Permanently Closed - Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford

4.4
351 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is a relaxed all-day dining concept. Like its sister restaurant in London, the restaurant will be serving modern-Indian cuisine with British influences using innovative cooking techniques. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites.

Located in the new Westgate development, Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is a destination restaurant that is perfect for hosting stylish soirées too. Enjoy dining experience in our semi-private Pagoda or a large table in the restaurant, our events team will work be happy to help organising a dreamy experience.

Get in touch with our events team.
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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas meal

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JRai
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. And head chef santosh was very cool

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Shaun
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was OK, we had the taste menu, the flavours were good but the quantities were small, the service was good, although fairly quiet as a Monday lunchtime.

SG
SimranG
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food! I had the pistachio daiquiri which was different but very nice, the Chef came out to see us which was also very nice too. Overall good experience and great food!

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Sharon
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I would come back again although there's a few points to make. For Christmas time, there were no incentives. Not even a cracker or a free drink with the meal. I wasn't filled with confidence when the table next to us cracked open the calpol, we hoped it wasn't because of a covid temperature... (This was out of the restaurants control i guess)
The table placement meant we were cold each time the door opened but to be honest if we mentioned it, I expect the staff would have moved us. The food was plentiful and well presented but the amount of onions was too much.

These are Covid times, I expect when were all free again 5 stars will be given.

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Esther
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, the food was absolutely delicious - we had the feast menu and not a single dish disappointed. All in all a fantastic evening. Cannot wait to go again.

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AmeliaT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding - we had the festive feast which was excellent value for money. We had three courses and a bottle of wine. My partner had the lamb which was absolutely incredible - so soft and buttery. I had the cod which was also tasty. Definitely recommend the Christmas Pudding -more like sticky toffee, delicious! Really lovely evening, beautiful decor, and overall relaxing atmosphere. We also loved the open kitchen!

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EllaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 21st birthday dinner, we will be back! Lovely food.

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ColWebs1
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very smart inside .
A nice atmosphere.
My starter was chicken tikka with a coriander chutney - delicious
Main... Keralan Boatmans fish curry ( made with pollock).. with steamed rice.
Wow... So good !

There was a slight mix up with my order of a tandoori roti ( received a garlic naan bread instead )... But never mind ; pleased I had it ... Delicious as well

Good , attentive and friendly service
Good value for Money.

I would definitely go back

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AimeeB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the waiting staff were very attentive and efficient and made me feel very comfortable bringing my one year old with me to lunch.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as per.
Great service from the team at Antep, food was amazing.. Lamb ribs to die for

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Jillyd
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Festive menu for £30. Everything on it was beautifully cooked and presented and very tasty to eat. The waiter obligingly opened a bottle when the wine I wanted was not available by the glass. Service was excellent but sadly, that's maybe partly because the restaurant only had a scattering of tables occupied. Covid has been so tough on eateries. And I got to chat to Santosh Shah, the Masterchef finalist. Charming man.

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SoniaA
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, high quality food, nice atmosphere and helpful staff.

Good menu and would recommend

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Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perhaps the best Indian food I ever tasted - I will definitely be coming back later this year. The restaurant is conveniently located near the Curzon cinema, so it's good for a post-film meal. My main disappointment concerned COVID-19 precautions - I would have felt safer if the tables were separated by the plastic barriers often used by other restaurants, or if the cooking staff were wearing masks. Maybe there were practical reasons for this, though.

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markb1
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding sharing menu. Too much for 2 people but we worked our way through it ensuring empty plates and dishes so as not to waste anything. And great value at £25/head with a couple of cocktails thrown in for £10.

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JoanneH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok but presentation lacking, everything served in terracotta dishes, white plates with some attention to presenting the dish was needed. Very overpriced, the restaurant is huge and appears grand. The food just dosnt' match.

JB
JaneB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu (which may be due to covid) but what they had was good. I personally don't like too much rice but most meals had rice
The breads were fresh and all food tasted good.
The white chocolate Bruce was amazing

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ElsieP
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Came for lunch on a Saturday. Went for the set menu, which was very reasonable. Food was amazing. Service good. Will definitely be back.

