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The Nut Tree Inn

9.5/10
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Murcott, OX5 2RE KidlingtonSee map

Average price £55

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Food served at the table only
Guest spacing 1m
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2021

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

With its 15C origins and smartly thatched roof it looks like a typical English pub – and inside there’s a cosy beamed bar filled with locals kicking ...

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £55
Grilled fillet of aged charolais beef served medium rare Potato puree, girolles, trompettes, madeira sauce
£38
Crown roasted breast of anjou squab pigeon Seared foie gras, chicory, blood orange puree
£32
Saddle & croquette of lamb from corner farm, horton-cum-studley Aubergine puree, provencal vegetables, rosemary jus
£28

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 169 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Frances N.
    Frances N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The Nut Tree just gets everything right. Beautiful setting: fabulous food, with taste and presentation at the top of the game. Staff who are knowledgeable and attentive (but not overly so). Excellent wine choice. It’s for a special occasion but worth every penny.

  2. Charlie R.
    Charlie R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Friendly and efficient as always....and the food was superb .Just the right sized portions for a tasting menu . Two visits within 5 days and both equally enjoyable . ????

  3. Annalisa D.
    Annalisa D.
    • one review
    10/10

    We love this place.. it is a food experience that awakens your senses. The combination of the elements in every single dish and the composition of the courses can absolutely be considered a work of art. The service was fantastic as well, everyone was really lovely and bubbley and super available.

  4. Rex B.
    Rex B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    4 of us had lunch here yesterday. We sat outside in a beautifully sunny courtyard and thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful restaurant experience. This was our third and best meal. Although we had enjoyed our previous visits very much, we felt that today everything had moved up several notches. 3 of us ate à la carte and I had the Taster Menu. Every item was top quality. Unlike a previous reviewer I don’t think it’s all about the food. In my view the whole package needs to be considered. The Nut Tree provides the lot - the location is gorgeous and most importantly to me the service is perfect (strong but accurate word). Finally this restaurant is worth its Michelin * in a very relaxed setting. We will return yet again.

  5. Vivien M.
    Vivien M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food, service and ambience was excellent. Our only issue is that we thought it was just that little too expensive. £38 for a main, £16 for starters and £14 for a dessert is a little over the top, however, we could not complain about the quality at all.

  6. Joy H.
    Joy H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A special birthday lunch and we were not disappointed. Our only criticism was that the foie grass terrine was too cold and the brioche that accompanied it, we didn’t think was the right accompaniment. The rest was fabulous.

  7. Lorraine T.
    Lorraine T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Out there n the sticks, but worth the drive. Excellent food, the staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The food was amazing, we would definitely visit again

  8. Cheryl B.
    Cheryl B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb food and fantastic service as always. This has now become mine and my friend's annual birthday meal venue... next year will be the fourth year. They always go the extra mile and this year was no exception having to manage the issues related to COVID. Thank you guys!

  9. S C.
    S C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Faultless service, wonderful food can not fault

  10. Deborah H.
    Deborah H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Our booking was the first lunch service after the second lock down. The staff were delightful, the food delicious and we had a wonderful experience. The tasting menu was our choice an a recommendation for a Uruguayan wine. Totally excellent. Highly recommended.

  11. Jason A.
    Jason A.
    • one review
    10/10

    A lovely Oxfordshire Pub with delicious food and fantastic service. If you're considering booking this venue then I thoroughly recommend you just go ahead and just do it!

  12. Kira D.
    Kira D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Nut Tree is always superb. Top quality imaginative food, excellent wine list and attentive but not overly obtrusive service. Lovely setting too. My only criticism is the excessive number of reminders about my booking from The Fork - at least 3 this morning! As if I would forget a lunch I have been looking forward to for weeks!

  13. Alfred Y.
    Alfred Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    It’s rare to find a place that lives up to expectations. Here we found it with the chef matching its promise and the staff outstanding in their care and competence. Not inexpensive but value for money

  14. Alexandra H.
    Alexandra H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Sublime, outstanding, no words can describe how cathartic this whole experience is. Servers are professional, knowledgeable but warm. Food was beautifully presented and melt in the mouth. A night here feels like a treat, a rejuvenation and a memory filled into one. Second visit of many.

  15. Julie P.
    Julie P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food and service. Friendly and helpful staff in an ideal setting. Can’t rate the food and wine tasting menu highly enough. Will be going as soon as we can.

  16. Warren W.
    Warren W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing! Welcome back to the Nut Tree. Open again and as good as always. Great food, drink & service... we’ve missed you Welcome back Nut Tree. We’ll be back soon kids too. Thank you!

  17. Jo C.
    Jo C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food all set in an idealic country setting. Friendly and approachable staff

  18. Michael G.
    Michael G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent, as always!

  19. Mary c.
    Mary c.
    • one review
    6.25/10

    There is a mismatch between the food , the cost and the kind of service received. The two young waitresses need some serious training, did they tell us what the specials were or offer to hang our coats, NO. The pub serves a nice range of sherry by the glass, the waitress seemed to think it was sold the by glass size (as per the wine) and got quite annoyed when we couldn't pick a size, it was just one size. When it came to ordering dessert we asked for a little time before choosing,but that seemed to not sit well with the staff so on the third time the waitress came to ask, she said look are you having dessert or not! The two male waiters were very good and helpful, but it was marred by the other waiting staff. It was local pub service at top restaurant prices.. It is not a place to linger, we couldn't wait to get out of there..

  20. David M.
    David M.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great meal

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Murcott, OX5 2RE, Kidlington, United Kingdom

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