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The Oxford Blue

32 Marston Street, Oxford, England
01865-46-02-15
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Ranked #245 of 497 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $11 - $23
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: English, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Full restaurant and garden.
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We have dined as a couple and as a family 4 or 5 times in the last 12 months. Food always very good and staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We like the shabby chic decor. Duck liver parfait, Bannister Burger and Lamb shank were all top notch. Desserts are to die for ! Excellent... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I went for an evening meal here in March. The pub is what I would describe as 'old style' with a shabby chic twist. Lots of local brews on tap which kept hubby pleased. The food was of a very good standard, especially the chocolate cake dessert which was quite fondant like and really yummy!!!! One thing... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing The Blue! So glad to hear you loved the chocolate cake- it's a personal favourite of mine too! Parking is a bit of a nightmare at times I admit, with only a couple of bays opposite, but Iffley Road is thankfully only a minute away! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Me and boyfriend went to the Oxford Blue last night for the first time. He has just moved to the area so we thought we would try it out. We had a great time. Even though it was a Sunday, there were still enough people around to give it a nice atmosphere. The staff were all lovely, particularly Chris who... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Chris, it's always great to hear such nice compliments. We look forward to seeing you at the Blue again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We only went to the Oxford Blue because it was right next to the church of St John, where were going afterwards for a concert. Luckily it was a great choice. We both had hamburger, perfectly cooked and served with really delicious chips. I had a chocolate bread and butter pudding, which was probably a stodgy step too far after... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and am glad to hear we'll be seeing you again- we look forward to welcoming you back next time! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I really like this place. The food is excellent, there are a good range of well kept beers and the decor is spot on. Keep up the good work.

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

Thank you BigT! Its always so nice to hear such positive feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The Oxford Blue was my favourite discovery over summer and, on the few days of sunshine we had, sitting outside I thought it was a really marvellous addition to the Cowley Road (or just off!) gastropub cohort. The food is excellent, I think I ate the Fried Chicken with their amazing sauce roughly once a week for a bit! Since... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

Thank you, we're so glad you enjoyed spending time here over the summer, and our cracking fried chciken! Spring is certainly in the air today and we're thinking about our new menu...it's in the pipeline so do come back soon! If you add us on Facebook you'll be able to see as soon as we change over so you can... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We went to this restaurant last year and really liked everything from the food to the arty decoration and good atmosphere. Different story this time around though as when we ordered the food, we were told that it would be take a 'little while', which is fair enough, but 45 minutes later tables that had ordered well after us began... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you had a bad experience yesterday- it was an unusually busy lunchtime for us- I think the sunshine brought everyone out and we were full as soon as the kitchen opened! We are endeavouring to get better systems in place so that the sudden crush of tables all ordering at once doesn't happen again and we're grateful... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went to the Oxford Blue with a voucher. Often this means that you are let down and get second best. Not so this evening - lovely staff, great food (generous portions and well presented) and a really good atmosphere. Impressed by the fact that no-one wanted to draw attention to the fact we were paying by voucher - something we... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! It's important to us to ensure that everyone feels equally important and get's the best , voucher or not, and we're delighted that this came across. We really appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Reading, UK
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is great-very tasty home cooked food, friendly service and there is music, songs and stories on a Tuesday. We like the eclectic feel to this place and the food was great. I had the chicken escalope which came topped with rocket and parmesan and sitting in a luscious pool of sauce, and fries in a little basket. Superb, and... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed our food and got a chance to check out the Oxford Bluebird- it's on every Tuesday so do come and visit us again! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Along with a large group of friends (around 30), I saw in 2013 in the Oxford Blue. The Oxford Blue staff worked hard to ensure that this was a memorable evening for everyone. The set menu was delicious and amazing value (no hyped up New Years Eve prices here) and the staff on the night were very attentive. All in... More 

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ChloeOmissi, Manager at The Oxford Blue, responded to this review

We're so glad we helped see in your new year in style, thank you for your compliments. I know our staff did work hard to make the night special and it's great to hear it paid off! Hope the rest of 2013 goes just as well! More 

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Additional Information about The Oxford Blue

Address: 32 Marston Street, Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865-46-02-15
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
Cuisine: English, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Healthy

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