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The Oxford Blue

32 Marston Street, Oxford, England
01865-46-02-15
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Ranked #244 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: English, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Full restaurant and garden.
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English first
London, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. So good that we returned the following night. Staying locally and the pub is only two streets away. They still have draught beer issues but that didn't bother us as we're wine drinkers. The carafe of Mancia was excellent. We chose a meat and a vegetarian platter the first time, then a selection of tapas dishes the... More

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Oxford
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been to the Oxford Blue many times over the last few years and always loved the food. We went last week and it was the worst meal we have ever had. Having looked on trip adviser afterwards I see they have changed hands. The new manager needs to make some big changes or this place will be out... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its with a heavy heart that I need to agree with previous comments- the Oxford Blue is well past it's best. I used to love coming here as a student and again when it changed hands and became more gastro. I went in with my partner and was faced with the prospect of no draught lager- fail. I was offered... More

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our accommodation was just down the street so it was very convenient. It was quiet (perhaps due to when we ate), clean and nicely decorated. Being summer we sat out back in a lovely patio area. The food had a slight middle eastern flair and was well prepared. Both the waiter and the chef came to ask how we liked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Came by with some friends, was a bit of disappoint in the start, they have no lagers or ales on draft, some of my mates left, but i have to tell, the tapas selection was amazing. We have a selection of tapas in a large wood plate, everything there was tasty and nice, the wine is also amazing, and has... More

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little pub. Peacful and quiet garden, beautiful in the sun! Staff were very friendly, attentive and welcoming. My partner and I both had the pork belly roast. Delicious melt in the mouth pork and veggies! Could not fault it!Massive compliments to the new chef :) We also had a homemade chocolate cake and panacota. The chocolate cake reminded me... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is truly awful, seriously no beer, food that you expect at a beer festival...if I want a floury bap and wilted tomato with the desert burger I'll head to the Bognor Regis steam fair....I'm not being harsh, they should close the doors and rethink as the general public do not enjoy being ripped off.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited the Oxford Blue last Sunday for lunch with friends and had truly one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had the misfortune to have. Oxford Blue has been taken over by a new team including a new chef who really cannot cook. We arrived around lunchtime and there were very few people around. There were four... More

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Reading
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went here for dinner as part of stag group, you'd think we wouldn't be a fussy group to please but for the first time I walked out without paying a penny for the truly awful food. On arrival we were told the beer on tap was off, not a big problem as they had plenty of bottled beer. We... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

New chef as of the 1st of July. Meal was awful. Cold and tasteless. No beer on tap. Can only hope it improves.

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