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Magdalen Arms

243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
01865 243 159
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Ranked #118 of 491 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

'Wow' is the one word to describe the food here. Never fails to disappoint. Is the one place in Oxford that I recommend to everyone as the value for money is incredible. Not only that, the food trumps anything else in Oxford. Restaurants in the centre of town don't really have to try to hard to attract custom and the... More

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Somerset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a superb place, and SO much better than the plethora of identikit chains (Jamie's Italian, GBK etc) that spoil central Oxford. A genuine gastrobub - i.e. top-notch food and also a proper pub too with well-kept ales and interesting wines, that also feels individual, contemporary and lively. We had a truly excellent meal (mallard cooked three ways to share... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to celebrate as a family on a Friday evening. I liked the buzz of the place - rather loud but warm. The waitress was smiling and polite. It was hit and miss from there. They had run out of crab on toast but the mussels were actually not bad. They also run out of Sirloin steak and the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What happened to treating a customer with courtesy and respect? Regardless of the fact that I rung at a busy time on a Saturday night to make a booking for the following day, there is no excuse for snapping "what's your name, yeah, ciao (!)' then hanging up immediately. Appalling. Disappointing. And that was after having walked out last week... More

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london
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fish soup x2, cheese soufflé, duck salad, game terrine and tagliatelle. 4 diet cokes and a tonic £55 ex service. Food very good. Took 3 attempts to get order right and food for both courses arrived in stages not at once. Very hard to get staff attention. Either the staff are too few or they need more training - nice... More

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Courchevel, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very nice meal again yesterday but sadly spoiled by the lack of potatoes and greens again. Both sadly available but at £3.60 EACH....???? Surely it doesn't take much to reduce the size of the main and put a few potatoes and a bit of cabbage on the plate...??

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Oxford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cool pub/restaurant. Great combination for the Pegasus theatre next door for pre drinks/ food etc. great staff and food. Good find for that area which can be a bit cut off. Go!

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Oxford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here with my wife and parents in law who were visiting from abroad. 3 of us went for the bavette steak and one for the fish (sorry cant remember). I can say the steak was DELICIOUS. As meat lovers it was such a delight to have a tender juicy cooked pink tasty steak. 5* for that. For starters we... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Arrived without booking a table at about 7.30 on a Monday. The restaurant area was full but we were told we could sit in the bar as the menu is the same. Other reviews seem to complain about service but I guess you get rid of some of the issues by ordering at the bar; although it probably helps that... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent food at family meal recently. We had pre-booked table and from the staff in the bar through to the waiters and lady taking payment, service was very friendly and efficient. The food was very good, certainly upmarket pub grub and as we visit Oxford regularly we will certainly return. Well done

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Additional Information about Magdalen Arms

Address: 243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
Phone Number: 01865 243 159
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Cuisine: English

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