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The Pickled Walnut

4.1
4.1
54 Reviews
£25 and under
Syrian
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Welcome to The Pickled Walnut. Come and join us for an evening of fresh homemade Syrian cuisine.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Syrian

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    01865 430478

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Appetisers

  • Syrian Dips£5.95

    Chick peas puree, burnt aubergine with tahini, burnt aubergine with mixed pepper, red spicy nuts

    • Spicy Pickled Walnut and Green Beans£3.95

      • Hummus*£3.95

        • Mutubal*£3.95

          Burnt aubergine with tahini

          • Motawama*£4.95

            Grated courgette cooked with garlic and olive oil

            • Labneh and Mint*£3.95

              • Kibbeh Nayea£3.95

                Bulgar wheat, mashed potato & onion

                • Homemade Stuffed Vine Leaves*£3.95

                  • Grilled Halloumi*£5.50

                    • Deep Fried Battered Aubergine*£4.95

                      with yogurt and date molasses

                      • Deep Fried Battered Courgette*£4.95

                        with garlic mayo

                        • Deep Fried Battered Cauliflower*£4.95

                          with tahini

                          • Grilled Minced Lamb*£5.50

                            sandwiched in Syrian bread

                            • Pine Kernel Lamb Sausages£5.50

                              with caramelised onion

                              • Spicy Lamb Sausage*£5.50

                                cooked with cherry tomato and garlic

                                • Kibbeh£5.50

                                  Lamb bulgur wheat and walnut balls

                                  • Chilli Prawns*£5.95

                                    and cherry tomatoes

                                    • Spicy Calamari with Tartar*£5.50

                                      • Spicy Chicken Liver*£5.50

                                        on artisan bread

                                        • Falafel*£5.50

                                          Blended chickpeas, deep fried and served with tahini sauce

                                          • Deep Fried Pastry Filled with Spinach£4.95

                                            lamb or cheese

                                            Soup

                                            served with bread

                                            • Healing Syrian Lentil Soup*£4.50

                                              • Spiced Chicken Soup*£4.50

                                                Sides

                                                • Mixed Olives£3.50

                                                  • Green Wheat Freekeh£3.50

                                                    • Fries£2.50

                                                      • White Rice£2.50

                                                        • Bulgur Wheat£2.50

                                                          with vermicelli

                                                          Salad

                                                          • Artichoke, Carrot and Peas with Garlic£4.95

                                                            lemon and olive oil

                                                            • Fatoush Salad£3.95

                                                              green salad, cucumber, tomato, radish & mint with bread

                                                              • Tabuleh Salad£3.95

                                                                parsley, bulgar wheat, dried mint, tomato and olive oil

                                                                • Cucumber Yoghurt£3.50

                                                                  Damascan Market Dishes

                                                                  • Damascan Toasted Chicken Shawarma*£9.00

                                                                    • Toasted Falafel*£7.00

                                                                      • Toasted Halloumi*£7.00

                                                                        • Hummus with Shawarma*£6.50

                                                                          • Mutubal with Shawarma*£6.50

                                                                            • Broad Beans and Tomato in Hummus and Tahini*£5.95

                                                                              Fatteh; Pita with hummus, tahini and yogurt sauce

                                                                              • Chickpea Fatteh£6.95

                                                                                • Lamb and Aubergine Fatteh£6.95

                                                                                  in tomato sauce

                                                                                  Grill

                                                                                  • Spicy Chicken Wings*£8.95

                                                                                    with chips & Salad

                                                                                    • Lamb Kafta*£12.50

                                                                                      minced lamb and herb skewers with chips & Salad

                                                                                      • Lamb Kafta Koshkash*£13.00

                                                                                        minced lamb and herb skewers served with a spicy chilli sauce With chips & Salad

                                                                                        • Shish Tawook*£12.50

                                                                                          Grilled chicken cubes with onions and peppers with chips & Salad

                                                                                          • Lamb Skewers with Chips & Salad*£13.00

                                                                                            • Lamb Cutlets with Salad*£14.50

                                                                                              • Baby Chicken*£12.95

                                                                                                butterflied and marinated in garlic sauce With Salad

                                                                                                • Kebab Benjan*£13.00

                                                                                                  aubergine and lamb kafta with rice

                                                                                                  • Mixed Grill£14.50

                                                                                                    aubergine, courgette and halloumi with mixed sweet peppers and cherry tomatoes With chips & Salad

                                                                                                    • Vegetarian Mixed Grill£11.00

                                                                                                      aubergine, courgette and halloumi with mixed sweet peppers and cherry tomatoes With chips & Salad

