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Ashmolean Dining Room

Beaumont Street, Oxford, England
+44 1865 553823
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Ranked #202 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
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Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Transit: A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.
Description: A celebration of food and wine alongside art and culture. The Ashmolean Dining Room provides the spectacular setting for Oxford's first and finest rooftop restaurant. We have a fantastic new menu taking the food back to a good, hearty British feel with a European twist. As the subject of gastronomy dictates, we have dedicated this menu to the art of good eating with introductions of rabbit and monkfish tail as well as treating you to a sublime bream dish and lamb rump to die for. Vegetarians will be left drooling for our pearl barley dish and cauliflower salad. And, what better way to top it off, but with our Paris Brest dessert. Ingredients are fresh and seasonal and we use many local Oxfordshire suppliers to bring the best quality to you. Our wine list is broad with 50 handpicked wines from around the world.
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English first
Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

delightfull room with great view. Service was very good, food great, Interesting menu. Loved the soup !!! Could do without food served on planks, much prefer plates !! Unhurried atmosphere and very attentive staff. Have been twice now and can highly recommend it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A friend organised an afternoon tea for us at the Ashmolean as a treat, and what a treat it was. The dining room is beautiful, both modern and atmospheric (I loved the large armchairs!), with a wonderful open air terrace for dining should it be warm enough. The afternoon tea itself was reasonable for both quantity of food served and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We just caught the roof-top dining room before it started to close, which was lucky as we needed tea and cakes to revitalise us after exploring the wonders of the Ashmolean in the three floors below! Seated by the panoramic window with views into the Ashmolean's courtyard, we quickly ordered two cream teas. These arrived promptly and were lovely -... More

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I did find it pricey for what it was.... food was ok - not much choice though. Service was good although confusing as the servers ended up duplicating effort.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've heard mixed reviews about this place. However on a rainy bank holiday we went for some shelter and afternoon tea. It was not super busy. The staff were prompt, courteous and friendly. For the tea you get 3 nice slices of sandwiches, a scone (with cream and jam), and a choose of homemade style cake or petit four. We... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Had some afternoon tea. The scones was super tiny and dry. Literary falling to pieces when I put butter on the latte i ordered was good though. The "jam" for the scones was supposed to be strawberry jam. I don't know what I got...tasted more like smoked cherries or something. Little food fore huge amount of money

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Oxford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I brought my lady here for dinner and was treated to an all round brilliant evening. The staff were extremely accommodating, especially the host who looked after our every need. The starter was excellent and the catch of the day was exquisite. All followed by an eton mess and chocolate cake. A lovely setting in the centre of Oxford to... More

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent a good day at the Ashmolean and broke it with a visit to the Dining Room on the top floow - we used their on-line reservation system that worked just fine - we had a lovely salad, and the service was excellent and unfussy. The atmosphere is vibrant and the room is very well laid out. The prices... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dinner on a Friday night. Friendly service, and of course a great setting on the top of the Ashmolean. Menu is Mediterranean influenced and was good.

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Bath, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited here with my mother before going to the Tutankhamen exhibition. We went and sat out on the terrace which had a nice ambience and was much cooler than the restaurant inside which was extremely hot. My mother and I both ordered the mezze selection for starter. What then arrived looked more like some sort of pate on bread,... More

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