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Ashmolean Dining Room

Beaumont Street, Oxford, England
+44 1865 553823
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Ranked #213 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $9 - $30
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I arranged a Christmas lunch for our department at the Ashmolean Dining room on 19 December 2015 and can throughly recommend the food and the service. They also catered for diary free and gluten free diets easily. Will definitely return.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A lovely meal - Excellent service from Marta, Ivelina and the team, in a wonderful setting, Thank-you all!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Had the set tea on 20 Dec. Although not unduly busy, service was extremely slow - 20 minutes to take my order, 10 minutes more 'til my tea arrived with no cooking involved. Clearly a shortage of staff. Bill showed " discretionary service charge 10%" but no reference to this except minute print on the back of the tea menu.... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We decided to have lunch here as we planned to see an exhibition. There were several large parties in for Christmas but it wasn't too noisy. The menu is not too long and the lunch offer of 2 courses for £20 was good value. I have a dietary problem but this caused no difficulty. I had the Christmas dish -... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The rooftop restaurant at the Ashmolean is a must visit to get the Oxford panoramas, especially at night-the food is very good too!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I will start by saying I really like the dining room here. It has a great atmosphere and energy. We booked with friends to have the Christmas dinner and whilst the food here has always been good, I did think that they possibly wouldn't pull it off for a set Christmas menu. I need not have worried. The duck and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Luncheon amidst the dreaming spires. Reasonable choice of items on the menu. The food is expensive and of good quality. As others note one is coughing up for the ambience which is good. The staff are assiduous, helpful and not intrusive which helps. We arrived early (having booked online which is highly advised by me for this venue) and that... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Everything about our visit to this restaurant was, simply, perfect. From the moment we arrived we were treated with the utmost courtesy: coats were taken and hung up and as we were a little early we were guided to the bar where the service was prompt and charming. Once seated at the table we were cosseted by our waiter, Antonio,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place for a cultural visit to the museum and finish off with lovely afternoon tea in the restaurant overlooking the Oxford architecture. Delicious tea , sandwiches, cakes and scones, lovely atmosphere and great service from friendly helpful staff.

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We came for a cream tea on a Sunday, just a shame you can't see out over the terrace. Good value for money, lovely cakes and excellent service!

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Additional Information about Ashmolean Dining Room

Address: Beaumont Street, Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 553823
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: English

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