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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%
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“scones” (120 reviews)
“rarebit” (32 reviews)
“beef stew” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a real find. Well prepared hot dishes and sandwiches to please most everyone’s taste. A great place for lunch. Well priced. Very adequate portions. Try to find a place outside in the garden to sit (not easily done). Plenty of tables inside, but...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed yesterday

lovely old building great interior. food was very good served by wonderful staff who were very helpful. Had a lovely meal here with my sister and her family. would come again can highly recommend.

Thank Trek813744
Reviewed yesterday

A special place for a stop in busy day visiting Oxford. Simple but good food, efficient and friendly staff. Sit outside to have pleasant glimpse on Radcliffe Camera.

Thank Vigorish93
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This cafe dates from about 1320 and is a wonderful place to stop for a break. They have a small cafeteria so you can have a light lunch or dessert.

Thank Pat1998
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had tea time in the lovely garden here. The scone was delicious as was the lemon drizzle cake. The service was friendly and helpful. We are planning to go back before we leave.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited with my family ,one of whom is not well. We enjoyed a light lunch with friendly staff in an amazing building. My disabled relative wanted to use the toilet before we left so I tried to find one she could use. Firstly...More

Thank maggiemay30
Reviewed 1 week ago

efficient staff, warm and smiley. food simple and just great. good overall choice for lunch.heavenly olive salad. inside or outside dining. historic beautiful location. can't fault it.

Thank sueandjanet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for a late breakfast on our day visit to Oxford. It was really busy but did managed to get a seat outside with a good view of the Radcliffe Camera. I had the full Oxford cooked breakfast which was...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious brunch in a wonderful location, historic and atmospheric, although the lack of space for queuing was a bit interesting. Brunch with friends on a busy Saturday in this lovely cafe, would return as so beautiful and food good but found two queues one for...More

Thank LollyTE
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit to Oxford was a very short one, so I had to think carefully about which of my favourite restaurants to visit. In the end I couldn't resist the call of the beautiful rarebit at the Vaults, and it didn't disappoint. The salads which...More

Thank crimewriterkate
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Questions & Answers
September 30, 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.
April 20, 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
December 30, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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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