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Vaults & Garden Cafe

Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 279112
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (103 reviews)
“rarebit” (25 reviews)
“beef stew” (8 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I only had a scone with jam but my goodness it was good! It was lovely to sit outside on a crisp autumn day enjoying a hot drink and a scone with family. Would highly recommend sitting in the garden area, nice views. Reasonably priced.

Thank DaneandKatie
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place came recommended and it did not disappoint. An interesting, heathy lunch in a convivial, communal setting. Eventually the decibel levels did get to us but a small price to pay for its deserved popularity.

Thank Seasonedtraveller142
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't really beat this for good coffee and lovely breakfast/lunch food options. The setting is beautiful in an old vaulted room alongside St Mary's Church - the location is to just brilliant right on Radcliffe Square. Service could be quicker, but it's still one...More

Thank funnyhols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely central location with good views (if warm enough to sit outside). Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. So so so many vegan and vegetarian options. A vegan fry up as well as lunch specials and cakes. Really well thought out and inclusive. Recommended for...More

Thank Kayla P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect to queue at peak times but service is quick so you won't wait long. Food is fresh and imaginative - plenty of veggie food. Shared tables which adds to the friendly ambience

Thank Aussiehiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoying lovely late summer sun we ate outside in this recommended restaurant. We had to queue a while but it was worth it for a very tasty and well made lunch. Great surroundings and good tasty food. Loved the atmosphere too.

Thank misscowley
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only downside to this cafe is that it is really busy. The food however is fantastic. Wholesome, home cooked feel and delicious baked goods. I went for breakfast and it was such a great experience, to eat in a unique place and to have...More

Thank plushkanyc
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I had a great experience and the food was also very good. The staff were very good as well as the customer service.

Thank ziapouget
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great place to eat. Outside seating if weather permits. Otherwise queue inside for a seat. Turn around quite quick. Food excellent, service excellent. Toilets need a dryer or paper towels. Good atmosphere and loved the food. Great tea in proper pots. We had chicken Provençal...More

Thank ettyspagetti
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We often take in the beautiful architecture here whilst drinking tea and indulging in the tasty cakes and savouries that this friendly cafe provides.

Thank Oxfordshiregirl1630
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30 September 2017|
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Response from misscowley | Reviewed this property |
We drove into the city centre and parked in Gloucester Green (?). It was expensive though at £14 for 6 hours but it was very convenient for the centre.
20 April 2017|
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Response from William P | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay The answer is.....YES as long as they are well-behaved
Helen W
30 December 2016|
Response from William P | Property representative |
Yes we should be able to arrange supporting you My main concern would be to only have a short time window when we could offer this service, which would be at closing time for example 6-7pm this would also allow them to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 279112
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