                                                                                                      • Grilled King Prawns*£15.95

                                                                                                        in chilli & garlic sauce with salad

                                                                                                        • Grilled Seabass£18.50

                                                                                                          with chilli sauce and nuts with salad

                                                                                                          • Grilled Sardines with Quinoa Salad£12.50

                                                                                                            Vegetarian

                                                                                                            • Mousaka*£9.50

                                                                                                              Baked aubergine and potato mousaka in tomato sauce with rice

                                                                                                              • Mloukhia*£9.50

                                                                                                                Very old traditional green leaves similar to spinach cooked with garlic and coriander with freekeh

                                                                                                                • Fasoulia*£9.50

                                                                                                                  French beans with garlic and tomato sauce with rice or bulgur wheat

                                                                                                                  • Cooked Green Parsley and Onion£9.50

                                                                                                                    with walnuts with rice or bulgur wheat

                                                                                                                    • Mnazalet Zahra*£9.50

                                                                                                                      Cauliflower with coriander and garlic with rice

                                                                                                                      Main Courses

                                                                                                                      • Okra and Lamb Tagine*£12.50

                                                                                                                        with bulgar wheat

                                                                                                                        • Lamb Fig Tagine*£12.50

                                                                                                                          with bulgar wheat

                                                                                                                          • Dawood Basha*£12.50

                                                                                                                            Mini kafta cooked in tomato and onion sauce with rice

                                                                                                                            • Chicken Yekhna*£12.50

                                                                                                                              chickpeas with potato, carrot and rice

                                                                                                                              • Butterbeans with Lamb in Garlic*£12.50

                                                                                                                                and tomato sauce with rice

                                                                                                                                • Mahashi*£12.50

                                                                                                                                  courgette and aubergine stuffed with rice and lamb and spices

                                                                                                                                  • Mloukhia with Chicken*£12.50

                                                                                                                                    Traditional green leaves with chicken, garlic and corriander with freekeh

                                                                                                                                    • Kosa Bilaban£12.50

                                                                                                                                      stuffed courgette with lamb and pine kernel cooked in yoghurt with rice or bulgur wheat

                                                                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                                                                      • Baklava£4.50

                                                                                                                                        with ice cream and pistachios

                                                                                                                                        • Ma'amoul£4.50

                                                                                                                                          with ice cream and date molasses

                                                                                                                                          • Sticky Toffee Cinnamon Pudding£4.50

                                                                                                                                            with ice cream

                                                                                                                                            • Honey and Walnut Cake£4.50

                                                                                                                                              with ice cream

                                                                                                                                              • Ice Cream

                                                                                                                                                • 2 Scoop£4.50
                                                                                                                                              • Chocolate Cake£5.00

                                                                                                                                                served with cardamom coffee and ice cream

                                                                                                                                                Liqueurs

                                                                                                                                                • Arak£4.50

                                                                                                                                                  • Brandy£4.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Baileys£4.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Cognac£4.50

                                                                                                                                                        Teas

                                                                                                                                                        • English Breakfast Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Vervain Tea Leaves£2.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Fresh Mint Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Fresh Mint with Black Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Fresh Mint with Green Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Early Grey£2.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cinnamon Black Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Cardamom Black Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Coffee

                                                                                                                                                                        • Arabic Coffee£2.50

                                                                                                                                                                          • Single Espresso£2.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Double Espresso£2.30

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cappuccino£2.50

                                                                                                                                                                                • Latte£2.50

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Americano£2.30

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hot Chocolate£2.50

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mocha£2.50

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                                                                                                                                                                                        What 54 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.1
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.1 based on all time ratings
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.0Service
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 3.9Value

                                                                                                                                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                                          JonathanR

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 21 March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                          The Pickled Walnut is closed at the moment as it was on March 21st at 8.00 pm when my table was booked for!!!!!! Not a good booking system if the restaurant is closed!

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. RR

                                                                                                                                                                                          RachelR

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 23 January 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Food is good but the waitress was rather rude so it rather put us off

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. f

                                                                                                                                                                                          foxylady

                                                                                                                                                                                          Manchester

                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Good standard of Middle Eastern food in a bright, cafe-style restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. The meze dishes were generous in size and well cooked, especially the spicy sausages, Syrian dips and chicken livers. Good choice of wines. We were served quickly, which was welcome because we were going on to a gig and told the staff that we had limited time. We would definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 24 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Very friendly . The starters are especially delicious

                                                                                                                                                                                        5. D

                                                                                                                                                                                          Denise25

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 24 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was outstanding. We had two rounds of 4 mezze each and that was a perfect dinner. Excellent Lebanese wine as well. Certainly one of the best restaurants in Oxford. We will return!

