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The Anchor, Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Anchor

3.8
3.8
644 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Wednesday -Saturday: A la Carte
Sunday 12-4pm ROASTS
5-9PM TACO POP-UP

For large bookings of 8+ please email or call the restaurant
The Anchor pub is nestled in the heart of Oxford's Jericho, serving simple, honest food. We have seasonal menus, Wadworth beers, and a great wine selection. Boasting one of the largest heated pub gardens in Oxford with a cozy snug area as well private dining rooms available upon request The Green Room seats up to 16 people and The Blue Room seats up to 14.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01865 510282
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Nabil Bourouba
  • Neighborhood
    Oxford
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

644 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a perfect time! Delicious food, great service, great outside area. We visited on Friday and enjoyed steaks and live music. Highly recommend!

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  2. DJDD

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This review is limited to our experience on a Sunday. The Anchor website says that they serve Sunday roast menu all day, so we made a reservation at 5pm. Showed up on time only to be told that they don’t serve the Sunday menu after 3pm, and the rest of the day is “just tacos.” The (friendly) barman said that there is a pop-up notice on their web page with the Sunday roast hours. Well, it didn’t pop up on my computer, or my wife’s computer, and as noted, the Sunday menu on line clearly says that it is served all day. We weren’t mad, because these things happen, but we were disappointed. It’s not terribly hard to clearly post your hours on-line.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    poor service in that the side plate of fries arrived about 10 minutes before any other dishes appeared. The roast chicken was so dry that i left hallf of it . I had to stand by the till for 5 minutes waiting for someone to appear before i could pay to leave. Service really has gone downhill in the last couple of years.

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  4. WilliamW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice Sunday lunch at the Anchor who accommodated us arriving an hour early due the rain. They were also very accommodating and tolerant of 2 exploring toddlers. Food was good quality and reasonably priced.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub with an open fire, food was great and service excellent.

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  6. Lauren

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub and great food just a few things that really let down our experience. We attended for a family get together for a Sunday roast. Location and decor is lovely but the staff really lacked attention. No salt and pepper on the table and when I asked I got two peppers. We didn’t get one of the drinks we ordered, no asking of the food was ok, we got served by 3 different people. We waited ages before getting plates cleared and sauces we asked for. One of the serves never smiled and looked like he didn’t want to be there and they all just seemed very unorganised and lazy. The food was good, a few potatoes were hard and under cooked and the lamb was just strings of fat. All other meals were delicious. Sadly the service did dampen our experience and view of the anchor. Of course they added 12.5% service charge.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Chaos. They refused to honour our booking and we were turned away. OpenTable showed multiple available booking slots but rude and unapologetic manager insisted they were full. Need to urgently sort out their booking system

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  8. Chai

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a Saturday evening around 6pm and the place had run out of half the menu already. Staff were confused with each other on what they had and didn't have also. The menu was already limited. They had one child's portion of tomato pasta left. There's a Co-op down the street. Couldn't they have gotten some jar of tomato sauce and dry pasta? An hour it took to get the food out without any starters and the place was half empty . Maybe was an off night for them, but really didn't expect the shambolic dinner when the Anchor has a high priced menu for a pub.

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  9. JessicaR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Good vibes. Nice staff but slow service. Would book again!

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  10. Dave

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Cold veg Reheated meat tough as leather Incorrect menu descriptions Shoddy service Doors that can’t close

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FAQs

The Anchor is rated 3.8 stars by 644 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 4 times today
Google Map for The Anchor

2 Hayfield Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6TT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Oxford
  • Hours of operation
    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nabil Bourouba
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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