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The Standard

117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 1865 553557
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Ranked #13 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $43
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

To be fair I juggled with the whole 5 or 4 star question. I went with 4 because although The Standard is good and does not really fall down anywhere, it is not 'excellent'. Saying that mind, if you are looking for Indian food i do not think you will be disappointed. Food 4.5* Service 4* Restaurant 4* Cleanliness 5*... More

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on my own whilst on business, the restaurant was busy so I didn't think they would want a single client taking a four place setting, but they were very helpful and sat me down. I'd already viewed the menu on line so I was able to order fairly quickly. The food arrived even quicker, and it was good. Tasty... More

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Oxford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Some Indian meals we've had in the last year or so seemed to be using chilli as a way of disguising the mediocrity of the food, resulting in absurdly hot dishes which had little of substance behind them. This was a much more sensible affair, with the tastes coming through without the meal being bland. A shame a lot of... More

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited the Standard for the first time last night. The food was flavorsome and authentic tasting. Would defiantly recommend this restaurant

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited midweek, and were early so lucky to get a seat, soon after we arrived it filled up and people were having to wait. Always a fairly good sign. The decor is understated and ambiance not overpowering. We kicked off with poppadoms and chutneys, which were all very tasty, the lime pickle had some heat and sweetness and was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Always a reliable option for a good curry in Oxford. A good menu with some more unusual dishes. Food comes quickly, and in my experience has always been tasty. Service really friendly and attentive.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Standard might not be amazingly avant-garde or original but what it does, it does well. It's inexpensive, tasty, reliable, and fresh, and the portions always seem quite generous, too. Its interior isn't huge but it's got a great location across from the Phoenix Picturehouse and the takeaway service is excellent. Give it a try.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food is excellent: a good selection of curries is complemented by some tasty and out of the ordinary specials. The service is brisk and extremely courteous. The location is convenient, close to the Oxford City centre and right in front of the Phoenix Picturehouse. The late opening hours are ideal for a good meal after as much as before... More

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Still great curry. Nothing flashy, no pretensions to haute cuisine - just really well executed classic British (!) curry.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were a group of American teachers looking for good Indian food on the last night of our week long seminar in Oxford. This place did not disappoint. Intimate and colorful, with very attentive service. We hoofed it from Hertford College, right across from the Bodelian-- a solid fifteen minute walk. The Standard is located in the Jericho neighborhood-- very... More

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