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Door 74 - CLOSED

74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 203374
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Oct 5, 2016
“Always a brilliant meal”
Aug 25, 2016
“To steal Andrew K's title below 'Slightly pointless review, since they are closing today...'”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Really cool little gem! The food is amazing offering to vegetarians and very accommodating to celiac and gluten free! The staff bend over backwards very efficient and very very nice people! I would book as it does get busy. Love this place!!!

Thank Prestage72
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We went there for Sunday brunch, we had the breakfast, French toast and the salmon and scrambled egg. The quality of the ingredients was superb and the price so reasonably compared to other places I have looked at whilst visiting before. The service also was...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed May 5, 2016

This 11 table restaurant with one waitperson turns out delicious, hot Italian ( mostly) dishes. The ricotta dumplings and the linguine were very good. Wine is reasonably priced. Service is friendly and very efficient. Didn't think we were in a tourist spot, looked like mostly...More

Thank RossNorthCarolina
Reviewed April 28, 2016

It's a small restaurant which means the lovely, low lighting space feels personal. The staff are attentive and the food was yummy. I'll definite visit again, but perhaps only on special evenings as I'd class it as higher than mid-range value.

Thank Isy0187
Reviewed April 12, 2016

One of my favourite restaurants in Oxford - stands on its own in respect of original recipes and a changing and varied menu and to top it off it is extremely reasonable and service is always great. This restaurant can cope more than admirably with...More

1  Thank Adele C
Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a lovely, cosy place. Really nice food and atmosphere. I have been three times now and always enjoyed it. Having lived in London most of my life I find Oxford pretty disappointing for restaurants this place is more classy than most of the...More

1  Thank Tuffty_10
Reviewed April 7, 2016

They have a lunch menu which is really good value for money! £7.95 for 2 courses or £9.95 for 3 courses from the options listed on their special lunch menu. I had the organic beef burger (medium rare) and it was to die for! Their...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I love supporting local businesses and this is a shining example of a restaurant worth visiting It's a cozy setting (almost like a front room) with friendly waiting staff and lovely chefs popping their head through the hatch when they deliver their food (which they...More

Thank clairephillips
Jwhyles, Door 74 at Door 74, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We love the burger too. We have a top secret recipe mix that gives it all its flavour and it hasn't changed in 11 years!

Reviewed March 23, 2016

Ate here for the second time a few weeks ago and it was fab. I wanted to say a big thank you to the team for offering vegetarians more than one choice (and not a mushroom risotto in sight!!). It was a pleasure to dine...More

1  Thank MsCC26
Reviewed March 14, 2016

We went to Door 74 after the rugby on Saturday. We were one of the first people in, but it soon filled up. The atmosphere was really great and the service was top class. The four of us all went for starters which left clean...More

Thank KinkyNoodle
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $26
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 203374
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!
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