Ashmolean Dining Room

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Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH Directions
Today 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    British, European, Tea, English
  • Price
    £30-£50
  • Hours
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    British, European, Tea, English
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Reservations
    Yes
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From Our Editors

The chefs at Ashmolean Dining Room craft European cuisine with flashes of British and Welsh inspiration for their diverse menu. Locally-sourced ingredients form the basis of the dishes, which can be tucked into amidst an elegant, glass-fronted interior or on the roof terrace. Based on the top floor of the Ashmolean Museum, the eatery gives panoramic views of the spires of Oxford University, providing a suitably antiquarian backdrop for the restaurant’s quaint afternoon tea served daily from 3pm. Led by Cardiff-born Head Chef Alun Roberts, the kitchen serves lunch seven days a week, and dinner Friday and Saturday evenings until 10pm. Meals can be paired with a glass or bottle of wine chosen from a wide-ranging menu, with German riesling sitting alongside chianti and rioja in the selection.

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Report | 7 days ago
Delicious lunch, wonderful surroundings and fabulous service. Can't find fault in any aspect of the experience.
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Report | 9 days ago
A sophisticated restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Service excellent and unatrusive. Food is of a high quality.
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Report | 9 days ago
Inevitably we added to the Groupon deal costs - but the food was fabulous and the service excellent, and if we had been trying to stay within the Groupon budget I'm sure we could have done - highly recommend.
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Report | 9 days ago
I used a Groupon voucher which was supposed to be a birthday treat. We didn't realise that the 2 course meal option was only available to vegetarians - unless you stumped up for the meat or fish options. The deal included two glasses of Prosecco. But as one of us was teetotal and a diabetic, we assumed he would be offered an appropriate alternative. Instead he was told there was no alternative, even though the price of a small glass of Prisecco was over 7 quid! The young waiter who greeted us was lovely and polite. But the manager stepped in and reminded us of the Groupon deal on the printed sheet of paper - in front of the other diners. Moreover, I didn't fancy alcohol, so the manager relented and said I could have Elderflower presse. I said I preferred fresh juice but she refused. She presented me with the elderflower drink in a tiny glass with a huge slab of cucumber in it. So there was hardly a mouthful of liquid. We chose meat options in the end and decided we would pay extra. The food was overpriced, the portions small, the vegetables raw - including a whole baby leek which looked as if it hadn't been trimmed. The gammon I chose had a huge lump of unrendered fat on it. We hurriedly asked for the bill as we couldn't wait to leave. The surly manager had obviously seen how annoyed we were and told the waiter to tell us we would not be charged- which was just as well, as I was ready for a fight. What a horrible experience
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Report | 15 days ago
Such friendly staff, really eager to please! Beautiful location and really good food. This deal is excellent value for money
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Report | 23 days ago
Lovely food and wine.
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Report | a month ago
Lovely food and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again!
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Report | a month ago
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Report | a month ago
excellent service , food location and ambiance
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Report | a month ago
The jazz music was rather loud and a bit overpowering, despite the fact the musicians are obviously very accomplished. We have eaten there before and felt that the food was not as good as last time.
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Sun
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Sat
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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