Old Bank Hotel, High Street, Oxford

The Old Bank Hotel is directly opposite the city’s historic Covered Food Market. Surrounded by the famous colleges of Merton, All Souls and Christ Church, its popular Quod restaurant is a prime choice for Foodie Travellers in search of Afternoon Tea in Oxford.

Old Bank Hotel Oxford High Street

With its central location, gorgeous rooms and buzzing restaurant, this converted bank now one of Oxford’s top boutique hotels, comes highly recommended by us. It’s the perfect base for exploring foodie Oxford and for enjoying delicious food and drink.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Great location
  • Dine in the restaurant
  • Go for Afternoon Tea
  • Stay in the hotel

Check in to Oxford’s Foodie Hotel

Lewis Carroll, the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, held a bank account at Parsons Thompson which once occupied this magnificent Georgian building. Visitors to Oxford staying in the hotel are just a few minutes away from Christ Church college where you can take a tour and then sit down to your own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. In fact, the hotel is the perfect base to explore all of Oxford’s foodie treasures.

Settle in to Your Luxury Room

There are 42 luxury bedrooms some of which have wonderful views of Oxford’s famous landmarks such as the Radcliffe Camera. Expect marble bathrooms, contemporary furnishings, plenty of artwork on the walls and home made biscuits too.

Oxford Radcliffe Camera


Dine in the Quod Restaurant

The hotel is independently owned by Jeremy Mogford and some of the food including the beef, comes directly from his local Rofford farm. There’s a set breakfast menu with different options including a ‘Morning Pick Me Up’ drink (have a Bloody Mary or a glass of champagne). If you’re in a hurry, you can pick up one of their handy ‘Breakfast Boxes’.

 Oxford Botanic Garden Punting Magdalen Bridge 
 The Old Bank Boutique Hotel Oxford

Take Afternoon Tea With a View of Oxford’s Colleges

The restaurant is very popular with locals, staff are friendly, the food is delicious and it buzzes with atmosphere. Come in the afternoon and treat yourself to a Graduation Afternoon Tea or on a Sunday evening, for their live jazz. Local beer comes from the XT Brewery in nearby Long Crendon.

Become a Food Writer

Aspiring food writers should check out the hotel’s website for details of the Jeremy Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing. The annual short story competition is run by the Oxford Literary Festival in association with Oxford Gastronomica, part of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University.


  • The hotel offers all guests a complimentary walking tour of Oxford
  • For a view of Oxford High Street, ask for a table at the front of the restaurant next to the beautiful Georgian windows

Where to Stay in Oxford 

The Old Parsonage Oxford

The Old Parsonage

Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Old Parsonage is a boutique hotel in central Oxford set in a building dating back to 1660.

Rooms from £179 a night.


Dog friendly days out in Oxfordshire

Sadly, they tell me that pets are not allowed.

Mr Hendricks

How To Find Old Bank Hotel 


Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ


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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.