A good restaurant in a conservatory, and named after the family who ran it as a florists. It's under the ownership of Jeremy Mogford who started and developed the Brown's group of brasseries.
As well as the airy feel, the lighting is clever and there are impressive works of contemporary art on display.
A modern menu, offers carefully-sourced food with dishes such as 'White Bean Soup with Shaved Truffle'; 'Smoked Wood Pigeon, Foie Gras & Pickled Girolles' and 'Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Purée' listed among the starters.
Perhaps 'Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms'; 'Poached Organic Salmon, Beetroot & Horseradish'; 'Grilled Halibut with Hollandaise' and 'Calces Liver with Pancetta & Sage' among the mains.
Desserts are tempting, and shouldn't be missed, with maybe 'Baked Chocolate Tart with Pistachio Ice Cream'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding, Rum & Raisin, Prune Purée' and 'Bread & Butter Pudding with Marmalade Ice Cream & Caramelised Kumquats'
Friendly and efficient service.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 12.00-22.30; set L Mon-Sat from £13 (2 courses), £16.50 (3 courses); mains about £12 to to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 12.00-22.30; mains £16 to £24; Early set D from £13 (2 courses), £16.50 (3 courses) – until 18.00; Mon-Sat £22 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses); mains about £12 to &poun
- Seats: 80, plus about 30 outside
- Wine: an interesting list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Oxford Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Closed: 27th Dec & 28th Dec.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating