After exploring the wonders of the Ashmolean Museum, venture to the very top of the building and you'll find the Ashmolean Dining Room on the rooftop. Don't be fooled into thinking that because you're in Britian's oldest university museum that the rooftop terrace will be old and fusty. Inside, just like the rest of the building, it's elegant and contemporary.
On a sunny day, you can eat Al Fresco with a view peeking over to the Randolph Hotel, or sit back and relax on the deckchairs resting on a grass lawn. There are also giant bespoke cushions if you really want to chill out. If it's a little on the cold side, the dining room captures the essence of being outside with large floor to ceiling glass windows.
The dining room serves superb food like steamed mussels with creamed cider & spring onions. However, my favourite pastime here is to enjoy afternoon tea which is served 3pm to 6pm. To experience the full works on a tiered cake stand, you'll sample dainty cucumber, egg and salmon sandwiches as well as scones with jam and cream, a cake of your choice and of course tea. There is a choice of eight different teas from Oriental Sencha to Earl Grey. An optional glass of Laurent Perrier Rose Champage adds an extra sparkle to the event.