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Magdalen Arms - Oxford

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lib0405 Feb 11, 2013 05:48 AM

Following a few tips here, we went to the Magdalen Arms in Oxford for Sunday lunch yesterday and it was pretty good too!
We were a bit early but were warmly welcomed and a warm, mulled cider was recommended to warm up from the rain. I took this recommendation and it was really rather tasty. As we sat down, I noticed the table next to us (of five) were just about to tuck into a leg of lamb and I was annoyed that only me and my husband had come along.
However we settled for the special of a rack of lamb, pickled cabbage and dauphinoise potatoes all of which were excellent. The potatoes in particular had a great mix of crunchy topping and creamy goo inside. For pudding we had a ginger steam pudding with custard to share. This was really delicious as well, quite syruppy but thats the way I like my puddings!
I would definetely recommend this place, just a shame we live nowhere near. My only hint would be that if you are going for Sunday lunch (and this might be the same as at other times), get there early. As well as the leg of lamb, they had a whole chicken and belly of kid which had all gone by the time we were leaving. We got the last rack of lamb and it was only about 1.15pm when we ordered.