The Feathers Bar and Restaurant

4.3
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121 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Ruffle some feathers.
When you have a comfortable bed to tumble into, just a few steps from the dining room, it’s as well to do so replete with fine food and maybe a glass or two of a good wine.
Eating and drinking is at the heart of The Feathers experience. The award-winning Restaurant serves the best of modern English cuisine and locally sourced ingredients
What 121 People Are Saying
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LM
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and lovely service. This chef really is a chef (unlike most). He/she knows how to cook. The food was top quality ingredients and beautifully cooked and presented. The service too was great. And thank you for the birthday candle and singing! We are already planning our next visit!

MS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had afternoon tea with my aunt for her birthday it is the second time we have done this. I would recommend it a lovely venue very comfortable nice staff.

CA
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great meal in a lovely setting. The staff were courteous and attentive. The meal was very good value for money and we enjoyed our evening very much. Thank you!

JL
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant surroundings, good food and very attentive service.

KK
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The greeting and service was a bit spotty. No obvious route to the restaurant.

Nice food and we enjoyed our visit but the decor is terrible. Would he good to go more classic, currently looks like a terrible chain hotel.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Let us eat an hour early.Pleasant staff and good service.Cosy restaurant with a nice atmosphere

C
London
70 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice snug buzzy relaxed bar with a huge choice of gins and friendly service
Smart cosy restaurant; again with friendly professional service.
We both had the rump steak which was excellent quality and cooked to our taste
Would certainly return if in the area

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience, attentive staff, great tasty food, will definitely visit again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sat in the bar with our dog

MR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great and roast was perfect!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious combination of flavours. You won’t be disappointed!

LM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Servants need firm handling - sloppy receptionist, arrogant barman and very inexperienced first waitress. Last one who served coffee and bill knew her business and would promote her right now

The Feathers Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 5 November 2019

"Servants need firm handling" What world do you live in? We are here to look after our guests but if you think of us as servants then I would strongly suggest your rethink your views of hospitality. We do our up-most to look after each and every single guests that walk through our doors but guests like you, no thank you! I am sure you do not wish to come back but I must say you are not welcome back. Dominique - Servant / General manager

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LJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lovely and service excellent
Will definitely return again !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Varied menu..... our Italian waiter was excellent.... (sorry forgot name) definitely recommend, but make a reservation

RH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, fantastic service, but unfortunately the same menu with the same soup for three days in a row. The Gin Bar is fun and offers a wide variety of gins.

LC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous lunch with good friends, marked ambiance down slightly as there were not many people there as we had booked an early lunch. It did not affect us having a most wonderful time. Highly recommend

a
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have visited the Feathers many times over a number of years. Last time we stayed and the rooms were not good but had an unexpectedly great dining experience there. This time we stayed elsewhere but decided to eat at The Feathers. Despite excellent service (at both lunch and dinner) from very hard working staff (Flavio and Ben) the food was disappointing. There was no bread on the table,my starter (citrus smoked salmon) was tiny and tasteless, husbands soup was salty but OK, both main courses were again just about Ok ,my lamb was rather chewy and my husbands chicken pie was rather tasteless with not much filling.
Overall we'd say this was Ok pub food at restaurant prices. Such a shame when compared to last experience.

MA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice food, excellent quality ingredients.
The menu is not massive but offers good variety.
The environment is somewhat closer to a good pub than a good restaurant, it could do with some more attention

M
Hertfordshire
20 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Oh dear what a decline
This used to be such a nice restaurant
Processed bought in produce, undercooked veg, not much gravy, synthetic cream
It was such a disappointment
Go anywhere else - only two tables in use Sunday lunchtime and we won’t go back

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sitting in a beautiful village

OB
Gloucestershire
10 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meeting and catch up with old friends an hour from our home and an hour and a half from theirs.

The venue and service could not have been improved on and the food was excellent. Best of all we were not rushed the whole ambience was relaxed and friendly.

All in all a lovely occasion - thank you.

M
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Honestly i had high expectations for this restaurant. I booked it online and went for my husbands birthday. The service was very good but the food was a disappointment. I really didnt enjoy my food. Bummer

LM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner at the Feathers! Great service, delicious food. We recommend having a drink at their gin bar - you'll be spoiled for choice! Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to visit gain.

JA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were amazing. The staff were very polite and attentive. The bar man definitely knew the inside and out of the full gin selection.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Shame they did not now I booked for a cream tea with sandwiches. And just got scone and creams with tea and coffee. As they said they don’t do this on a Sunday but this was booked . This was for my Nan 89 th birthday . We where all disappointed wont be coming back again

SG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal at the feathers. I had the lamb which was perfectly cooked and came with a delicious croquette. What is more, the service was impeccable and very friendly.

S
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Took the afternoon tea as a special treat. Service was fine to start with but we were the completely ignored thereafter even though only one other table was occupied. Food wise wasn’t impressed by the sandwiches which tasted a bit damp as if previously chilled. Cakes were tiny and of rather heavy texture. Tea for one comes in a tiny pot.
Pleasant room helpful receptionist.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Basic pub food, restaurant prices & service was Extremely slow.

E
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. We were very pleased with everything at The Feathers , food was exceptional

z
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice food and lovely environment, but service wasn’t great.

AC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Good service and lovely ambiance. Nice cakes. Very poor vegetarian choice of afternoon tea sandwiches - just 2 filling. When I explained that I needed vegetarian sandwiches- which I had forewarned the hotel about - the waiter listed the meat fillings available and then asked if they were any good! Then went on to offer fish. Training is required.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the meal a lot and the service was excellent.
The food was of a high standard though a little mean on the starter where I was only presented with 2 scallops for about £9!

V
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great selection of gins for pre-dinner drinks. Log fires gave a real homely feeling and the dining room was excellent.

FL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious meal and friendly service, cosy, welcoming ambience. The perfect birthday treat for my partner and I.

JR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food, very good quality ingredients. Great choice, fantastic staff and atmosphere. Definitely a little gem

C
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

we attended on a Saturday lunchtime. the food and service was very good but we were the only people in there. Initially there was no music on which made it extremely quiet. After we commented on this one of waiters put some 1950's background music. it was overall enjoyable but it lacked atmosphere

OT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had booked fir the dining room, but my friend only wanted a main and pud so we were offered to stay in the bar to eat, which we did. Nice area, quite and good service. Food excellent. Loved the range of gins!
Would throughly recommend

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food could not fault at all service was friendly but not obtrusive
Warm and friendly atmosphere.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant was recommended to us but unfortunately we found the whole experience to be distinctly average!
The service was slow. The food was overpriced.... £28.95 for a sirloin steak and chips!
There was a large group on a table nearby who were quite loud so the ambience was somewhat spoilt.
Perhaps we just went on a bad night but I’m afraid we were very disappointed.

TW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great selection of gin 😁

A cosy, quiet restaurant with fantastic food and extensive gin and wine lists!