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Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 553823
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
10:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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151 - 160 of 809 reviews

Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had lunch at the restaurant today. After a stimulating exhibition we were ready for some sustenance. We had a lovely table overlooking the roof terrace, our waitress was attentive and very efficient. The food arrived quickly, although it was really busy. The food was...More

1  Thank BirgitLeamingtonSpa
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thanks so much for your review. It's nice to know you enjoyed all we have to offer - looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Looked very much as it did, they have added a boarder of plants outside which softens the outside space. Mains of cod and a slow cooked lamb tangine were ordered. Both came without too much delay, not that busy when we were in (2.30 ish)....More

Thank Philclem
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2016

Thank you for your feedback - we are also glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Our menu is updated seasonally and we also provide daily specials using the best of the local produce available. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed October 26, 2016

Booked lunch. Nick was our waiter and he was brilliant. The restaurant looks out over Oxford, and has a nice outside area when the weather is suitable. The food was excellent, came quickly and the Spanish red wine was good quality. Highly recommended. Closed on...More

Thank 69please
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. It's lovely to know you enjoyed our food and service provided by Nick. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed October 26, 2016

Just had a coffee here to give the senses a caffeine boost before tackling the rest of the museum. The restaurant looked lovely and was full, but the terrace was almost empty. Quick and friendly service.

Thank Helen S
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thanks so much for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. I'm glad you enjoyed the coffee and service.

Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

From the moment we entered Yana and her team could not have made us feel more special . The food was excellent , with the wood pigeon being a highlight , arriving quickly and beautifully presented . The small cheeseboard was plenty for two ....More

1  Thank coughandcath
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Many thanks for your kind words :) We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed October 23, 2016

During a week in Oxford and two visits to the Ashmolean Museum we went to the dining room for lunch twice.The quality of the food was good, the atmosphere nice and the service professional. Especially our first waiter Ceasar was very friendly, efficient and customer-orientated!

Thank Bettina B
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

A lovely review. Thank you so much. It's great to know you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again

Reviewed October 20, 2016

Speedy polite but friendly service. Menu was international themed and so tastey. We were not expecting this 5 star restaurant at a museum.

1  Thank kcashin414
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thanks so much for your review. We pride ourselves on always sourcing the best ingredients, local whenever possible. See you soon.

Reviewed October 18, 2016

We visited with friends for lunch. We wanted a lighter bite and chose that while a fuller menu was also available. It has a nice rooftop terrace which is really great when the sun shines. Just one little sadness that the views were not as...More

Thank Jeremy C
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate your comments. We hope to see you again

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Having complained and complained about this place .....they've been taking notice! Brilliant service, very good food, Lovely location! . Finally, what that space deserved. Well done guys.....and 8f you are planning on visiting...Make sure you book. Made me very happy! Particularly Anna!More

Thank TheD-Ps
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Congratulations! You are one of our monthly winners on Tripadvisor for the month of October. The price is complimentary meal for two. Please, get into touch with us on ashmolean@benugo.com so we can arrange a nice table for your and one of your guests! Kind...More

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the food was disappointing here. Although the menu offered meat free and fish free options of the dishes available mine (veggi/vegan) was sadly lacking in substance..unless you count a massive plate of shredded cabbage and fennel with a tiny portion of mandarin segments sprinkled...More

Thank VeganandtheCaveman
Yana L, Manager at Rooftop Restaurant Ashmolean, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2016

I am so sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience. We would like to invite you for a complimentary meal for two. Please, get into touch with us on ashmolean@benugo.com so we can arrange a nice table for your and one of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $25
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, 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, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street | Use St Giles Entrance on Thursday, 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
  • E-mail
Description
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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