We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 35 Chipping Norton Restaurants

Whistlers

9 Middle Row | Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton OX7 5NH, England
01608 643363
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: European, English, Seafood, Wine Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Very good restaurant in Oxfordshire. It serves a selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, with gluten free options shown on the menu.
Write a Review

132 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    85
    41
    5
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whistlers was a great choice for a farewell meal after a week in Chippers; we wanted somewhere close to our holiday cottage and a little bit special - and this is it. The menu was extensive with the blackboard meals being on an iPad (brought to the table). The koftas made excellent starters, with home-made components being really tasty -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staff friendly and helpful. Restaurant was busy which gave a good atmosphere. Our waitress was knowledgeable when asked about the menu and recommended a good wine. The food was full of flavour, hot and nicely presented with sufficient to satisfy our appetite with starter and main. However, our bread and olives were brought to the table at the same time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been to chippy before and overlooked this place. Decided to give it a go tonight, and wasn't disappointed. Scallops special was cooked to perfection, the service was great and was really pleased with the bill. Will be more than happy to go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a long scheduled catch up with friends so we were not pleased to see we were seated at 2 small round tables that were pushed together as close as 2 round tables would allow. My friend who had made the booking several weeks ago asked for another table and we were told there wasn't one, we pointed out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WhistlersCafeBar, Owner at Whistlers, responded to this review

I would not normally respond to reviews on this site but I feel that the only reason you left such a negative score was because you didn't get what you felt you should have. As you have mentioned in your previous 5 star review we excel on customer service and are proud of our staff. Despite you booking early, we... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Eaten here numerous times and always have something I could complain about, warm wine/beer, hard eggs that should be soft, bad steak, all minor things that often you let go but big factor is SERVICE!! Food hit and miss often one good course one ok nice food when good but service lets them down massively! Made to feel in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal, had the fig & stilton pizzarette as a starter to share which was very tasty. Chargrilled Chicken breast & slow cooked belly pork which were equally delicious. Staff friendly & attentive - couldn't fault it and pleasantly surprised with the bill!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Narberth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It's a pleasure these days to be able to find somewhere that makes you feel welcome, serves very good food and does not cost the earth! well done, keep up the good work!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We ordered two pizzas, which were delicious. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. I'm sure I will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Birmingham
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food was mixed - some dishes were excellent but some were a little disappointing. It seemed like the cookery skills were very advanced - for example my sea bream was cooked to perfection - but the other elements of the meal didn't quite work together. Not always a bad thing though - I relish the chance to be critical... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

10 of us, all male, arrived at 8.30 on a busy Saturday night and all of whom were probably on the wrong side of sober (it was the FA cup final day) but we were greeted warmly. From start to finish Jane and Tom looked after us with style, charm and good humour and I think that was probably a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Whistlers also viewed

Chipping Norton, Cotswolds
 
Chipping Norton, Cotswolds
Chipping Norton, Cotswolds
 

Been to Whistlers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Whistlers?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing