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The High Table Bar and Brasserie- Oxford- Very attentive service, pleasant setting, and high quality food

This is my 3rd time visiting this place and the food is just as good as always! Very casual and classy environment, with lots of French actually (showing that they serve authentic French food indeed?). The duck confit I had was good, do was the lamb- my all time favourite!

The food was good, like always. But they should really speed up their service! It took 20 minutes to get the menu and another 40 minutes before the 1st course is on the table:(

The High Table Bar & Brasserie - Oxford: lovely venue for a quiet romantic saturday evening dinner; deliciously prepared presentation (even if smallish portions...). The service was highly professional.

The High Table Bar and Brasseie in Oxford offers a great menu, with something for everyone. The starters were especially delicious, though my main (steak) did come slightly more cooked than I would have liked...

The main issue was the lack of atmousphere. We were there from about 7 until 10pm, and the place was almost empty the entire time. It was a Friday evening, so I expected to be one of many tables, but this simply wasn't the case - perhaps because it is situated far from the town centre

The High Table Bar and Brasseie in Oxford offers a great menu, with something for everyone. The starters were especially delicious, though my main (steak) did come slightly more cooked than I would have liked...

The main issue was the lack of atmousphere. We were there from about 7 until 10pm, and the place was almost empty the entire time. It was a Friday evening, so I expected to be one of many tables, but this simply wasn't the case - perhaps because it is situated far from the town centre

Very quiet but probably due to time of year. Food was excellent quality

The beautifully decorated restaurant lacked atmosphere since there was no one around except us. The service was below average as was the food, considering the prices were not! The starter plates were not cleared from the table nefore piling on the main course. Not vegetarian friendly.

Sightly erratic food and service (asked for a drink three times but it still did not arrive: and they had run out of various things) but a nice meal

I visited High Table Bar and Brasserie yesterday. It was indeed a nice place! The service was good and the food was fantastic! I had lamb and totally loved it, the portion was pretty small though. The steak was good as well.

High Table in Oxford was very good. Food was excellent, staff were helpful. Will go again.

I booked for my GF's (L) birthday meal & overall experience was 'OK' - not really what I wanted for a b'day lunch - bad research on my part I guess. While both of my courses were very good, L's were average but in all cases the quality of the ingredients was better than v. good. Service wasn't very attentive for a quiet restaurant (but it was pleasant) but toilets with no loo paper and hand cream in soap dispensers was poor. Nice place, well designed but didn't match up for value or expectation

The High Table Bar & Brasserie - Oxford. WHAT A SHAME the food was presented beautifully and tasted real good BUT WAS COLD. Only two diners - US we asked that the main course be served hot, but shame on them it was still COLD. We had Crispy Whitebait - Scallops with Belly Pork. Mains New Season Lamb and Sirloin Steak, I sent steak back to be heated chef cooked another, my husband had eaten by this time, chips supposed to be triple cooked but were frozen,I complained the next were right.

very attentive service, good value and pleasant atmosphere

High Table Bar and Brasserie, The High Street, Oxford. Impressive appearance of dining room but food did not live up to it. Attention was friendly but erratic, food was sparse and main courses all tepid. Way over the top for value.

Really good atmosphere and service. Food excellent. Would definitely recommend.

The High Table in Oxford ought to be good. The chef has a good provenance, and the menu is short enough to give one hope that all will be well cooked. Some elements are. We had a very mixed meal, as though the chef were away, and had trained an underling really well in just one of each of the courses. We had six courses between us, and two of these were really good.

The general feeling is of a relatively recent upgrade that for some reason sadly didn't quite work.

very good choice for lunch in the Oxford High Street. Way at the end so easy to miss. Great food and a very nice room. Prices were not bad for three courses. Definitely worth a visit.

Quiet and calm, with excellent service (even when i confused the waitress) accommodating for a quick work lunch, (some arrived for mains some stayed for three courses and some had pre ordered, but all food out in time and together for an hours working lunch, thanks to our waitress and chef) NOT MANY CAN DO THAT!! credit to the restaurant industry and renewed my faith in capable service. Squid was strong with garlic, but the upside, it help me fight an oncoming cold!

The High Table, Oxford: Food was excellent, creative, tasty. Setting was pleasant but could have been more comfortable (hard chairs, naked floors and windows) and cosy. On a sunday lunchtime, on a gorgeous day with a lot of people crowding the High Street, only 10 people were having the outstanding lunch. Something is wrong. Will definitely go back.

The food was excellent and the venue great. Unfortunately when one of our party ordered another pudding the restaurant cancelled the rest of the desert order, which was bizarre. Also then forgot to add the service charge so took quite a long time to pay. Would otherwise recommend.

The High Table Bar and Brasserie served excellent food, and the lunchtime set menu is very good value. The service was very friendly, though perhaps a little relaxed for when you are on your lunchbreak!

good meal although not terribly inspired. The restaurant itself is well decorated. Service was good. They didn't have some items on the menu even though we eat relatively early in the evening e.g no ribeye steak and not ketchup?

The High Table Bar and Brasserie in Oxford proved to be a good choice for Sunday lunch. The set menu is excellent value when taking into account the quality of the cooking and its presentation. The dining room is modern with a slight art deco feel to it, and the service is friendly and efficient. Chilled tap water was brought immediately in a carafe - a nice touch.

This restaurant is very good indeed - wel worth a visit. The lunctime prix fixe menu offers good value for money. Three varied courses excellently prepared and presented. Service is first-rate: punctilious without being overpresent. And the design and layout of the dining room is spacious, light and airy. You won't be disappointed.

