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The First Floor Restaurant

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158 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
+44 1865 200203
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to be in oxford due to a family member being inn the JR, we wanted a quick dinner but also choice of foods, my husband and I came across this restaurant after searching and visited about 6pm over the Christmas week. The choice isn’t massive and reminded me of a smaller scale Cosmo’s without all the extra choices, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My work Christmas party was at this restaurant, I have several severe intolerances and wasn't sure whether it was worth attempting to go to a buffet restaurant. I decided I would go and had contact with the manager various times, Abdul was so reassuring and the custom made meal I ended up with was incredible. The atmosphere was so great,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

There is a great variety of food which is very tasty! I would recommend to go when you are hungry as then you will be able to try all of the exciting dishes! The price for lunch is very reasonable and will not leave you hungry that's for sure... The staff are all lovely and the atmosphere is too. Their... More 

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Came for dinner, there were 6 of us and we all had the buffet. There is a variety of Chinese, Indian and Thai . The food was nice and the waiter was helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review BlessonVk :-) we hope to see you again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Came here for the first time with the family, there were 8 of us and we all had the buffet. There is a variety of Chinese, Indian and Thai selection along with a spread of Salad bar. The food was nice and the waiter was helpful. For those who wants halal food, this place is one to go to. Thoroughly... More 

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TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review HerlinR :-) we are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your lunch :-) we hope you will come to visit us again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My first time at the first floor, after seeing it all the time! It is actually enormous inside. Sadly it was quite quiet the night we were there, as the restaurant and service itself is lovely. We chose the buffet option (£15), and the buffet itself had a selection of Indian, Chinese, Thai, a salad bar, and desserts. All of... More 

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TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review Bourdain_ftw :-) we have noted your comments. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I'm giving this place 4 stars because the staff were friendly and very accommodating. We had a large table with about 15 people including kids and they were very helpful the kids were welcomed. The food is nice, although the desserts were a bit standard and were still a bit frozen in the middle, but the staff work very hard... More 

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TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Claire :-) we hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a celebration event with a very large group of people, 60 or so, and I worried that things would be a bit chaotic. The staff, including the proprietor, were so friendly and helpful that it all went so smoothly. They achieved just the right balance between helpfulness and just letting us get on with our evening, which must... More 

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TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you soooo much for your great review MiddySpecial :-) we hope you come to dine with us again soon. More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although the waiting staff are lovely, the food is terrible. I think that you could find tastier versions of most of the dishes at Tescos, over the road.

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Thank Gina S
TheFirstFloor, Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

We are a local family run restaurant and extremely dedicated to what we do. The fact that we are still here after many years and have many returning guests are a testimony to itself. I am sure many of our guests will disagree with these comments. It is perfectly acceptable to constructive criticism and infect we encourage feedback however to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My friend held a charity event for Friends of PICU in Southampton on 3rd Oct. Lovely restaurant with great staff. Food was very good. All in all a lovely evening & lots of money raised

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TheFirstFloor, Office Manager at The First Floor Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon :-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Thai, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 200203

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