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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
Website
Today
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Great going again

After going to a disappointing Indian Restaurant in Oxford a month or so ago, we decided to visit the Standard. We were not disappointed at all. We could not fault it in any way, ambience, food, service, excellent staff. A really good evening and certainly one to go back to

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
babe8
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oxfordshire
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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oxfordshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After going to a disappointing Indian Restaurant in Oxford a month or so ago, we decided to visit the Standard. We were not disappointed at all. We could not fault it in any way, ambience, food, service, excellent staff. A really good evening and certainly one to go back to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been a favourite of mine for well over ten years. Great food, brilliant decor and mostly undiscovered by the student masses who fortunately tend to eat , drink and collapse in the largely inferior Indian restaurants located in Jericho. This is the dogs bollocks . Great staff also.

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Oxford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, great owner and staff and some very interesting and mouth-watering dishes. Not a big restaurant so make sure you book at busy times and ask for the window table if possible so you can watch the comings and goings of Walton Street. Our family have been coming here for over 40 years from the first opening in the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Really glad we looked on TA for a midweek curry and went here. Has the feel of a traditional curry house, good atmosphere as; staff were very friendly and pleasant - plus it has a good turn over of trade all night. Certainly reserve your table - this is not a big restaurant at all, so you might be squidged... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate here with a couple of friends on Saturday night. The restaurant managed to squeeze us in before another booking, which was good. The place was really busy and several other people got turned away whilst we were there. It is a good Indian restaurant, the food is good, we had friendly service. There was a good choice of... More 

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England
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148 reviews 148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Food OK, just not spicy enough for my palate. Tarka daal, was missing the tarka and was very bland.

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UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Decor nice but slightly splashed walls and very tired facilities. Service attentive and polite. Food tasty, fresh, good veg and entirely reasonable. Summary, nice, not ground breaking but no complaints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food is fantastic probably the best indian food in oxford, service is fast however as the resturant is very small you therefore are under pressure to eat and leave as the key to the success of this resturant is quick turnaround. All said the food is great.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Jaipur ale (despite the name,brewed in Bakewell, Derbyshire) was excellent: hoppy, fruity and also quite strong. I wish I could enthuse similarly, as many others do, about the food but, though the family were happy, I did not rate it 5 stars. For me it was 3 star though, since the family liked it, I have given it 4... More 

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Charlbury, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not many Indian restaurants in Oxford so we booked to go to the Standard without knowing much about it. It's surprisingly small & was very busy but that makes for a good cheerful atmosphere. I lived in Birmingham for a long time & recently moved to Oxfordshire, so I'm used to having excellent Indian meals & The Standard is up... More 

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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 - 39
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?