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The James Street Tavern


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#84 of 101 Bar in Oxford


Bar, Pub, European, British, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

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Reviewed November 27, 2019

We were going to see Fontaines DC at the O2, so went to the JST for a beer. The band were in there too, having a cheeky Guinness. Nice drinks, lovely atmosphere. Will return for food next time.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank KinkyNoodle
Reviewed November 2, 2019

I’d come back just to have a crepe again, absolutely delicious and a generous portion! Beautiful outside area too, great for dogs

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Abts123
Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Visited this evening expecting live music but none on . Lots of staff meant served quickly . Filled up quickly once garden closed

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank coughandcath
Reviewed October 9, 2019

The menu is short, and fairly carb-heavy, basically crepes, or burgers although they do have a bun-less burger which is an option for Keto or gluten-free diners. The burger looked succulent and is offered, unusually for a burger, with a garlic and butter or peppercorn...More

Date of visit: October 2019
2  Thank suzieee2015
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Having been to the pub for a few visit, including open mic night, which is amazingly good, finally went for some food. There is a decent, if limited, menu with burgers and crepes. Nice selection to be fair. The food arrived quickly and was pretty...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank philipspinks
Reviewed August 13, 2019

The food was delicious but you can't go around saying it's a burger when it has a hole on the top, the egg yolk went everywhere so you couldn't really eat it with your hands.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank turndt_snacko
josh_oxford, Manager at The James Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Hi Snacko! It's a shame you didn't like the presentation of your Benicassim Burger. The hole usually goes down well with people, as it gives you perfect chip-dipping opportunity, but feel free to ask for it sans hole and the chefs will happily oblige.

Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been now many times. Our first was the day after their reopening. I walked past on my way home from work and smelled what was cooking, and when I got home, before I’d even dropped my bag I told my fiancé that we had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank dan12666
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Visited this evening with friends . This was our the first visit since the refurbishment . Very friendly staff . Nicely refurbished . Shame about the lack of any better ciders ...

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank coughandcath
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Thought come and see what had been done to the pub, lovely decor, garden looks fab, drinks were good priced and in nice glasses (makes difference), had cocktail of the week which was lovely, and what made the visit was the friendly staff special shout...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Oxfordbabe
Reviewed June 2, 2019

Great food and a refreshingly creative menu. Much more interesting than the 'usual' indie pub grub. Relaxing vibe without being Hipster-naff. Brill garden and super-friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2019
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