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25 July 2014
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The Perch

Binsey Lane, Binsey, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0NG

£45.00 British Oxfordshire
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  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £35.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-3.30pm 6.30-9.30pm Sun 12N-4pm

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The Thames path winds north of Oxford from just behind the railway station, and if you keep walking for about 15 minutes – past over-hanging woodland, allotments and boatyards – you’ll eventually come upon The Perch, nestled into the picturesque hamlet of Binsey. While you will find real ales, native ingredients and local countryside here, don’t expect much in the way of English cooking – the food is resolutely French, and proves its worth with the likes of slow-roast free-range pork belly with braised pig’s cheeks, langoustines, dauphinoise potato and pak choy or scallops with saffron-braised fennel and tarragon gnocchi. Lighter lunches focus on simpler fare (maybe a tartiflette, moules marinière or even a concessionary burger with French fries), while regular summertime BBQs leave in-demand outside tables perpetually over-subscribed.

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  1. Published : Thursday, 11th July 2013

    In Oxford, Will Eat :: The Perch, Binsey Lane

    I'd lived in Oxford for at least five years before I made it to the Perch (before that, I eschewed it for the overpriced and over-popular Trout up in Wolvercote). Even then, it took a few more years for me to realise that you can reach this pub from Port Meadow via a winding and wooded path, and it wasn't until today that I actually ate there. I think it was probably worth the wait. We were indeed there at an ideal time: it was warm and sunny enough to sit in the paved area overlooking the charming garden, which is given a slightly otherworldly air by the huge willow trees and the wind chimes that ring gently and unobtrusively, but we just missed the lunchtime rush (and I imagine the restaurant would be far busier on a sunny weekend)...
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Essential Details for The Perch

  • Address: Binsey Lane, Binsey, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0NG
  • Telephone: 01865 728891
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-3.30pm 6.30-9.30pm Sun 12N-4pm

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