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The Standard

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Indian, Bangladeshi
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117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 1865 553557
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We were advised by hotel concierge to go to another Indian restaurant here. Reviews weren't so good. Reviews here were substantially better. A convenient walk to Jericho. Very tiny place. Warm professional service. Food was excellent. We had lamb curry special, rice, spinach/lentil side, chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were advised by hotel concierge to go to another Indian restaurant here. Reviews weren't so good. Reviews here were substantially better. A convenient walk to Jericho. Very tiny place. Warm professional service. Food was excellent. We had lamb curry special, rice, spinach/lentil side, chicken tikka starter and of course naan. One order for each dish we split and a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, I tried The Standard for dinner. I have not been a great fan of Indian food, but this experience has opened my eyes and mouth. The restaurant was full and for good reason. I particularly felt that everyone there was having a good time and that their meal was playing a real part in it. A... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not just the best curry but up there with the best meals I have ever had. We came with friends we were visiting in Oxford and had the delight of sampling some fantastic dishes, namely the tamarind chicken (which was different to any dish I have had in an Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant) and the Goan king prawns which had an incredible... More 

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Coventry, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice small Indian restaurant with a nice vintage touch. Nice view outside. The food was Average. I must say the Tandoori Panir is to die for. The staffed very attentive and polite. I would come here again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This modestly presented restaurant provides excellent Indian cuisine. The dishes have a freshness that surpasses most of the Indian restaurants we have tried except for the most exceptional. We shared Chicken Tandoori, a house special Birani (lamb and chicken) accompanied by a vegetable side dish and palak paneer (served drier than we have had elsewhere yet delicious). Service was pleasant... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our takeaway was quite disappointing. I asked for a spicy Biriani but it was so lacking in chilli,the paneer tikka was sweet, the garlic nan was under cooked. We ended up adding our own chillie,i won't get it again.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We love this place and we give ourselves a treat by going there after the early performance at the cinema. Particularly great after The best exotic marigold hotel. The manager is really charming and very accommodating and the food and Kingfisher is great. My fave is prawn patia puri

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited Oxford for a long weekend and found this little gem. On the north side of town towards Summertown (about a 15 min walk) in the area known as Jericho. You'll need to book if you want to guarantee a table, especially on a Friday. Food is excellent and the service polite and prompt and good value. Can't be many... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Maybe I'm becoming too fussy, but The Standard seemed only that -- I was expecting rather more from the reviews. The lamb passanda was overly sweet and the 'lamb' barely edible. My companions seemed happy with their dishes, but I'll be in no hurry to return.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we always make sure to visit Indian restaurant whenever we can. Over the years we have eaten in most UK cities and major cities in other countries. Four of us ate their last night and we all agreed it is the best we have had. If you are in Oxford then it is a must visit but booking is essential

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Additional Information about The Standard

Address: 117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 553557
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 41
Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 41
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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