I recently visited the newly opened Beefeater restaurant in Kidlington, Oxford. Located right next to Oxford airport, the Beefeater Kidlington is an ideal spot for those using the airport, staying at the Premier Inn or using the nearby Oxford Technology Park.
As far as chain restaurants go, Beefeater always seems to have something for everyone on the menu – and generally, I find the food to be of a decent standard.
Upon arrival, I was welcomed by friendly staff and swiftly shown to a table. It was surprisingly busy and had a really nice atmosphere. The decor was warm and welcoming, and it felt much nicer than other Beefeater restaurants I’ve visited in Oxford.
I ordered the camembert for one to start, which is always my go to. The only negative I had, was the amount of bread served with it. It was literally one thin piece. I did request some more, and after waiting 5 minutes, the showed up with just one more thin slice of bread. The camembert certainly didn’t go to waste though – it would’ve been nice to have a better selection of bread to go with it.
For mains we ordered one Sirloin steak with chips and peppercorn sauce (obviously!) – and one steak with lobster tail. I have to say, both steaks were cooked to perfection – and the lobster tails were a hit. Again, in other Beefeater restaurants I’ve visited, it can be a little hit and miss when ordering steak, but this steak was as good as any other, more expensive restaurant in Oxford.
The service from start to finish was attentive and friendly – despite the restaurant being visibly busy on a Saturday evening.
To finish I shared a chocolate bomb dessert. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so I did struggle with this a little. It was delicious but SO rich! At this point, I was pretty full up too.
All in all, I’d highly recommend a visit to Beefeater, Kidlington. Sometimes it’s nice to divert away from Oxford City Centre and go somewhere a little quieter. I drove and there was plenty of parking space. Alternatively, there was a bus stop nearby that runs regular bus services back into Oxford.