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Magdalen Arms

243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
01865 243 159
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Ranked #105 of 484 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
Central Bosnia Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, with a small "note" that we shall be a bit patient... Well, that was a good advice - otherwise we would simply give up and leave the restaurant after 15 minutes. You basically cannot get what you want (not even what is on menu), but what they have at that specific moment. We... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What delicious food! Great service! The staff were really good and altho it was very very busy we were served really promptly with the most beautiful food. Went for dinner one night and because it was so good we went for lunch again the next day.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Family lunch with our sons during a quick visit. The service was particuarly friendly and also efficient, despite the pub being crowded. We had a variety of dishes, including the souffle, the rillettes, the clams, rabbit, monkfish and beef. Each dish was generous and beautifully cooked. We shall without doubt be back. We also noted a particularly happy and relaxed... More

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jinox
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Have eaten here at least a couple of dozen times in the last few years and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is cozy, slightly ramshackle pub with delightfully mismatched furniture to suit every taste, slightly more formal in the back where tables can be booked but still relaxed, extending out to a sunny back yard for dry summer lunches.... More

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Belgium
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324 reviews 324 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nothing refind but decent wholesome food. Service a bit 'confused' three different people serving one table and not communicating with each other is not professional but hey this is not a high end eatery. Bit noisy.

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a lovely Sunday evening meal here to celebrate a birthday. We ate early, 6pm, so it was quiet when we arrived but far from it when we left. The food was excellent and the service very good. The menu was interesting and varied, the lamb joint to share at the adjoining table looked amazing.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely informal atmosphere (although was quite noisy with loud conversation as the evening went on). Great wine list. Menu was boggling and hard to choose, but it was well worthwhile because the food was amazing! Really, really delicious and perfectly cooked. Can't wait to go again!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

'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

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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19 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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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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