Went to the High Table in Oxford for lunch on Friday. The 3 course set menu had pleanty of choice and was very good value. Everything was well-presented & delicious. The restaurant is large and elegant but calm and relaxed, with a good atmosphere even though there were surprisingly few diners for a Friday lunchtime. Service was unobtrusive and impeccable.

Top notch dining. Stear clear of the "chunky chips" though deep fryed quaters of potatoe, very greasy

Excellent food in a nice environment. Competent and very friendly staff. Good value for money.

We had an enjoyable meal at the High Table. The staff were very attentive and the restaurant was busy enough for there to be a nice buzz, but not so busy that we felt rushed.

We were somewhat surprised when we turned up to see we were the only diners.. and even more surprised when, given this, the food and service were both excellent. We were pleased to see the room slowly fill, as we thought this was a little gem of a place - one well worth a try... we will certainly return!

We went to The High Table Bar and Brasserie in Oxford on a Sat evening in August. It was very quiet - just us and 1 other couple dining, so this didn't generate much of an atmosphere however we still enjoyed it because the food was very good quality ... and unsurprisingly had very attentive service!

As my wife and I were staying in the Mercure Hotel next door, The High Table in Oxford restaurant was ideal for an evening meal prior to an early start the following morning. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, well cooked food, very nicely presented and excellent value for money. Also the service was very efficient and friendly. Although we were slightly surprised that there were not more diners on a Saturday evening, which made for a slightly subdued atmosphere.

The high table serves beautiful food at very good value. The food was amazing apart from the slightly overcooked salmon fillet. It was suppose to be seared. Wine selection is good and also great. Wasn't very busy but service was great. I believe that the high table is a hidden gem, get there before the masses do!

We enjoyed supper at The High Table Bar and Brasserie, Oxford. Pleasant informal atmosphere and reasonable choice of dishes. Duck was good but very modest helping. Useful addition to dining in Oxford. Very different from when it was the Eastgate many moons ago.

Delicious and beautifully presented food which was good value, particularly the pre-7pm deal. However the staff seemed inexperienced and service was a little slow, especially given that we were the only customers.

The High Table Bar and Brasserie, Oxford, whilst having good food, the service was very slow. A simple meal that I would have expected with 10-15mins took around 35 mins to be delivered

Pleasant if quiet venue, with a great range of lunch options and courteous waiting staff. The offer menu didn't really do justice to the culinary standards of the kitchen.

The High Table Brasserie was somewhat empty when we arrived at 7.30 and never really seemed to fill up. The menu was varied and service attentive, we had a lovely evening but you definitely had to create your own atmosphere. The decor is modern and minimalist and does appear slightly sterile. Toilets looked grand but needed cleaning. Don't let this detract you however as the food was very good. Will go again!

While the food is good and the value not bad, the service on the night we ate at High Table in Oxford was poor - grumpy and unfriendly which leaves a poor taste which is a shame when the skilfully created menu leaves a good one.

really lovely place, was quiet as boiling weather outside, but the food was amazing and the ervice top rate, great value for money £13 for 3 courses

The restaurant is situated in what was the bar of Merton College. It is a light and airy space; a pleasant environment for a meal. Service was attentive, the food well-cooked and presented.

Arrived at 8:30pm on a Friday and it was nearly empty, which wasn't encouraging. The starters and tasted great however the main course let them down. The chef's special mint sauce totally drowned out the flavour of the lamb, rather like getting your taste buds electrocuted, and my partner's fish wasn't cooked consistently all the way through. This restaurant is either a wannabe great restaurant or one that was once good and is fading away. Either way we didn't feel it lived up to its potential.

The service and food at The HIgh Table were brilliant. We had a friendly waitress who knew the menu well and was prompt with taking our orders etc. I had pasta with feta and chorizo, a friend had sea bass and another risotto, all of which were delicious. Well recommended for couples, friends, family etc.

Had great New Year at the High Table. Food great and staff very friendly. Would recommend.

The High Table was a bit of a disappointment as we felt it wasn't as good as the last time we had been - the menu seemed more restricted and the wine list not as good - still the food was tasty and the service good even though it got very busy after we had arrived. The lad making the cocktails was honest enough to admit he didn't know what he was doing - he didn't!! He needs to use more ice!! It is not a cheap meal out but Oxford seems to be as pricey as London these days.

A faiirly enjoyable lunch experience overall. Food was reasonable, despite the potatoes in the main course being under cooked and a poached egg over done. Nice friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. I wouldnt be in a hurry to return but it was my first time there and always good to discover new places.

The High Table Brasserie and Bar: we went to this venue on 27th December and were the only customer as we went there early and between the festive celebration. Very nice decor, understated chic and very pleasant staff. I would recommend this venue to couples or family gathering. As for the food available, the fact that there are not too many dishes on the menu is for me a sign that quality rather than quantity is the chef's focus when planning his menu.

This was our third visit to High Table. the food is good and location very convenient. Atmosphere is a bit lacking to be honest- mainly because it often seems pretty empty.

Menu has changed from one on Toptable, due to a change of chef (who has now set up on his own). Classic British brasserie staples: chicken chasseur, sausage & mash, steaks, seabass, moules... The Bayonne ham spec board starter is a bit small for £5, and there is a limited selection of wines (no French wine that you can drink by the glass). Service was excellent. The corner seat at the back is excellent for a quiet meal with a partner. £40 for 2 starter, 2 main, 1 dessert, 2 gls wine, coke ;-)

Good food, but they've just raised the price for the set lunch menu