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Ashmolean Dining Room

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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 553823
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Used a Groupon voucher to visit the restaurant on a Friday. Starter, main and a glass of prosecco for two at £35. We were more than satisfied with the service. We added wine, dessert and coffee but the bill was still very reasonable. Staff very attentive and polite. The view from the terrace on a summer evening was lovely. The... More 

Thank adamjohn86
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked for my husband's birthday, following a recommendation. From the moment we arrived, we were impressed. The dining room looked lovely, we were greeted promptly, and as we were early, we asked if we could have a drink on the rooftop terrace before our meal inside. We were shown to a table on the terrace and were offered complimentary... More 

Thank KazJul16
Hamburg, Germany
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more than a museum tea room. It's a well designed and comfortable roof top terrace restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Clean lines edged with beautifully kept floral boarders. We stopped for a light lunch. Butternut soup, olives and bean smacks, fine cold meats with fresh bread. Good choice of soft drinks (there is wine etc. too). This... More 

Thank PartrickL
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location Good food although a limited menu. Had the cheese and charcuterie platters which were very good!

Thank chw861
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had tea with friends after visiting the Museum. The service was excellent, the staff being particularly helpful with advice re special diet concerns. Cakes and tea excellent.

1 Thank Nicoletta M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited for the view and were slightly disappointed! Deck chair seating was casual and relaxing- drinks were tasty, although they didn't have all of the ingredients to make the gin cocktail I fancied. The roof top itself is lovely, and if you like a few roofs then the view is too! There are better places to go for a... More 

1 Thank Amy J
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the centre of Oxford and at the top of one of the world's great museums. The food is modern, light, and inventive. The space is wonderfully open, especially on a sunny, warm day. The service was friendly and prompt (thanks to Andrea), but we were left to talk as long as we liked.

2 Thank Mike L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a busy July Saturday evening after failing to get a table at several other places we'd tried whilst walking in the evening as we hadn't booked and evidently good places are busy. In retrospect this was out good fortune as we hadn't thought of the museum restaurant as a dinner venue. It is however a very... More 

1 Thank Gary B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very good experience it is a restaurant that I would not hesitate to re visit or recommend the food was very good and the service excellent

1 Thank william51253
Oxford, United Kingdom
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403 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night with my wife following the cancellation of my table at Ollies . It's a great place for a meal and luckily whilst we sat on the roof terrace we were out of the wind that affected most of the other tables . The charcuterie sharing platter was massive and great value . The mains were excellent and... More 

2 Thank coughandcath
Ashmoleandiningroom, General Manager at Ashmolean Dining Room, responded to this review

Congratulation: you are one of our monthly winners on Tripadvisor for the month of July. The price is free meal for two. Please, get into touch with us on 01865 553 823 so we can arrange a nice table for your and one of your guests! Thank you very much for your great review. It is really nice to hear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $26
British, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
  • Public Transportation: A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553823
A celebration of food and wine alongside art and culture.
The Ashmolean Dining Room provides the spectacular setting for Oxford's first and finest rooftop restaurant.
Our menu is fresh, seasonal and inspired by current exhibitions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?