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The Oxford Blue
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Old Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 98
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Description: Award winning Gastropub in Old Windsor bringing you fine dining worthy of any restaurant but in a country pub. With an emphasis on excellent service and fine British dining, the menus are thoughtfully designed by Chef Proprietor Steven Ellis, to present traditional fayre with a sophisticated and modern twist. Catering for both casual and bespoke dining - the Set Lunch Menu offers amazing value with a stunning two course meal for £25 or three courses for £30, whilst the A la Carte offers a delightful choice of dishes that will be perfect for any discerning foodie. Private business meetings. special family events and celebrations can be catered for in The Wine Attic : surrounded by fine wines, your own bar and views across the countryside, this really is exclusive dining on another level. Licensed for weddings, our location is perfect for anyone looking for a boutique and characterful venue in which to get married. Venue exclusivity is also available.
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere +fantastic service +amazing food =10/10
Don't forget to try the dessert soufflé ❤
Also my favorite lamb shanks

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I was taken here as a treat from my daughter. The setting is beautiful and the decoration is very stylish. The staff are very attentive and friendly. The meal itself was delicious, the Burnt Cambridge Cream was one of the best I've ever tasted. I particularly loved all the extra little touches, like the salted caramel chocolate at the end of the meal. It is probably more than I would usually spend but it was wonderful and I hope to return for a special occasion!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, great ambiance, attentive and friendly staff and most importantly fantastic food. The black currant ice cream was superb. Loved everything about the place, except for the bill maybe

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

So seven adults and a two year old, sunny Sunday lunch.
Super venue, superb food, stunning refurbishment (if that sort of thing floats your boat). Service and staff excellent.
Tucked away in an Old Windsor side street, well worth searching out.
Highlights - trotter (nothing narly, very refined), tomato buratta, halibut with a spectacular prawn mousse stuffed corgette flower and the boxed, salted caramel choccy served with a hammer.
Lowlights - none, well maybe a little expensive but worth it.

Thank Matthew L
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our first visit to Oxford Blue since their opening in January. The refurbishment is excellent. We were welcomed into the cozy bar area which means you can just call in for a drink if you want. There is a sunny terrace at the front over looking countryside for al fresco dining as well as a terrace to the rear beside the herb and vegetable garden. It was 1330 and there was a lovely "buzz" coming from the dining area, always a good indication of people having a wonderful time. As we were shown to our table all the waiting staff smiled and welcomed us. Restaurant and general management team, husband and wife, Daniel and Margriet, lead the waiting on staff. Daniel's enthusiasm for service and making all dinners welcome is infectious. You feel like you are amongst friends from the moment you sit down. Their extensive experience and focus on detail gained from time in Michelin starred restaurants was evident throughout the meal. This has filtered down to their waiting on staff, who when questioned about items on the menu, knew immediately about, not only what each item was, but also on where it had be sourced and how it was prepared, no having to pop out to out to ask chef which is so often the case. Margriet is also responsible for the wine cellar. The wine list is extensive with great descriptions of each wine to help with your choice. The wines were very well priced with a good choice also by either glass or carafe. There is an a la carte menu as well as a set lunch, which at just £30 for 3 courses, is fantastic value. We ate from the a la carte which also has daily specials. The food was absolutely fabulous. The chef, Steven Ellis, again someone with extensive Michelin star experience, gave us some of the best food we have eaten. We ate at the 3* Waterside in nearby Bray a few weeks ago and the food was easily on a par with that. The pigs trotter was stunning and our main of locally sourced Windsor Great Park Roe deer was excellent. Steven is obviously a very talented young chef. We finished with a peach parfait, which was refreshing and a joy to eat, one of those dishes that you remember for a very long time. Food lovers, like us will flock to The Oxford Blue, but if you are one of those people that would love to try fine dining but are scared it will be too expensive or too stuffy or snobby, then this is the restaurant to try. You will be welcomed with genuine warmth by friendly helpful staff, you will eat some of the finest food there is and all at not much more than a normal good pub. You will walk away with a lovely full tummy and a smile on your face. You will love it, as we did. We cannot wait to go back.

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