The Snooty Mehmaan

4.7
224 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
The Snooty Mehmaan is a refined contemporary Indian restaurant in the Oxford suburb of Faringdon.

Welcome to the Snooty Mehmaan! Previously the Snooty Fox, the Snooty Mehmaan now delivers the best in Indian & Thai food all expertly prepared by our award winning chef.

Our stylish and contemporary revamp of this former pub is able to accommodate a variety of functions including Weddings, Christenings, Business Meetings and friends/family get togethers.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Snooty Mehmaan for lunch or dinner. We serve our A La Carte menu daily. If you are Vegetarian or have special dietary needs please tell us and we will endeavour to offer you a wider choice of meals… During Sunday lunch we serve a delicious Indian buffet. (Please note we do not serve our full menu at Sunday lunch).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 224 People Are Saying
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from beginning to end! The food was superb also.

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Cassandra
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful restaurant, absolutely delicious meal - a lovely place. Kept meaning to try it out, will definitely come back

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TonyS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment and feels like a real treat. The food is amazing and the staff are very attentive and caring. It was worth the drive up from Swindon and didn't take that long really.

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DavidJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a party of 4 and enjoyed a cracking evening. We were a little worried when we arrived as they seemed short staffed and it took a while before we were seated even though we had booked. Other than this, our evening was faultless - the service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was simply delicious and the place had a nice ambience to it. It definitely felt like it was more special than just going out for a curry.

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Roxy
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Since we last ate there (pre-Covid) the menu has been drastically reduced, which is a real shame as there used to be a really good extensive menu. The food was still good and when it finally arrived it was tasty. The impression we got was that they were prioritising the takeaway customers over the seated restaurant customers. Wew were served with drinks but we wern't shown to our table for a long time and we didn't order our food until one hour after we had arrived at the restaurant, by which time we were feeling rather overlooked and we were all rather hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal - made for a perfect date night!

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service friendly staff.... definitely be going back

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TrevF
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times for a meal and always seem to chose the Thai menu as there are not a lot of Thai restaurants in the area.
The food is always so appetising and fresh and the portions are generous although we still order too much. We will continue to support this restaurant as much as we can.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have visited , fantastic service and great food , great atmosphere

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MurielM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed our lunch but would much prefer the Sunday buffet you used to do. Very noisy with a kid's party. Other places have buffet back now so why not at Snooty ?

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SarahG
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone with a nut allergy, eating out at Indian or Thai restaurants is typically something I don't do. However, the care that was taken was exemplary. The menu clearly shows all allergens and but additional care was taken to make sure everything was totally safe. The food was gorgeous and plentiful, the service was attentive without being intrusive and it was excellent value for money - indeed, we all took home 'doggy bags'!

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PhilP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Polite and professional service.
Food quality lovely.
Well spiced.
Table for 2 is limited on space.

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TSlocal
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We had a fussy teenager in our party and the staff were really generous in ensuring his meal was presented correctly. Thank you

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IanT
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently refurbished. Nice atmosphere. Friendly helpful service. Food is tasty and excellent quality. That is both Indian and Thai. Good range of beers and wines to suit.
Thoroughly recommended. My go to place for my fix of Indian food.

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RyanE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from entrance to exit. Food was fantastic

TC
TimC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Snooty Mehmaan since Lockdown. It has got even better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Thank you for a really perfect evening

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal here. The food is delicious and served hot. The flavours are superb.
Staff are friendly and knowledgable.
Will be going back soon.
If you like to eat at a popular time book well in advance.

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Serena
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gorgeous meal and attentive service , would highly recommend.

OW
OliviaW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience here and it was amazing! The food was incredible and the staff were very attentive. I would highly recommend and can’t wait to come back soon!

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AAllen
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food - catering for all our tastes (vegan, fish lover and meat eater).
The service never lets us down.
I would totally recommend.

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WernerN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, friendly staff and very good Indian and Thai food. Definitely a must to visit

KW
KevinW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent, was just a bit warm in therestaurant, otherwise it was a fabulous food and service and staff couldn't be faulted,Highly recommended for a meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, friendly staff , great atmosphere and food was amazing .

EJ
EmmaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The decor and atmosphere was lovely. The menu seemed to be limited compared to other restaurants, but the food that we had was delicious. Our waiters were attentive and very knowledgeable about the dishes. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable night with delicious food

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PeterW
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Snooty Mehmaan is a wonderful restaurant ..... t he food and the service is excellent. We go there quite often and can certainly recommend it.
Very best wishes
Peter Wentworth

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Paige
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and amazing food, will definitely be returning and bringing family next time.

HP
HelenP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family favourite. The staff are fantastic and the food incredible. I have been dining here since it’s opening day and will continue to do so for many years to come ❤️

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SueO
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent evening at the Snooty Mehmaan. Great food and perfect service.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always - flavoursome & varied. Impeccable personal service.

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HayleyS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service were amazing, looks great after refit much better lay out & decor!
Looking forward to going back soon!

JB
JaneB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours, impeccable service. Would highly recommend.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and excellent food quality, the staff are really attentive

IM
IainM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having visited The Snooty Mehmaan on dozens of occasions with both family and friends, I can honestly say this is the finest Indian/Thai restaurant in the area. The food is excellent, the Staff are extremely attentive and courteous. Service is prompt and the value for money is outstanding, given the quantity, quality and taste.

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ERIKAC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely choice of food . fantatice service would recommend

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henrys
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service, well worth a visit!

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Shaun
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

been a while since we were here and it was a pleasant surprise. New interior design, great service and most of all great food. we will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meals had by all. Staff were great and looked after us well. Will absolutely be coming back soon.

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AdamL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd normally order the lamb kofta and one of the speciality lamb mains due to how good they are, but this time I tried something different and was blown away.

The smoked lamb tikka starter has just won the title of my favourite dish, and the Aleppy fish curry was a dance on the tastebuds.

Fantastic food, fantastic service... Approaching 50 visits and not a single bad moment. Well worth a visit.

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Oliviaw
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food i couldn't fault, service was excellent! Will recommend and will be back.

FAQs

The Snooty Mehmaan does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Snooty Mehmaan also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01367 242260.

The Snooty Mehmaan is rated 4.7 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.