The Feathers Bar and Restaurant

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106 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 106 People Are Saying
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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good sitting in a beautiful village

OB
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

E
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

AC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great selection of gin 😁

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

OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Feathers has always been special, but recently ditched fine dining after the rebrand as "kitchen" and just has a general bar menu in both areas. Still a nice venue, but lost the fine dining magic and also the smartly dressed staff that were knowledgable in food and wine of days gone

E
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very quiet restaurant. Food was tasty with minor errors, fat on pork wasn’t crispy. Option of a set menu was brilliant. Service ok. Carpet in restaurant is bizarre.

LR
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday xxxxxxx xxxxx

JB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I left a comment in their visitors book along the lines of The best Afternoon Tea around - beats The Ritz hands down!
And it does, very different setting obviously, but the food was far superior and the ambience so relaxed and welcoming we would go again in a heartbeat.

m
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a beautiful meal with my partner at the Feathers hotel ,food was excellent as was the service from all members of staff and the Gin bar was exceptional , highly recommend to anyone 😊

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

The food was good but very old-fashioned and limited choices; no healthy vegetarian options and few fish or salad options. It was a Thursday lunchtime but we were the only guests. Service was good but prices quite high. No ambiance really given we ate alone.

AK
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, fantastic service and the food was delicious.

JD
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good evening with efficient and attentive staff. Food very good although couldn't say exceptional. We had a happy time with old friends.

A ridiculously small portion of cheese for £12.95 plus 10% service left a bit of a sour taste.

BC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant
I would like to have seen larger portion for pork belly, but all the rest of the food was excellent

SR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There is nothing remarkable or extraordinary about the food or menu it was just a nice varied menu well cooked and presented, served in a relaxed atmosphere with a reasonable wine selection but an impressive Gin menu. The staff were helpful and friendly if a little slow at times. We would certainly go back to eat here again.

A
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service. Some of the food was too salty. Pudding was very bland.

JB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you to everyone at The Feathers for making a family reunion (plus Mollie the dog) such a memorable one. Fabulous food, lovely surroundings and attentive service throughout. I'm looking forward to a return soon as I live quite nearby.

B
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Six of us enjoyed a very good meal and were made welcome by the staff

JP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon tea. I think this is one of the best in the Oxford area.

RO
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Reasonably priced and very good food. Difficult parking in the town

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