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“Top of its class”
Review of The Rickety Press

The Rickety Press
Ranked #38 of 647 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $17
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Recently received a place in the good food guide 2013 after only 18 months. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way.Propped up a stones throw from the city center, the Rickety Press has fast become one of the go too foodie destinations in Oxford. Boasting a menu packed with locally sourced ingredients and top-notch suppliers, their kitchen has planted its refined, yet simple offering firmly on the map; whatever the Kitchen decides to cook, you can rest assured the dishes will be super tasty and highly accessible. Established favorites include its superb sharing steaks & their homemade made ice-creams set alongside an ever-changing choice of seasonal dishes. Behind the bar you will also find a refreshing variety of craft beers, cask marked ales, considered wines and house cocktails, drafted into a drinks list offering the perfect choice of tipples for every stage of your meal.
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Looking at the menu upfront, you can easily discern the only two drawbacks of the Rickety Press - it's not cheap, and the menu is rather short. However, my meals at the Rickety Press have not only been excellent but really consistently excellent, every time. You can be confident that whatever you order will be delicious - I stake my reputation on it.

The service is charmingly informal, offered by friendly and polite young people in crisp linen who are bright and attentive. The interior is warm and welcoming, tasteful and quite unpretentious - a modern post-Pinterest interpretation of farm kitchen rustic with stacks of logs, piles of mysterious old books and little glasses of wildflowers. The beer and wine is excellent and the dramatically inventive desserts change frequently.

This is always my foolproof choice for a celebration, they don't disappoint. The only drawback I should mention is that if you go when it's very busy you might end up at a slightly less conventional seating arrangement which can be a little tricky, but this is of course true of most pubs with popular food. Could not recommend more highly.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Visited for Sunday lunch here a couple of weeks ago, and despite being fully booked, they squeezed us in. The food here is really excellent - my partner and I are vegetarian and the Sunday roast veggie option was really good and a massive portion! The beer was great and the staff were friendly, welcoming and very professional - attentive but not overbearing. I heartily recommend this as the best food pub in Oxford.

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Thank Ruth A
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Rickety Press. Tucked away down a side street in Jericho, Oxford. This really is a little gem. It's one of those places you want to tell everyone about, but want to keep it a secret too. It's had some great reviews and it's easy to see why. Sunday roast = choice of pork, beef, poussin, or plaice fillet or roasted squash. All cooked to perfection with crunchy roasties and the best Yorkshire puddings. All locally sourced. Follow that with a chocolate creme brulee (huge portion). Sadly this cost them a half mark as it was more "pot au chocolat" than creme brulee. A definite WILL GO AGAIN.

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Thank Jeremy J
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really love the rickety press, I've only been a few times but every time it exceeds expectations. The staff are fun and friendly and very engaging which makes the world of difference to a dining experience. The food is divine and is great value. Honestly, I couldn't remember this place more highly. Not to mention they know how to make a perfect fernet branca, my favourite!

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Thank Pbdzest
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

found it to be over bearing food not really that good and the staff just dont smile will not be going again

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