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Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

4.2
4.2
3361 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
  • Great for scenic views
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Great for outdoor dining
Experience a delightful fusion of food, wine, art, and culture at the Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant. Whether you choose to dine in our bright and airy indoor space or on our stunning rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, you'll find the perfect setting for any occasion.

We are open daily, offering lunch from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and Afternoon Tea from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm (subject to availability). Join us for an unforgettable dining experience.

After savoring your delicious meal, take a stroll through the Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of art and explore world-famous collections, from Egyptian mummies to contemporary masterpieces, each narrating historic stories across diverse cultures.








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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01865 553823
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Our on-site caterers can caterer for any event from 50-150 guests: canapé receptions, gala dinners and corporate events, either within the Ashmolean Museum or at a venue of your choice.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    There is a private dining room and the restaurant is also available to hire privately. Please contact the restaurant team via email on Ashmolean@benugo.com, who will be happy to help you.
  • Neighborhood
    Oxford
  • Parking details
    It&#39;s located in central Oxford, on Beaumont Street. It is a short walk from Oxford Train Station. Parking is available on St. Giles or Goucester GreenThere are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Public transit
    A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.There are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £28.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover a signature Afternoon tea in the Ashmolean Museum! Freshly baked Ashmolean tea infused raisin scone, delicate prepared finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and spectacular view- what better way to spend your afternoon? Please make us aware of any dietary requirement at least 48h prior to your afternoon tea booking at ashmolean@benugo.com Please note the restaurant closes at 5pm.
    Afternoon Tea Photo

What 3,361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Healthy

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for scenic views

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Neighborhood gem

  • Oxford

    Great for fine wines

  • Oxford

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

3,346 Reviews
  1. RobB

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was busy and our pots of tea arrived within 15 minutes of our arrival, which was fair. However, the food arrived some 20 minutes later, by which time the tea was lukewarm. The waitress who served us was efficient but lacking in warmth - no sign of a smile. When making the booking, we had specified that it was for a special occasion (our Golden Wedding that actual day,) but we didn't feel that we had had a particularly special experience. When the food DID arrive, it was very pleasant and there was plenty of it.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely sunny afternoon for tea on the terrace. Quality of service and food both very good, some imagination had gone into the sandwiches, the crayfish was delicious! I’d like more tea, please - a bigger pot would be lovely.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my wife’s birthday and the visit began well as the waiter presented her with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. We ordered three main meals and waited an age before a waitress apologised for the delay saying there was a problem with the chicken! She offered us olives while we waited - we declined. Another age passed and two meals arrived one for my daughter and one for me, but still none of the problem chicken for my wife, despite a nearby late arrival clearly having his chicken with no problem. Quite some time later my wife got her order, but no apology! Two meals had gone cold. We asked for an extra spoon which did not arrive. My daughter fetched one herself. We asked for the bill and true to form we waited an age. I actually paid the discretionary service charge of £8 which had been automatically added. No thank you from staff.

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  4. KimB

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At last we had a booking when the weather was good and could sit outdoors! The food and service were excellent as always. Staff were accommodating when we asked to move to a table with more shade. Very enjoyable meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Make sure to reserve the afternoon tea, service ahead of time. Great spot and busy location.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, we had lovely weather so we ate outside on the terrace, the staff were very attentive and the food was great. I have enjoyed lunch here before and they always have something interesting on the menu.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Hi, Thanks for taking your time to share your thoughts. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our team works hard to provide excellent service and delicious food, and it’s wonderful to know we succeeded. Your support means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  7. AndrewW

    Cumbria

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very poor service - they add service automatically to the bill but the servers are brusque, disinterested and unfriendly. I wouldn’t go there again.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts from your recent visit to the Ashmolean Rooftop. We regret to hear about the disappointing experience you had upon your visit. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Your feedback regarding the service and the poor experience is concerning, and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. This is certainly not the level of service we aim to provide to our valued guests. We will ensure a training is provide to our staff. We hope that you will consider visiting us again in the future so that we may have the opportunity to provide you with a much-improved experience. Kind regards, Ashmolean Rooftop

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven't been for a few years and had forgotten how lovely it was up on the rooftop - lucky with the weather. Food was delicious.
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our team works hard to provide excellent service and delicious food, and it’s wonderful to know we succeeded. Your support means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  9. MarkG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. Tasty and creatively presented. A bit too noisy for conversation and the wait staff could have been more consistent but this time place always delights so we will be back for certain.

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  10. OXFoodie

    Oxford

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, friendly staff and good location ! I am frequent repeater of this restaurant !
    Ashmolean Rooftop RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts from your recent visit to the Ashmolean Rooftop. We are happy to hear that your experience was positive and we are looking forward to see you soon!

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FAQs

Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 3361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Oxford
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    It&#39;s located in central Oxford, on Beaumont Street. It is a short walk from Oxford Train Station. Parking is available on St. Giles or Goucester GreenThere are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Public transit
    A 10 minute walk from Oxford train station, and very close to Oxford bus station.There are 5 Park and Ride bus services in the centre. 3 of the 5 services currently run from Oxford centre until around 11pm. The Park and Rides are clearly signposted as you enter the city.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 553823
  • Catering
    Our on-site caterers can caterer for any event from 50-150 guests: canapé receptions, gala dinners and corporate events, either within the Ashmolean Museum or at a venue of your choice.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    There is a private dining room and the restaurant is also available to hire privately. Please contact the restaurant team via email on Ashmolean@benugo.com, who will be happy to help you.
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