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The whole party thought the food and service was excellent. We had a wonderful bottle of champagne and wine. The service didn't let us down either and the location is very well done. We would recommend it, but its not exactly cheap!

Malmaison, Oxford. Better than my experience of Malmaison, Reading, but still fell down on service. We weren't informed of any of the specials, the wine we ordered at the beginning never arrived, and the "Mal burger" lacked flavour. Other than that, the champagne cocktails we had as aperitifs were good, the chicken liver parfait was average and the tuna steak (main course) was good (apart from the deep fried sardines). Don't see us returning, though.

A little pricey imo, but one of the better places to eat in Oxford. The waiting staff were faultless and helpful with good knowledge of the menu and specials.

Very good service, good food-veggie options were limited.

Lovely meal with the ladies to celebrate my friends impending wedding. The wine was divine (if a bit pricey) and service excellent. We requested a private room and the staff were very accommodating. Perfect for a special occasion especially if you treat yourself to a pre or post dinner cocktail upstairs.

I was meeting an elderly family member in Oxford and decided to try the Malmaison Brassiere. The restaurant and food were great, but the service was disappointing. Giving a little guidance on side dishes would have meant we had the right accompaniments for our main dishes. Also the waitress didn’t know what she was serving, commenting she didn’t have a clue on the new menu; then she failed to advise the dish was very hot so my elderly uncle burnt his hand quite badly!

Malmaison Brasserie, Malmaison Hotel in Oxford Castle Very positive experience: the food was sublime and full of flavours, the service friendly and the wine list extensive. The interior is quite quirky (it used to be a prison after all), but exciting.

The Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford is a very civilised restaurant: good service and very good food.

Good food, not cheap but ok. Restaurant attractive. Staff friendly and attentive. No problems other than chasing for some tap water.

Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford was an excellent restaurant. We went for a Mother's day lunch. Thoroughly recommended.

Booking was for 12:30 and when we arrived the restaurant was still a bit shambolic. Servers were very friendly though and food was delicious for all three diners. Would definitely go again but maybe for dinner when there's a larger menu and more atmosphere.

Malmaison Brasserie Oxford was good overall, i.e. food and ambience although our waitress lacked the charm and helpfulness of the other staff. Also, I don't understand why they insist on seating everyone together in one area of the restaurant. Why not spread people out so that they are not 'on top of one another' especially on a quiet night?

I booked dinner at the Malmaison, Oxford for a group of 9 through Toptable and the entire party was impressed by the experience.

We were greeted by friendly and efficient staff and assigned a side room in the restaurant that afforded an excellent degree of privacy, Both food and service were first class and represented good value for money, with the exception of the wine. We opted for sparkling wine and favoured Prosecco but, at £38 per bottle, we felt it carried an excessive mark up.

The Malmaison in Oxford was an amazing venue for a night out. The staff were brilliant and the food was devine! Will definitely be going back soon!

Friendly service at the Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford Castle (at hotel reception turn left down the stairs, it's not well signposted so ask at reception), long wine list, excellent steak frites!

Lovely ambience and good service. I don't recommend the Blue Cheese Souffle at all - far too bland, dense and 'eggy'! The sauce that accompanied it was almost identical to the 'flavour' of the actual souffle therefore added nothing apart from liquid. It is also not served with anything else such as a nice green salad - disappointing. My partner has the Coq au Vin and enjoyed it.

The food: Small portions but very tasty, specially the lobster ravioli or the molten chocolate and the french apple tart. The service: one of the waiter got cream all on one of my shoe I never got a sorry and he didn't offer to clean it. The value: very expensive since it isn't in London Ambience: Fantastic, I recommend having a drink at the bar on the 3rd Floor first Toilets: Too dark I couldn't see myself on the mirror, on the 1st floor and only one for women

Decent food but unexceptional. Nice atmosphere in nice location. However, food was overpriced for the quality.

Malmaison Oxford.

If you are going for Lunch, do not expect a full Lunch menu, as they don't seem to do one, but you can have a late breakfast which they serve up to 2pm.

malmaison oxford, lovely food, amazing service and the location has the wow factor, we will be back

Interesting appearance, pleasant staff and good food but WHY do restaurant staff bunch everyone at adjacent tables?! Despite a nearly empty restaurant two very noisy girls were placed right beside us and their regular screams/shouts throughout the meal did detract from what would otherwise have been a very nice meal.

Hard to find the right entrance in the dark: we were walking around for a good half hour. Every door we came to had a notice saying 'this door is ocked please use the main entrance' but no directions as to where the main entrance is. However, once inside, Malmaison Oxford service and food were very good and the atmospheric venue, in a former prison, excellent.

A fabulous setting for a celebratory meal!!

Malmaison Brasserie was just that, French inspired with a menu to match. The staff were the high light! They increased our party booking from 6 to 10 with out a fuss and went out of their way to be helpful!!! Full marks. Food varied in appeal, starters fab, mains ordrinary, pudding not so good, shame. Too far from London to have any good Top Table deals sadly.

Busy and lively for a Friday night; my terrine starter didn't come with bread (strange) but main of steak was fantastic. Quite a pricey night out, not sure it was entirely worth it, but a good evening was had.

Good selection of seasonal produce but each dish that we had was overally rich. This was not neccesary as the food was lovely and well cooked. Wine list was also overpriced. apart from that it was a great place to eat.

Fantastic conversion of a prison which creates a great setting for a restaurant. The food was delicous although pretty rich, so bear that in mind when you order. The cocktails were really good as well.

Very nice food. the scallops were delicious and enjoyed the steak. Nice ambience.

Very enjoyable - would certainly make a return trip.

There was a wedding party - but this had no impact on the service or quality of food.


Malmaison Oxford. Quality and friendly. Food OK. Good cocktails and wine list.

We went to the Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford for the two courses and a bottle of wine for 2 offer. The choice was limited but the food was very good and although it was quiet when we arrived early evening the venue had filled up by the time we left. The service was good and we would go again on a special offer.

The Malmaison Oxford has a great atmosphere. The food was very good but not amazing, with the pudding being the best bit. They have a really good wine list. Staff seemed a little harassed even though it wasn't full and didn't show the kind of discretion I would expect to see in a top end establishment even though they were pleasant enough. I would go back in a larger group rather than as a couple. The loos were not particularly clean or tidy.

We had the £30 deal at Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford. The venue was interesting (a converted prison) and we enjoyed a pleasant lunch. The deal is two courses and coffee for two and a bottle of wine so pretty good value. Best of all, it's not somewhere you'd expect to be overwhelmed by tourists...

Malmaison Brasserie, Oxford.

Delicious food, really atmospheric dining room. Service was great - friendly staff and no waiting around. Would heartily recommend to anyone.

My three lovely cousins and I had a perfect meal at Malmaison Oxford. The service was great and despite it being a special offer there was nothing to complain about on the food front. We can highly recommend the restaurant.

Fabulous food in a stunning atmosphere. I will definitely go back.

I gave service a 7 as some of the staff were very attentive and others werenn't.

Business lunch in Malmaison, Oxford - cool building as an old prison. Slightly dimly lit as down in the basement but good service and OK food. Strange chilled cucumber soup and off tasting Bernaise Sauce but the chips are excellent and the steak was nice. £76 for three people - two starters, three mains, no wine.

fantastic food, very well priced, although the wine list was expensive. great location and setting - would definitely go again

The setting of The Brasserie at Malmaison in Oxford - in the old prison - is fascinating. Ambience and decor is excellent. Menu is simple and food is good

My daughter and I went to the Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford for lunch on the £30 for 2 deal and had a very pleasant experience. The choice was quite limited, but given the price I don't think you could complain about that.The portions aren't huge,more than adequate for lunch though. Service was slow and a little forgetful but we weren't in a hurry so we weren't troubled by that either. The old prison is an impressive building.I would recommend the deal.

Malmaison in Oxford. Excellent venue. Bread and tapenade was great but very filling. Salmon starter very fresh and minute steak lovely with a strong meaty taste. No room for pudding! Would go again next time in Oxford.

The Malmaison Brasserie in Oxford is set within the castle and hotel complex. Very nice surroundings and decor and staff very polite. However the meal didn't start well when my party was forced to sit at a table in the main restaurant instead of the private room I booked was confirmed via Toptable. Despite this the meal was well presented with some interesting specials and a great (but pricey) wine list. Chicken Liver Parfait was a little bland so would avoid but my venison main was gorgeous.

it was nice, but the portions of the dishes were much smaller than the regular size that one has when not using the offer. overall the dinner was good.

The Malmaison Brasserie, situated in the bowels of a converted prison, was certainly above the level of your average penury fare. The service was young and willing, the food tasty and well presented. We particularly liked the very keen and enthusiastic "fromagier" - rare in a British establishment of this level. Our only criticism might be the extra charges levelled if you wanted vegetables or bread ( how mean!0 also guests did not get served in order which had us salivating for our turn.

Excellent menu, vaired but not overly long. very helpful waitng staff. Great atmosphere. Recommended.

We were a group of 6 women on a hen weekend and arrived at the Malmaison restaurant in Oxford to be told we had a private dining room which was fabulous and made it really special for us. The food was delicious we had a good choice from a set menu and the wine was perfect.I had the ham hock as a starter which was served with chargrilled bread and the main was beutifully cooked mullet. The service was impeccable. The restaurant was decorated with exotic pictures and was darkly lit.

Bistro has classy feel, although better for dinner as rather dark and moody for lunch. Food was good, and special offer good value. Waiting staff really friendly - but let down by Assistant Manager - after we'd been seated, given special offer menus, and had them explained, he came along and argued the special offer wasn't valid (restaurant was completely empty). We booked through top table so eventually he relented - but wasn't very discreet or nice about it and put us off from ever going back.

Dinner at Malmaisons Brasserie in Oxford was excellent and I will definitely return!

Rather over-priced, small portions. Otherwise good.

Beatiful location, we went on a Sunday & sat outside for cocktails first whilst a jazz band played. Food was nice (we had the Sunday roast for main - yorkshire puds were huge!) Overall a nice meal & well worth £30 for 2 including wine (& they even split the 'bottle' of wine for us as one wanted red & one white!)