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“Excellent food & welcome”
Review of The Standard

The Standard
Ranked #45 of 680 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We booked the Standard at the last minute and whatt a great decision it was. The team here is superb with great recommendations without being at all pushy. Service superb with virtually instant drinks and really excellent food.

We were entertained by one of the sons who had taken over running it & he was really engaging and proud of the restaurant (quite rightly). Also worth noting they were sold out but with good customer service people waiting were sent to the pub across the road and phoned when their table became free.

Well worth another visit

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Thank Rick S
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

How this place can be rated the number 1 restaurant in Oxford is less of a mystery than I at first thought. More people eat in Indian restaurants or visit more frequently than they go to the finer dining establishments - so it comes as no surprise that a standard Indian restaurant that does what it is supposed to do pretty well has gained this site's top spot - except that there are better Indians in Oxford, such as Qumins. And there are places with far better surroundings, food and more engaging service. The Standard is a smart, small restaurant in fashionable Jericho with an English looking frontage that is deceptive. Inside awaits a very normal Indian dining experience, with attentive and bright management - but it's far from exceptional. It does have an exceptionally predictable 'standard' menu, consistently good quality 'standard' sauces of the flavour and texture you would expect. Its standard starters,puppodums, breads, chutnies etc are the same as any other quality standard Indian. There are no specialities or chef's signature dishes to be seen. Our food was tasty and we enjoyed the experience, but we wouldn't choose it over the best restaurants Oxford has to offer - I'd put it about 20th. And if it is the best Indian Oxford has to offer then I reckon there is room for someone to open up and spice up the market with something a lot more exciting.

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2  Thank SteveS247_12
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

You're looking through entries in Tripadvisor, wondering which to pick, maybe you don't know the town. This is the place you're looking for. The menu does not overwhelm you, but has a broad array of dishes to suite your taste, just ask any of the extremely knowledgeable staff for suggestions. Portions are perfect for sharing, but fits well for single dining too.
But you really just want to know if the food is good:
Consistently amazing. Incredible value for taste.
Will go again.

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Thank frost89
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Delicious flavours but fresh and light at the same time. Excellent service and reasonable prices. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Even on a Sunday night this restaurant was busy which really says it all.We were glad we had booked in advance.
we received a very nice welcome & were quickly shown to our seats, once great care had been taken that the table was properly laid.
The menu contains all the old favourites but also some interesting dishes that were new to ourselves.
Food arrived promptly after ordering & was absolutely delicious & up there with one of the best Indian meals we have ever had.
The Standard certainly deserves all the praise & good reviews people have given it & we will recommend it to other friends & family.
The meal was very good value for money.

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Thank happysept09
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