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Joe's Bar & Grill

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260 Banbury Road | OX2 7DX, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
+44 1865 554484
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had our Company Christmas party at Joe's on Saturday night and it was brilliant. In the 14 years we have had our business, I would say this was one of the best Christmas parties we have had. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service exceptional. The atmosphere created by the team who served is was so so good... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure we would get a table as they seemed busy on a Friday night, but luckily for us we did. Just missed the half price prosecco which finished at 7pm, but had a bottle anyway. We both went for burgers which were lovely and perfectly cooked. Not sure how we managed to fit in pudding but the Eton... More 

Thank Jill B
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wandered into Joes for no other reason than it looked welcoming from the outside and it was relatively near the hotel we were staying at in summertown. I had no preconceptions about the bar, as it was my first time in Oxford, I found the staff extremely friendly from the outset our orders taken quickly. The overall atmosphere is relaxed,... More 

1 Thank mark5833
Nady P, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Mark Big thanks for your lovely review and comments. We try hard to give exactly the experience you've had - we look forward to serving you again. Kindest Regards Rob & Nady ( owners ) More 

Bagshot, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a Saturday evening dinner and I'm glad we did as it was busy, busy, busy. The location is so convenient next to the big M&S food store and an easy 5 minute walk from our B&B. We had Eva look after us - a helpful, charming young Spanish lady who worked hard all evening to give her... More 

2 Thank Malcolm C
Nady P, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm Thank you so much for your very kind review and comments - we couldn't ask for a better testimonial! Glad you liked the new pasta dish, the burger and the wine. Eva has only worked for us a relatively short time, but as you say, she is a natural host. I have passed on your comments to her... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter why you visit Joes, you'll be impressed. Breakfast, brunch, mid-afternoon meal, dinner, live music (pre-book!), outside seating, great service and a small but perfectly formed menu - not to mention great cocktails. Overall experience is what Joe's is all about. I keep going back!

1 Thank ahad g
Nady P, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks Ahad - it's comments like this that make it all worthwhile - we look forward to seeing you soon, Kind Regards Rob & Nady ( owners ) More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb chef , definitely knows what it us about ! Happy to eat there any day. Have taken local & international friends there who have been impressed. And the music nights are great. Owner has his finger on the pulse! ✅✅✅

2 Thank Jeanine D
Nady P, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Jeanine Why thank you! Glad to hear both you and your friends enjoyed Joe's. The staff and I all work very hard to make the experience a good one, from service to ambience to food. Keep coming! Rob ( owner ) More 

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in as the place we were looking for was closed, and their menu looked OK. We ordered the sirloin steaks medium rare, but they came a bit more done than we prefer, and they were rather thin. They did taste good, though. The Caesar salads were about average. As they admitted the service was so slow, we were... More 

1 Thank Lipadad
Nady P, Owner at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lipidad Thanks for your feedback. I was made aware there were one or two issues on that day - we were busier than usual, and service wasn't as we'd have liked. However, I am pleased that you accepted our complimentary drinks offer as a token of our goodwill. We hope that you'll give us the opportunity to serve you... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really wrong with this place - it's friendly and relaxed and well-located right in the heart of Summertown. However, whilst the food was Ok it was just that. A fairly limited menu with nothing that looked particularly different or interesting. Also, annoyingly even though we were there at 6.30 on a Friday, they had run out of spare ribs... More 

Thank BrushM
Nady P, Manager at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear "Brush M" Thanks for your comments and review. Whilst I appreciate you were disappointed that the ribs were sold out, I will try to address the reasons: We'd had an extremely busy lunch that day, prior to your 6.30pm arrival, and the ribs had sold out. It's not a question of there being "butchers nearby" as ribs are a... More 

Cassington, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great ambiance, pleasant background music with a jazz groove, and good food. Service is friendly but a bit random: we were seated and given menus but not offered the opportunity to order a drink while we decided, then waited a while before being approached again. On the other hand food came quickly. The menu is reminiscent of... More 

1 Thank Nigel A
Nady P, Manager at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Nigel, Thanks for posting a review and comments regarding your recent visit to Joe's - we're very pleased you enjoyed the ambience and food, it's what we work hard to achieve, everyday. Point taken re the opportunity to order a drink prior to ordering your food - this would normally be the case, so I have passed on your... More 

Bletchingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening was spent here. The menu is simple and in not at all fussy, everyone will find something to eat. The staff were friendly and welcoming, happy to share their personal advice on the food. The atmosphere is relaxing and tables are not too close together, so can socialise nicely. The food arrived quickly and was super tasty.... More 

1 Thank eric1887
Nady P, Manager at Joe's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Eric, Many thanks for posting a review of Joe's - your feedback is noted and passed on to all staff. We look forward to serving you again! Kind Regards Rob & Nady ( owners ) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Banbury Road | OX2 7DX, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 554484
Joe's Bar & Grill - open everyday for Breakfast & Brunch, Great value lunch from £5, Cocktails and Dinner...Live Music every Thursday evening, Burger Club on Tuesdays £10, Fish n Chip night on Wednesdays. Relaxed vibe, friendly service and honest food, from our famous burgers, steaks, grills salads and pasta. Children's menu / high chairs available.

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