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The Grand Cafe

84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
+44 1865 204463
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place, went there for a breakfast lovely bagels, tea and staff really friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of places that shouldn't be missed on a visit to Oxford. Excellent coffee, teas, sandwiches. Outstanding atmosphere.

Thank DJ J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Afternoon Cream Sones in Oxford! Top quality every thing. Service excellent ! It is the oldest coffee house in England. Good bathrooms.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've popped into this cafe a couple of times on jaunts into Oxford for their delicious range of teas and coffees. This is a small and slightly expensive cafe serving a small range of amazing cakes, breakfasts and sandwich and soups type lunches. If you...More

Thank debsgraham
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Selfie-worthy historic cafe and delicious traditional afternoon tea. We loaded up on the full tea set but there is a less caloric version of cream tea (scones only).

Thank KarenChan47
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Very disappointing. We tried two teas and they were so weak, even after standing for ten minutes. Cakes are nothing special, not much filling and expensive. Atmosphere quite ordinary, If you do go here, maybe try the coffee, but there are many better coffee shops...More

1  Thank vcvcvcvc
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Three of us came in first to secure the table for the rest of the group (4 adults, 2 kids), but the staff including the manager were not accomodating and kept us waiting... We were not able to get a table despite waiting for 20...More

2  Thank Marek84
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We sadly did not even get to try - the unbelievably rude stuff, including the manager, just put us off. Some of us had to go re-park the car and some of us stayed, including one child, and waited for some 20min - when the...More

3  Thank Northexplorer
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch but we're asked to wait for a table and by the time we had been sat they said they only served high tea, which we had to settle for as we were starving. The afternoon tea is only ok, nothing special,...More

3  Thank Einertia
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

VERY POOR. Having been coming to this place for over 20years for coffee lunch etc. The management has now implemented a rule that you can't have a seat unless you buy food so I was turned out. This despite the fact most of the tables...More

2  Thank Richard H
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Greg M
14 March 2017|
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Response from FinediningAmber | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the Grand Cafe. It's not that big and tables are close together. However, there is a lovely cafe in Bath, should you visit there called Cafe Luca and they certainly do allow dogs but then it's a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 204463
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