                                                                                                                                                                                        6. HW

                                                                                                                                                                                          HarryW

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fine, wouldn’t recommend. Food nice but lot of nicer places to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                        7. ZL

                                                                                                                                                                                          ZuzanaL

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 16 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          we were enjoying, waitress was friendly, food tasty

                                                                                                                                                                                        8. MR

                                                                                                                                                                                          MattR

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 17 October 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great authentic and tasty food. Speedy and friendly service.

                                                                                                                                                                                        9. NH

                                                                                                                                                                                          NaomiH

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 15 September 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Excellent place to meet up before concerts at SJE (St John Evangelist) on Iffley Rd. Great welcome from staff; brilliant food; tasty; good helpings; loads of veggie and low-gluten/dairy things for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                        10. L

                                                                                                                                                                                          Lucy

                                                                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 25 August 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Lovely service, and great food - plenty of options without being overwhelming

                                                                                                                                                                                        11. CM

                                                                                                                                                                                          CharlesM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 August 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Exciting and varied menu, great service and excellent value

                                                                                                                                                                                        12. P

                                                                                                                                                                                          Passager

                                                                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 8 August 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          I very much enjoyed the food and wine at the Pickled Walnut. I am familiar with Lebanese cuisine which the Syrian food is nearest to: delicious. Service was very good. For three people with three courses with wine, the bill was £94, but it was quite possible to have had a main course for about £7-14 if you wanted to have less of an occasion. We were having a special meet-up with an old friend so we had a bigger spread. As older people, we found the music and noise level too hard to hear each other over as the evening wore on and by 9pm we finished earlier than we might have done.

                                                                                                                                                                                        13. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                          ADiner

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 5 May 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          A great Syrian restaurant on the bustling Cowley Road. Large selection of choices on the menu, including plenty of vegetarian dishes. Good food, friendly service, nice decor - all round very good and would definitely like to go again!

                                                                                                                                                                                        14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 22 April 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Nice food at reasonable prices, worth a visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                        15. F

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fran

                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 April 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          I have been to Pickled Walnut a few times now and each time the food has been delicious, the service has been superb, and the decor is delightful. I highly recommend it!

                                                                                                                                                                                        16. FR

                                                                                                                                                                                          FrancesR

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 April 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Friendly, exceptional service, good food. Definitely a favourite!

                                                                                                                                                                                        17. SC

                                                                                                                                                                                          StrawberriesandCream

                                                                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 24 March 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Firstly - if arriving by car, then leave PLENTY of time for parking as there is very little available! We've eaten here before and have always enjoyed the food - although I think the starters are the highlight. There's a really good selection and they are incredibly tasty. I'd recommend (if you can talk the waiter into it) turning it into a tapas-style meal and ordering lots of starters to share and then heading straight to the puddings (which are also really nice). The staff are all very friendly (although interestingly didn't once approach our table to ask if everything was okay), the décor/ambience is really nice, and the drinks selection very good (the men in our party particularly enjoyed the Beirut beer). They were only accepting cash on the night we visited due to their credit card machines not working.....but presumably that's fixed now! If you fancy trying something different, I'd heartily recommend the Pickled Walnut (and try the pickled walnuts starter too....sooo tasty).

                                                                                                                                                                                        18. SP

                                                                                                                                                                                          SarahP

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 4 February 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Excellent quality food, seemed authentic and was extremely tasty. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Good to experience a new type of cuisine in funky and attractive surroundings

                                                                                                                                                                                        19. ME

                                                                                                                                                                                          MichelleE

                                                                                                                                                                                          Manchester

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 February 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          The food and service were great, my son had been previously and recommended it. There was a lot of choice on the menu and the waiter was really good at letting you know if you would like it or not (too spicy perhaps?).

                                                                                                                                                                                        20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 26 January 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          The staff were friendly and the food was great with lots of flavour! The cocktails were very nice too although a little pricey. Would definitely go again!

                                                                                                                                                                                        21. JM

                                                                                                                                                                                          JacquelineM

                                                                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 January 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Interesting and very well seasoned, spiced, marinated food. Will come back to try more.

                                                                                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 15 December 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          So sorry not to be able to recommend this restaurant. The food was not of a high standard except for the mixed grill which was flavoursome. The vegetarian mousaka was a 2nd rate ratatouille and poorly flavoured. The chili king prawns were tasteless - that's quite a feat to achieve. The lamb and ocre was cooked to a mush and lacked any kind of individual flavour whereas individually, both ingredients are potentially my favourite foods. A shame really. The Spanish wine actually was good - quite drinkable.

                                                                                                                                                                                        23. P

                                                                                                                                                                                          Paul

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 December 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great restaurant, friendly service and fantastic food!

