The Thatch

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759 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Welcome to The Thatch. This bar and restaurant is tucked cosily inside a beautiful 16th century half-timbered thatched cottage amid a row of charming historic houses right in the heart of Thame. Inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams, a cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome all await you. The Thatch offers Modern British-influenced, wholesome country food made with the freshest seasonal
ingredients. There are interesting wines from small vineyards and a choice of traditional ales always on tap. Perfect for relaxed lunches and special occasions. Private dining also available.
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BC
Buckinghamshire
28 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal here. We will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was far too noisy. I asked for music to be turned down but did not happen. Would have preferred the front dining room but not given an option.

d
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Lets not get carried away, its just food! Meals were O K but expensive. The only annoying thing was someone conducting what we took to be staff reviews on the next table. Next time do it somewhere else- we don't want to eat in your office.

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with outstanding service. Will be returning very soon.

BC
Buckinghamshire
28 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks another fantastic meal.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal, service and atmosphere. Could not recommend highly enough.

BC
Buckinghamshire
28 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not been for a while due to illness. Same warning welcome. Food excellent. Thanks to Evelyn and all your team.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely food! We would definitely visit again

CR
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, a real treat to have Lobster Thermidor

LJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was nice and we had a table outside. Serve was ok, could have been a bit quicker. Nice location but a bit expensive for what it was.

CW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was at its normal excellence! We all had the halibut which was cooked to perfection. Will be back soon.

CR
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A long leisurely lunch with friends. All the people who served us were lovely, very friendly with excellent service

D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, great service and competitively priced. Good wine too. Starters of Arancini and beef croquettes followed by posh fish and chips, selection of fish/shellfish and happy to accommodate batter free option. Highly recommend this restaurant.

BC
Buckinghamshire
28 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxing Sunday Lunch. Even made me a special dessert that was not on the menu. Thanks to Ev and all your fantastic team.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All good except that on this occasion, we were a bit rushed to order, by the waitress.

CW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant all round, very friendly staff, efficient and great service

SR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A great experience, managed to get into the smaller, private, dining area with only three tables. The main dining area has a very busy bar so we appreciated being tucked away. The one downside was a delay in service, which to be fair they apologised for before it became a problem.
The food was great, prices good, and will certainly return

AM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Mother’s Day, Lovely food, staff, surroundings and kind gesture of a mini bottle of gin for the mums. Highly recommend, Thankyou X

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pasta was dry

TR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place, the service the food was all excellent. Definitely will be going back

PW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant venue and good service. There is a lunch meal deal but this is overridden by the specials board and that was not explained. One of us found the sea trout dish too greasy but overall we enjoyed the lunch.

D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, the Hake was perfectly cooked and the gammon very good. Excellent service. Lovely old building.

BC
Buckinghamshire
28 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal great ambience.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub food. Nice setting. Little bit pricey (especially for outside London!) but nice nonetheless. Will be back.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 lovely staff, lovely place

TL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to venue and always delivers for the whole family.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal as usual, was game night with game specials board. Interesting g&t's especially the non alcoholic one

JR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good menu but great service. Good location but parking a pain

FK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambient feel with delicious food and we were not rushed. We were a group of 8 girlfriends with lots to catch up on over lunch!

NG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, up to the standard I would expect from this company

b
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch with my son lovely beef roast and trimmings

c
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Always enjoyed the food and the service here. But this time well below the standard I expect. Food was cold,meat was chewey and very fatty for allegedly quality lamb. My neighbor and I go there regularly but not again. Sorry but not acceptable.

EW
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing food quality. Steak was full of gristle. Chips were over cooked to a crisp. Dessert was overwhelmed with cream. Always found food great here in past.

HA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bistro restaurant, lovely outdoor terrace too.

CV
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always marvellous. Lobster was cooked ok not expensive and British. I go to other places but always feel comfortable here. Staff are great.

L
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious scrambled eggs. My friends had poached eggs avocado which looked and apparently they said was very tasty! Thank you. We will be back

CV
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great as always. Never had a bad meal.
Great service.

AG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

As always the food served at the Thatch was excellent however the service as usual was poor.

K
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular diners at The Thatch and this time was as good as ever.

j
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We found the meal to be disappointing this time. We ordered cauliflower cheese at extra cost only to find that when it arrived it was very dry. Greens were swimming in water and the chicken was all bones and no meat.

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