I alluded to a dilemma that I'm facing in a previous posting. The Cherwell Boathouse looks like a lovely place for a couple to enjoy lunch on a sunny (?) Saturday in July. The Trout Inn looks equally lovely--perhaps even lovelier in terms of physical beauty. It would be my hope to walk from either the Randolph or the Royal Oxford on the way back. Being closer, we could probably afford the time to walk both ways (leaving from Keble College Chapel/returning to our hotel) if we decide upon the Cherwell Boathouse. The reviews of the Cherwell Boathouse on TA appear to be more favourable. There are several scenic walking options for the return journey to Oxford from The Trout. I think the walk to and from the Cherwell Boathouse would skirt some of the college campuses. Can anyone help me with this decision? Is one restaurant likely to be more crowded than the other on a Saturday?