The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms

68-69 Mill Street, Oxford , United Kingdom, OX2 0AL
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Monday - Friday
Brunch, Lunch & Mains served from 08:00am - 14:30pm
Dinner served from 18:00pm - 21.30pm
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch & Mains served from 08.00am - 14.30-pm
Dinner served from 14.30pm - 21.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar

About The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms

singles cuts & sharing steaks from 12.00pm every day

steak frites w/ chips béarnaise & salad £14 M-F 12.00pm -14.30pm

pre dinner cocktails 25% selected cocktails 17.00pm-19.00pm

For tables over 6 people please contact us directly so we can arrange larger bookings in more detail with our reservations team.

Children above 8 are welcome to dine but we do not have a children's menu or children's facilities.

Cuisine: Steak
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 16 March 2020

A wonderful dining experience. The food and service were outstanding.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Found everyone super friendly and helpful. Kind! Room was clean and quaint. Would definitely stay there again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Very nice steak special for lunch.

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Visited On Monday, 02 March 2020

The charm of Porterhouse as always has been in the name - a place for excellent steak. But having visited in Mar-19, and then recently in Mar-20, I was very surprised with the stark contrast in the type of steak served on the two occassions! The porterhouse cut which me and my wife ordered, though done to Medium, was very raw and not as delicious as the meat could be - not a chef myself, but the flavours were lacking. That, combined with a sour red wine meant the food did not bode well the following day. Perhaps it was the lack of customers at lunchtime which rendered the poor choice on the house wine, but I was very disappointed. I looked on as two ladies enjoyed their lunchtime fritters, and paid a tenth of my bill for the same satisfaction to the stomach. As a picky steak-eater, I thus would be very reluctant to recommend the restaurant as the quality changes so rapidly - similar experiences heard from my colleagues as well!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

We have dined here several times & are always impressed with the quality of the steaks & the service.

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Visited On Monday, 02 March 2020

Really lovely little place serving delicious steak. Slightly out of the way, but I think that just as to its charm. Waiter was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. I would return for the bread and olives alone!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Best steak in Oxford by a country mile.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

First visit and it was great

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Our meal was lovely. We originally tried to order a 1150g porterhouse steak but were informed we could not have it blue. Shame but we do understand. The fillet and sirloin we got instead were amazing. Staff were lovely and attentive. We did have to ask for the bill at the bar but they were great. Aware of allergies and checked back on us. Many thanks to the both of them for last night. Thanks guys we shall return

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Really lovely meal. The staff member was excellent. Helpful, attentive but not in your face. A great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. The Steak Frites was excellent!

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Visited On Monday, 24 February 2020

It was excellent. I’ve only marked atmosphere a little lower as it was very quiet. But it was a Monday night! It was an excellent meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Excellent Cote de Boeuf. We asked for medium rare but it came out medium well by our standards so we shall ask for rare next time. Charging for the sauces seems a bit cheeky given the price of the sharing steaks and a bit more salad would have been welcome. Chip portion was good though. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. We were there on a quiet Sunday afternoon so not many customers in so the atmosphere was hard to judge but it was a comfortable place to pass a few hours.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Good food and service

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

A warm and comfortable restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious but beware the vodka martinis...nearly blew our heads off! But delicious all the same.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Lovely piece of steak cooked just as requested, excellent frites and the waitresses recommended red Rhône wine. Very nice room, muted decor. Very enjoyable experience, no pressure. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Monday, 17 February 2020

Lovely meal, excellent service, but I would have expected a steak restaurant of this reputed quality to be able to cook a rare steak when asked rather than medium rare.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Will definitely be going back next time we are in Oxford! Everything about the experience was 5 star

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

This was our second stay at The Porterhouse and the experience was equal to the high expectations from our first visit! The staff our incredibly friendly and the rooms are very cosy, particularly on cold and wet weekend.. On both occasions we have eaten in the restaurant the food, wine and service are all incredible!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Food was tasty, we had a steak for two. It was £98. It was good, but it wasn’t £98 good. In fact no way near, don’t get me wrong, it was nice but just a mile off nearly a hundred pound nice. Sorry guys, place was great,staff was great, food was fab but your in the wrong price bracket for what you actually offer.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

Amazing steak - great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Maybe the best steak either of us have ever had! Not the cheapest place in the world and the meal took 45 mins to arrive, but we were informed of this fact when we ordered and when it did come (exactly 45 minutes later) it was superb! Wine & service also very good btw.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Lovely quiet atmosphere with great service although the special board steaks are over priced for what weight you get and personally a side salad with a £67 steak is poor maybe an option of asparagus or another veg could be optional and the deserts are ok no choice if you are gluten or vegan

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Absolutely delicious steak but we felt the restaurant was lacking ambience. It was a Tuesday night so may be better at the weekend but for us a little too quiet. There was someone sat next to us reading a book! Perhaps best for a romantic meal rather than meal with friends.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Staff during my visit were very helpful and considerate. From my perspective it was the staff more than anything else that made my stay a very good experience.

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