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“Great food and buzzy atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magdalen Arms

Magdalen Arms
243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
01865 243 159
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Ranked #107 of 497 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Oxford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and buzzy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I love the Magdalen Arms. Food is consistently good to very good, competitively priced, seasonal, and changing on a daily basis. Everyone who works there is friendly and efficient (even when the bar is 5-deep). Best restaurant in Oxford by some way.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Durham
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The atmosphere is good, sometimes it might feel a bit too "proper/granny-like" but the food is good, the stuff is efficient and overall is a nice place to go out.

Visited January 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Thurs eve.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Shared the lamb, very good, good service. Faultless, will return.

Plenty of space too. Lovely bread. Good atmosphere. Interesting sounds.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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slenaken
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“once again ....great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

As dutch parents from a daughter living in Oxford we visited the Magdalen Arms several times.
Each time the menu is a surprise and each time your taste is feeling something different. The service is very informal but has eyes everywhere. One blink of your eye and they see it.
The qualitie level of the food can be compared with that what you get in the bourgondic city of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Midweek dinner for two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had a lovely evening, thank you. High quality honest food, with a thankfully limited and interesting menu, featuring seasonal and locally sourced food. We found it to be good value - less than £60 for two, including wine. Service was excellent, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will definitely be going back soon.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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