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ASK Italian - Abingdon

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Pulpit House | 1 The Square, Abingdon OX14 5SZ, England
+44 1235 529699
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: ASK Italian is one of the UK's leading casual dining restaurant brands...
ASK Italian is one of the UK's leading casual dining restaurant brands with over 110 restaurants across the country. We are driven by a passion for authentic Italian food and culture and work with a number of expert friends, including chef Theo Randall, to bring the best of Italian life to the UK high street.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The service ALWAYS let's it down

It's a pretty standard menu so you know what you're getting and what's going to be available. Good kids menu. Lovely decor in that wonderful historic building. However the service is always always poor at best. Such a shame.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
rockchik
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Oxford
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Oxford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a pretty standard menu so you know what you're getting and what's going to be available. Good kids menu. Lovely decor in that wonderful historic building. However the service is always always poor at best. Such a shame.

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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Both my girlfriend and I are massive lovers of Italian food so we have eaten here on numerous occasions during the last year, since we moved to the Abingdon area. The food and service has always been very good and I have never had any complaints. We do usually book online and reserve a table as they can be very... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Ate here for a Valentine's meal after making a reservation online. We were seated straight away and served quickly. There was a choice of a set menu but we chose from the usual main menu. The food was hot. The service was friendly. I would eat here again if I were in the area.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Have been a few times, and I really like this Ask outlet. The building is beautiful - in the summer, I'd like to eat outside, watching the world go by... The food... is Ask food. You know what's on the menu, you know the prices - you either like it, or you don't! I happen to like it. Always check... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Food was absolutely vile..and awful service. The manager agreed the food we were serve wasn't acceptable. Ruined our valentines for sure! Will not be returning ever again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited for lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. My reasoning though for writing a review was the amazing customer sercice we recieved from Sam, we had our one year old with us and she couldn't of done more to help and accommodate us. As we were having our starter she brought some bread over for baby so she... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The building is lovely and the outside is pleasant,but I do not find the food in very authentic . I do not feel it is very fresh food quite processed, which I avoid.....it is very well used by the younger generation and all places cannot please everyone

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I do visit Ask with my family but on this occassion I was away on business alone. I visited Ask in Abingdon.What a great experience. The Manager on Duty was Kirsty. She introduced me to my table and the menu. Service was impeccable and I was nver left to feel awkward as so often is the case when dining alone.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We booked online for 6 friends to enjoy a meal on a Saturday night. We arrived to find there was no table reserved for us and were asked to have a drink in the local pub for 20 minutes. The manager called 20 minutes later and the table was ready now. We were seated and the females were given a... More 

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oxford uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

3 of us went as a birthday treat. this place has been open for some years but I've never thought to try it poor fool me i booked a table, good job i did, as it was packed. having said that I was told by a member of staff they will always find a space for those who turn up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pulpit House | 1 The Square, Abingdon OX14 5SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 529699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

ASK Italian is one of the UK's leading casual dining restaurant brands with over 110 restaurants across the country. We are driven by a passion for authentic Italian food and culture and work with a number of expert friends, including chef Theo Randall, to bring the best of Italian life to the UK high street.

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