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Acanthus Restaurant

Beaumont Street | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
+44 1865 256410
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Beaumont Street | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I went to see the Raphael exhibition at the Ashmolean last Saturday and after the visit we decided to have lunch across the road at Macdonald Randolph Hotel in the Acanthus restaurant. The location and setting are nice, the restaurant itself is...More

Thank Pepe P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant was very crowded when I walked in for breakfast and I had a very short amount of time to eat. The hostess was amazingly accommodating, found a nice place to seat me, took my order and made sure I was able to keep...More

Thank LoveToTravelYea
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Randolph is a 5 star hotel (though to be honest I find that rather surprising). But the restaurant has more of a 3 star mindset. A rather disappointing and unambitious menu full of dishes you'd expect at a brasserie for rather less money...workmanlike service...More

2  Thank countrygirlJo
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Not really happy with the quality of the food for that price. I do not mind paying good money for high quality.

2  Thank MathildaWasHere
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I had booked on line as special treat for my friend who loves Oxford, Morse, Lewis and Endeavour!'I booked afternoon tea and got booked in here not the lounge which I found out afterwards was where the teas were being served. The room is fabulous...More

1  Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We've stayed and dined at the Randolph several times before but this was our first visit to the re-branded "Acanthus" restaurant and I must say that we were somewhat disappointed. The menu selection featured a few highlights but was on the whole nothing special. Previously...More

3  Thank ChrisWoottonBassett
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Located across the street from the Ashmolean, you'll love the central location of this spacious, relatively elegant restaurant. I supposed one could classify it as fine dining but it's borderline. Believe it or not, the 3 course meal is more affordable than the 3 course...More

1  Thank MitsoukoRussie
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We felt like a little light lunch just after 1 p.m. whilst visiting Oxford. We found ourselves outside the Randolph Hotel, so went inside and asked at reception where we could have a light lunch. We were directed to the lounge on the right. I...More

1  Thank Avalon123
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Was stopping at the hotel so we thought we would try the Acanthus restaurant one evening. I chose the Barnsley chop which I have had before in Yorkshire and it was fantastic from a pub restaurant. I was therefore expecting great things from a 5...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

When you consider that this restaurant is the main showpiece in the 5star hotel in Oxford - it's woeful and not worthy of the tag 'Fine Dining' Staff are on the whole about as professional as I'd expect in a Beefeater. The food is below...More

3  Thank ElCapitanRich658
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Questions & Answers
David S
25 July 2016|
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Response from microphoneman | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure who's in charge, but they aren't training the staff in the important elements of food production or customer service
27 August 2015|
Response from Manager_Randolph | Property representative |
Thank you for you question, we do accept children into the restaurant and this would not be an issue for us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beaumont Street | Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 256410
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Acanthus at The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a new all day dining concept in the heart of the city of Oxford offering a wide range of dishes to suit all occasions. Whether an informal lunch or celebratory dinner for a special occasion, Acanthus is the perfect venue.
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