The Oxford Blue

4.8
463 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

January 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: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 January 2019

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

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

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

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j
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were put at the back in the section near the kitchen, which lacked atmosphere compared to the main pub and was also quite chilly probably due to a breeze from the french patio doors and the kitchen door constantly swinging open and closed. Having seen option of Christmas meal one of us decided on that only to then be told on ordering that both the people on the table had to choose that - no idea why as it isnt like it’s a dish only cooked for two. Frustrating as it wasnt mentioned when we got the menus. Both went a la carte as a result. Food itself was tasty but the main courses were both only warm at best and went cold quickly, as did the plates, so we ended up eating faster than you’d like to. Offered coffee for free by way of apology, which was a nice touch but we’d both have preferred the mains to have been hot instead. Overall the table siting, menu mixup and cool food meant for the first time the visit was slightly disappointing especially when you consider the £200 bill...

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TC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service perfect evening. Hannah you made our evening, David perfect front of house.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening. Staff were very attentive without being intrusive. Was pleased to hear the staff ask very early on if we had allergies or intolerances.

In terms of food, the seafood rarebit and the parfait were incredible, as was the cod, the halibut, and the steak. The team were very helpful with wine choices, and great at recommending dishes. Extremely knowledgeable about the entire menu.

The cheeseboard was divine, and they do a mean Old Fashioned!

Highly recommend making the journey there. Wonderful

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DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We knew we would be in for a treat but the visit to The Oxford Blue surpassed all expectations. The food was superb but the front of house service was truly outstanding.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant spot for lunch - the food and service was fantastic and the atmosphere was spot on.

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CA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food extensive cheese board attentive service not rushed even though we had a very late booking

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, explained and served beautifully. It won't be long before this restaurant gains a Michelin star.There are unique cocktails and wonderful starters, including pig trotters and a shell with seafood including lobster with grated, bubbling gruyere. Particularly yummy are the game dishes, especially red deer from the gamekeeper at Windsor Great Park. The desserts are 'works of art' prepared by their pastry chef. The food here is special and deserves to be lingered over and enjoyed. Service is exceptional. The mallard (dish for two) shown in the photo was also delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you Oxford Blue for a memorable evening.

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MA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, delicious food and exemplary service.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Pricey but worth it for special occasions

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MR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

They seem to be putting a lot of effort into making the food look instagrammable, which in this restaurant’s case translates as style over content. A nice enough place with decent food that will keep the smug, local clientele happy - but could they could do with a bit more skill in the kitchen.

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SM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall everyone was attentive. Atmosphere was great. Restaurant is always clean.

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NJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience.
The food including an amazing pork pie starter and gorgeous beef wellington was first class as was the service with our girl from Sheffield on top of everything.
It was also exceptionally good value.
We were recommended to dine at The Oxford Blue by another of our favourite restaurants , The Beehive in White Waltham , and were not disappointed.We will definitely add it as a regular Sunday Lunch venue and give it a try one evening.

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T
London
53 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Oxford Blue is a favourite for us and we dine here regularly. Overall our lunch was another enjoyable experience; service excellent and a nice relaxed ambience. Our meals this time were good but not quite up to the normal standard; the salmon scotch egg a little bland (too much potato), the texture of the deer disappointing and all mains missing a rich and meaty sauce. However, all diners enjoyed their dishes and we left feeling very full and well looked after!

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food & the staff were exceptional even at busy times!

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LY
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience!! I cannot find the words to express what an amazing time my friend and I had at this beautiful restaurant.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find - tucked away in Old Windsor but delivering outstanding food and service worth travelling for!

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is nothing to fault here; the service is impeccable, the food is amazing and there is always a great atmosphere. It’s our favourite restaurant for all of these reasons.

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TR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I have said that I would recommend this restaurant to friends based on my first experience.

This was my second visit to this restaurant. I decided to go with friends for my birthday. The first time I came with friends, I found that although very expensive, the food was really good, the service excellent and I liked the atmosphere, so all in all worth it for a special occasion which is why I recommended the restaurant to other friends.

However, this time, I ordered the exact same food and was really disappointed. The starter (seafood) was nowhere near as good as it had been previously and although the main meal (Halibut) was fairly good, the dish was so small that I remained hungry (as a small person this rarely happens). My colleagues really enjoyed their steak for their mains, but one of them did not think the mushroom tart starter was very good. At approx. £90.00 per person, I expected, like previously, to be happy with the cost as the food was so good. Unfortunately, this was not the case this time and I was a little embarrassed as I recommended this restaurant.

