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Acanthus Restaurant
Ranked #288 of 628 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Acanthus at The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a new all day dining concept in the heart of the city of Oxford offering a wide range of dishes to suit all occasions. Whether an informal lunch or celebratory dinner for a special occasion, Acanthus is the perfect venue.
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Following a stay at the hotel, breakfast here was a delight with a wide array of cold and hot food selection. Plenty of choice for any family. Low key staff who where polite and caring, left to enjoy you food and nothing was too much to ask. Well recommended to all!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Tomm_mc
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very attentive and friendly staff with a well presented meal with good timing of service but expensive drinks

Visited March 2013
Thank Gussygeese
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Breakfast Only”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I only enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant this trip - but for the 3 or 4 mornings I was there it was very good. Freshly prepared hot food - and buffet style cold food.
The service was friendly - I had the impression that the staff had good experience, as they were chatty and interested.

Visited October 2012
Thank Time3200
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“As per information given in hotel review”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Liked the hotel, suggest eating outside after a cocktail in the bar.
The food was very poor for an award winning restaurant

Visited March 2013
Thank Peter S
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Food & service good but not good value.”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was to be the our dining highlight on our Oxford visit along with our stay at the Randolph.
The service is without doubt top class in the restaurant. The staff do not appear to have any set stations/tables and therefore are constantly monitoring each other providing an attentive service I have never found better in our travels in the UK or abroad at I may add many recognized fine dining establishments and hotels.

The kitchen service was also excellent and the food very tasty. Just one minor niggle the John Dory was served on a very hot plate but the food was barely warm nevertheless it was very good. Desserts to die for according to my learned partner I settled for a very nice selection of cheeses I particularly liked the waitress took the time to explain about the various items on offer.

In terms of value food wise I would suggest good the real downer on the meal was the very high mark on wines and liqueurs to ridiculous levels. I take such pricing as insulting one's intelligence and thus we dined elsewhere for the rest of our stay with equally good food but with far better value for money.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank MacclesfieldGreg
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