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Turl Street Kitchen

4.1
4.1
595 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Social enterprise cafe-bar-restaurant in the centre of Oxford serving a menu of fresh, local, seasonal food which changes for every mealtime.

Tea, coffee and drinks are available throughout the day, with cakes in the afternoon, and a wide selection of well sourced drinks on offer until midnight and beyond.

Turl Street Kitchen is a social enterprise, the profit from which goes to support the national student volunteering network, Student Hubs.

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.0Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JW

    JamesW

    Oxford

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and location

  2. TA

    TAP1

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch, food, service, ambiance. Oxford is very lucky!

  3. SV

    SueV

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Interesting place to eat here n a popular part of Oxford so do book. Probably better for main meals as lack of choice for lighter meals or brunch- we Ended up with soup which was delicious but more bread with it would have been good

  4. C

    Chris

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Perfectly fine but simple lunch. Nice ambience. Quite limited menu. Service fine.

  5. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Trendy and friendly bustling venue - not too noisy and good for an informal business meeting. Food mostly brunch style. All lovely, well presented and quality ingredients but the bubble & squeak could have done with more seasoning / flavour. Very enjoyable - we'd go back again.

  6. AL

    AndrewL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent coffee and really nice cooked breakfast choices using local ingredients.

  7. ZV

    ZedV

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great deli style cafe. Excellent brunch and finally somewhere cooking all breakfast items on order!

  8. SD

    ScienceDude

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I always eat here while in Oxford, I loved the daily menu with locally sourced ingredients. Disappointingly this has now changed, the menu is dull and nothing out of the ordinary.

  9. KV

    KellyV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fantastic service & the food is fresh & delish. Smallish portions but obviously freshly made with great ingredients. Will definitely return

  10. CJ

    CJWallace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Oxford! Brunch is best meal of the day.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mainz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with a beautiful interior! Loved my Benedict eggs and service was fast and friendly!

  12. MF

    MikeF

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Its nice but i have no idea why its on many top 10 lists. Maybe theres 2 parts to this restaurant and we went to the more casual side???

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed it

  14. L

    Liza

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Very fresh food and helpful service- pity it was very slow

  15. HB

    HilaryB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Ambiance pleasantly informal and food as ever was tasty and well priced but we waited an hour for our main course. On chasing/complaining (we had an alumni event to get to so time was of the essence but we had thought a booking 1.5 hours before the event would be plenty) we were told that they only had two chefs working and we were given 25% off our bill.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    We have been many timed in the past and loved TSK. Unfortunately today was not great. The new all day menu is a disappointment given we came for the Sunday roast which is no longer offered. The radish and tomato salad had no radishes and the tomatoes were not fresh (they were very tired). The fish and chips was way too breaded and was more like you would expect from a cheap pub. Disappointing all round. Please bring back the old menu (and chef?)!

  17. LR

    LauraR

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Portions where tiny. We had a frittata and it was more of a one scrambled egg with onion. All other dishes though looked really good.

  18. AF

    AnnabelF

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Not their fault entirely - I booked using OpenTable on a recommendation, looking for an 8.00pm table (for 5) but the only one available was 9.30pm so booked that. However the restaurant told us when we got there their latest sitting was 9.00pm and they'd tried but failed to get hold of us (no evidence of a call/email though) - they seated us and rushed us through the service but it was very much a feeling of 'here you go, finish up and get out of here please'. They were nice but obviously wanted to head on home. Plus my main course (beetroot and something tart) was pretty tasteless and cold with tough, non-crispy pastry, and my starter (some leaves and salady things) was over-cinnamoned. However my friends quite liked theirs, mostly. Won't rush back.

  19. JR

    JaneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Loved the set up, staff very friendly. Great food good value. Perhaps the only hiccup was 1 of our party received their order late as the guy taking the order forgot to add his request on the system! Would definitely visit again thanks

  20. C

    Choccy

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Food was nice but the chips were under done with hard uncooked pieces in the middle. Try cooking for longer or cutting smaller! Mackerel on the salad was a very small portion and not many raisins in the accompanying salad either

  21. JO

    JasmineO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious food that speaks for itself. I’ve been here twice now over the past few months and really enjoyed it both times.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely adored the service and food!! It was our anniversary and we decided to visit Oxford for the weekend. We went to Turl Street for lunch. When we checked into our reservation, they immediately wished us a happy anniversary and provided complementary Prosecco. It was incredibly sweet and the Prosecco was delicious! The food at Turl Street was fantastic. We started off with their soup of the day which was carrot and ginger. So flavorful! Loved it! I then had the chicken salad, which was fresh and delicious. Strongly recommend the restaurant for its amazing food and service. I wish we had gone back for dinner!

  23. SB

    SusanB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Excellent starter of smoked mackerel and very good lemon posset to finish; very helpful in tweaking the menu to suit dietary needs

  24. BA

    BarbaraA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Turl Street Kitchen food was aiming to be individual but just falled short of the mark. My fish ( fish and chips) was overdone and tasteless. My partner had the lamb which was well cooked and presented but looked bereft without a side vegetable - it would have been helpful if the waitress had asked if a vegetable was wanted to go with it. He also had the cheeseboard. For £10 a selection of crackers was expected rather than the 6 (approx) plain crackers just thrown on the plate. Not a bad restaurant but could do better.

  25. RL

    RichardL

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very nice people, creative cuisine.

