About Oxford Exchange
Expect an unsurpassed dining experience at Oxford Exchange. Our kitchen offers simple yet perfectly executed meals that feature local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Fresh seasonal foods are prepared daily.
We believe that the real benefits come from sharing the simple pleasures of everyday living. Oxford Exchange attempts to promote open and civil conversations, the exploration of literature, the benefits of shared meals and drinks, curated retail products, and a home for business.
Humility, exploration, curation, and fellowship are our values. Democratic, civil, provocative, relevant, and creative are our standards.
Contemporary American, Organic, Afternoon Tea
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast | Mon - Fri: 7:30a - 10:30a
Lunch | Mon - Fri: 11:00a - 3:00p
Lite Fare | Mon - Fri: 3:00p - 5:30p
Afternoon Tea : Fri - Sun: 3:00p - 5:00p
South Hyde Park Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please view our events calendar for entertainment updated monthly! oxfordexchange.com/events
For questions regarding catering, please contact Director of Food and Beverage, Vance Key, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.253.0222 ext. 109.
There is extensive street parking along Grand Central Ave, as well as behind Prestige on Grand Central and Cedar Ave (Lot C).
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer private dining and special events outside of regular business hours. Please contact Sarah Fairbairn for all special events 813-253-0222 then press 4 or email@example.com.
For large reservations to the restaurant during business hours, please contact the restaurant's main line. 813-253-0222
Oxford Exchange Ratings and Reviews
We had a great time, and enjoyed our mea ...
We had a great time, and enjoyed our meals very much. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Two of us has dietary restrictions, and they easily accommodated us by modifying our dish. The place is very loud, but it is full of character and charm, as well as added features like the coffee bar, gift shop and book store.
A wonderful Sunday brunch at Oxford Exch ...
A wonderful Sunday brunch at Oxford Exchange. The space is large, but it doesn't feel too big. It was very busy on a Sunday morning. We sat in the very pretty courtyard. The servings are very big and the coffee is delicious. Stop at the tea bar for a macaron on your way out! After our delicious breakfast, we wandered around the other rooms to browse at the books and gift items. They even have a Warby Parker shop!
Menu was diverse and inviting. Portions ...
Menu was diverse and inviting. Portions were very satisfying. Hubby had a spinach salad with salmon that was lovely. My pumpkin pancakes were amazing. Just found the dining room noise level extremely high. Hard to talk to one another across the table.
I love going to the Oxford Exchange. Th ...
I love going to the Oxford Exchange. The food is great, and its a fun place to go eat. I have never been unhappy with a meal there. With that being said, dinner for 3 with a tip was almost $100 and we weren't drinking alcohol. Its pricey. Nobody had anything special, we had tea to drink and the three people split one dessert. One of us had a salad and a tiny cup (very tiny) of delicious chicken chili. One of us had wanted the mahi tacos, and they were OUT OF THEM at noon on a Friday. Seems implausible, but true. The atmosphere is VERY LOUD and I found that I was hoarse after I left because the noise level was so loud in there that I had to scream to have a conversation. I always like visiting there because it is so unique and there are LOTS of people there to watch. Very interesting and different place to go and usually a very good menu but I think the prices are a little ridiculous.
Lunch get-together with friends. On the ...
Lunch get-together with friends. On the pricey side but worth it. Excellent selection of creative and unusual choices. I had a roasted vegetable salad with chicken, which was wonderful. Their tea list is pages long! While you are waiting to be seated there are bookstores and gift shops to browse, and lots of comfortable casual seating after you leave the serving area, if you want to continue your meeting. I spent 3 hours there quite happily.
Service was ok, not the best or worst I ...
Service was ok, not the best or worst I have experienced. I made a reservation a week in advance and asked for a table outside. I got there about 45 min before to check on the reservation and they informed me they were right on time, which I completely understand.
I went back at the time of my reservation and they seated me at a table next to the kitchen. I asked the waitress if we could get a table outside, like I had originally requested and she said it's not guaranteed when you reserve a table, and they have people waiting 30+ min for a table outside.
My question is, if I made a res a week in advance, and they could see that I requested a table outside, why couldn't they inform me when I checked the first time since I was there 45 min early. Also, you would think a week is enough time to put me on whatever list they were going from of people waiting to be seated outside. The hostess did not communicate the info to us very graciously at all, or make us feel better in the slightest bit.
She essentially said, "This is the table you get, ok?"
this was my first time there, was not impressed
My first visit to the Oxford Exchange an ...
My first visit to the Oxford Exchange and I now understand the hype. OE is where the young professionals lunch along side of a variety of ladies day out groups. Excellent wine list and a wonderful lunch menu. Two other notables: very noisy and service is laid back aka slow,
Love this place the atmosphere is so goo ...
Love this place the atmosphere is so good , the food is amazing I always get sweet potatoes fries and the chicken burger so good .. and if you are into to tea you will love it in there . You definitely need to try their tea lavender lemonade the best !
Superb lunch experience, one of the best ...
Superb lunch experience, one of the best in all of Tampa Bay - I had the chance to meet Blake and Allison the owners and creators of OE earlier in the day at the Circle of Influencer breakfast sponsored by Frontier Communications and the Tampa Chamber so I invited my wife to lunch. Excellent atmosphere, food and setting... big hit with Mary, it was her first time at OE!
Walking distance to the University of Ta ...
Walking distance to the University of Tampa makes OE the perfect place for family and friends to treat their special student to a wonderful meal in a beautiful spot. Always make a reservation and you'll be seated promptly.
I made my reservation with the Oxford Ex ...
I made my reservation with the Oxford Exchange through Open Table, but when I got to the restaurant, they did not have my reservation in their system. I showed them my confirmation email but they made not effort to fix the problem. This was very frustrating seeing as I had taken the initiative to make a reservation before hand. I still like the restaurant and they have very good food, but on this occasion, their customer service was very disappointing.
I made a special point of telling hostes ...
I made a special point of telling hostess to tell my guest , whom I described, that I was already seated. Unfortunately, she did not and that delayed turning the table but server was superb. Realize it is very crowded at lunch. Lovely venue. Thank you.
The food was really good! The only nega ...
The food was really good!
The only negative is that I ordered hot tea & my daughter ordered coffee b/4 we ever placed our food order. The food arrived & we were still sitting there with no coffee or tea. Finally they brought the coffee but still no tea.
A few minutes later I had to ask for my tea.
This is one of my favorites in Tampa for ...
This is one of my favorites in Tampa for me and my daughters! My lovely daughter-in-love was in town visiting while her husband (my son) is deployed serving our country. She had never been to OE so I set up reservations and requested a table by the fountain. We were escorted promptly to our table right by the fountain. (Yay!) We had brunch drinks, breakfast, and coffee! It was ALL delightful and tasty! Our waiter was very prompt and attentive! We purchased gifts which were beautifully packaged and also bought delicious tea in adorable little tins! It was a wonderful day and my daughter loved her first experience at Oxford Exchange!! OE isn't a 'quiet little romantic' place... it's a bustling, energetic, eclectic, GEM in Tampa!! :o) Love it!
Oxford Exchange is a beautiful restauran ...
Oxford Exchange is a beautiful restaurant, with lovely food and beverage options, as well as a well-curated gift and curio shop, book shop, and eyeglass shop, however...
The service is significantly lacking--servers are slow to greet you, show no initiative (read: common sense) to bring items of necessity without you asking (hello cream and sugar for coffee and hot tea), and are extremely slow bringing those items once you've asked (consistently 15-20 minutes from when you ask until you receive the said cream, sugar, butter, ketchup, etc.), not to mention excessively slow to bring your check.
Additionally, the tabletops, accoutrements on the tables (i.e. salt and pepper shakers, flower vases, etc.) and menus, feel dirty and used. I always hope for a fresh, unstained menu, and a clean, crumbless, smudgless/sticky-free table, but am consistently disappointed.
For me, these two issues seriously detract from the overall experience the Oxford Exchange is trying to provide. From the hoity toity attitude their staff exudes, to the price they are trying to command, they could stand to improve.
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