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The Standard

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117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 1865 553557
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Indian food is great in England and this was a perfect place. The lamb dish I had eas excellent. I would return if I still was in Oxford.

Thank Sigurd18
Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for 40 years and now it has passed from father to son. It has retained the warm and friendly atmosphere it always had but the decor and food has improved so that it is now our favourite indian restaurant with takeaway and delivery service. It is small and often full so book if you want... More 

Thank glasshous3s
Oxford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book ahead as it packs out, with only a small number of tables! Ate here many years ago when it was a cheap and cheerful eatery, its still cheep and more than cheerful but now also serving some of the best 'Indian' food in Oxford. The wedgewood's remained with the good service, but now the food is in a much... More 

Thank douglas_familiy
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always excellent food - particularly the specials. Incredibly warm and friendly staff with a family run vibe. It's my go to place whenever I have visitors from out of town and has never failed to impress.

Thank jonnyhyams
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Indian restaurant and food. Fresh clean flavours, great choice of dishes including a specials board Waiters can give you good recommendations based on your preferences Distinct individual spices cleverly cooked and detectable Offer meat on the bone which is a rare treat & offers a deeper flavour Good drinks selection including top quality beers like Jaipur !

Thank Paulineripom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Saw that the restaurant was almost full when we were walking past so thought that it may be worth a try despite the somewhat bland decor with no wall hangings. We only had to wait for a few minutes for our table to be prepared. Good atmosphere, attentive staff, and decent food. In my view, only area in need of... More 

Thank Paul J
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239 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited on a Friday evening with no booking, it was almost empty.Within half an hour it was heaving. Note: best to book! The service was terrific, and friendly too. We were very pleased with the food that we ordered which arrived pretty quickly. We both had one small gripe about the food, which would in no way stop us... More 

Thank Paraffle
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Grabbed a takeaway, garlic naan light and delicious, tamarind chicken with aloo go I side dish both excellent. If I lived in Oxford, this would be a regular stop for me!

Thank Tania W
Warsaw, Poland
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486 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The Standard used to be one of the last options when I was at Oxford. But it's really gone through a huge sea change. Was surprised, but currently one of the best Indians that I've tried (and I've had loads). Patia extra spicy was excellent, as were the samosas and husbands mixed. Only shame is that we live so far... More 

1 Thank Beata M
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic flavours and great value for a wonderful dining experience. The lamb was as fresh and tender as anything I've ever had. The vegetables cooked to perfection and delicately spiced. Great balance all round and some fantastic craft lagers to choose from. We will definitely be back soon!

Thank manvfood365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 34
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553557

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