approach. My wife and I (a professional chef) had a great experience here which far exceeded our expectations. Great service and very good food - well thought out dishes delicious and hot - hate luke warm food - and good value.
Well done guys good job!
Charming staff, very good food, very comfortable space. We left feeling well fed and well looked after.
Love the food every time we've been and the music tonight was very good . Happily recommend to everyone we know
Lamb was lush, great sauce, nice and relaxed.
Will deffo visit again.
Excellent service from all staff , food excellent apart from ice cream portion which there was only enough to eat in one mouthful . Lovely place already recommended to friends . We will definitely be returning .
This was my second visit to the Kitchen. The first time I went for lunch with friends and we all enjoyed it very much. I had a cod dish (with turmeric, potatoes and asparagus - I can't remember exactly) and it was delicious. I went back on Saturday night with my partner and was quite disappointed. I had a fish curry - which had lots of fish in it - but was a bit rich and didn't have enough vegetables with it. He had a really quite expensive ok burger (£16). They were running an early evening offer which we missed (!) but it meant that the place was quite busy and noisy and the acoustics meant that it was difficult for my partner to hear me across the table! Service was good but overall we were disappointed this time. :(
PS The UBU beer was excellent!
Great food and choice of wine in a relaxing atmosphere, great garden too
Food was perfectly alright. Service was friendly but rather vague and lacking focus. Car park well signed, actual restaurant then hard to find. Blameless but unremarkable
Lovely little place and excellent food. We had a great time!
Food expensive for what we received. Lack of service once meal was finished. Nobody came to see if coffee/liquors were required
Food is excellent staff are friendly and look after you without being over the top friendly . Myself and my partner love every dish we've eaten highly recommend a visit
Really great food in a lovely environment. The menu is not huge but there are always several things you want! They're great with kids too.
We've have been meaning to eat here for ages, finally managed it over the Bank Holiday.
Booking was easy( but no confirmation email), so phoned them up - very helpful, all ok.
Arrived early, but let us have the table straight away, got some drinks - bliss.
Very relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, staff were young and extremely nice and friendly.
Menu was compact and interesting, spoilt for choice.
Starters were superb, spring Ham Hock salad and Cheesy Balls (already a favourite) - mains better still, my partner had Slow roasted Spring lamb, I had a Guinea Fowl pie - magnificent!!
Highly recommended, off the beaten track and better for it.
Great for two - we're bringing friends next time....
Excellent food.. highly recommended
Will definitely visit again
Nice vegan options.
Staff were very lovely and friendly.
Very child friendly with high chair in place for us when we arrived.
as with all restaurants it would be very helpful to have a low carbohydrate high fat option or two on the Menu
Expensive for what it was and poor ambience
We had a lovely meal with our family. The roast was fantastic and the starters delicious.
First visit to the The Kitchen - which is located in a lovely little, picturesque village just outside Banbury. There is a car park, but parking is quite limited as The Kitchen is clearly a popular venue on Sunday's. The Pub is quaint with a nice atmosphere and the lunch tables are scattered around - rather than in a separate room. The food was well cooked and wine was good - had the service been better I would rate The Kitchen higher. We waited for about 15 minutes after we arrived before we called a waiter to take an order although we had been seen. We also had a long wait for the bill before we again had to summon the waiter. Having said that, the waiters were very nice - !
The KItchen menu is rather limited, but the food when it came was really well presented and exceptional in taste. We visited on a fairly quiet lunchtime.
Reviews can often vary with the choices made by diners. Two of our party were very satisfied whilst the choice of fish cakes chosen by two of us were less favourable. The fish cakes were well filled but dry and would have been improved by a generous sauce. The menu is quite limited so choice was difficult. The price is high for the product received and so not very good value for money. The sticky toffee pudding was particularly disappointing. Rubbery texture and rather rigid clotted cream served alongside did not improve things whereas a good butterscotch sauce might have helped.