The Kitchen

4.5
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312 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Our Grade II listed Country Eating House offers you contemporary dining in a glorious setting. Its a place where you can discover that long, lazy, luxurious weekend feeling, indulge your passions for fine food and simply relax, unwind and enjoy. We are entirely independent .... and proud of it.

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

Special Offers

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Hi there, if you would like to make a booking for Mother's Day, Please call us on 01295 690615. Many Thanks, The Kitchen

Sunday, 22 March, 2020

What 312 People Are Saying
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ME
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, the brownie was outstanding because it was so unusual in taste flavour and presentation. Outstanding service and would highly recommend.

t
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The menu albeit good seemed limited and didn't appear to reflect a Valentine romantic dining experience.

RF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and brilliant night out. Definitely recommend to anyone.

CP
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always like this restaurant and food was super. We often walk too it too during the summer.

RF
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We booked a table for 5 after being told that this restaurant was very good. We ordered the mushroom and goat cheese starter which was over salted and not pleasant. The Jerusalem artichoke soup was too sweet and the pork scratching where too crunchy. My husband had the game pie for mains and the pastry was undercooked and tasted of flour. We had 3 cod mains which was average and bland. We've definitely had better food than this. The restaurant was also very expensive for what we had. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful, she was lovely.

CG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entirely reliable for very good food and great service. Comfortable seating, eclectic and charming crockery, silverware and... linen napkins. My go to place for a relaxed meal.

ES
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience with amazing food and service. Would highly recommend.

JL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining colleagues from the US, great that we could talk discreetly and hear each other. They loved the look and the whole ambience. The food was lovely, dietary requirements were easily satisfied from the standard menu, all courses were delicious. Perfect.

JB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening great service lovely food. Thank you.

D
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good ambiance. Friendly service. Excellent food. We will return.

SH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. We were made welcome and felt comfortable. We will return. Cheers 😊

ME
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious especially the parsnip soup and pumpkin gnocchi, the staff were really friendly and it was such a lovely atmosphere - we are still talking about what an unexpectedly great evening we had and can't recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back :)!

JL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well balanced menu, delicious food, lovely atmosphere and just the right level of service all made for the perfect lunchtime catch up with old friends. We all had empty plates and all smugly declined the desert menu, which looked very tasty.
Definitely worthy of revisits.

MP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & staff were extremely helpful & accommodating to my party needs. A most enjoyable evening spent with friends.

SC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say staff are very friendly the food was great and I would go again

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal, friendly service, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!

A
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, lovely place to visit! Prefect Sunday.

MT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Setting was excellent and food was absolutely superb... the only negative was that the staff could have been more attentive, for example we had to wait 15 mins to order a drink as opposed to being offered one when we were given the menu...

JD
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After attending a fashion event with Sarah Gray Image we stayed on for lunch. Service was attentive and friendly and we enjoyed our lunches - Rabbit for me and a chicken and chive pie for my sister. Both delicious! I am sure we will be back.

NE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was delicious. Relaxed, welcoming and warm environment. Will definitely be going back to try more dishes!

S
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Good beer. Family well looked after including family member allergy.

Noise level (3 out of 4) based on own families noise. Otherwise 2/4.

Thank you The Kitchen.

RS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and amazing food. Will definitely be going back

LS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food served by friendly staff in a lovely environment, what more could you want, we loved it!

V
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch with the family, nice relaxed ambience and good service. Roast beef was superb. Great choice on the menu.

W
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

AF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

m
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch. The beef was immense, the best ever. Highly recommended. Will be going back next week for sure!

LD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our family Sunday lunch at the Kitchen. Food was sensational and the service was faultless. Highly recommend.

D
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and friendly staff, fish pie was very nice. Will definitely go back

H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

RL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great value, lovely atmosphere, very helpful staff

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

DP
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time here. Lamb was delicious. Pannacotta v. Good indeed. Fish cakes tasty. Good bistro/pub restaurant. Looking forward to going again

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely location, friendly staff. Well worth a visit!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sublime. Gorgeous garden

TB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was AMAZING! the service was really good. a bit expensive but will be back again.

CV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Had the prawn & fish curry 2 nights running it was so good.

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, lovely place and ambience. Very reasonable price. Service was a little slow at times but overall well worth it. Would go again

EF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.