About The Mermaid

You will find The Mermaid Burford perched right on High Street in the town centre, just a short drive from Oxford. Serving up European and British grub to locals, day-trippers and visitors from further afield, The Mermaid team are a creative and attentive bunch. Using only the finest and freshest locally-sourced produce with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to beat the band (including traditional fish and chips done in a special gluten-free batter!), this spot is well worth a visit as you pass through the Cotswolds. What’s more, the stunning 15th century architecture features ancient beams, fittings, fireplaces and traditional stonework that really add to the rustic, countryside-feel of this excellent restaurant. Advance booking is highly recommended as this eatery is a popular destination for many.

Opening Times

Closed now
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm


The Mermaid
78 High Street, Burford
Oxford Burford

Menu Highlights



Chef’s Homemade Seasonal Soup (V) (gf)

Homemade bread or gluten free roll

Marinated Mixed Olives (V) (GFA)

Served with Tomato & Garlic Flat Bread

Roasted Butternut Squash, Amaretti Cannelloni

Served with a Cheese Sauce & Garlic Bread


Home Cooked Honey Roasted Ham (GF)

2 Free Range Eggs & Chips

Herb Crushed Slow Braised Shoulder of Lamb

Roasted New Potatoes, Caramelised Shallots, Onion Puree & Balsamic Jus

Pan Fried Duck Breast (GF)

With a Lemon Thyme Garlic Rosti served with Roast Baby Vegetables and a Blackberry Cassis Sauce


Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake (GF)

Clotted cream

Homemade Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding

with Toffee Sauce

Mango & Passion Fruit Delice

with Mango Glaze & Physalis

23 The Mermaid Reviews

23 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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barry n.a month ago · 1 review

food great, service was good short staffed very busy and they worked their socks off to give a good service.a young girl (didnt get her name) who served us was so good.

John W.a month ago · 1 review

Very good food nicely presented in a very nice pleasant old world pub atmosphere. Good attentive waitress service,we had the steak pie and the beef burger tasted very good. The meal we had was very reasonable priced,in all a very nice experience.

Teresa C.2 months ago · 4 reviews

Amazing food with huge portions served! A vast gin menu and a good food menu with good selection of meals. Atmosphere was great and such a quirky building in burford to visit...

Graham W.2 months ago · 1 review

Great food, my wife is a coeliac and they coped with GF more than adequately whilst the service was polite and attentive without being intrusive. Excellent ale! We recommend without hesitation.

Peter L.a month ago · 1 review

Nice hot and tasty meal. Thought that a charge of £3 for a few peas and a few slices of carrot was unnecessary - most people want veg with their meal so why not a inclusive price rather than add-ons ! The icecream , crumble and brownie did really work. Expected he brownie to be warm and sticky rather a cake and cold plus too much crumbled biscuit !

Richard C.2 months ago · 1 review

Upstairs is the place to be as downstairs is a bit spartan. It was cosy and quaint, in a Cotswolds sort of way. The service was friendly and efficient and the goats cheese salad was really very good. They do a lot of unusual gins which we enjoyed.

Gillian N.4 months ago · 5 reviews

Friendly staff, good pub food in unhurried atmosphere. The pub is hundreds of years old but serves food in line with modern taste - vegan, gluten-free options. We had both lunch and dinner there so feel well able to comment.

Lucy A.2 months ago · 1 review

The service was good and had heard good things, unfortunately the food wasn’t, the steak was really fatty and the lamb wasn’t what would call a shank, left really disappointed. The staff were good and only charged for some of food and drinks so as said can’t fault staff at all, but think better to go for proper pub food there.

Julie S.3 days ago · 1 review

Traditional pub plus atrium dining room plus outdoor patio. Diverse menu from plain to fancy, including fresh fish (perhaps thus the name). Our meal was excellent. Service was prompt and friendly. Pricing is very fair. Recommended.

Joolz M.3 months ago · 1 review

Great food, staff and atmosphere very family and dog friendly. Recommend booking in advance if visiting at the weekend. Worth a visit on a Sunday for the amazing roast dinners.