The Oxford Blue

4.8
399 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Wed–Sat 12:00–14:15
Wed, Thu 18:30–21:30
Fri, Sat 18:30–22:00
Sun 12:00–17:00
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Phone number
01753 861954
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Steven Ellis
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Catering
Contemporary British
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

So imagine this, you are sat in the most beautiful wine attic, surrounded by fine wines, your own bar and a view across the countryside tasting Steven’s tasting menu, where he will showcase his love for local produce and give you a real taste of the country.

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Special Offers

Christmas menu £65pp

Christmas Menu for £65 this will be running from Saturday 1 December for lunch and Dinner, also for Sunday lunch. We are closed from Monday 24 December and reopen on New Years eve.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 December 2018

Ends: 23 December 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00
Wed-Thu 12:00-12:15 18:30-21:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-12:15 18:30-22:00

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: 1 April 2018

Ends: 19 October 2018

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

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Wed - Thu 6:30PM - 6:30PM 6:45PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 6:30PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 10:00PM

What 399 People Are Saying
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JW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, such good service and superb food. Will definitely go again.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal and we couldn't fault it in any way. The food, service and ambience were exceptional.

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A
Bristol
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food was made with fresh ingredients

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N
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit and once again service and the quality of the meal has been exceptional. The service is attentive but not intrusive, efficient but not hurrying and the staff are friendly. The meal portions are just right and delicious. They also check for any food allergies. Desserts should not be missed! Fabulous!!

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CG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food and the set lunch is excellent value. Will definitely return when in area

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RS
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly fantastic meal. Exceptional food, brilliant wines, great service. Can’t be faulted.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today I think we found our new favourite restaurant. The food was amazing and the service could not have been better.

If you are looking for top quality cuisine and service, but without the pretentiousness, this could very likely be the restaurant for you.

We will definitely return soon.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Oxford Blue. The first visit set a very high bar and so our expectations were at that level. Although good our second visit just did not match up. We had a very late afternoon booking 5pm and it felt that way as the service was not quite as sharp (table was cleared very slowly after courses and especially at the end which is one of my pet hates in a restaurant) the food appeared a little end of service as well with luke warm dry yorkshire puddings and very fatty pork chops.

I may be appearing a little over critical here but when you are paying top dollar you expect a certain level of delivery.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I requested the river view !
Which not being next to a river was a large ask ! But when I arrived a lovely picture of a summer river bank adorned the window of my seat ! My date was hopelessly impressed ! She was even more impressed when she realised I had booked the Oxford blue and not the pub next door where she had been waiting for ten minutes ! The service is really very good ! The food is stylish and beautifully cooked ! Not the sunday lunch I was expecting but the beef wellington was superb and the roast potatoes and Yorkshire everything you could want I.e crispy ! The little touch’s made a huge difference and despite being a no desert person I just really wanted to see what they would do ! Stunning and worth a two spoons option if you dont usually indulge.

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ZO
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and warm, very professional at all times and the food was absolutely fantastic. You get what you pay for. In the top 3 meals I have ever eaten. Superb. Will be back.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had lunch on the saturday out on the balcony. I don't say this often but it was just PERFECT. Relaxed yet attentive service. Amazing attention to detail and presentation of food. Great wine. Beautiful food with just a little touch of 'drama'. Well worth it to get out of town a little bit to get away from the bustle of central Windsor. The interior is super cosy and cute, but if its a sunny day I would recommend the balcony- just perfect for lunch!

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S
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a very enjoyable evening meal. With excellent service from the outset, our waiter knew exactly what was going on. For us, the food was a little richer / traditional than we are used to but still excellent. Will return.

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N
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend who had just visited the Windsor area. Our expectations ran high based on what we were told. Oxford Blue didn't disappoint! Ambiance was terrific. Food & service were exceptional.

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CW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our third visit.
The first time was on our own to try it out. Table for two in the window. Wonderful. Very impressed.
The second visit was to treat a special cousin of my wife, who is used to eating in many top class restaurants. He was very impressed and we know that he has taken other guests since.

