Cafes and Snack Bars in Oxford
51 High Street
Welcome to The Rose's website. The Rose is a small restaurant and tea room on High Street in Oxford which serves first class, freshly prepared food. From our breakfasts to our afternoon teas, we take great care in choosing the best ingredients available and preparing our food from scratch.
All of the meat used at The Rose is organically raised and expertly butchered. This combination results in unparalleled flavour in the meat. As an example, the farm from which we buy our eggs allows their chickens an abundance of space to roam, picking and foraging natural food from the hedgerows. This makes the taste of the eggs deeper and more intense. That they are also incredibly fresh is a given...
At The Rose we make all of our cakes and scones from scratch. We passionately believe that added enzymes have no place in flour, so we specially select ours from slow-milled, organically produced cereals. The slow milling ensures that the flour retains high nutritional value and great flavour. Naturally, the flours are also free from added enzymes.
Though several of our lunch dishes feature on our menu throughout the year, we pride ourselves on our menu of specials which we change several times a week. In general, we try to make use of seasonal produce, simply because it tastes better. Asparagus flown in from Peru do not compare to a freshly cut English spear, even if the latter is only available for a few months of the year.
During busy times we are not always able to find you a table straight away. Please click the button below if you would like to reserve a table and guarantee we can accommodate you. Your reservation request should be made at least 2 hours in advance of your desired time. For reservations larger than 4 people, we do ask for a deposit of £50.
This is my preferred cafe to meet people for tea in Oxford. It's a tiny little place, and the service tends to be brusque- but that's also partly because there's always a queue of students waiting at 4-ish all the time. Perfect for meet-ups/first dates/therapy after a disastrous set of collections/ a pick-me-up in the middle of 5th week blues/ avoiding studying etc.
A User - 01/05/2009 | report this review
The food is tasty but substantially overpriced. Would be ok except for the rude, unhelpful staff. Avoid if possible.
A User - 02/02/2009 | report this review
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Monday to Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
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