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Nut Tree Inn

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Nut Tree Inn14.5

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  • Photo of Michelin  Guides
    2 years ago
    1 Michelin star.
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  • Photo of Melinda M
    2 months ago
    This is a lovely looking restaurant - well done out, warm and friendly with a great bar, but having been here several times over the last 8 years it gets worse each time; the menu varies little from year to year; the additional dining room that was added some time ago is cosy but ridiculously warm, the staff are difficult to locate if you are in this area and have become unattentive and you can hear "conversation" from staff near the kitchen entrance. Staff used to give attention, continuity, explanations of all the food and personal service on our visits but not any more. They are good but not for these prices. Our food was well presented and great quality ingredients, but the potatoes were undercooked and chicken just warm. There was also a very narrow pudding offering- for the first time we couldn't find anything we wanted at all. Most concerning of all is that for the first time I noticed how the men's urinals were on view! When you visit the ladies if the men's toilet door is open - which it was all the time, you have full view of the men's loos en route, including urinals it really put me off my food. I hope these things can be improved as I do want to go back in future if we ca, we have fond memories of previous, better visits.
  • Photo of TrishaP P
    2 months ago
    So lucky to win a meal at The Nut Tree courtesy of The Oxford Times. There are three elements that need to come together to make a good meal outstanding - the food, the setting and the service (the company is the responsibility of the individual!) It is rare that it happens. The Nut Tree exceeded on all counts. Absolutely yes, we will go again - any pay this time! And thoroughly recommend to anyone.
  • Photo of Andrew P
    2 months ago
    Booked a table for Sunday lunch 20 minutes before arrival at 2.30pm.Didn't realise until after visit that it has a Michelin star. The food was perfect - sea bass with crab , scallops (as a main ) followed by two excellent puds. Service was friendly and immaculate. I thoroughly recommend a visit. £100 for our meal for two.
  • Photo of foodfanaticalie
    2 months ago
    Have been to the Nut Tree a number of times over the years and it never disappoints. Good value with good food lovely relaxed atmosphere Ideal for not 'foodies' or people who perhaps aren't used to quirky Michelin Food as menu is relatively straightforward. Chicken Liver/Fois Gras/pate dish was my favorite. Only very slight bit of feedback is the waitresses need to be careful when they put your food down that the plate in their other hand doesn't get shoved by your nose, this happened to me a few times by a couple of waitresses and I saw it done to someone else. Had no impact on our experience just something to think about!
  • Photo of Georgia W
    2 months ago
    We had dinner for our 4 year anniversary we had the tasting menu without the wine flight, which worked out good. The food was very nice although could have done with a little more purée and sauce on the cured salmon dish! But still very lovely! The other dishes of food were glorious really amazing flavours that complimented the main star of the dish whether it was the fish or meat (the fillet was rather rare but changed my partners opinion on the fillet and changed his liking - very soft and melt in your mouth! ) The service was great too - thanks to Sarah and Pedro for looking after us and their knowledge of the food and overall great customer service! We had a lovely dinner and would come again!!! Thank you!
  • Photo of rodney m
    2 months ago
    Wonderful atmosphere, welcome. The food was presented with perfection, combination of flavours and quality. The team work to perfection with a very professional approach. In saying this one is made to feel very relaxed and special. Exceptional establishment, over and above expectations, keep up the good work. Thank you all for making my wife's birthday special.
  • Photo of Matt M
    2 months ago
    We were looking for a relaxed fine dinning experience without the pretentiousness associated with some Michelin star restaurants, and the Nut Tree Inn delivered. The location is idyllic, the setting gives it a real country pub feel, made even more perfect by the building with the thatched roof, exposed beams and open fire. We opted for the A la Carte menu as there were some dishes on the taster menu that weren't to our taste, but we created our own taster menu by ordering different dishes and swapping half way through. Every course and each of the 8 dishes we sampled were truly perfect. The highlights were the complimentary appetizers of white onion soup and parmesan biscuit and the hot passion fruit soufflé - both amazing, and I can still taste them now! We visited for a special birthday and the staff marked the occasion by presenting dessert on a plate with a birthday message, a really nice touch. It's of no surprise why the Nut Tree Inn has retained a Michelin star for 8 consecutive years, we would strongly recommend visiting without hesitation, and look forward to visiting again soon.
  • Photo of X11725
    2 months ago
    The Nut Tree never disappoints. Friendly staff and exceptional food. Have eaten here often and the menu changes each time. The tasting menu is divine.
  • Photo of 919tracyw
    2 months ago
    Went for husband's birthday, having been recommended by a number of people. It did not disappoint. We had the 8-course taster menu and every element of every course was outstanding. The service was equally good, waiting staff very attentive. Can't praise highly enough.
  • Photo of Rodgpeace
    2 months ago
    A fantastic lunch for the second time in a year. Imaginative food, often locally sourced. The tables set in the original bar area provide the quintessential English feel. Great when taking our son, visiting from Australia.
  • Photo of grizzlybear34
    2 months ago