This time was for a treat for a special friend and her husband on her birthday. Again a great experience.
Brilliant Food. Wonderful, Friendly Service. Lovely Setting. Again they were very impressed and made sure that they took a card for future use.

Thank you.

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W
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

WE have been several times the staff are young and very enthusiastic the food is fine without being fancy the serves are good and overall we are a fan

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CD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, the attention to detail was outstanding. Lovely little touches which made it even more special. Would recommend to everyone that appreciates wonderful food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic visit, a firm favourite now when we visit our daughter at uni for lunch. Delicious food and such amazing ambiance, well done and thank you.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing service from start to finish. Nice relaxed setting but service and food of a Michelin level.

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service,great food, nice atmosphere.
It’s true in restaurants as in life you get what you pay for!
This establishment is definitely due for a star so get in now while you can!
Would highly recommend!!

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j
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening here for my husband's birthday. The service, food and ambience was exceptional. Special mention to Hannah our waitress who went out of her way to make our evening special. Would highly recommend and we will definitely return for our next special occasion.

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d
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard good reports of the Oxford Blue and it did not disappoint. Excellent service, sublime food and a lovely setting/ambience. All the little things that so many pubs get wrong were just right - this place is a gem, the flavours and quality are top drawer.

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S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Oxford Blue and this was even better than the first time. Exceptional service and wonderful food combined in this instance with a lovely view across the countryside. Add to that good proper local beer and a fine wine list and I can’t think I’ve had a better meal in a long time

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional engagement by the staff from the moment of arrival. Warm friendly and genuine. The servers are knowledgeable and efficient. A delightful experience as before. Well done

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanatasic place, best food and service we’be had in the area!

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MM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Windsor. Fantastic seasonal menu... it's a must!

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JM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to have a delicious meal with great service. Just right for a special occasion or just a lunch time treat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We will be back!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurante Top en Windsor, muy recomendable

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l
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. Will definitely be back

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KR
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

a bit too try hard but was a good meal and I’d go again. I am a proper foody so had a few wee observations.

Deep fried oysters depress me. My Bream wasn’t as fresh as I exoected, and was a little over done, by my wife’s Hake was perfect.

Don’t wast your money on sides; we hardly touched them and the cider bread was too hearty and the butter too salty.

The menu was a bit wintery and it was nice to see kitchen staff out in the gardern collecting herbs.

I’ll certainly be back.

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HG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, waiter Andrew was very friendly. Very enjoyable experience.

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LP
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6th visit and outstanding. Again. Highly recommend .

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M
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. The set lunch is a bargain a two courses for £25.00 although I would definitely add another course for tha additional £5.00 as the puddings are devine
The service was excellent, attentive without being overly fussy. The girl noticed my wife was left handed and changed the place setting and chairs were pushed in when returning to your seats. The food was super ! Great care and attention ate taken on ingredients, flavours and presentation.
Really enjoyable and reasonably priced lunch

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B
Buckinghamshire
27 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding start to finish. Warmly received, attentive, informative and friendly service throughout. Creative menu, with the food beautifully cooked and presented. Immaculate restaurant (and loos!) Couldn't fault it in any way and we shall be back, even though it's an hour's drive for us!

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SB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on every level as always.
Superb food combined with welcoming and attentive staff make this a truly great place to dine

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T
London
51 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food (recommend the deer), drink (recommend the Felino Malbec) and service! A regular favourite!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. They get everything right all of the time!

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SC
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time in OB and it didn’t disappoint. In fact the service was outstanding and the food was very good indeed. Excellent wine at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend and for us ideal for a get together with old friends.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable and very attentive. The 2/3 course set menu was nice and well presented.
Will go again, even if it’s an hour drive for me.

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E
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant creative scrumptious food
I mentioned i am allergic to sulphites in passing and they said no problem and made sure i disnt have any which was kind and impressive
An unforgettable dining experience

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