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Patio - The Oxen Bar & Grill, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

The Oxen Bar & Grill

3.8
3.8
50 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Take sanctuary from the street-level bustle and dive in to the flavours of local British cuisine, our all-day neighbourhood brasserie nestled at home in the Courtyard Oxford South Hotel. With leather snugs, Oxfordshire inspired details, exposed bricks, soft handwoven textures, this intimate Oxfordshire restaurant and bar is a perfect antidote to busy life. Featuring an open kitchen with a stone pizza oven, alfresco terrace dining, and an urban lounge bar.

The Oxen offers a super cool casual dining spot, for local inspired food, craft beers, wines, gins and cocktails. Our menus feature local produce from Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, with award winning rare breed longhorn steaks, freshly made pizzas, and seasonally inspired cuisine. Farm to plate at its best.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Pizzeria, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01865 671480
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Please get in touch with our reservations team at 01865671480 or reservations@courtyardoxfordsouth.com
  • Private party contact
    team@courtyardoxfordsouth.com: 01865 671480
  • Area
    Abingdon
  • Cross Street
    A4130
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary for all patrons
  • Public Transit
    From Didcot train station catch the Milton Park Shuttle which runs thought the day and drops you right on our door.The X2, X33 and X32 all stop on Milton park Bus stop B and we are a short walking distance.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • LOVEOXEN MEMBERSHIP

    Multiple dates available
    #LOVEOXEN MEMBERSHIP OFFERS FOLLOWING BENEFITS: 20% discount off food and drinks at The Oxen Free car parking Free use of co-working space Special discounts for event and meeting rooms for up to 150 pax Invitations to special events Special weekend rates for new, oversized bedrooms with modern amenities Invitation to free networking events Special member only offers Free Wi-Fi.

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

50 Reviews
  1. Sazz

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This review is based on the Sunday Carvery. The soup was pleasant, but lukewarm. Main course was verging on unpleasant, with very odd tasting soft roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and parsnip - they all tasted kind of soapy! The cheese was good though. Not an experience I will be repeating any time soon.

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  2. sliverfox

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was “OK”. If I stay at the Courtyard again I will be looking to eat elsewhere.

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  3. Fishhead

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Our meal was spoilt initially by a very noisy Christmas Party in the bar. After they had gone and things had quietened down, the food was unfortunately uninspiring. The options for a vegetarian were minimal, and the sweet potato salad that my wife ordered was very disappointing (quite difficult to find the tiny bits of sweet potato, and was therefore mainly lettuce). The serving staff were kind enough to take the cost of the salad off of our bill, but it was a disappointing experience nonetheless.

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  4. MarkM

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    my worst experience ever, it started as we arrived with the server stating that they where not ready due to breakfast over running, no water offered so asked for coffee while we waited told to make it our selves via a machine, waited 20 minutes before we could start with the carvery. we helped our selves too under cook cauliflower cheese with a water base and a thick layer of cheese on top, followed by mixed parsnips and carrots roasted to an inch of there lives. we moved on to the roast potatoes as stated by the sign above them but found chips they looked like chips and they smelt like chips. we where told by the server that they where potato wedges because the roast potatoes had not been delivered the day before ? we moved on to the meat section which was pork loin, rear beef, and chicken. all tasted good . gravy was on the side no other condiment's on offer, we ordered a bottle of white wine it was opened before it was bought to the table no taste offered when I went to pour the wine the bottle was warm two servers when ran around like headless chickens to find a ice bucket and ice this bid not in prove the wine or the food in any way. we did not try the bread and butter pudding due to lumpy custard. offered 20% off final bill. and it will be my final bill due to a large group of Muslim males who i believe are staying at the hotel felt it was ok to stare at my 14 year old daughter and wife and make comments about them in the car park. i would recommend any one to give this venue a very wide berth,

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Basically we got what we paid for. It was cheap but The food was very poor quality. Meat was ok but all the vegetables were frozen veg. Not nice. Roast potatoes looked suspiciously like chunky chips. Yorkshires hadn’t seen an oven. They were soft & soggy. The white wine was warm. The best bit was the bread & butter pudding. Even though it’s cheap won’t be coming back.

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  6. Barbf

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at oxen bar and grill (carvery) twice both time's myself and partner have enjoyed it very much so it will be a regular thing it certainly is a really lovely place to eat staff are really nice and friendly

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  7. Rk123

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea, but coffee provided is instant coffee and not great!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cant fault anything ...amazing service ...food excellent I loved the lemon cheesecake...to the cheese and crackers roast and great you can have unlimited coffee and tea ect...great value for money x

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  9. ChrisE

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Even though we were a late booking the quality of the food was still very good and plentiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful, thank you

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  10. Gnomes24

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked online for Sunday lunch - really easy system, Restaurant easy to find and actually smaller than I expected. However this was a bonus as the atmosphere was calm and mostly adults. I liked the buffet style, plenty of choice for all courses. I don't have dietary requirements and I am not vegetarian/vegan so cannot comment on their choices for the carvery. Amazing value for money, and will definitely eat there in the future.

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The Oxen Bar & Grill is rated 3.8 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Oxen Bar & Grill

Milton Gate, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4TX

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    A4130
  • Area
    Abingdon
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Pizzeria, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary for all patrons
  • Public Transit
    From Didcot train station catch the Milton Park Shuttle which runs thought the day and drops you right on our door.The X2, X33 and X32 all stop on Milton park Bus stop B and we are a short walking distance.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 671480
  • Catering
    <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Please get in touch with our reservations team at 01865671480 or reservations@courtyardoxfordsouth.com
  • Private party contact
    team@courtyardoxfordsouth.com: 01865 671480
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