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Turl Street Kitchen

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16-17 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH, England
+44 1865 264171
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 176
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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 21
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A showpiece for local food and localized cooking

It's getting easier ( ie, as easy as it was a mere 40 years ago) to find local food these days, but this place has kicked local up a notch -- to whatever the chef could buy that day. So the menu has to change every day, and it has limits to what is available. All the more interesting, I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
wayne300944
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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322 reviews 322 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's getting easier ( ie, as easy as it was a mere 40 years ago) to find local food these days, but this place has kicked local up a notch -- to whatever the chef could buy that day. So the menu has to change every day, and it has limits to what is available. All the more interesting, I'd... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A very friendly and vibrant bistro style restaurant/cafe using carefully sourced organic ingredients. Particularly good for Sunday lunch.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place serves GREAT salads, and I mean really great. The food is on the 'healthy' end of the spectrum, with veggie and gluten-free options clear. Sometimes that means the food is earnest - not here. Delicious, great mixes of flavours, great combinations. So good we went twice, even through we were only in Oxford briefly.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My friend booked a lunch table for seven people one month in advance- when we arrived the booking had disappeared off their system and there were no tables free. We were offered a free drink whilst we waited for a table to become available, which was fine (although they were out of fruit for Pimms- a theme which pops up... More 

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TSKTeam, Manager at Turl Street Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi filmfreak_7, We're really sorry you had a bad experience at Turl Street Kitchen. We've spoken to the staff members involved and understand mistakes were made. We put a huge emphasis on our service as well as our British, seasonal food, so your bad experience is something we will all learn from. We ensure our service is always friendly and... More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Family birthday. The restaurant staff were very good over a late change in numbers. Simple and uncomplicated menu with local produce. Interesting restaurant layout. Very different to when I last went there in the 1970s when it was the Taj Mahal . Would recommend and go back but would check the day's menu first as it is limited. Need to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stopped by for a coffee one late afternoon mid week and was told by a dark haired young man that I couldn't sit in the main room as they were still serving lunch (3:30). The room had loads of empty seats. I had always thought of this as a nice place to relax and hang out, but I won't... More 

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TSKTeam, Manager at Turl Street Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there nycreal, Thank you for leaving a review, taking the time to give us some feedback and coming in previously. We are disappointed you feel you were treated rudely, we place emphasis on our friendly service and relaxed but attentive atmosphere, so apologise for not being up to scratch. We have shared your feedback with the team so we... More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We walked in on a Tuesday evening and the place was packed, we were surprised. But we were found a table and ordered our food, at one point they apologised for how long we had waited, but we thought it was reasonable. The food was very tasty as was the beer and cider. The place had a lovely vibe to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fantastic food, attentive server for a larger group at lunchtime. We did see many people turned away, though, so do make a reservation.

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Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a birthday party at Turl street kitchen! We were a goup of 25 and had booked the room which is at the angle. We choose 3 different menus so that everybody had some choice. The food is tasty and rather different and we had a great evening The atmosphere at the restaurant is great and low key. The... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

lovely seasonal lunch with craft beers, staff very friendly. The only downer was that they had run out of chocolate tart which looked amazing

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Additional Information about Turl Street Kitchen

Address: 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 264171
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 264171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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