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“Super place for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Door 74

Door 74
74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
01865 203374
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Ranked #52 of 513 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $15 - $26
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Just a few seconds stroll from The Plain on Oxford’s famous and central Cowley Road, Door 74 is the perfect European bistro with all the charm one would expect. With its modern boho styling, all chichi chandeliers and verdant palms, eclectic art and old fireplaces, Door 74 is extremely well suited to the Oxford crowd; the moneyed students and the yummy mummies, the bookish bohemians and the fashionable foodies. Thumbing its nose at the numerous nearby chains with their conveyor belt food and characterless interiors, Door 74 is an escape from the boring and the bland, offering an ever changing and original chalkboard menu featuring home-cooked dishes that conjure up flavours and aromas in the diner’s mind before they even reach the table. Expect plenty of Mediterranean inspiration as well as French brasserie sophistication and even a touch of Scandinavian freshness too. Of particular note are the kitchen’s absolutely unmissable desserts – divine!
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Super place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the food did not disappoint. Portions good too. Door 74 will definitely go into my little black book of good places to eat.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“why do I go anywhere else?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Went back again to Door 74 last week with friends, food still terrific, service excellent really good value for money. I'd like a bigger menu so that I could go back more and more.

  • Visited December 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Very good and tasty and cheap lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

weekday set lunch was excellent, atmosphere pleasantly relaxed and inexpensive - 2 courses £8 or 3 for £10. We'll be back!

Visited November 2013
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Oxford
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Always good and reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Found us a table on a Saturday, even without a reservation. Four of us, having four different mains and all were thoroughly satisfied with their meals. Good food, good value - and excellent service

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“So So Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Came across this place whilst searching for somewhere different to try, not knowing what to expect in this area of Oxford. Wonderful discovery. Seating is a little cramped, but the food more than makes up for it. Had the 2 course lunch menu, excellent freshly made Tomato & Lentil soup, followed by an equally gorgeous and massive organic burger.

Even a particularly grumpy parent was thoroughly satisfied.

Well worth a visit

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