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Vaults & Garden Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly

Location and contact

US$4 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, International, Healthy
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When friends of family come to visit me in Oxford, I always take them to Vaults. It's great for breakfast or lunch. The choice of simple but delicious freshly made food for a very reasonable price. And you can seat either inside in a unique...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OX29BG
Reviewed 6 days ago

cake and coffee stop. food being served looked lovely but still full from breakfast. lovely building and setting. sensible prices.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HOTDOG67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located and reasonable, this café offers a delicious cream tea (with lots of cream, please!) I come here every time I visit Oxford. Haven't tried the rest of the menu just yet. Bit dark inside if you wanted to read a book though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 400ppp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a hot, tasty potato and leek soup on a cold day. Service was friendly and helpful! A wonderful way to get some healthy food quickly after attending a concert nearby.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Breffni O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed at the Peartree Travelodge which has no restaurant, we went into Oxford for breakfast. Other places we're familiar with were closed between Christmas and New Year, so we wandered around rather aimlessly until we happened upon this cafe. They had only just opened,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Libra_K1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Under University Church. Views of Oxford landmarks. Great range of food. Very friendly staff. Good value.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 86,753,091
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the heart of Oxford, this beautiful cafe was a great find. However it was very noisy and not as relaxing as I’d hoped for a spot of lunch. The staff and food were lovely though.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lauramorgan89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Oxford as part of a tour and had some free time and wanted to grab a bite. We happened to come across the Vaults and Garden Cafe that had a small gate entrance to an eating area and restaurant. It had a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kgv2828
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and top notch food, high quality ingredients and just the right size. Steeped in history

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sbambor
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Just visited it again and tried the new chicken dish "Chestnut Chicken" - Free-Range chicken, chestnuts, cranberries, bacon, sausage & roasted root veg (that what it says on the menu) and it was AMAZING. They even let me take the picture of it in hot...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank h4roldas
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30 September 2017|
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Response from misscowley | Reviewed this property |
We drove into the city centre and parked in Gloucester Green (?). It was expensive though at £14 for 6 hours but it was very convenient for the centre.
20 April 2017|
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Response from William P | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay The answer is.....YES as long as they are well-behaved
Helen W
30 December 2016|
Response from William P | Property representative |
Yes we should be able to arrange supporting you My main concern would be to only have a short time window when we could offer this service, which would be at closing time for example 6-7pm this would also allow them to... More
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