The Oxford Blue

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Contemporary British
The Oxford Blue dates back to the 1800’s. Originally two game keepers cottages, it was then converted into a traditional Inn and has served the local community ever since, in a number of different guises.
Acquired in 2015 by Chef Proprietor, Steven Ellis, the property has undergone a magnificent transformation marrying the finest elements of tradition with modern practicalities and comfort.
Our dishes are based upon tradition and comfort, yet presented with a modern twist. We are working with some of the United Kingdom’s most established suppliers to ensure that we use only the highest quality ingredients.

Special Offers

Sunday lunch from £24

On Sundays, as well as the À la Carte menu The Oxford Blue offer two traditional roasts… just to make it special for you! Roast Dingley Dell Pork Chop £24
Served with Charred Hispi Cabbage, Grelot Onion and Caramelised Apple or Aged Beef Sirloin £25 Served with Braised Shallot, Glazed Carrot and Yorkshire Pudding

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 January 2020

Ends: 14 February 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

Lunch: 2/3 courses £25/£30

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 January 2020

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Wed-Sat 12:00-14:00

Tasting menu 5 courses for £65pp

...enjoy a wonderful menu showcasing Oxford Blues favourites so far with optional wine pairing £45pp - 5 glasses of wine paired

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 January 2020

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30
Wed-Thu 12:00-14:15 18:30-21:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Wed - Thu 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:30PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What 698 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Amazing quality, interesting combinations and nice to know the story behind what we were being served. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. A fab place to go for Sunday lunch

TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent in every way, with an unexpected and very enjoyable experience - a special place that will have us returning and bringing visitors with us

d
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, always recommending friends and family.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been for lunch several times now and are never disappointed, it's amazing, thank you.

SL
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in both taste and presentation. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.

j
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loverly food, !st class service, very nice restaurant and bar. My only consern was the piped in pop music did not suit this restaurant. May I sujest some light classical or Jaz.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with lovely selection of game dishes. Perfect for a lazy lunch by the fire with the dog.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, we have been before,, always a interesting menu and best quality, Liam was excellent he looked after us superbly

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here was really great, lovely flavours, well presented and well executed.
Service was amazing from Liam, so friendly, funny and great banter.
Vibe was relaxed but special. We aren’t from the area but I’d definitely go back if we end up there again. Thank you!

DL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular every time in every aspect. Great food, great ambiance, very good attentive personal service, great attention to detail. A special place to celebrate and enjoy a great meal!

CS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service I could not fault and the restaurant was beautiful, warm and welcoming

SH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exemplary the staff are excellent at making you feel the most welcomed guest in the restaurant
The food was superb as always ,
This is my third visit over the last 6 months each time the staff and food have been amazing
Thank you

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great premium restaurant. Don’t be put off by the pub label. Oxford Blue is everything more than just but a pretty gastro-pub. The food, service, atmosphere and staff were of the highest standard. Oxford Blue beats many 1 Michelin star restaurants I’ve dined at. Thank you Liam, Liz and all staff.

PF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent lunch at The Oxford Blue. Staff are very friendly, food is delicious. Highlight of the meal for me was the Tartlet dessert, although the starter of Shellfish Rarebit came a close second. Try the bubbly from Windsor Great Park - much better than Prosecco !

JL
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, exceptional food and highly recommended to all

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most fantastic evenings ever, lovely food and so well presented. Staff had so much love and passion for the restaurant and dishes produced

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and very warming environment. The food was great especially the shellfish rarebit. Our server made excellent recommendations. Sufficient time was given between meals to enjoy chats and drinks. We had the opportunity to see the kitchen before leaving. Fantastic experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Liz and Liam for making us feel very welcome. Explaining the local use of produce and such great warmth of welcome and throughout service thank you. We will return, regularly.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and such lovely service

O
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible dining experience from start to finish. We had the warmest of greetings as we walked through the door. Having arrived early we sat at the bar there we were served some fantastic venison balls I commented to my wife that this was going to be a great place to eat . we were given plenty of time to make our selections. As we worked our way through our three courses we were blown away by how fantastic each course was not only in presentation but also in taste. When we asked for the bill it came with a small slab of home made chocolate with salted caramel and nuts this was also fantastic and a nice way to finish the meal.Thank you to all of the staff from front of house to the kitchen you are incredible. when I return to Windsor I will be booking this restaurant again

RW
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a beautiful meal just before Christmas in this lovely pub. Calling it a pub doesn’t do it justice. The bar is beautiful but it really is a very good restaurant.
The food was terrific. They sell seasonal produce a lot of which is sourced locally. Game from Windsor Great Park is clearly a speciality and the haunch of venison was delightful. So tens and tasty.
Between my wife and our friends we had pigs trotter, confit of pheasant with Foie Gras and shellfish to start. The only quibble was the shellfish came in a box. Just serve it on a plate!
We had mallard, the aforementioned venison and beef for main. All very well cooked with great side dishes.
The macaron and the ice cream were stand out desserts.
Not the cheapest meal in the world - £160 per head including wine, aperitifs and dessert wine, but worth every penny
Only slight quibble is the noise. The room has wooden floors and low ceilings. There are no curtains and not that many soft furnishings. We were sat close to a party of eight. They were quite loud and that made it difficult for our party of four to hear what what each other were saying.
Altogether though, a terrific meal and we would certainly visit again.

MM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with a buzzing ambiance. If I am to be ultra critical service f rom main course to desert was a little slow, but the food was so good it didn’t matter.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome as coats were taken. We were given the option of going straight to the table or having drinks at the bar which was a welcome change to being rushed in and out at some other eateries. Waitress service excellent and very informative, even convincing our seasoned fellow guest to change his order as her description was more appealing than the menu listing. Drinks were topped up without us even noticing and not with the intention of us re-ordering either....even my water (pregnant)!!
Food absolutely superb. Delicious, quality ingredients and good portions. I expected dainty portions but was pleasantly full after a start and a main. Still managed a pud though! Beautifully presented food and a little map explaining where each ingredient was sourced from.

CH
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite restaurant. Amazing food, always the loveliest service, and every little detail is thought of. Thank you again, Oxford Blue!

AD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend this restaurant if you want a special treat. The Tiramisu Souffle was amazing!!

T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is fantastic but though very willing, the service is lacking a little. It was fairly busy but wine and other drinks took too long to arrive. 15-20 mins on average every time.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and experience. We were there until gone midnight and there was no pushing to leave. Amazing food - tiramisu soufflé being the highlight. Everything was excellent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most faultless experiences of my life. I’ve never been welcomed at the door in a pub ( and with a huge smile) and this happy, considered service continues throughout our wonderful lunch. This team should be so proud of what they’ve created. Everything has been thought through for maximum customer satisfaction BUT the staff also seem happy and fulfilled.

Lunch was exceptionally good: a delicious carafe of Rioja, a wonderful pheasant breast in a velouté with terrific vegetables and for me, from the excellent vegan menu, a full-flavoured dahl with a poached carrot and pickled carrot ribbons.

We would go back in a heartbeat and will when we next have the opportunity. Hugely recommended.

Thank you to all at The Oxford Blue - we will long remember this happy lunch.

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal and staff really good . Fantastic experience, we will come back

F
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The quality of the food is good. However, the truffle pasta was too overcooked for me. The service was good but we waited a long time to order dessert and pay. The location is amazing.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent as always but the service was very poor. Throughout the evening the majority of staff were receiving training and guidance from just two experienced staff members, so as the restaurant became busier the service slowed considerably. We waited along time for the mains to be cleared and then another long wait for the desserts to be offered by which time we lost patience and asked for the bill (which again we waited for). Surely all staff should be trained and up to speed before service commences, it felt like we were part of a training exercise which isn't acceptable at this level.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, full of flavour an nicely presented. Service very good attention to detail!

IB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food and environment. Would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The location and the food were both amazing, but unfortunately the service was very slow! We waited quite a lot for our courses to come and we had empty water glasses most of the time.

LT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Oxford Blue to celebrate a birthday and was not disappointed. Service was fantastic. The food was utterly delicious and we are now seriously considering returning for Christmas.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely venue and the food was nice just not really worth the price for me. Have spent that money else where and been blown away but here I wasn’t. Plus I didn’t realise how meat orientated it was, just two options for the vegan main.

If you love eating poor dear, pheasant and any other animal then this is probably the place for you. Good service and a nice venue.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food excellent but service made the whole experience really frustrating. 3 hours for a two course meal, continually waiting for either food or drinks. Waitress was very pleasant but just so slow

l
London
39 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best roast beef I’ve ever eaten, really really good. Desserts truly fab too.
Some things were a bit OTT (map of supplier locations rolled and put into a shot case along with a feather - nooooo! )
Beautiful (if very fragile) glasses but really cheap cruets (need good solid ones with Peugeot mechanisms).
Poor selection of beverage for those who don’t drink alcohol - only one choice Estrella beer not my personal favourite but suggest host looks at drinks that Sexy Fish do (and bet margins on these are good)
I would def go again though as food is so very good

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Location and atmosphere is good. But It is not just good enough for food and service.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have given a very positive review on Trip Adviser already, could not find fault with the place and will be returning