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Dinner @ The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

Dinner @ The Holt Hotel

4.4
4.4
103 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Holt Hotel is only 10 minutes from Blenheim Palace, 15 minutes from Bicester Village and a 25-minutes drive from Oxford Centre.

Relax and enjoy the ambience of Highwayman's Bar/Restaurant whilst ordering from our bistro and A La Carte menu we offer a range of fine wines from around the world. Dinner is served here 7 days a week. Choose from a range of delicious dishes on our dining menu.

Enjoy our famous carvery lunch on a Sunday's. *Please note our carvery will be returning October 2023*

Our executive head chef has worked at some of the top restaurants in Oxfordshire and produces wonderful food. At The Holt Hotel, creativity is always on our menu.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and are happy to arrange special menus for those with dietary requirements.

Whether you’re looking for traditional British cuisine or decadent afternoon tea, you’re sure to enjoy our restaurant in Oxfordshire.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01869 340259
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We have numerous function rooms available that can be used for any occasion whether it is a birthday party, a wedding or a wake.
  • Private party contact
    Emma Rodley: 01869 340259

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

103 Reviews
  1. Ilikeeating

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is friendly, helpful and professional. The menu is varied and is reasonably priced. The food was good. We recommend this hotel restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a meal at The Holt Hotel, we haven't been there before so, we didn't know what to expect. The food was amazing the mushroom soup was superb and me and my husbands steaks were cooked to perfection. The staff were very professional and seemed happy to serve us. I would recommend this restaurant

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  3. SimonE

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Upon arrival we were directed to the bar to inform them of our booking. The bar staff could not understand us so they got another staff member who asked for our name a second time. Then we were taken through to the not what I would call a restaurant but a sectioned off function room. We’re we were asked our name for a 3rd time once confirmed yet another member of staff asked for our name for a fourth time at this stage it was becoming comical. We were shown to our table and drinks came promptly. The amount of staff at one stage was greater than the amount of diners (serious overkill for 10 covers). Considering it was a valentines dinner the atmosphere was none existent not even soft background music. When the food came it was very well presented but extremely minuscule portions, the tender stem broccoli with the main was more than al-Dante more like warm raw. The fish was very tasty and well cooked but the skin had a slimly undercooked texture and obviously no attempt at crisping the skin. The desert option was a joke my wife had a completely different menu to myself and when we asked the staff which one is correct they didn’t know. They stood there for around 10 minutes discussing it before someone went to the kitchen to ask. We were constantly being started at by the staff whilst they spoke about their personal lives all stood around a computer screen. All in all not a very good experience and considering the overall bill came to over £100 I would of liked to of left there with a feeling of satisfaction rather than going home and feel the need for something to eat. Not an establishment we shall frequent. Such a shame as it is very local to us
    Dinner @ The Holt HotelResponded on February 20, 2024
    Hi Simon, I am very disappointed that you found it necessary to write such a negative review. Considering there was ample staff on duty, you never once brought any of the numerous issues you mentioned to any staff members attention. We have a brilliant reputation for our food as over ninety percent of our reviews endorse that. One of the things that we are renowned for is, our service to our customers. If we do get things wrong and not to your satisfaction, we should be first to know about it. We would have rectified the majority of your issues there and then. I do apologise if the ambience was not to your liking. We certainly do not serve supermarket cheese to our customers. We use very reputable suppliers. Kind regards, The Holt Hotel Management

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, nicely presented but rather small portions; good service; pleasant ambiance; quite expensive

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  5. JaneK

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal. The food was hot and nicely presented. We had one issue with the calamari which was sorted and dealt with. The Hungarian gentleman serving behind the bar and in the restaurant is a very big asset to The Holt Hotel, don't lose him. He is friendly, polite, funny and kind. Those types of hospitality staff are few and far in places today. He's a gem.

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  6. RobertB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I took our elderly mothers to stay here The rooms were spacious and very clean The staff were very accommodating and helpful We had a lovely time here

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  7. MarilynN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had 2 starters instead of a main course. Wonderful mix of flavours

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  8. Keithv

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good quality food and decent price. Staff very pleasant.

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  9. JillC

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. My plaice was beautiful, my husband really enjoyed his lamb. Lovely service, nice warm restaurant, pleasant atmosphere. Couldn’t fault it.

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  10. KarenK

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and attentive staff. Very enjoyable.

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FAQs

Dinner @ The Holt Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Dinner @ The Holt Hotel

The Holt Hotel, Oxford Road, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 5QQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bicester
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking on site for up to 200 cars.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01869 340259
  • Private party facilities
    We have numerous function rooms available that can be used for any occasion whether it is a birthday party, a wedding or a wake.
  • Private party contact
    Emma Rodley: 01869 340259
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