The Spread Eagle Restaurant

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11 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European

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The Spread Eagle Hotel and Restaurant is located in the historic village of Thame, Oxfordshire. Perfectly located for the sights of Oxford, Aylesbury the Cotswolds and the surrounding countryside, the hotel has a long and colourful history. The exterior has an arresting Georgian façade, with original 30-ft inn sign, and the interior has been sympathetically renovated. The restaurant (which the website proudly claims has been "bringing haute cuisine to the provinces" since 1920), too, has been recently refurbished, and offers modern European cuisine with a strong British influence, with everything from fine dining fusion style dishes to traditional British comfort food. Dishes like salmon and crab cakes with oriental salad and exotic salsa rub shoulders with the house speciality, rich man's fish and chips, served with mushy peas and tartare sauce. Diners rate the décor and ambience in the restaurant, as well as friendly and efficient service, reasonable prices and excellent food, with
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Modern European
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Hours of operation
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Daily 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
01844 213661
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Public transit
Nearest bus stop town hall
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7based on all time ratings
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Last minute decision to go for Sunday lunch and we really enjoyed it. Good was great, loved the decor and ambiance was really relaxed.

1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting in the heart of Thame. The restaurant decor and atmosphere was perfect for couples, spacious and elegant. We liked the romantic music which was set at just the right level to be able to be able to talk easily. The food was good value but pub food which didn't fit the up-market surroundings. Staff were friendly but one ate at the bar which might be ok in a pub but not here. Overall it was enjoyable but we'd rather pay more for a fine dining experience in such a lovely place.

2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Been here many times this will be our last,my hey didn't have our booking,mix up on their part,had to wait fir tables to be made ready. Wrong menu given out mix up over which they should hand out.foor took ages to come couple of meals were really awful ,complained to manager who wasn't really much help. Some what spoiled our friends dy out

1 review
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my Mum for lunch for her birthday.
Nice food, nice ladies serving us and restaurant has comfy chairs!

1 review
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely evening meal. Tasteful decoration, comfortable seating, attentive service and background music at a sensible volume so conversation possible! Good variety on the menu and reasonably priced. Would say it was suitable for casual meetings or celebrations. I'm not a drinker so can't review bar or wine list but my fellow diners seemed happy with their wine! I will absolutely use this restaurant again.

2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, attentive waiting staff. Great evening.

2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Eaten here many times,this visit service was very slow, our three meals arrived after long wait
One of the meals was wrong, same thing with desert/cheesboard . We have to wait ages to get things sorted out, our server very apologetic saying things would be made right when bill arrives. Another long wait for bill as staff had changed and less there, very nice young lady soon dealt with the problem with our bill as we had been charged for four meals not three.
Person who had been dealing with the mix up hadn't informed her before they left.
Only good thing was two of us had senior meal deals, food is usually great there,this time is was just ok.

65 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were a group of 4 living in Thame so thought we'd give the place a go despite the bad reviews. We won't be going back. The food is really bad and the service doesn't add any value. We also thought it was very overpriced. Shame as it could have potential.

2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was great and the food was great. Will go back soon.

58 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at The Spread Eagle before and have always been impressed. We both enjoyed the meal and found the service very friendly and accomodating. The chips were the best I have ever eaten and we can also recommend the cod and the salmon main courses.

53 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and pleasant quiet atmosphere at the Spread Eagle in Thame. Good value and excellent food though there was, despite the previous plaudits, no steak on our menu. Slightly spoilt by the dried ketchup engrained on the rim of our table!