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The First Floor Restaurant

158 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
+44 1865 200203
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“naan bread” (13 reviews)
“thai food” (7 reviews)
“cowley road” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
158 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay, could've been much better. Satay chicken had no sauce on it and there was a label for sauce but no sauce was there..? Chicken was very dry under heat lamps, onion bajis were dry, salad selection was good for buffet. I stuck...More

1  Thank HollyJade21
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The meal is delicious and there is a variety of food to choose from and you can go back as many times you want, it is laid out so you help your self

Thank aganter
TheFirstFloor, General Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you very much Aganter for your great review :-) we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope to you see again.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Nice selection of Indian food, Great place to dine in. Bit of family friendly too, so watch out for kids running around if you going on weekends :)

2  Thank Santhaseelan T
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for your great review Santhaseelan :-) we hope you come to visit again.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Friendly staff on arrival, Restaurant very clean and tidy..... food Ok..starters i found better than the main.... as the restaurant is on the first floor they have a lift for people who cant manage the stairs.

Thank Alan278
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Many thanks for your kind review Alan :-)

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went for buffet lunch, not for the first time. We were impressed with the choice, quality and value. Buffet food can suffer from hanging around but staff here keep it freshly topped up and it probably helped that the restaurant was busy for mothers day....More

1  Thank CoolCaro
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your great review CoolCaro, we are pleased that we were impressed with the choice, quality & value of our Buffet & drink selection. We hope you come to visit us again soon :-)

Reviewed 1 March 2017

food not particularly special but it's one of the best eating-out restaurants in Oxford. Price very average not over the top. Love the fried fish the most. Help yourself dinner buffet is wonderful. Though the lunch isn't too bad either and it's half price. No...More

Thank nigelgarage123
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you Nigelgarage123 for you kind review :-) we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

When we went which was admittedly a Sunday evening, I found the selection and quality of food really limited. It was not good value for money and there are much better buffets in Oxford. The location and comfort was ok though.

Thank AnnaP_Oxford
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Happened to be in oxford due to a family member being inn the JR, we wanted a quick dinner but also choice of foods, my husband and I came across this restaurant after searching and visited about 6pm over the Christmas week. The choice isn’t...More

Thank hollyReading.Berks
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for your kind review Holly :-) we are glad you enjoyed your visit to us.

Reviewed 10 December 2016

My work Christmas party was at this restaurant, I have several severe intolerances and wasn't sure whether it was worth attempting to go to a buffet restaurant. I decided I would go and had contact with the manager various times, Abdul was so reassuring and...More

Thank Libby J
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you so much for your great review Libby :-) we are pleased to have helped you and we are glad you had a great night. We hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 December 2016

There is a great variety of food which is very tasty! I would recommend to go when you are hungry as then you will be able to try all of the exciting dishes! The price for lunch is very reasonable and will not leave you...More

Thank Trevelyan4
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you very much for the great review :-) we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope you come again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 200203
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