    So we booked a surprise birthday celebration for 14 people in the private room on a Saturday night. Now where do I start!! This place was a hands down winner from start to finish, now forget everywhere that you may think was great, because Imogen and her exceptional team will beat it! The main party arrived for drinks and were treated by a warm friendly atmosphere, a cracking selection of drinks, ales wines and gins ( probably more but that's what we demolished over the course of hours!) and a fantastic pub atmosphere with plenty of locals enjoying an early doors Saturday pint. Once the party people arrived we were shown through to the private room where our evening began. Plenty of time to enjoy a drink and all have a chat before being asked for our menu choices. Once all ordered and done, complementary bread and a fantastic leek and potato soup came out, all together, all piping hot, for 14 people! Wow! Starters were awesome, main selection being Carpaccio of tuna with scallops, or the smoked salmon. Mains even more so impressive, a selection of different mains, fillet of beef, venison and even a ham egg and chips!! steaks were cooked in different ways and again all delivered together. Finished up the evening with some complimentary passion fruit soufflés before the deserts came out and then we all just chilled the rest of our evening away.... cigar menu and coffees was a nice touch too Honestly the guys you done a sterling job, survived a night with us lot and made for a fantastic memory. If you haven't been.... Go Enough said
  • Photo of Martin R
    2 months ago
    Lost count of how many times I've dined here, but it still remains the only restaurant I've ever eaten in, that I cannot find even the smallest fault with - and I'm Mr pedantic. Last night was no exception. I was treating some friends and business colleagues so it needed to be good. My one and only shock was seeing that the legendary sticky toffee pudding was not on the desert menu, but I was assured that the chocolate and coffee something was even better. Surely just the usual sales talk, but it did turn out to be true. I had the livers then the beef and my guests had a few other choices, but we were all agreed that the food and the service were just exceptional. Ok it's not cheap, but I'm happy to pay for quality. Needless to say, we will continue to return - there is simply nowhere better.
  • Photo of KateGB
    2 months ago
    We stopped off on our way home, a short diversion off the M40. Chosen for location and appearance in the AA guide. Must admit it was more upmarket than we were expecting or actually wanting, but we had a fabulous meal with very good service within our budget by making sensible choices. More of a treat restaurant than a pit stop!
  • Photo of Jezblanc
    2 months ago
    At short notice decided to go to celebrate a birthday. Absolutely superb from the amuse bouchée to the desert. Superb flavours and textures through every course. Chicken liver Parfait and Foise Gras filled by duck then the Chocolate Ganache all tasty in the extreme. My desire to visit again has been reignited. I must say dining in the old side of the building does also help.
  • Photo of Davide G
    3 months ago
    My wife and I, along with our 2 y/o daughter, visited the Nut Tree Inn last Saturday. The setting is beautiful; the building itself dates back to the 16th century and it's truly a gem in the middle of the countryside. Food is great, although the menu should offer, in my opinion, a few more options. We tried the parfait of free range chicken livers, fig chutney, toasted sourdough as starter - lovely, a bit too delicate if anything - and the fillet of aged Charolais beef as our main course, which was perfect. Our daughter had the terrine of ham hock, soft boiled egg, parsley and shallot, which proved to be an appropriate choice as she ate it all without the slightest complain. To finish, we went for the cheese board; difficult to go wrong with it! We drank a good Valpolicella - we are both from Veneto, so it's basically our local grape - without knowing the winery and it was quite well balanced. I am happy to recommend the Nut Tree Inn, we had a very pleasant experience and - with just a little improvement - it could easily get close to perfection.
  • Photo of docfun
    3 months ago
    Despite the title of my review, I've still scored 4 out of 5. Having eaten here before, I must say that my expectations were high. The welcome was just as good, the beer and wine just as good and the service spot on. However, I felt that they fell short on the food. The bread and pre-starter were delicious. Unfortunately two of the four mains IMO were under seasoned and the grouse under cooked. The desserts were amazing however, with the carrot cake on another planet. For over £200 for 2 courses and a couple of drinks, I thought a tad expensive. The jury's out!
  • Photo of Disgusted-Bagshot
    3 months ago
    We were a party of four for lunch. Made very welcome on arrival, nice day; would you prefer to eat outside.? I won't go over the menu step by step but all our food was very good beautifully cooked except some layered potatoes, perfectly edible but undercooked a bit. I thoroughly recommend this place. Take lots of money with you!
  • Photo of Edward H
    3 months ago
    Having been to the Nut Tree Inn once before i knew how good the food was so did not hesitate to book a birthday lunch for my wife and I. We arrived a bit early and decided to ait outside and have a drink. The outdoor tables and seating are great and the relaxed ambience was really nice. Food ordered included Steak and Cod both of which were really tasty. The addition of an amuse buche and pre dessert were both nice touches. The only slight dissapointment was i had requested a birthday message on the dessert for my wife which didnt arrive even though i had checked/reminded the staff before we ate. The girl serving us however was very apologetic and promptly arranged for a extra dessert with bday message written. They also didnt charge for the dessert. All in all a great place and i highly recommend. You are not rushed and the relaxed and easy going atmosphere almost belies the quality of the food on offer.
  • Photo of JohnofHarpenden
    3 months ago
    Michelin star quality in a country pub setting. Food was divine and the service top class. The high prices reflected the food quality and presentation, but it did also offer 'classics' such as fish and chips at a more reasonable price.
  • Photo of Alison L
    3 months ago
    Nut Tree Inn is a lovely pub/restaurant in the Oxfordshire countryside. The pub is a 15th century thatched building with a cosy restaurant and bar and a very attractive outside patio. You can relax here, as the service is attentive and in no way pretentious. You can have a pint, a pub meal, or as we did, a multi coursed tasting menu. The food was wonderful, really beautifully presented and extremely tasty. Its easy to see why this place has a Michelin star. The service was very well balanced, friendly and timed just right. They have their own kitchen garden from which they source some of the ingredients for the menu. The day we visited the weather was beautiful, we were lucky, but we'd happily go back in the winter and sit inside. If only this was our local!

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