The Oxford Retreat Bar and kitchen

Bar and Restaurant


The Oxford Retreat is a bar and kitchen with warm eclectic furnishings, set on the river in Oxford. We serve delicious, fresh, and locally sourced produce every day. Come join us and see why we’re called “The Retreat”.

Private Hire and Terrace

home2Our function room and terrace are ideal to relax in your own private surroundings. A beautiful main dining room and separate lounge perfect for private dining or business use; we can host up to 60 guests and offer an adjoining heated terrace.

Heated Garden Open All Year Round

Our Garden is a beautiful riverside retreat. It is open all year round and is partially covered. An outside hut has been transformed to a late night bar to serve you on the summer weekends. A TV screen is available in the garden to show the best in Sport, TV, and Film.

Locally Sourced Seasonal Menu

home4We pride ourselves on serving delicious, fresh, and locally sourced food. With daily specials on our chalkboards, you will never be stuck for choice. Our 35 seat informal restaurant has an intimate arrangement, with tables lit by candlelight, overlooking the river.

Friendly, Warm, Relaxed

home5With eclectic furnishings, our bar area offers a warm and relaxed place to drink. Meet friends and watch the very best in TV, Film, and Sport.

On big match days we do get extremely busy in our venue, bookings are advisable for dining or bar booth hire (with screen).

Located in the Heart of Oxford

home6Perched on the riverside, The Oxford Retreat is a beautiful brick building shrouded by weeping willows. We are located right in the heart of the Oxford city centre and a stones throw away from the train station.