The Oxford Kitchen

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£26 to £40
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RELAXED FINE DINING IN OXFORD

Established as one of the most exciting dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchen’s reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef Paul Welburn, whose food has the critics talking.

We offer you a contemporary, intimate setting and friendly, attentive service – ideal for savouring the exquisite flavour combinations of our lunch / à la carte and taster menus. Choose from our carefully compiled wine list or start your meal with one of our signature cocktails.

Private dining room available for hire (From 20 - 100 covers)
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Jennifer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! I truly hope they survive this Corona setback

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FionaH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,wonderful food. Made us very welcome

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PaulG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, with very good wine pairings, helped by friendly and attentive service.

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RajM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to all expectations. Great value for money tasting menu with some great dishes!

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TimL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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vipMeatcoma
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food on the tasting menu. Lovely staff.

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smtfhw
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the first time we've made it back since they gained their Michelin star and it's lovely to see that the kitchen is still firing on all cylinders. Fabulous meal and great wine choices too!

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LisaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A tasting menu that is more than just a delicious morsel. Wonderfully generous.

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Milli
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was great. I eat gluten free so they made all the dishes for me gluten free.
Really good restsurant

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JamesC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, pleasant environment and friendly service. Great way to celebrate a significant birthday with my wife.

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DellaR
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate but with enough customers to give a nice atmosphere. First class food and attentive but not intrusive service. In particular Mike (sommelier) was brilliant in explaoining the wines and aslo in engaging about other drinks. Highly recommended.

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PaulF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seven courses all had truly delicious food. The wine pairings which two of us
shared were nicely chosen, we especially liked the Pinot Noir. All in all, it was a
memorable experience for over four hours, the service was unobstrusive and we
cannot wait to return and repeat the gastronomical experience. We were given
a booth as requested which gave us more privacy and enabled us to enjoy an
intimate personal discussion.

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NicB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very very good but not excellent , hence the 4 stars. Service was excellent with professional and passionate staff. Just a couple of minor things with two of the courses were a little bit disappointing but overall the food was very good.

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Elle
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If only once in your lifr, experience food like this

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FrancesT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal and a great dining experience. Expensive so highly recommended for special occasion.

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MarkD
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Oxford Kitchen for Valentines Day and was not disappointed. The food was amazing and the ambience was very relaxed. Not pretentious like you may find in other Michelin star rated restaurants, so that was nice. The waiters and waitresses were attentive and knowledgeable and we had a very good evening. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Oxford who love their food and wine.

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RichardM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentine’s Day menu. Enjoyed being in the quieter room upstairs. Very good service. Great food.

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Sibylle
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate already several times at the Oxford Kitchen and we had always excellent food

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Oxitizen
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard it was good - and it was very very good - perfect for a celebratory night out

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SheilaH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Set lunch menu.
You need to ask for this menu as it isn’t offered to you at the start.
Amuse-bouche are excellent tiny parcels that are full of flavour bouncing on the tongue and tickle your taste buds. Then it all went down hill after all the promises of flavour disappeared a lack lustre celeriac starter followed by lamb ragu main that was dominated by caramelised onions, there was no flavour of lamb at all.

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LynHodder
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food, the service was excellent. Not overly formal for a Michelin star restaurant, which made it very welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in selection, precooking, cooking and service - first class - wonderful. Perhaps two wines or three maximum more usual - wine matching a constant surprise .

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AlanM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful tasting menu. Exquisite combinations of flavours and textures. We had a fantastic meal

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vipFerris
Oxford
55 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning !! Stunning food, stunning service. It was our third visit and we will be back soon....

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. Food was divine and excellent service. Highly recommendes

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Hrhmags
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food was fantastic - best we have had outside of London in a long while. Service was solid. Unfortunately location wise we were in the front on the restaurant and suffered from being too close to the (often left open by customers) door with its blasts of freezing cold air and on a table at an angle that put is in deafening earshot of a raucous table of 4 to the point that we could barely hear one another. As their drinking and mood escalated our overall experience declined. Seating tables at 90 degree angles is not advised for this very reason.

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TiffanieL
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was really disappointed with our anniversary meal. We have eaten at a lot of Michelin star restaurant and this was by far the worst. The food took a very long time to come out, nearly half an hour between courses so we were there for over 3 hours. The food was ok but nothing special. One of the courses was chicken which when I cut into it looked undercooked, I checked with the waitress who wasn’t sure so took it back to the kitchen. They confirmed that it was slow cooked so I assumed they would just bring out another but in fact they swapped the dish to a vegetarian dish without asking and I didn’t like. I then asked to have the chicken which they did do but took over half an hour to receive. Overall not a great experience which was a shame as we don’t get to go out often

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Booked for NYE and had to pay the full amount in advance. This was something I had not experienced before, but happily paid in anticipation. Atmosphere was lacking, I had pre ordered the vegetarian menu but given meat options. They had run out of Prosecco and replaced with a house champagne, which wasn’t anymore special sadly. The wine waitress was very friendly and gave good service. Considering the cost I expected a lot more from a Michelin star restaurant, which has left me realising it’s not always just about the status.

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GarethCP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Having been excited to try the oxford kitchen for quite some time my partner treated us for New Year’s Eve. We’ve eaten at Michelin star restaurants before and were completely baffled as to how this place has managed to achieve one.
The food was fine, but considering the price attached, we were expecting much more than ‘fine’. Other Michelin star restaurants we have eaten at have been incredible, with food which is second to none, and service which was impeccable in attention to detail. This place lacked in both areas!
The service was appalling- the woman in the black suit who seemed to be running the service was incredibly moody, I’m not sure she managed to crack a smile the entire night and acted as though we were a nuisance for being there. We were never asked if we would like another drink and had to constantly flag down wait staff to take drink orders.
When the bill arrived we felt the service charge which had been added was unjustified given the level of service we received. The service charge was £35, we paid £25 (still too much in my opinion) to which we were told was not enough money and we had to pay more! We refused. We are both incredibly disappointed that this was our experience. How they have managed to maintain a Michelin star is beyond both of us and I would urge the restaurant to reflect on the quality of this service urgently.

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Jackmilner7
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

New Year’s Eve hit and miss.

Food was great flavours wise however the portions just seemed a bit too small I understand Michelin star food but just value for money I can’t justify £115 on what we had when most expensive protein was a small sliver of duck which needed some sort of potato on the dish. Never less food was good for what we had just can’t justify the money for it.

Service... bit slow to start got going fine then after the third course which I believe was the duck, staff disappeared into thin air just two runners on the floor and we felt like we were forgotten about and service from then took forever. No one was asked if we wanted dessert wines for the desserts, I would of loved one but I was not asked and service was far too slow to even ask.

Overall disappointing second time here first great this time not, will I return? Probably not.

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sheenah
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and imaginative food. Not insane prices. £69 for 7 course tasting menu. Very reasonable for a Michelin Star.
Front of house staff are great, welcoming and warm and attentive.
One of the best and relaxed Michelin Star restaurants I have been to. Would highly recommend for couples or group bookings.

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AndR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Interesting menu, all courses were absolutely tasty and well presented. Smashing cocktails.

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StuartB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning tasting menu, with some innovative and complex flavour and texture combinations.
Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews