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“Excellent venue”
Review of Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station
Ranked #287 of 671 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We went to the OFS to see a play, finding Libby. Loved the play. We ate at the cafe beforehand. The food and staff were excellent. Tasted homemade and very good value for money.

We look forward to returning and visiting the shop and art exhibition next time.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Oxford's Old Fire Station provides for a number of needs. It's a theatre, an arts studio and a place for emerging artists to gain access to mentoring. But, beyond this - in collaboration with the charity Crisis, it offers a route out of homelessness for those who used to sleep on Oxford's streets. I regularly use the cafe and am never disappointed.

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Thank Relentlessvoyager
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lets start with the positives; the cafe was clean and the menu looked good. I'm afraid that's where the positives end.
We ordered our food, having had to give the order 3 times! Two of the six meals came in a very short space of time. Brilliant we thought. 15 minutes later one more meal came. A jacket potato that had been sitting waiting to be brought to the table for quite some time. No apology or explanation for the delay was forthcoming - in fact the member of staff was down right due. When we asked if the sandwiches were on the way we were told he would go and find out - now either the member of staff was stupid or just didn't care because we sat andwatchedas he chatted in the kitchen with his colleagues/friends. A few minutes later he decided he better start making our sandwiches. 25 minutes after the first two meals arrived two lots of sandwiches were delivered to our table - again apology free! A further five minutes passed before we received the final item from our order! Absolutely disgusting. Call me old fashioned but when I go out to eat, regardless of where it is, Michelin star or humble cafe, there is an expectation that if we order together and indeed sit together that we will be able to eat together!?! Is this really too much to ask?! Not one of the 6 or 7 members of staff offered an apology or an explanation as to why they were finding it difficult to deliver our meals at the same time - politeness surely dictates that an apology is the appropriate course of action?! I would never recommend this establishment - not even to people I dislike!

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1  Thank tashal1976
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Found this place which is opposite the Wetherspoon 4 candles by chance on a visit from London. A very clean, bright and welcoming cafe. Freshly cooked, delicious food at a very reasonable price. It is managed by Crisis Skylight.

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Thank Steve B
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Reviewed November 27, 2016
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