  26. EV

    ElizabethV

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The pastry for the Beetroot and Courgette Goats Cheese Quiche was thin and very crisp. Quite the best I've ever had.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 11 August 2019

    Thank you for your review Elizabeth! I am glad that you enjoyed your meal and I will be sure to pass your high praise to our kitchen team

  27. NJ

    NickJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    The food was great! but menu choice limited, and some items unavailable. Left waiting a long time before being seated. Bit disappointed really.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 11 August 2019

    Hello Nick, thank you for your review and your feedback. I am sorry you were disappointed with your experience this time, but I hope to see you again in future.

  28. SC

    SteveC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Quiet calm in bustling Oxford. Good food, not to expensive with a reasonable choice. Good service as well. Must visit the toilets! Look like they are in an old crypt.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 8 August 2019

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your time and some of the buildings best features!

  29. p

    paulr

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    perfect service, well executed dishes, all delicious. great value

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 8 August 2019

    Thank you very much for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed your meal and I hope to see you again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small menu but amazing food. Highly recommend

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 8 August 2019

    Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoy our food and look forward to your next visit

  31. P

    Purpleglitter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really lovely place. Only one thing that marked the service down was that once we had finished our mains and although the waitress had walked past us a few time after 15 mins I had to ask her to take our plates away. This aside it really is a lovely place with great food. Staff were really friendly and helpfully when asking about the menu.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 8 August 2019

    Thank you for your review! Your comment about the service is very useful feedback and I will keep more of an eye on that in future.

  32. HL

    HannahL

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Good atmosphere and great service throughout. We like to have a jug of tap water on the table and this was refilled regularly throughout the evening. We both loved the trout starter but were disappointed in the lamb koftas with couscous, mainly because every mouthful tasted the same. Just personal taste but I didn't like the large couscous which reminded me of cold tapioca ( I like tapioca but not with koftas). The figs were ok, quite strongly flavoured with vanilla, but I wouldn't have them again. So a pleasant evening but the food did not live up to previous visits.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 31 July 2019

    Thank you for your review Hannah. I am glad that you enjoyed the trout and our service, but I do apologise about the lamb kofta. We will be introducing a new menu very shortly and I hope that you find visit us again to try some of our new dishes!

  33. L

    Lesley

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Very disappointing. Have eaten well here before, but Certainly couldn’t recommend now. Every course very slow arriving, and we had to abandon the desserts we’d ordered as they were so slow. Choices very limited. All the food was disappointing too. What’s happened?

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 31 July 2019

    Thank you for your review Lesley. I am sorry you were so disappointed this time around. We really appreciate your feedback however, and would be grateful if you could get in touch with us at book@turlstreetkitchen.co.uk.

  34. N

    Noodun

    London

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Pleasant food from a short lunch menu. Fish and chips were ok but a bit dry and reminded me of Ikea food! The staff were pleasant but a bit overworked. The restaurant was very hot and packed and we and several people had to ask several times for the aircon to be switched on. It was also incredibly noisy - in the end we gave up trying to chat and didn't bother with dessert.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 31 July 2019

    Thank you very much for your review. I am sorry that you found this time to be a bit disappointing, but please be assured we are taking your feedback into account.

  35. SH

    SimonH

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Please train the staff so that they have some knowledge of what they are serving - e.g. the beers.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 31 July 2019

    Thanks for your review and feedback Simon! We appreciate your feedback very much and are currently working on our training for new menus as you suggest. We hope that on your next visit you see an improvement in that respect.

  36. NL

    NatalieL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was pleasant enough. Food, service and atmosphere all good but on the pricier side for what it was. The wine was pretty average at an expensive price too.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 31 July 2019

    Thank you for your review Natalie. We appreciate your feedback and will take your comments about pricing into consideration.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant that serves original dishes, the food is just fantastic.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 7 July 2019

    Thank you for much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon

  38. MK

    MaaritK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely dinner as always! High quality, unpretencious food from good quality, local ingredients. Vegetarian barley risotto with goat cheese cream was excellent, my companion thought it was the best risotto she's ever had. Perfect, light and crispy fish & chips. We wouldn't have changed anything.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 23 June 2019

    Thank you for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed the risotto and fish and chips, I will make sure to pass your praise on to the kitchen staff.

  39. C

    Chichiecee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We love the atmosphere in the TSK. It’s such a cool place and a great location too. We had the friendliest smiliest waitress who was v attentive. I preferred the normal mid week menu to the Father’s Day special. But that’s obviously personal preference. I will be back. Thank you

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 23 June 2019

    Thank you for your lovely review! We will take your feedback into account regarding special menus into the future.

  40. ML

    MariaL

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    I wanted to give these guys a perfect score, but when I arrived they seemed to have forgotten to update their system and were taken by surprise. This seemed to cause some consternation among the servers. It took them a minute to figure it out, but eventually they did. There was a moment when I thought they might not be able to seat me. Crisis averted, I had a wonderful chicken risotto and a lovely glass of wine. For desert I had the glazed figs with a creamy whipped ricotta and drizzled with vanilla stock syrup. Honestly it was delicious. The service was wonderful and I would absolutely go back. Just hope my reservation doesn't get ignored again.

    Turl Street KitchenResponded on 23 June 2019

    Thank you for your review and your feedback about getting seated. We hope to have improved on that by your next visit.

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