The Oxford Blue
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.
Portion size was poor. We all had the beef roast dinner. On the plate was half a carrot, half a shallot and a small spoonful of spinach with a slice of beef and yorkshire pud. We then had 5 small roasties between the 4 of us and a tiny bit of gravy. For £25 per portion I would have expected more that what was served to us.
Since the Oxford Blue opened we have enjoyed all all aspects of our visits until last Sunday. The tables were close together & our fellow diners were very loud !! They were overbooked & we were informed that the dish we had ordered would take at least 30 minutes to be served. Over 50 minutes later it arrived............the plates were cold & the portions of beef were small, over cooked & barely warm as were the vegetables. Neither the mustard nor the horseradish we requested arrived.
The service was poor from our arrival to our departure & when we managed to attract the attention of the "manager" he agreed to deduct the cost of our wine ?
I could add more comments but will just conclude by informing you how dissatisfied we were with our Oxford Blue Dining Experience
Went here for 50th birthday celebrations - exceptional choice of restaurant, the food was sensational - what we thought were small portions were more than sufficient to make us all feel full at the end of the meal. The extra touches were also appreciated, warm bread brought to the table, the little bonbons (meat and veggie options) that were presented and the salted caramel chocolate bar with little hammer at the end of the meal, plus of course the selection of your own meat knife from a box.
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and we'll definitely return. If there was one tiny disappointment it was the cost of wine which seemed a little excessive, but that just meant we didn't over indulge in alcohol and could appreciate the food in all it's glory.
Thank you Oxford Blue!
Amazing food and wine, felt looked after from attentive staff. Valentines menu with selected wines, so special.
Valentines dinner with a set menu, nice touch at the end of the meal with macrons and rose...
An amazing find! Wonderful cooking of mainly game dishes, which were so attractive to us that we could not decide on the main courses, so our knowledgeable waiter suggested we have both and share! All the courses were excellent, but I guess we preferred (by only a small margin) the delightful pheasant dish we had, although the venison was fine too. Beautiful restaurant as well, old fashioned and clubby with modern accents, and overlooking a meadow, so the views were pleasant too. Not especially cheap (I find game rarely is) but good value because everything was so good. If you like game, I would heartily recommend this place.
Really bad value dinner as the standards have declined significantly. Service was slow and poor, with a lack of waiters. Will not go back and will not recommend.
Fantastic hunting lodge feel. Good food with a great selection of game. We had set lunch which was a very high standard. Looking forward to my next visit to try the a la Carte.
We had been told that the Oxford Blue was a great place to go and that the food was stunning. We had a wonderful evening.
3rd Visit to Oxford Blue, great food & ambience.
Food always beautifully presented.
Although, I would like 1 or 2 dishes on menu to choose from, especially vegetarian.
Lovely Friday lunch for two - seated quickly and nice spacing from other tables. Service attentive but not pushy and the winter menu offered a great choice - highlight was the pheasant main and tiramisu souffle. Not cheap but the £207 bill (incl service charge) included £75 on drinks so given the quality of the food it isn’t bad value for what you get. We will be returning!
It is very nicely done up inside and welcoming. Unfortunately we had to wait a very long time before our order was taken and then extremely long waits in between courses.
Food presentation was good but the portions small.
Noise level could have been better as it was difficult to have a conversation with our friends.
Beautiful place. I booked this on the recommendation of trip advisor. Not disappointed. Food was the exceptional the service was knowledgeable about all aspects of the food. Made a lovely weekend even better. Can not recommend this place highly enough.
The Windsor Great Park game inc the red deer was a real treat, quite superb and I feel very lucky to have had the privilege of dining here. The menu is seriously underrated and the service etc superb, thoroughly recommend!
Fantastic evening. We decided to take the tasting menu and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and a particular mention to the pasty chef. Her attentions to detail was Incredible. The service was impeccable, Liam was extremely attentive and a wonderful front of house host.
All in all a fab evening and we all look forward to returning very soon. Thank you.
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
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
Amazing as always, always recommending friends and family.
We've been for lunch several times now and are never disappointed, it's amazing, thank you.
Outstanding food in both taste and presentation. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.
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.
Great atmosphere with lovely selection of game dishes. Perfect for a lazy lunch by the fire with the dog.
Brilliant, we have been before,, always a interesting menu and best quality, Liam was excellent he looked after us superbly
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!
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!
Excellent food, service I could not fault and the restaurant was beautiful, warm and welcoming
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
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.
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 !
Excellent service, exceptional food and highly recommended to all
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
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.
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.
Excellent meal and such lovely service
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
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.
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.
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.
My absolute favourite restaurant. Amazing food, always the loveliest service, and every little detail is thought of. Thank you again, Oxford Blue!
Definitely recommend this restaurant if you want a special treat. The Tiramisu Souffle was amazing!!