The Spread Eagle Restaurant

3.7
11 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

About

The Spread Eagle Hotel and Restaurant is located in the historic village of Thame, Oxfordshire. Perfectly located for the sights of Oxford, Aylesbury the Cotswolds and the surrounding countryside, the hotel has a long and colourful history. The exterior has an arresting Georgian façade, with original 30-ft inn sign, and the interior has been sympathetically renovated. The restaurant (which the website proudly claims has been "bringing haute cuisine to the provinces" since 1920), too, has been recently refurbished, and offers modern European cuisine with a strong British influence, with everything from fine dining fusion style dishes to traditional British comfort food. Dishes like salmon and crab cakes with oriental salad and exotic salsa rub shoulders with the house speciality, rich man's fish and chips, served with mushy peas and tartare sauce. Diners rate the décor and ambience in the restaurant, as well as friendly and efficient service, reasonable prices and excellent food, with
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3.7based on all time ratings
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3.6
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HannahC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Last minute decision to go for Sunday lunch and we really enjoyed it. Good was great, loved the decor and ambiance was really relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting in the heart of Thame. The restaurant decor and atmosphere was perfect for couples, spacious and elegant. We liked the romantic music which was set at just the right level to be able to be able to talk easily. The food was good value but pub food which didn't fit the up-market surroundings. Staff were friendly but one ate at the bar which might be ok in a pub but not here. Overall it was enjoyable but we'd rather pay more for a fine dining experience in such a lovely place.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Been here many times this will be our last,my hey didn't have our booking,mix up on their part,had to wait fir tables to be made ready. Wrong menu given out mix up over which they should hand out.foor took ages to come couple of meals were really awful ,complained to manager who wasn't really much help. Some what spoiled our friends dy out

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took my Mum for lunch for her birthday.
Nice food, nice ladies serving us and restaurant has comfy chairs!

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SmallTownGirl
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really lovely evening meal. Tasteful decoration, comfortable seating, attentive service and background music at a sensible volume so conversation possible! Good variety on the menu and reasonably priced. Would say it was suitable for casual meetings or celebrations. I'm not a drinker so can't review bar or wine list but my fellow diners seemed happy with their wine! I will absolutely use this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, attentive waiting staff. Great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2016
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Eaten here many times,this visit service was very slow, our three meals arrived after long wait
One of the meals was wrong, same thing with desert/cheesboard . We have to wait ages to get things sorted out, our server very apologetic saying things would be made right when bill arrives. Another long wait for bill as staff had changed and less there, very nice young lady soon dealt with the problem with our bill as we had been charged for four meals not three.
Person who had been dealing with the mix up hadn't informed her before they left.
Only good thing was two of us had senior meal deals, food is usually great there,this time is was just ok.

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vipmlewis3
London
67 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were a group of 4 living in Thame so thought we'd give the place a go despite the bad reviews. We won't be going back. The food is really bad and the service doesn't add any value. We also thought it was very overpriced. Shame as it could have potential.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great and the food was great. Will go back soon.

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rosie
Hertfordshire
58 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten at The Spread Eagle before and have always been impressed. We both enjoyed the meal and found the service very friendly and accomodating. The chips were the best I have ever eaten and we can also recommend the cod and the salmon main courses.

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IanN
London
54 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and pleasant quiet atmosphere at the Spread Eagle in Thame. Good value and excellent food though there was, despite the previous plaudits, no steak on our menu. Slightly spoilt by the dried ketchup engrained on the rim of our table!

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The Spread Eagle Restaurant is rated 3.7 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.