                                                                                                                                                                                        24. BT

                                                                                                                                                                                          BethanyT

                                                                                                                                                                                          Bristol

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 25 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Brilliant flavours, good portions and great atmosphere! Will definitely be coming back again!

                                                                                                                                                                                        25. NH

                                                                                                                                                                                          NaomiH

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Again, a perfect experience: friendly switched-on staff who know their stuff, great atmosphere, and the food always fabulous. We had small dishes to share: lamp kebbeh and sausages, dips and crispy thin bread, and wonderful greenery, like spinach but MUCH more special. See you again soon, o Pickled Walnut people!

                                                                                                                                                                                        26. L

                                                                                                                                                                                          Lunchout2019

                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheshire

                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 11 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Lovely restaurant that had been recommended to us. Slightly more casual than we thought and had to ask for chairs with backs as seating was on stools or low benches. Food was good and a great range but could have been a little hotter.

                                                                                                                                                                                        27. PA

                                                                                                                                                                                          PA2012

                                                                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 11 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Menu appeared authentic, with many dishes that were unrecognisable. Was worth the visit to a Syrian restaurant for the first time. The dishes themselves did not blow me over though. Service was decent enough, though considering it was not that busy, could have been more attentive.

                                                                                                                                                                                        28. LL

                                                                                                                                                                                          LiamL

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 11 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          We had really nice food that we haven't had before. We didn't really know what to expect but we really enjoyed the tagine and koftas

                                                                                                                                                                                        29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 29 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          found this on Trip Advisor. Location is among many cheap student eating places up the Cowley Road. Good sounding vegetarian options, which is why we went, large portions, but poorly cooked. Prices very reasonable.

                                                                                                                                                                                        30. A

                                                                                                                                                                                          Aleator

                                                                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 23 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Another happy trip to the Pickled Walnut, which remains a favourite. We almost faced a negative with a sudden announcement at only 2215 that service was over. This was overridden to allow us to have desserts, but the bar was apparently closed earlier than we would have expected or preferred. Hopefully this was a one-off, because previously we have stayed on until well after 11... and might well have done on this occasion too.

                                                                                                                                                                                        31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 22 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Excellent service, a lovely Syrian meal (so hard to chose on the menu) and lovely atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                                                        32. GH

                                                                                                                                                                                          G8HCZ

                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 15 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Excellent food, good service. The only negative was the wine which was very poor quality for a house wine. Great dishes though and a good place for meeting friends and family

                                                                                                                                                                                        33. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                          DianeC

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 29 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          We really enjoyed our first visit here,stayed in Oxford for one night on the way to Portsmouth for the ferry to France. Neither my husband or I usually like aubergine but the aubergine dip was to die for! Everything was fresh and delicious. The pitta bread was the best we've had anywhere and would recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                        34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Berkshire

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Really delicious food! I am dying to go again and try other things off the menu. Deep fried courgette with garlic dip was a highlight and lamb and butterbean stew. Would very much recommend

                                                                                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 27 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great food served with a smile. The flavours were amazing and everything we tried was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                        36. MS

                                                                                                                                                                                          MrsSG

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                          We went to the Pickled Walnut on a Saturday evening, just me and my husband. We were quite disappointed. The service wasn't brilliant. I had to call someone over to take our order. I got the impression the kitchen staff and floor staff work very separately. The restaurant wasn't busy and yet it still took a while to be served. We ordered starters and mains. Six tables were served before us and when our food did come out, we were served our mains and not our starters. The kitchen staff were apologetic and rectified the mix up and we were offered complimentary drinks. The food was okay, perfectly acceptable but not wow in our opinion. I won't be rushing back anytime soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                        37. B

                                                                                                                                                                                          Bishoplatimer

                                                                                                                                                                                          Cumbria

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 29 April 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          The staff are friendly and helpful. The interior decoration is bright and clean. However the food was not up to the standard you come to expect from middle eastern cuisine. Also, for what was served, it was over-priced.

                                                                                                                                                                                        38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 April 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          We've been to the Pickled Walnut a few times. Every time I've noticed the service has been slightly slow, but the food is worth the wait. All I would actually ask to improve is the size of dishes. The grill dishes are hugely filling, but some of the other dishes are very expensive for their size!

                                                                                                                                                                                        39. S

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sissi

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 15 March 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          I loved the very relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. The menu offers a lot of vegetarian dishes. The service was very efficient and the food was great. Highly recommended

                                                                                                                                                                                        40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 February 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Good food, friendly staff. We will visit again. Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                          Syrian

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                                                          Nearest bus stop opp James Street east

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                                          MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                          01865 430478

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