Rooftop Restaurant

at Ashmolean is bright, airy and contemporary, where the best of European cuisine meets the best of British tradition. The ethos and ambience reflects the museum itself, fine art in a classical English setting.

Make the most of your experience and take in the stunning views of the spires of Oxford from our rooftop terrace, even if it is only while enjoying a coffee after sampling our dishes, all created using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local Oxfordshire suppliers. You can dine on the roof terrace in the summer months. Depending on how good your eyesight is, there is a good chance you will be able to see the fields where some of the ingredients on your plate came from.

Of course, no visit to Oxford would be complete without afternoon tea. The Rooftop Restaurant does this great British tradition proud from 3pm every afternoon.

We are open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday and on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings until 10pm, for dinner or just a glass of wine or cocktails (just look for the entrance via St. Giles).

To find out more about booking ahead for parties over ten, contact

To find out more about exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum, click here.

Don’t forget, you also have the option of the Ashmolean Café.

Free live jazz on selected Thursdays from 7-9pm. Upcoming dates:

Nov 2nd

Nov 9th

Nov 23rd

Sun: 10am-4.30pm
Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue–Wed: 10am-4.30pm
Thu-Sat: 10am-10pm
ADDRESS Ashmolean Museum,
Beaumont Street, Oxford
Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
TEL 018 6555 3823
OPENING HOURS Sun: 10am-4.30pm
Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue–Wed: 10am-4.30pm
Thu-Sat: 10am-10pm