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“Doesn't disappoint”

Oxford Blue Smokehouse
Ranked #129 of 640 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic American Smokehouse serving homemade burgers, tender steaks and a wide range of meat smoked from 12 - 24 hours. With a fully stocked bar, a variety of cocktails, a fridge full of American bottled beers and even more ales, lagers and ciders on tap, along with many more mocktails, milkshakes and massive challenges; there's nowhere better to release your inner carnivore. Herbivores however, are also both welcome and well catered to, with Chef's Specials, burgers and the best Mac & Cheese in Oxford.
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Excellent lunch but surprisingly few customers. Both starters - calamari, and fried asparagus were good and the mains we're excellent. Catalan fish stew and belly of pork were both tasty and satisfying. This place deserves to attract a bigger clientele. Certainly, if you can't get into the Magdalen Arms just down the road, then give this place a try. The portions may not be so huge but the food won't disappoint.

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Thank Crustyoxford
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The decor is the first thing that strikes you as being more miss than hit - as though someone had half an idea of how it should look then executed it pretty badly and ran out of money. Such as the empty wine bottles in glass cabinets. But service was very friendly and, as we were nearly the only people in there, very prompt. We went for a tapas selection and the food was generally okay, especially the pickled cockles and calamari, but one or two items seemed 'bought in' rather than home made and the chips were just too huge. Will give it another go and try the Catalan special dishes next time.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

The nicest thing about the meatball starter was the chips that lay underneath. The meatballs were bland and the sauce too oily. The following Sunday roast consisted of overcooked meat and undercooked potatoes neither of which were hot. The place itself had a makeshift appearance with poor lighting and uninspiring decor. The great surprise on walking out, and I'll never go back, was to find most of the tables were full - must be Christmas!

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Thank Peter S
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

At a weekend this gets busy ...so book. The chef Dani from Malaga is creating excellent authentic and hugely satisfying modern 'casero' grandma dishes - a Catalan fish stew, a very, very, very good sea bream & the albondigas - meatballs in their creamy almond sauce are great for the 'pringa' - mopping up with sourdough bread.

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Thank Gijs V
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is truly a case of under-promising and over-delivering. We booked to have a quick meal before a concert around the corner and then wished we could have spent the whole evening in the pub. Warm, friendly and excellent food. And very interesting people to bump into, too. It may appear quiet and perhaps a little tired, but omg, is the food wonderful and the people friendly.

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Thank nalbert
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