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“Great macaroons!!!”
Review of PAUL Oxford

PAUL Oxford
Ranked #3 of 10 Bakeries in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Description: PAUL's bakery and café in Oxford is located in the High Street, right in the heart of this elegant university city of dreaming spires. A short walk from Christchurch, Lincoln College, Oriel College, Corpus Christi College, The Radcliffe Camera and many other points of interest, PAUL is a great place to go when visiting the city. A bustling bakery downstairs with café seating upstairs, we offer a warm French welcome to tourist, town and gown alike. Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, established in the 13th century. No doubt many a French scholar has strolled through the medieval town centre where our bakery and café is situated, or admired the stunning architecture of its 38 colleges. Today's university students can enjoy a 15% discount at PAUL in Oxford on presentation of a valid NUS card. Oxford's historic city centre is small enough to explore on foot, and the PAUL Bakery and Café is conveniently located in the High Street, close to the junction with Cornmarket, St. Aldates and Queen Street. Offering our full range of freshly baked breads, sandwiches, pastries and fine patisserie, PAUL is happy to be providing the services of an authentic, French community bakery and café to the people of Oxford and its visitors. Our closest station is Oxford (national rail). 36 seats are available. No disabled access. Wifi available.
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Description: PAUL's bakery and café in Oxford is located in the High Street, right in the heart of this elegant university city of dreaming spires. A short walk from Christchurch, Lincoln College, Oriel College, Corpus Christi College, The Radcliffe Camera and many other points of interest, PAUL is a great place to go when visiting the city. A bustling bakery downstairs with café seating upstairs, we offer a warm French welcome to tourist, town and gown alike. Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, established in the 13th century. No doubt many a French scholar has strolled through the medieval town centre where our bakery and café is situated, or admired the stunning architecture of its 38 colleges. Today's university students can enjoy a 15% discount at PAUL in Oxford on presentation of a valid NUS card. Oxford's historic city centre is small enough to explore on foot, and the PAUL Bakery and Café is conveniently located in the High Street, close to the junction with Cornmarket, St. Aldates and Queen Street. Offering our full range of freshly baked breads, sandwiches, pastries and fine patisserie, PAUL is happy to be providing the services of an authentic, French community bakery and café to the people of Oxford and its visitors. Our closest station is Oxford (national rail). 36 seats are available. No disabled access. Wifi available.
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Popped in several times for coffee and croissants. On my last visit they had as tray of amazing macaroons to try for free. Really like this little French cafe.

Thank JanetK829
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PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at PAUL Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank You very much Janet K. We really appreciate your feedback. Your words of praise will definitely motivate us to keep on improving every day and providing super high standards of service.

Enjoy!

Team Paul

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

If you know what you want you will love this cafe, but be prepared to be bemused if you don't... Great coffee and lovely croissants but like Pattiserie Valerie it comes at a price.

Thank Pontevecchio
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PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at PAUL Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.

Team Paul

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

I went here for a quick lunch on a Friday. The service was slow and they were running out of soup during lunch. However the the soup I had was delicious as was the homemade bread. It was good value for money and the food was delicious.

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Thank Elizabeth D
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PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at PAUL Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and also would like to convey that we really appreciate the time you have taken to notify us about this.

We really do hope this will not stop you from visiting our store again.

Team PAUL

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Fake French patisserie and bakery. Everything is frozen and of poor quality.
It seems good for English people not for a French or Italian...

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PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at PAUL Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and also would like to convey that we really appreciate the time you have taken to notify us about this incidence.

Please send your feedback to our customer services unit at customerservices@paul-uk.com and we can assure you that they will take an appropriate action on the issue in the light of your feedback.

Kind Regards

Team Paul

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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Went there for a snack lunch on a Thursday lunch time. The service was a little slow, but another server came to quicken the pace. Very little chit chat from counter staff, probably concentrating on shifting the queue, but I would have liked some sort of conversation. The almond croissant I had was slightly overdone with a burnt taste. However the place was clean and convenient.

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Thank Steve522014
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PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at PAUL Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and also would like to convey that we really appreciate the time you have taken to notify us about this.

We really do hope this will not stop you from visiting our store again.

Team PAUL

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