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“Food lovely - would recommend”
Review of The Oxford Retreat

The Oxford Retreat
Ranked #424 of 629 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food lovely - would recommend”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Would recommend this pub if you are looking for a good meal out. Had a family meal for 6 people. We ordered different meals and were all happy with our choices. Good sized portions, Good location, friendly staff and nice seating area outside

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We came here for Sunday lunch and were disappointed. The beer was OK, the inside of the pub was fine but service a little surly. The food was awful, steak dinner was small and my wife's pasta nearly blew her head off, she likes hot food but this was ridiculous. We left hungrier than when we went in. Wish we'd gone elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“great steak”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Went there today with my husband on a Groupon deal. The steak meal was excellent and the serving staff friendly and polite but they could have done with one more person this Saturday lunchtime. The only downside was that the strawberry dessert had too few strawberries and way too much cream plus the loos need some refurbishment. This wouldn't put us off visiting again though.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank 57Diane
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“Great steaks, great value, great service”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have just had lunch at the Oxford Retreat, its was lovely. We were a group of five, we all had steaks and dessert (and a few bottles of wine). Each steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare and were so tender. The service was so friendly, with a great atmosphere (plus the footie was on). Would recommend to anyone and will be back again the next time I'm in oxford.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank doougs
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Uphall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Undiscovered gem !”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just had a groupon deal at the oxford retreat and had a steak meal with dessert.....the staff were fantastic and so friendly...nothing was a bother ...ambience fabulous..as the light faded the change to ambient gathering was visible with the addition of soft lighting , candles and lovely music ...oureal was worth talking about as the sirloin was cooked to absolute perfection...would defiantely return !!! Worth a visit for sure !!

  • Visited August 2013
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