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Daily Menu

at The Ben Jonson


We work closely with local businesses to source the majority of our ingredients locally and we make a conscious effort to source sustainably. We are excited to share that
95% of our menu does not contain gluten ingredients and we pride ourselves in providing a fresh food menu that caters to everyone. We are now serving healthy smoothies and alcohol-free options!

Every Sunday we served a traditional Sunday roast with a choice of two meats plus a vegan/vegetarian option.


Every day in December we are serving festive Christmas specials alongside our daily menu!

Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Opening days are as follows:

  • Closed our usual Monday & Tuesday on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of December.
  • Open on all Monday and Tuesdays from the 21st through to the 4th and 5th of January.
  • Open on the 24th, Christmas Eve
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Closed Boxing Day
  • Open from Sunday 27th until Wednesday 30th
  • Closed New Years Eve
  • Closed New Years Day
  • Open from the 2nd of January, including the first Monday and Tuesday (4th and 5th)

Back to our usual hours as from the 11th of January
**CLOSED FOR ONE WEEK in February – 8th until the 16th
Open from the 17th as usual.







12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm


12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm


12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm


12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm


12pm – 5pm

A La Carte Menu

We are a fresh food establishment so please allow a minimum of 20 minutes for your food. If you have any dietary requirements, then please inform us when ordering. We are well known for our extensive gluten free options! A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

While you wait...

  • Rosemary & Garlic Olives (vg,gf)
  • Red pepper hummus, bread selection (vg,gfa)
  • The BJ's Legendary Halloumi Fries, chilli jam or aioli (v,gf)


  • Duck & Orange Parfait, Sourdough, Chutney
  • Tomato Bruschetta, toasted seeded loaf (vg, gfa)
  • Red Wine Baked Pears, Walnuts, Vale of Camelot Stilton (v, gf)
  • Baked Camembert to share, caramelised onion chutney, bread (v, gfa)
  • Baked Mackerel Fillet, Textures of Beetroot, Roquette, Red Pepper (gf)
  • Caramelised onion & mushroom tartlet, mixed leaves (vg, gf) 8 Main course:

A La Carte...

  • Poached Cod Fishcake, Spring Onion, Chilli, Mint, Parsley Cream, Sautéed Potato, Wilted Spinach (gf)
  • Seared Duck Breast, Blackberries, Crispy Bacon, Courgette, Crushed New Potatoes, Juniper Jus (dfa,gf)
  • 8oz Oxfordshire Sirloin Steak, Vine Tomatoes, Pommes Frites, Choice of Peppercorn or Mushroom Cream Sauce (dfa,gf)
  • Spinach and Chestnut Mushroom Risotto, Pine Nuts and Pea-shoots (vg,gf)
  • Rump of Lamb, Fondant Potato, Savoy Cabbage, Baby Onions, Red Wine Jus (df,gf)
  • Seared Trout, Confit Potatoes, Chorizo, Spinach, Tomato Coulis (df,gf)
  • Goat s Cheese, Sun Dried Tomato, Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle (v,gfa)
  • King Prawn, Chorizo, Tomato, Infused Chilli Oil, Fresh Basil Tagliatelle (df,gf,vga)

Salads & Burgers...

All burgers are served with a choice of salad or hand cut frites..

  • Roasted Root Vegetable Salad-Glazed Heritage Carrots, Beetroot, Chicory, Pine Nuts, Goats Cheese, Sesame Seed dressing (vga,gf)
  • Crayfish Tails, Rice Noodles, Peppers, Spring Onion, Chilli, Coriander, Honey and Chilli Dressing (gf)
  • Homemade 8oz Oxfordshire bred beef burger, buffalo tomato, onion, dill pickle, crispy cos lettuce, wholegrain mustard mayo served in a crusty ciabatta roll (df,gfa)
  • Portobello mushroom and halloumi burger, red onion marmalade, crispy cos lettuce, onion, buffalo tomato (v,vga,gfa)
  • Vegan chickpea burger, homemade tomato relish, buffalo tomato and crispy cos lettuce served in a ciabatta roll (vg,gfa)


  • Selection of ice creams (gf,vga)
  • Cinnamon and Apple Baked Crumble (vg,gf)
  • Blackberry Panna Cot ta, Chocolate Crumb (gf)
  • Cheese Platter, Chefs Selection of Cheeses, Chutney, Biscuits (v,gfa)
  • Warm Chocolate Brownie, Candied Hazelnuts, Cappuccino Ice Cream, Seasonal Berries (v,gf)


  • Pommes Frites (vg,gf)
  • Cabbage & pancetta (gf)
  • Mixed Leaf Salad, Basil Oil, Balsamic Glaze (vg,gf)

Ask a member of staff about our after-dinner drinks...

Allergy reference: (gf) non containing gluten ingredients (gfa) gluten free available) (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan (vga) vegan available (df) dairy free (dfa) dairy free available. Please inform us when placing your order if you have any specific dietary requirements. Meals can be adapted to suit your needs.