I have to say, it was only the food that I was disappointed with. The service and staff are excellent and couldnt do anymore for you.

I am hoping that this was just an 'off' night, and will reserve judgement until I visit again when invited by friends.

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S
Kent
31 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for a venue that gave that little extra, The Oxford Blue delivered in bundles. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive. The menu was varied and the specials mouthwatering. We could only eat the main as the addition of an amused bouche, and bread was sufficient for the evening. We looked at the desert menu and although was plenty to tempt us, we just had to turn them down. My main was from the special game menu, choosing Pan Roasted Partridge spelt Risotto – Confit Leg – Crab Apple, was so tasty with great depth of flavour.

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g
Berkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch with grown up children fantastic food...

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Really disappointed. Had been before and had a great time but this time it was poor.

Service was exemplary, and the starters and deserts were great. However, we had to send our main course back; and various elements were over seasoned. In fairness the cost of the main was removed from the bill. We also allowed ourselves to be "upsold" to a more expensive bottle of wine; whilst it was good it wasn't good enough to justify the price.

Sadly, doubt we will go back.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Very attentive, good service and beautiful food. Maybe a little too rich overall, but we really enjoyed it all.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxing and an unhurried lunch. The food as always was superb. I find it hard to find fault with this restaurant.

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A
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were very attentive and very well informed on both the food and the wine.
Interior very nice.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and attentive service. Will be returning.

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C
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way
Staff are amazing
Food is divine

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AP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at the Oxford Blue yet again, truly wonderful food using local and seasonal produce, great wine list and the service was attentive but not intrusive , can’t wait fir my next visit .

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BH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our booking was without any prior knowledge of the restaurant as we were just looking for somewhere in the area.
It transpires our choice was inspired. From walking in to walking out, everything was spot on and even though we’re not local we shall look for an excuse to return.
A great venue run by a great team and the food’s not bad either.
Thank you for helping to make our day complete.

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VK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place if you want something special. Great service, beautiful food and attention to details make this place really stand out. I would love to come again!

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LP
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly fabulous as always. Great team and service and exquisite food!

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AK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Oxford Blue on several occasions and it does not disappoint in terms of quality of food, wonderful staff who are friendly, professional and totally charming. However, whilst it is a nice treat to dine there the cost is extremely High End London Prices and for that reason, not necessarily good value for money and somewhat prohibitive to dine there on a more regular basis.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with an interesting seasonal menu presented very well indeed. Staff attentive without being overly so. Lovely atmosphere, great for any occasion. Surely soon be up for Michelin stars.

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NV
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere for a long Sunday lunch celebrating a family 70th birthday. Daniel, Andrew and the team worked very hard and everything went according to plan - and they even sang ! Unfortunately the ending fell off a bit though as the next group arrived for our table suddenly & were waiting right next to us.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very special evening. The service care and attention were very good, as you’d expect in a very classy restaurant. There is a great game menu that you shouldn’t ignore- something very elegant in all other choices. It is clear that the Oxford Blue is passionate about food and customer service. What more could you ask. We had a celebration for an engagement - we were delighted to have this recognised even though not organised anything in advance. Thank you to the whole Team’s care and attention.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful flavoursome food, friendly ambience, a wonderful treat for lunch a few minutes into the countryside near Windsor.

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m
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! One of the very best places we visited while out in the countryside.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Staff were superb as was the food; it’s the perfect mix of modern gastro pub menu and fine dining quality food, would thoroughly recommend.

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the last table available at Oxford Blue for 5 for a get together with friends and am so happy that I did. The location is lovely and the building beautifully refurbished with quirky interior decor and fantastic outside terrace / seating.

The staff were fabulous from start to finish and the food was exceptional. Given the quality and service level you would expect the prices to be more but again, the value for money was outstanding.

An amazing night with friends who have eaten in superb restaurants all over the world and would definitely come back! A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE OXFORD BLUE :)

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VG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner in The Oxford Blue a week ago to celebrate his birthday, and we had a wonderful evening. The whole experience was amazing. We would certainly go back again, the only trouble is that it’s so popular, it’s difficult to get in!

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JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at the Oxford Blue and this visit was even better than the first! Service is great and you feel very looked after even when busy. Food is amazing, refined but still hearty. In particular the mushroom tart and halibut with beef shin were fantastic but everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. It is on the pricey side for a “pub” but it is a gastro treat and well worth the price.
Seasonal cocktails also well though out and delicious. Perfect for any special occasion and a real treat.

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