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Living Room - Oxford

1 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 (0)870 166 2223/1865 260210
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Ranked #262 of 485 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $41 - $94
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Rail: Oxford Station 5 minutes walk
Description: At The Living Room our focus remains on sourcing the best quality ingredients, preparing them simply and delivering bags of flavor and texture on the plate. This is good, honest, robust and stylish food with its origins firmly in the European tradition with international touches. There is nothing frilly or fancy. A selection of Home Comforts - bangers and mash, fish and chips – are designed for easy eating yet there are also more elaborate dishes like Seared peppered tuna with salsa rosso or Roasted lamb cutlets with minted pesto vegetables. Small plates - such as cured ham with grissini and olives – allow for casual snacking while sandwiches and salads enable one-course, easy and casual dining. All-day opening is designed to facilitate easy access and reinforces a core ethos behind The Living Room; you, the customer, is the one empowered to make decisions and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to do that, enjoy it and be comfortable.
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English first
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I booked a table for over 30 guests for a big celebration. We were sent out a menu and needed to pre-order and pay a deposit due to the size of the party. 2 weeks before the event, I had a phonecall from the manager to say they had to cancel our booking as they were having refurbishments. I struggle... More

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Edinburgh
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Had meal here this week. Restaurant was quiet but service was slow. Waiting staff fairly friendly, but could do better. Food was okay although some of my fellow diners were unhappy with the small size of some of the portions. Some music was playing but couldn't make it out - just an annoying noise. Will not be rushing back.

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Marbella, Spain
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visited the place with four friends and we each ordered a different plate + some starters. First, it took very long, Second, the quality, specially of the meat was not good at all, and we where charged 40$ per person..without wine or dessert. Not worth it

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Before we went, I informed the restaurant that my visit was to celebrate my 40th birthday with some of my family. They said they would do something for my birthday but when we got there, my birthday wasn't even mentioned. I feel I was given an empty promise. The food and service was good, but there was no effort made... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Food to die for! Me and my partner were blown away. Cocktails great and the young lady who was looking after us was amazing. Beautiful looking place. 75 pounds we paid for u two after loads of cocktails and 3 courses each. Recommend to all!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Lovely lovely food- I was treating my boyfriend to dinner for his 21st and went for the special menu, with cocktails beforehand. The food was so posh and value for money, very enjoyable. We sat outside in the sunshine (as it was August) so lovely surroundings (apart from a couple of annoying wasps!). Great service, even though our receipt was... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We decided to have lunch during a shopping trip to Oxford, being a fan of the Living Room in Birmingham and having visited here a couple of years ago decided on here today. I ordered the steak frites, with peppercorn sauce and my wife ordered the chicken pie. We also ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio @ £21.50 a bottle.... More

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Oxford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Oxford is full of restaurants and bars, but I haven't had better food anywhere else in a long time, service was not only speedy but friendly, and the cocktails were incredible! I've since been back in for after work drinks and nibbles, once again I was impressed. I'd recommend the Livingroom for any occasion!

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Oxfordshire UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have just visited as a birthday lunch for my mum with my dad brother sister in law and their 3 young children. We had the private room and although our waitress really tried she was not supported by her manager or the kitchen. Staters tasted good but only 6 arrived then 10 minutes later the other 3 arrived. No... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Yes but small portion sizes and waited such a long time to be served although it wasn't even that busy. Food was good as was the cocktails but thought it was overpriced for what it was.

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