The Rose was established in 1985, originally known as Rosie Lee’s Tea Room, which later became The Rose in 2005. The Rose is one of Oxford’s oldest and historic Tea Room and Restaurant. It is conveniently located on High Street, right in the heart of Oxford City Centre, and can be found in the midst of the various scattered Oxford University Colleges. 

Here at The Rose, we offer you a fulfilling experience with high quality meals in an engaging environment, topped with friendly customer service with a smile. We carefully select each of our ingredients and suppliers, for example, all of our meat products are supplied by local expert butchers. Our eggs are sourced from a farm that provides incredibly fresh free-ranged eggs. Finally, a majority of our loose leaf tea’s have been personally selected from various countries around the world. 

We provide an extensive menu ranging from a full English breakfast to afternoon tea sets and hearty lunch options. The Rose is renowned for our scones, in which batches are baked fresh every few hours daily. We pride ourselves on always providing high quality and fresh meals; ensuring that each customer leaves satisfied.  

If you are looking for an ideal place for a classic experience, The Rose welcomes you to come, join us and see all of what The Rose has to offer!

The Rose loves teas

Keep Calm and Drink Tea
Tea is quite simply our passion. Get to know the length’s we go to bring you the finest tea’s around. All of which have been personally selected from across our lovely globe. We familiarise our customers with how to enjoy and rightly consume each of our fresh loose leaf tea’s. So for all you tea lovers out there, The Rose is the perfect place for you.

Made in our premises

We make each of our products as fresh as it can get. We bake a wide selection of tea cakes everyday and scones almost very two hours from scratch. We passionately believe in producing great flavours and retaining high nutritional value. This is why each of our ingredients are carefully selected by speciality local suppliers. Our core ingredients are organic, free range and fresh.

Have a look


Our dishes and recipes in the current menu have been professionally developed, tasted and selected over the many years The Rose has been operating for.


We only book for private parties.
We do not take bookings for table reservations.

If you are interested in making a reservation or an enquiry regarding a potential reservation, please click on the button directly below labelled ‘Reservation Section’.