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“Good but we were expecting better” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quod Brasserie & Bar

Quod Brasserie & Bar
92 - 94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ, England
+44 1865 202505
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Ranked #162 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $14 - $38
Cuisines: European, English, Mediterranean, Brasserie
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: In an old bank building on the High Street, Quod Brasserie & Bar in Oxford is a contemporary city centre restaurant. From hearty meat dishes and pizzas to afternoon tea and high quality set lunches, Quod has something for everyone throughout the day, and its heated terrace provides a great spot for al fresco dining in this historic city.
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Good but we were expecting better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This restaurant is in a great building, the atmosphere is good and the staff are friendly and efficient. Quod doesn't take bookings but six of us turned up on a Saturday night and they were able to seat us.
The food varies in price from reasonable to quite expensive and some of our dishes were nice and some were average.
Stay away from the House white - it's terrible, no-one could drink it! We ordered a variety of coffees but they were all lukewarm, we complained and they took them off the bill.
A couple of times when staff were serving us they were distracted by other customers demanding their attention and left our table in the middle of serving drinks or taking orders to attend to them! The waiting staff were probably trying to be attentive and it's the other customers who were rude to do this but the staff should have stayed with us.
Overall, it was quite expensive and we had high expectations after reading reviews on here but it could have been better.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“ood food, excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

well trained staff but shame about the acoustics. i like the bench seats but the chairs are not great very slippery. i love the wine choice and range of dishes. hard to get the bill when u want it the staff seem afraid of this!

Visited December 2011
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Lovely Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I really enjoy dining at Quod. The atmosphere is lovely, the artwork that graces the walls spectacular, the service friendly and the food is delicious. Having a gluten allergy, it can be difficult to find restaurants that have gluten free options and can prevent cross contamination. Quod did a pretty good job considering and also had gluten free bread options.

Visited October 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have been to Quod several times over the past few years and it has always been good until the last time. Although the service is good and the location ideal the whole place has been let down by the poor quality of the food. Which is a shame because there aren't that many places you can take clients for a meal in Oxford. They need to get a new head chef if they want to keep they're regular customers rather than relying on tourists who visit once.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Nice position but average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We went for lunch. The location is great and the room is lovely with a buzzy atmosphere. Service is good although when we visited our coats were taken from us and at the end no one could find them!
The disappointment was the food which was really average. My steak which I had ordered medium rare came really overdone! We also had to wait ages for our vegetables. In fairness the waitress immediately agreed not to charge for my meal. However I would have much preferred a good meal rather than a free inedible one!

Visited November 2012
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