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Vaults & Garden Cafe

Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 279112
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (107 reviews)
“rarebit” (25 reviews)
“beef stew” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a historically significant, vaulted room opening into the church gardens us this sweet cafe/restaurant. We went in at about 3:30pm, so most of the lunch rush was over and it wasn’t as crowded, hit or noisy as done have reported. A very friendly and...More

Thank LMarshUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe's interior is really great, it seems like the time has stopped in the past. The food is also delicious - we ate pumpkin soup and something like a baked bread with cheese. The prices are quite reasonable. The only thing is that the...More

Thank Monika S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers breakfast, lunch, dinner & cups of tea or coffee, good selection of cakes and lunches.. beautiful interior

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee and cakes are delicious, the setting wonderful and the lunches looked divine although we didn’t eat here - but wished we had!

Thank Raven6665
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't recall eating hot food here before, so I can only talk about the cake and drinks! The setting indoors is picturesque, although it is a little difficult to find a space sometimes (but I suppose it is very small so that can't be...More

Thank francesca c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was really good but you need to be fast to make sure you are fast and catch some of they daily dishes, they disappear so fast! We had a soup, mains and tea an cake which was way too much but we couldn't...More

Thank Reihan Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this cute spot BUT don't expect freshly cooked food. Cakes, pastries and ready (but home) made comfort food. Great spot to sit and have a homely meal before walking around the University!

Thank JMcCarten
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a venue so much in the centre of the Oxford "world" (it's right opposite the Radcliffe Camera) it has some real charm and the vibe of a discovery. We had the full breakfast and while the plates weren't groaning with food the portions were...More

Thank ScotGraemeM67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A converted part of church - cosy and atmospheric inside. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Their curried tofu was awesome and so was the beef stroganoff. And the teas were great! We loved everything in this cafe!.

Thank Buba J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small cafe offers wonderful spread of lunch choices that taste really good. And the fact that the cafe resides in a very historical venue - the congregation hall, makes it all the more interesting and special a dining experience. It's just a few minutes'...More

Thank Bingercat
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 279112
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