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Magdalen Arms

243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
01865 243 159
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Ranked #102 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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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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  • Danish first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival we were seated immediately by the friendly front of house. For those who haven’t visited, there is a bustling pub at the front and the restaurant at the rear. We were sat in full view of the open kitchen, and this gave us an insight into the running of the place. Food orders, stock levels and instructions were... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have just been for me tea and had the Hereford stake and ale pie it was yummy really heart warming food. An enjoyable evening and the staff were excellent too.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were in Oxford for one night and checking the trip advisors recommendations we decided to try eat at thai place, however it was booked. The owner told us to go down the road and eat at this pub. And it was worth it! We had the braised Ox cheek with dumplings and it was amazing melt in your mouth... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a very memorable pre Xmas team lunch at the Magdalen Arms. The food was excellent- outstandingly good ingredients and delicious flavours. Interesting and well priced wine list and some good local beers. Definitely a place to return to.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a pub where almost everything is good to outstanding. The food is exceptional. Everything we ate, at a dinner for 6, was of top quality. The rib of beef was every bit as good as a Bistecca Fiorentina in a high class Tuscan restaurant. The wines were almost equally good. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is good.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Innovative and delicious food near The Terrace jolly luckily for me. British French flavour with friendly not formal atmosphere!

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I love this place. Great food, friendly staff, family atmosphere and Bitter Winter beer also very good. My idea of heaven.

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Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We first started going to this restaurant when my daughter was a student in Oxford about 10 years ago. It quickly became one of our favourite places to go for special occasions - pricey but worth every penny.When my daughter announced her engagement earlier this year, it seemed like the ideal choice of venue to celebrate with the new members... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

This pub just outside Oxford centre is very loud, busy and noisy but we visited on a Saturday evening and there were a lot of groups eating. The food was very good but most of the mains are for sharing and I think only 2 of the dishes are for individuals so you need to have the same tastes as... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I would compare the food they serve with a French Brasserie. Apart from the typical fish & chips, there was plenty of well cooked main courses. I personally had the duck and Puy lentils, and it was simple, yet delicious, with endives in the lentils. Just great! The service was great. Maybe slow to come and give the additional water... More 

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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