Review on Magnolia at Sudbury House

Sudbury House is a Grade II listed building set in nine acres of beautiful grounds in the charming market town of Faringdon, located on the edge of the Cotswolds between Oxford and Swindon. In 2019 their three-AA-rosette Restaurant 56 became the venue for afternoon tea and private events, with the Magnolia their more informal restaurant taking centre stage.

The kitchen delivers a crowd-pleasing menu using carefully sourced local and seasonal ingredients. Diners have the choice of cold, warm and large plates along the lines of Cornish crab cocktail, caraway crackers and mango or a warm venison sausage roll with spiced date puree. Among the large plates look for braised ox cheek, bourguignon sauce and creamed potato or pan-fried sea bass, saag aloo and lemongrass sauce. There's also a selection of dishes including pizzas from their pizza oven and grill, and when it comes to desserts who could resist a warm stout and chocolate sponge, paired with cocoa and brown sugar sauce and vanilla ice cream.

The wine list offers a splendid choice, carefully chosen from around the globe with seven options available by the glass. Sudbury House has 49 stylish rooms should you wish to extend your stay and explore the surrounding countryside.

Magnolia at Sudbury House is also featured in: AA Guide

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Modern British


Sam Cary

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 2.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Sun-Thu (6.00 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Magnolia at Sudbury House

  • Disabled access
  • 40 covers


Accomodation is available, (49 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Magnolia at Sudbury House
56 London Street

Customer Ratings on Magnolia at Sudbury House

4.6  / 5

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  • avatar
    July 2015

    6 people found this review helpful
    Michelin star soon

    A fairly new restaurant which is sure to make it's mark as one of the best within 50 miles. Quality and presentation of food is Michelin star standard with some real touches of imagination (for instance Halibut Rarebit which is exceptionally good). Prices are extremely good for this quality of food. As a regular diner at Michelin starred restaurants this has now become one of my favourites.

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