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The Black Boy Oxford

91 Old High Street, Headington, OX3 9HT Oxford
Average price £26


The Black Boy Oxford

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Last update: October 2023
Roasted courgette & garden pea soup
Crumbed charred feta, pea shoots, grilled rustic bread
Five spice duck bon bons
Plum & hoisin sauce, pickled red onion, carrot & parsley slaw
Salt and pepper crispy squid
Spring onion, grilled lemon, sweet chilli mango
Fixed Price Lunch Menu (Two Course Lunch Menu includes a glass from our Waddeson Rothchild Wine Collection) £17.95
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée or Entrée + Dessert and drinks.

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The Black Boy Oxford, Oxford
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Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Colin A.1 review

    December 2, 2023


    We chose the setting as it was convenient for us to travel to and gather the family together. We were 4 generations and the staff were very welcoming and took great care of our differing needs. The food was lovely, especially the fish cakes as a main course. I'd recommend the pub. If their car park is full, it's well worth trying the public parking by Waitrose.

  • Marco P.1 review

    November 11, 2023


    Always an excellent place, one of few, where to entertain a conversation without having to raise your voice or talking over other guests. Food quality is good, cocktails are well made (and quite pricey), but again the atmosphere and lovely staff is what this place is for. Recommended

  • Alice E.1 review

    October 29, 2023


    Really lovely food and generally great but quite abrupt service

  • Mariam Q.1 review

    October 6, 2023


    As always not disappointed with the service and food. Accommodated last minute change in booking and had a lovely evening!

  • Gemma I.1 review

    August 4, 2023


    The restaurant had a nice feel, the baked Camembert was still solid in the middle and just warm, the chutney on the side tasted like branston pickle which was too strong for the cheese and not what was on the menu, the Olivie bread was nice but again looked like it had been toasted but not recently as it was cold. I had the duck salad and was so disappointed it was a tiny bowl of ‘salad’ which was rocket and watercress with ribbons of carrot and something else white. The duck was so chewy and over done I don’t know how they cooked it but some bits looked grey and old then fried up or heated. The chillis dressing tasted shop bought and just very disappointing. My Husbands fish and chips were very nice though which was the only positive.

  • Pilar D.3 reviews

    July 27, 2023


    Highly recommended!


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  • Stephen R.1 review

    July 22, 2023



  • Diana A.1 review

    July 4, 2023


    Excellent and most willing service and The meal was delightful A ‘find’ in Headington Great!

  • Carole-ann T.1 review

    July 4, 2023


    Food nice. Service excellent even though one waiter slightly inexperienced he was lovely

  • Alison W.4 reviews

    July 1, 2023


    Stayed here for a over night stay and was not disappointed. Lovely staff and excellent accommodation. The only thing we were a bit disappointed with is that the bar shut at 10.15 pm on a Saturday night!! But apart from that a very enjoyable stay and will return.

  • Harvir S.2 reviews

    May 17, 2023


    Really tasty food. Good value for money. Friendly staff. The pub has a lovely atmosphere, warm and cosy. Beautiful garden to sit in during the summer months.

  • anthony w.1 review

    May 9, 2023


    Stayed overnight and ate in the restaurant / bar. Lovely food. Very friendly host and a great (very quiet) bedroom. 10 minute easy bus ride in to Oxford Centre. Would recommend this place ????

  • julie M.1 review

    April 30, 2023


    Had Sunday lunch- great quality produce, lovely al dente vegetables, good service, delicious puddings, all well presented. Really appreciated being able to take our dog too. Would recommend.

  • Jacqueline H.2 reviews

    April 29, 2023


    We eat here on a regular basis and we have not been disappointed. The menu has something for every one. Service is always friendly and welcoming. Can recommend.

  • Stephen S.1 review

    April 28, 2023


    Lovely food at the Black Boy. Delicious starter and main course. Be warned the portions are generous and we struggled to finish:)) very nice house wine being offered and the device was quick and friendly A very good place to eat. Thoroughly recommended

  • Glynn H.1 review

    April 19, 2023


    Excellent food and nice friendly staff. Looking forward to the next visit. This visit was for a birthday luncj

  • Sue H.2 reviews

    April 14, 2023


    A group of us met up at the Black Boy on Friday lunchtime and we were all very impressed with the quality of the food and drinks and certainly good value for money. So much so that it is now our Go To place for lunch at an affordable price. Good choice on the menu and best chips Ive tasted in a long time. If you are looking for a nice pub to visit for lunch then its got to be the Black Boy. My daughter visited in the evening recently and said it was equally as good then. Happy Days!

  • Colleen H1 review

    March 31, 2023


    Had a lovely bottle of Berry Brothers & Rudd Crémant de Limoux on a Friday night offer of £22.95 and a carafe of cold tap water. Ordered Olives with rustic warm bread and olive oil/balsamic, olives were green, large and tasty. One Beef & Ale pie and two Rump of Lamb ordered, no extra sides necessary. Pie was very tasty, quite large and the pastry was good with good chunks of meat inside, gravy served on the side in a mini copper pan. Lamb was plentiful, cut up into thick slices, not too pink and not over cooked, just right. We shared a delicious Lemon Posset for pudding. Also stayed the night and breakfast the following morning was excellent. Will return as it was all very good value in a lovely spot.

  • Hannah P.1 review

    March 24, 2023


    Fab food, lovely staff and great atmosphere. We will definitely return!

  • Karen R.3 reviews

    March 15, 2023


    Food beautifully cooked and presented. Lovely ambience but alittle noisy due to the hard floors. Recommend the Brie starter, the Hunters chicken and the Brownie

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91 Old High Street, Headington, OX3 9HT, Oxford, United Kingdom

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