The Perch

Binsey Ln, Binsey, Oxford
01865 728891

Recent Reviews

James Samson

Update: we have been to the Perch a number of times over the years but today we went for a quick bite of lunch. The service was absolutely fine but the food was really below par. The White anchovy starter was overwhelmed by its own saltiness and with the addition of salted capers and nothing to balance it, was very hard to eat. The Brixham crab cake was one of the least appetising things I have had put in front of me. It was a brown potato cake with a faint fishiness but almost zero crab and if there was any it was only brown crab. My first mouthful had a tiny sliver of cracked shell. It wasn't the only one. There was no crust to speak of. Terrible. At the end of the meal we mentioned that the food had been much less good than we had previously experienced (our last visit was for our anniversary lunch and the food, wine, and service were great). The guy listened and said he would mention it to the chef. On leaving the full bill was presented and he said we didn't have to pay the service charge if we didn't want. I was not willing to have the person who served us done out of his tip so I paid but the guy merely said that the chef would try to make it more crisp next time. Just not the kind of customer service that is going to keep us coming back. We will come back but we will never eat there again.Really delicious food made thoughtfully. Good wine list. Cracking landlord.

Roger Gibbs

Excellent, great

Michael Wickham

A wonderful experience. We were 18 and were given a private room for dinner.

Anthony Spallone

We celebrated my wife’s graduation here a few weeks ago. It was perfect. I was also able to get a nice Cuban cigar at the pub. One of our favorite pubs in Oxford!

Madhurima Sen

I am so glad we chanced upon this place while walking around near Port Meadow. What a beautiful place! Probably the best beer garden I've been to. Friendly faces to welcome you. Simply wonderful vibes! Very well maintained. Everything here is just so pretty. I loved their mulled cider- warm and delicious!I would highly recommend visiting this place.It is on the expensive end of the spectrum but I would definitely visit again because the experience is totally worth it.

Emily How

We had our wedding reception at the Perch in August 2023. Being from Oxfordshire we wanted our reception somewhere local with a homely, fun and relaxed feel after having a formal ceremony at the Bodleian library. Our dedicated wedding coordinator Emily was fantastic from first contact to finish. We could not fault her or the other Perch staff who went above and beyond on the big day itself. And the food - where to start! Everything was delicious and we’ve received so many compliments from our guests. We can’t wait to return to the Perch to celebrate future wedding anniversaries and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to celebrate their big day in Oxford.

Jason Birch

Fabulous. Great location, great food and serviceVegetarian options: Vegan available

Frank Nash

Fantastic location, Friendly and fun staff and delicious food definitely worth the visit if you're in Oxford! Also, they have a cat!!

Andy Genovese


Nick Hosegood

Probably the best pub I have been in.My family and I decided to try a pub we had not been to before and the 'Perch' was our decision. Upon entering the pub, we were warmly welcomed by, who I now believe to be the landlord / owner (Steve). Steve was extremely friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable about the different beers / Ciders and drinks on offer. Steve asked us if were wanted to stay for a drink or have a meal. We actually only went out for a beer but the atmosphere, friendly staff and Steve's welcoming, tempted us to stay for a bite. The food was spot on and I must say, they must have an awesome Chef, as the food was delicious. The pub and restaurant area was busy and I could see why, as the inside was so warm and inviting. There is a fire place as you walk into the pub which we would have sat near to if we had decided to stay longer. I cannot fault the pub / restaurant Staff amazing , lovely atmosphere, great food and the toilets were also spotless and modern. Keep it up Steve and the team. 10/10Vegetarian options: Good choice of veggie optionsParking: Parking is right at the front and side of the pub. Easy access into the pub

Khalid Magdy Khalil

One of the best pubs I've ever been to in the UK, the roast was amazing and the garden terrace's

Elena Tsompanaki

I was a bit disappointed visiting the other day.. it’s such a lovely pub, very picturesque and in a lovely location.We asked for a medium and a well-done burger, and for venison, after we were told venison is served pink, which is what we wanted. What we got? Everything well done (including venison!). When we were asked if everything was ok and we reported it, we were told this is the way they are cooked. That would make sense for a fast food chain, but not for a gastro pub where dishes cost nearly £20 each, especially when the usual standard everywhere else is for burgers and venison to be cooked medium.I think Oxford has some lovely gastro pubs so I am not sure if I will be returning after the last visit.


Best sunday roast everpork belly is really goood

Patricia Tanski

On the way back to London we stopped here and had a wonderful experience. Great service and excellent Sunday roast. Thank you!

Kristiana B

We had such a lovely meal here - food, service, and atmosphere were 10/10. The chips were so good and desert special was absolutely incredible - we pretty much ate it in silence!Vegetarian options: Great veggie options!!

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