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The King's Arms Harvester

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117 Bicester Road, Oxford OX5 2PX, England
01865 378 666
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: At The King's Arms Harvester in Kidlington food is fresh, full of flavour...
At The King's Arms Harvester in Kidlington food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfort food

We visited at lunch time after a walk and we were very hungry. The restaurant was quite busy but the staff were coping well and were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our fish and chips with the salad from the salad table and it was a good experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Madabouthekatz
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited at lunch time after a walk and we were very hungry. The restaurant was quite busy but the staff were coping well and were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our fish and chips with the salad from the salad table and it was a good experience

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Oxford
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We arrived at 10-30 four person order taken ten minutes later came back no eggs,ordered unlimited drinks coffee and juices no cups available for tea and coffee, no hot water milk or sugar. When breakfast did arrive at 11-00 only one plate came out correct, which was the last straw so we just up and walked out. Will not be... More 

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Harvester_Restaurant, Guest Relations Manager at The King's Arms Harvester, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We’re really sorry your last visit wasn’t up to scratch. Your feedback is really important to us and we’ll make sure your comments are seen by the team. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Impromptu visit to The Harvester today for a family meal. Waitresses were both lovely with my daughter, who has autism. Very attentive service all round. Unfortunately my daughter's meal was not so great... Big black burnt chunks on her chicken, from a dirty griddle... And wayyyy too much BBQ sauce - chicken was literally swimming in it! Daughter picked at... More 

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United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

had a family meal on Sunday lunchtime, all the food was hot and tasty and properly cooked. Our waitress Angeta was efficient and polite and did a good job. Salad bar was fresh and plentiful and the ice cream sundaes were a real treat. Definitely return.

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bicester
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Haven't been for over a year and won't be rushing to return. Salad bar half empty and bits of food in wrong pots. Dinner arrived cold and supervisor not very helpful when I said the chicken was undercooked, harping on about how they test it ( obviously mine missed this test) . The blonde young waitress was extremely polite and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I invited my family and friends to eat in this restaurant and expecting a very good service/food. It was so wrong from the very start: -waited 50 minutes to be served, there are only a couple of people inside and yet we waited that long -gave wrong orders. (1)medium rare steak = overly well done burnt steak, returned .... and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place is my guilty pleasure, but this visit wasn't the best, I actually couldn't cut through the steak to the point I swapped it for gammon, salad bar wasn't it's best and just a very below par visit. Very disappointed

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Harvester_Restaurant, Guest Relations Manager at The King's Arms Harvester, responded to this review

We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy your food on this visit. Thank you for leaving your comments and we’ll pass your feedback on to the team. More 

Havant, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Food cooked to order - all you can eat - hot and delicious. Service was efficient and friendly. Children/babies well catered for - nothing was too much trouble. Prices reflected excellent value for money particularly for children. Highly recommended and will come again and again...

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kidlington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

tired salad bar, limp/cold fries, pulled pork burger was good. waitress appeared to be on her own therefore rushing around and forgetting drinks, cutlery etc dropped food on floors from previous customers not cleaned up. bar area appeared nice with comfy chairs and fire

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you want a cheapish meal and can't be bothered to cook yourself then this is perfectly ok. But I would say it is one of the poorest harvesters around. Dirty throughout from the seats to the loos!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Bicester Road, Oxford OX5 2PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865 378 666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

At The King's Arms Harvester in Kidlington food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?