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The Waterside Restaurant

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Oxpens Road | Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA, England
+44 1865 551950
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit apprehensive when I first arrived for lunch here, as the setting was more akin to a college cantine than a restaurant. But we received a friendly welcome and the menu looked amazing, with starters including hake and main courses such as roasted pheasant and flat iron steak. And the food did not disappoint when it arrived... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The food is first class and the trainee waiting staff very eager and friendly. It's a lovely quiet space for chatting and the prices are barely above ingredient cost. We were made to feel so special. The orange cheesecake, with some hints of bitter orange was the highlight for me. I will be back.

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Thank JillLyon
Oxon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a real hidden gem in Oxford. Situated within the City of Oxford College in Oxpens with food prepared and served by supervised students. There is apparently parking on site, though we didn't use it. Each Thursday (arrival between 6.30 and 7.30pm) they have a set four course menu for £17.50. Each week is themed with no choice, so... More 

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Thank OxonLioness
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is the 4th time we have visited the waterside restraurant. We have been in large group last Christmas and also tried their lunchtime menu with visiting Canadian friends last summer. All I can do is recomend this establishment and also congradulate the College Staff and students for another Fantastic meal. Today a well balanced menu of 4 courses and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our first visit of the new college year and we were not disappointed! This week was 'a taste of autumn' and we had 4 lovely vegetarian courses. We loved the warm kale, beetroot and goats cheese salad. The service was also great, as usual.

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Thank Tracy W
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lookout for the taster evenings - 7 courses for around £15!!! Vegetarian option was delicious and well presented

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Thank Helen M
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Food prepared, presented and cooked to the highest standard. We have eaten at top restaurants and this meal was comparable. Great value, attentive staff who were prepared to make slight variations to the menu to fit our tastes. Shame they only open on Thursdays. A must for any foodie.

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1 Thank Mike B
Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We visited this “training” restaurant in April. It was great fun and the food was interesting. We attended the “fine dining” experience and had 4 original courses for £14.50 – what a bargain. It is all designed, cooked and served by the students at the college who come and ask for your feedback afterwards. Although there were areas that could... More 

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Thank lobsterchaser
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Another wonderful evening at the Waterside. It was a Japanese menu but also a vegan menu and both were absolutely delicious. Service was great as usual.

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Thank Tracy W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Tried a Japanese evening menu and it was lovely. the students were very attentive and polite, the cocktail and wine good and well priced, and each of the four courses was delicious. I'll definitely go back, maybe for lunch next time. And I'll spread the word and take company next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxpens Road | Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 551950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?