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“Superb Cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant at the Randolph

Restaurant at the Randolph
Macdonald Randolph Hotel | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
+44 1865 256410
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Ranked #23 of 473 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $104
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant at the Randolph Macdonald Hotel in Oxford, which was built in 1864, is situated directly opposite the world-famous Ashmolean Museum. The restaurant has Three AA rosette for the delicate cuisine that it offers to residents and public. The decor is classic with his high ceiling and our menu is seasonal, rabbit terrine, loin of venison with chestnut puree or pheasant pairs with winter vegetables are the perfect examples. Cheese trolley and Award winning smoked salmon carved at the table are part of our tradition. Elegant food in elegant surroundings.
Surrey UK
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133 reviews 133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Superb Cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Randolph has never disappointed..but under Chef Simon Bradley it has hit new heights.
The cooking going on there right now is sensational.
Innovative but gimmick free. Beautifully balanced and nuanced.
Each dish is complex but shows the individual constituents to perfection. For example I ate a wonderful dish of John Dory with artichoke, heart coco beans, and braised lettuce. It was light yet deeply satisfying.
This is highly skilled cooking.
Service was charming and impeccable.
Autumn was arriving in St Giles, the September sun glancing on ancient stone visible through the large windows...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

General staff attitude not five star and prices not value for money. Food not delivered as requested. Breakfast very cold buffet. Toast cold.

Visited October 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fine dining in Oxford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Lovely dining room looking out over the Oxford colleges, good service, consistently good quality food

Visited June 2013
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We ate here to celebrate an Oxford graduation, and it was the perfect way to do it. The ambience is superb - quiet, dignified, but not stuffy. As others have noted, the menu is limited, but you usually only eat one meal at a time, and if each of the choices is superb, I don't think that's a problem. Accompanying wine was beautiful. Service excellent - attentive, but not intrusive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Lunch at the Randolph - Enjoy perfect service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Lunch at the Randolph - the perfect experience in Oxford. A beautiful place with an equally beautiful hotel - perfect food and drinks, loads of choice all delivered to you with a smile and PERFECT service. I suggest everyone deserves a treat to a visit to the Randolph.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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