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Arbat - CLOSED

84 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 236376
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5 Jun 2013
“ghastly food and decor!”
13 May 2013
“Well worth a visit!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
84 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

negative: dreadful depressing decor. beige walls and faded wallpaper, faded prints of russia badly hung, all rather grim and past its best by 30 years..maybe recreating a soviet cafe of 1978?? few people there(everywhere else was busy..a bad sign!) and their russian pals were hanging...More

Thank Escort1600
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Been to Arbat twice now and enjoyed it both times! First was with a large group, good food, the manager is a top guy (dead ringer for Jeremy Piven) and the option to buy a full bottle of vodka proved very useful!! Second time was...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed April 18, 2013

I liked the place, especially the appetizers. We waited a bit too long for main course, probably because the restaurant was full with a big company, but it was acceptable for me. Try the aubergine.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Good atmosphere. Helpful staff. Food OKish. Average wait. Dumplings are certainly overpriced. Good location. Would not be my first choice, but acceptable.

Thank BigShef
Reviewed January 12, 2013

IF and ONLY if you like Russian food and can appreciate the very kitsch post-soviet atmosphere - this is a great place to eat. The fish assortment as a starter is absolutely amazing. If you do not generally enjoy Russian food - abstain - you...More

Thank Ra1dA
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I have only been once, with friends. The food was awful (I had a chicken kiev - which had potential to outstanding for over £10 for a main but was terrible.). Most food on menu was deep fried, tasteless and poorly presented. We also had...More

Thank James C
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I went last week and I found the service very good and the quality of food outstanding!It was served in a reasonable time and the restaurant has a nice relaxed vibe .The restaurant is very clean and the staff are really friendly!I will be coming...More

Thank Rashidibo
Reviewed June 28, 2012

The food was all very good and fitted with the expectations of Russian food - lots of meat, potatoes, and cabbage. However, the portions were quite small and the prices quite a bit higher than average, so I left feeling a tad short changed. However,...More

Thank tripleplay97
Reviewed May 5, 2012

I have been to 'Arbat' many times, both with just my significant other and with friends. As a Russian-speaker I might be partial, but their food is truly authentic and fresh! Sometimes the service can be a tad slow, but it is well worth the...More

Thank romashka_sheko
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We had an excellent meal at this Russian restaurant in Oxford. We were looking for something a bit different from our usually curry or pizza and we certainly found it. The food was superb and was served promptly, but had clearly been freshly prepared. We...More

Thank G590D
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 236376
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