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VictoriaM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband loves Indian food and thinks this is one of the best Indian restaurants around. We had plenty of space, so no concerns.

Well looked after. Thoroughly recommend!

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CharlotteB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a great atmosphere.
The food was fresh and very tasty. The service was friendly and efficient.
Open kitchen where you can see your food being made and chefs observing good hygiene.
Clean restaurant and bathrooms.

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Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was nice, just the curry and rice/bread portion was not right, meaning we had some curry left at the end which went to waste. Also, the screens put up for COVID were just for design, not exactly a preventing screen, which were therefore useless. Overall a good experience.

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MikeS
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu.7 wonderful dishes and extraordinary value at the offer price of be£30.
One of the best meals we have had in Oxford in 30 years

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SrideviB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food is awesome and authentic North Indian taste. could do with A better portion of bread/rice in the set menu to
Make it value for money but the taste is very good and variety is very wel thought of.
The staff was cold and arrogant. (Especially the one serving our table.)
So much so that the comfort level to ask him for a surprise for my husbands bday (paid obviously!) was minimal.
Overall the best place in oxford for authentic Indian food and a good day spent.....

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PennyG
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal for a birthday celebration.
The staff are attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious.
Top tip - order double portions of peshwari. One portion isn’t enough!

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PPatel
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really nice indoor and good staff! I would go again next time!

JD
JaneD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, very nicely presented - a cut above most Indian restaurants.

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Georgia
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good. Delicious. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it wasn't Michelin star but nor are many very good restaurants. it was REALLY good.

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lincsp
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, quick and friendly service. Location nicer than you expect.

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NaseemA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed it - was even better than we had remembered

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NicoleW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and lovely looking restaurant

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was exceptional from start to finish, however, food left an awful lot to be desired. Four of us opted for the sharing menu so we could taste a variety of dishes, however, the portion sizes were more suitable for just two people, and, what we were served was, at best, average. Tough lamb and, whilst the fish curry was good, only 3 or 4 small pieces of fish between us! Maybewe just picked the wrong option, but won't be rushing back!

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KevD
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have visited CK twice previously and was blown away by the service and food. Some of the food selections were so creative and amazingly enjoyable. Not this time!

For a venue of this (supposed) calibre you do not expect the waiter to get the order wrong; he did! The service was poor, in that we were left waiting for such a long period that I was almost at the point of leaving. When the waiter arrived, it was normal, bordering frustrating. Whilst I can say food was tasty, the menu was simply uninspiring. Is this a function of COVID times? And the portion sizes, and I know this is subjective, but the quantity of rice was minuscule.

Our experience was no more, and perhaps less, than any other regular Indian restaurant (is this what you are now?) and the sparkle we had before has been extinguished.

I’m sad to say that my enthusiasm to return has almost all gone.

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stephenb
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb two course lunch. We are great Vivek Singh fans and have eaten at Cinnamon Soho so our expectation level was high and we were not disappointed. The food is so much better than many run of the mill indian restaurants and to have to wait 25-30 mins to get the most superb biryani was a delight. Special thanks to Bosco who served us splendidly.

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HODOAYAAN
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good
Happy staff
We enjoy it and definitely recommend it to everyone 👌🙏

MM
MissMash
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, such a wide variety. All staff were very polite and attentive. Highly recommend.

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IanE
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, the food was ok, but at the standard of an average take-away nothing special and about 3 times the price.

LQ
LouisQ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your typical Indian restaurant. The food is refined and delicious. Relatively quick service if you’re in need of a quick turn around too. Second visit. Would recommend.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Would definitely go there again

DC
DebbieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Found the inside noisy with loud music so sat outside which would have been lovely apart from a very loud drunk group sat close to us which definitely spoiled the ambience for my husband. Food was delicious.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Really happy to see Cinnamon Kitchen open again. Haven't been disappointed with a meal out here yet.

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Permanently Closed - Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 509620.

Permanently Closed - Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is rated 4.4 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.