We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Door 74 - CLOSED

74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 203374
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
5 Oct 2016
“Always a brilliant meal”
25 Aug 2016
“To steal Andrew K's title below 'Slightly pointless review, since they are closing today...'”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
All Details
Reviews (146)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've had many lunches and dinners at Door 74, and it's been brilliant every time. Great food and lovely service seemed to be pretty much guarantees. Gutted to hear it's closed, the Door 74 Burger was the best I'd ever had, so I'd be interested...More

3  Thank Will N
Jwhyles, Manager at Door 74, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hi Will, thanks very much for your kind comments. The owner and Chef of Door 74 will be starting an exciting new venture in the very same location very shortly. We hope you return soon to number 74 Cowley Road again for more great food...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's a shame that the chef is moving restaurants because door 74 has been a family favourite for a while. The restaurant has a unique good food, but doesn't feel overly formal vibe to me that I really liked. I'll hold out judgement on the...More

Thank Isaac G
Reviewed 14 August 2016

5 of us had a great meal here last night. It's modern British - and the food is fresh and well prepared. The place has a nice vibe and the staff are great. Unfortunately we were told that today (Sunday 14th August 2016) is their...More

2  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The food is very good and reasonably priced. The restuarant is cosy with a friendly atmosphere. The staff there are nice. I recommend it if you are in Oxford

Thank Aya_N7
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Just had an excellent dinner at Door 47. While the decor is casual, the service and food quality were exceptional. Excellent leafy green salads followed by our entrees of pan fried sea bass over chilled rice noodles and linguini with crab and shrimp. We also...More

Thank Al L
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Right on the bustling Cowley road, we came across the understated frontage of 'Door 74' and walked in, a little nervously. Choice of two or three courses from the menu of the day, with special sides available for lunch. The polenta salad starter and warm...More

Thank Vardar
Reviewed 3 July 2016

My wife and I visited door 74 on Saturday 2nd July. We were seated promptly at our table, booking id essential on a Saturday as the place is small. The ice cold bottle of water was very welcome while we perused the menu. The range...More

Thank chosenman537
Reviewed 1 July 2016

i ordered 2 set lunch vegetarian meal not impressed with the risotto ... it was too much with nothing else it would be so much more appreciated with a bit of leafy salad, bread or something to prevent it tasting like a load of baby...More

Thank vasu38
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Lovely restaurant on the Cowley Road. Staff friendly welcoming and very helpful. Food fresh, locally sourced and delicious. The portions were generous too. Will definitely come back here again. good idea to book in advance if you can.

Thank K_elephant
Reviewed 17 June 2016

For eating out, Oxford is horrible. It's full of uninspiring chain restaurants and the independent efforts flaunt the magical combination of being overpriced yet underwhelming. What a refreshing change Door 74 makes. The bread we tried was honestly some of the best we've ever eaten...More

Thank TravellingMarsupiae
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 hotels in Oxford
Old Black Horse
110 reviews
.20 km away
Mercure Eastgate Oxford
1,148 reviews
.67 km away
Manor House Hotel
56 reviews
.91 km away
Old Bank Hotel
1,246 reviews
.94 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Spiced Roots
116 reviews
.02 km away
99 reviews
.02 km away
Atomic Burger
731 reviews
.10 km away
Rick's Cafe
143 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Merton College
132 reviews
.76 km away
Magdalen College
581 reviews
.55 km away
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
781 reviews
.57 km away
South Park
58 reviews
.33 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 203374
Just a few seconds stroll from The Plain on Oxford’s famous and central Cowley Road, Door 74 is the perfect European bistro with all the charm one would expect. With its modern boho styling, all chichi chandeliers and verdant palms, eclectic art and old fireplaces, Door 74 is extremely well suited to the Oxford crowd; the moneyed students and the yummy mummies, the bookish bohemians and the fashionable foodies. Thumbing its nose at the numerous nearby chains with their conveyor belt food and characterless interiors, Door 74 is an escape from the boring and the bland, offering an ever changing and original chalkboard menu featuring home-cooked dishes that conjure up flavours and aromas in the diner’s mind before they even reach the table. Expect plenty of Mediterranean inspiration as well as French brasserie sophistication and even a touch of Scandinavian freshness too. Of particular note are the kitchen’s absolutely unmissable desserts – divine!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing