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Oxford is one of the world’s great cities. Its rich culture, built on education, art, music and literature, makes it a wonderful destination for visitors. The character and appeal of Oxford are formed by one other important aspect of its culture – fabulous restaurants. From the relaxed café scene in Jericho, to cosmopolitan dining in East Oxford, the city now boasts an outstanding restaurant sector that serves all tastes and budgets. And whilst there is no shortage of sophisticated dining destinations in the bustling city-centre, you can escape the city boundaries and visit a gastro-pub in an idyllic rural location. Oxford also offers much for those whose interest in food and drink extends beyond restaurant dining. Through Oxford Gastronomica, a specialist centre for the study of food, drink and culture, you can achieve culinary enlightenment by attending public events, following educational programmes and interacting with leading food writers, broadcasters and chefs. So make the most of this amazing city and let its restaurants, pubs and bars shape your experience.

Donald Sloan Chair, Oxford Gastronomica Head of The Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University


I moved to Oxford three years ago and the abundance of fantastic restaurants to choose from never ceases to amaze me. Oxford, as a city, is defined by the colleges, the culture and a history which is second to none. To spend a day in Oxford enjoying a stroll around a picturesque college, followed by some punting and then a coffee in a small café is my idea of heaven, but being able to round the day off in one of the many excellent restaurants Oxford has to offer makes the day perfect. But don’t feel limited to the city centre. If you’re visiting Oxford, why not extend your stay and make sure you sample one of the superb restaurants beyond the city walls. With many a short taxi ride away, you can immerse yourself in rural Oxfordshire and see why our beautiful county is not only an attraction to visitors from afar, it’s also a wonderful place to live.

Joanne Butler Project Manager, Visit Oxfordshire


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Rest of Europe: Mediterranean

ADDRESS

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

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t: (01865) 202 505 w: www.quod.co.uk

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Breakfast: daily 7am - 11am, Lunch/Dinner: 11.30am - 11pm / 10.30pm Sun Afternoon tea: 3 - 5.30pm Located on the High Street, Quod is the most centrally located restaurant in the city between famous colleges, Merton, All Souls, University & Oriel. Within minutes of the best of Oxford's shopping, theatres, libraries & gardens, it houses the owner's collection of stimulating twentieth century art. Open from 7am until late everyday, seating 200 in the restaurant and 100 on the terrace, menus include breakfast, bar snacks, a la carte, children's and a popular 2 course set lunch and early supper menu. Quod delivers simply designed, unpretentious, robust, heart warming food you might find on the Mediterranean coast, think metres of wonderful pizza, home-made burgers, steak frites, delicious seasonal salads, meat, fish & a great bottle of wine all very reasonably priced. Don't miss the weekday 2 course set lunch and early supper menu at ÂŁ12.95, the legendary Sunday roast each week or the live Jazz in the bar every Sunday evening between 5 - 7.30pm. Private dining available.

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61 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE

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t: (01865) 553 540 w: www.gees-restaurant.co.uk

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We serve our lunch & dinner menu Monday to Friday 12.00 noon until 2.30pm & 5.45pm until 10.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12.00 noon until 10.30pm. Brunch is served at weekends 10 - 11:45am

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The recent transformation of Gee’s, Oxford’s iconic glass house remains loyal to its traditions of providing quality food & service in the most beautiful restaurant in Oxford.

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Gee’s offer a spectacular array of dishes from deep fried soft shelled crab, a plate of Bellota Iberico ham, to shoulder of lamb with pearl barley, Zuni café roast chicken salad or fennel, ricotta & dill from the wood fire oven. From the charcoal grill come hake, cockles & butter beans or prime pork, venison & lamb chops. For dessert try prune ice cream with Pedro Ximenez, classic chocolate tart or provolone, pear & honey. We always have specials & guarantee there will always be a dish available for weekday lunch for under 10.00.

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British

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1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN

CONTACT

t: (01865) 310 210 w: www.oldparsonage-hotel.co.uk

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Breakfast: 7am - 10.30am, Lunch 12noon - 2.30pm, Dinner: 6pm 10.30pm, Afternoon Tea: Mon to Sat 3pm - 5pm, Sun 3.30pm 5.30pm, Bar Snacks served all day The Old Parsonage is situated at the end of St. Giles between the Woodstock & Banbury Roads, five minutes walk from the centre of the city. The restaurant/bar serves classic dishes with a modern interpretation in a bohemian, Bloomsbury, club like atmosphere. Open daily from 7am for breakfast, coffee, lunch, its famous afternoon teas, dinner & drinks. In summer enjoy a lobster and saffron tart with a chilled glass of wine on the sheltered terrace, in Winter steak & chips by the fire from the owners Oxfordshire farm. The philosophy is simple, to serve the very best food using the very best produce to create superb quality dishes in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Don't miss the weekday 2 course set lunch/early supper at ÂŁ15.95, the legendary Sunday roast or Oxford's finest afternoon tea.

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Weston-on-the-Green Oxfordshire OX25 3QL

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t: (01869) 350 621 w: www.themanorweston.co.uk

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Monday to Friday Lunch: 12-2.30pm Monday to Sunday Diner: 6-9.30pm Saturday Lunch: Bar Menu throughout the day Sunday Lunch: 12-3.00pm

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Celebrate the seasons at The Manor at Weston on The Green with changing menus to reflect the best in local, seasonal produce.Take your time to enjoy Dinner at The Manor with a 5 course tasting menu in the oak-panelled Baron’s Hall; or for a more relaxed occasion try our delicious Afternoon Tea overlooking 12 acres of landscaped gardens.The Manor can cater for all your requirements from a private dining experience in our Tudor Room to an Exclusive use for your wedding day.Finish your evening off with an after dinner drink in our newly refurbished Bertie’s Bar.

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Rigoletto CUISINE Rest of Europe: Italian Bicester Road. Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire OX25 4TD

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t: (01869) 343 216 w: rigolettorestaurant.co.uk Lunch - Mon to Fri: 12noon 2pm, Sun: 12noon - 2pm, closed Sat lunch. Dinner - Mon to Sat: 7pm - 10pm, closed Sun dinner.

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ABOUT US Situated on the Bicester Road close to Middleton Stoney, the restaurant is set in idyllic surroundings with ample car parking. Serving a varied menu of Italian dishes and an excellent selection of wines, Rigoletto is recognised as one of the area’s fine restaurants. A traditional ristorante italiano, priced reasonably and using the freshest ingredients ‘simply’. Menu includes daily specials, and come for Sunday Lunch. 13


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British

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14 Gloucester St, Oxford OX1 2BN

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t: (01865) 726 255 w: www.redlionoxford.co.uk

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Mon to Sun from 10am - 12noon for breakfast, dining room opens at 12noon for lunch. Last food orders Mon to Thurs 10pm, Fri and Sat 10.30pm and Sun 9pm

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Oxford can now boast the best in country pub dining with an emphasis on top quality food served in a stunning city location. A team of entrepreneurs have transformed The Red Lion on Gloucester Street into a premium dining experience, giving the pub a stylish, modern feel whilst promising to keep its traditional roots alive. It’s obvious they have put a lot of thought into every facet of this pub, from the food and the surroundings to the welcome from the team. Its menu changes with the seasons and is modern British, comfortably interwoven with elements from the Mediterranean, ranging from traditional favourites such as fish and chips and steaks to freshly made pizzas, pastas and daily chef specials. The outdoor patio is really something to encounter, and is best enjoyed with a glass of their marvellous wine, cask ale, super-chilled draft or whatever your favourite beverage may be.

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Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8PN

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t: (01865) 510 930 w: www.thetroutoxford.co.uk

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Daily: Mon to Sun from 11am. Dining room: from 12noon. Last food orders vary from Weekdays 10pm, Sat 10.30pm and Sun 9pm The Trout in Lower Wolvercote is genuinely part of the rich tapestry that is Oxford life. With a large terrace looking out onto the River Thames, it is easy to see why The Trout is the pub of dreams. With visitors from Lewis Carroll to CS Lewis, you can understand why so many people love to sit outside on a summer’s day with a lovely glass of wine or a chilled beer and watch the fast moving waters.

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Step inside and you’ll find an exquisite country pub with a great atmosphere that has been tastefully restored to incorporate its historic values with stylish modern aspects. The Trout, famous long before it was immortalised in Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse novels, is a pub that rolls with the seasons; warm and cosy in the winter, cool and colourful in the summer, it’s the perfect place to be for any occasion surrounding good food and wine.

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Contemporary

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5-11 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HA

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t: (01865) 511 995 w: www.browns-restaurants.co.uk

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Open: 9.00am Close: 11pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat, 10.30pm Sun) Bar until: 11pm (12.00am Fri & Sat, 10.30pm Sun) Full Menu from: 11am Breakfast/Brunch until: 12noon Afternoon Tea: 2pm to 5.30pm Browns achieved ‘Oxford institution’ status many years ago. Located conveniently in the centre of Oxford, but just far enough away from the busiest shopping streets to give it a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, the restaurant attracts a wide range of customers from families to businessmen, students to tourists. In the summer tables spill out onto the pavement emphasising the French brassiere feel, while in the colder winter months the restaurant always looks friendly, warm and enticing. The menu is broad offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with a la carte appetizers and starters through to fish and meat courses, and dangerously tempting desserts. This wealth of choice includes the timeless Browns classics such as Steak Mushroom & Guinness Pie, the healthy House Salad with a choice of toppings or everyone's favourite, Fish & Chips! The Browns twist on the Eton Mess and the chef's daily specials including Fish of the Day keep the menu fresh and interesting. A wide range of cocktails, beers and wines complement all occasions and tastes.

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81 London Rd, Oxford OX3 9AA

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t: (01865) 765 999 w: www.rosemaryrestaurant.net

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Mon - Thu 12noon - 11pm, Fri 12noon - 12:00am Sat 12noon - 12am, Sun 12noon - 10pm

At Rosemary Restaurant, we are committed to bringing you the best of Pan-Asian cuisine. We offer a variety of Asian menus, from traditional to fusion style, including Japanese, Thai and Chinese. With a passion for creativity and fresh, unique tastes, we are dedicated to creating a fun place where you can celebrate with great food and top-notch service at a reasonable price. With the perfect mix of relaxed yet professional service and stylish food, Rosemary Restaurant delivers the ultimate Oxford dining experience for locals and visitors to our great city alike.

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Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1SA

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t: (01865) 551 950 w: www.ocvc.ac.uk

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Lunchtime from 12pm, Mon–Fri,term-time only. Please call to check times!

Enjoy restaurant lunches at cafĂŠ prices at the Waterside Restaurant, Oxford & Cherwell Valley College. You can choose classic dishes such as pan-fried salmon supreme, braised steak carbonnade and spinach, stilton and mushroom tart from a seasonal daily menu. The restaurant is run by our catering and hospitality students who are trained and supervised to the highest standards, and our prices are very affordable. Why not come along and try some fine restaurant food by the chefs of tomorrow?

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Abingdon Road, Burcot OX14 3DP

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t: (01865) 407 771 w: www.thechequers-burcot.co.uk

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Everyday 12pm-11pm, Food served 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm daily

The 400 year old The Chequers at Burcot standing just off the A415 about 5miles south of Oxford has come a long way since multi-award-winning chef Steven Sanderson first took the reins in 2006. Steve’s cooking is intelligent, straight forward and elegant, with simplicity, flavour and skill at the top of his agenda. His ability to create home comfort and nostalgic food with a modern twist is evident throughout the ever evolving menu. Steven values seasonal produce, and he puts emphasis on small, family run, local farms, and tries to get produce from as close to source as possible. "We take a lot of time and care in choosing who supplies produce to The Chequers. As a company we aim to be as environmentally friendly as we can and this in turn is a demand we make of suppliers." The focus at The Chequers is on great food and customer service to make your visit a memorable one and to exceed customers' expectations every step of the way. Booking is always recommended.

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Modern British 7 Station Road, Lower Shiplake, Henley on Thames Oxon RG9 3NY t: (01189) 403 332 w: thebaskerville.com e: enquiries@thebaskerville.com Bar: Mon to Sat 11.00am to 11.00pm. Sun 12 noon to 10.30pm. Restaurant: Mon to Thu 12 noon to 9.30pm Fri & Sat 12 noon to 10.00pm Sun 12 noon to 3.30pm This quintessentially English village pub retains a proper bar where the walls reflect local passions for rowing, rugby and great beer. Idle away the summer hours over a glass of wine with al fresco dining in our beautiful mature garden. The restaurant and our food evolve with the seasons, cool and refreshing in the summer and warm and comforting in the winter with roaring log fires. It is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family or for an intimate table to enjoy delicious food and wine in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

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Gurkha Village Nepalese

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174 Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1EA

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t: (01865) 608 572 t: (01865) 378 180 w: www.gurkhavillageoxford.com Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 & 17:00-23:00 Sunday 12:00-22:00

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Gurkha Village is the modern Nepalese Restaurant and Bar with picturesque enclosed beer garden including children’s play area at the rear. Our Restaurant is fully fledged dining and drinking institution with first class reputation for gastronomy and hospitality. Our talented chefs mainly use locally sourced fresh quality ingredients to create a memorable authentic Nepalese and Indian food. We have become the destination of choice for both locals and wider audience with an easy access to public transportation and have a free private and offsite parking.

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British

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3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

CONTACT

t: (01865) 268 400 w: www.malmaison.com

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Lunch: Mon-Sun 12noon - 2.15pm, Sat – Sun 12.30pm - 2.30pm Dinner: Mon to Sat 6pm - 10.15pm, Sun 6pm - 10pm Our irresistible new menu is being served… simple British classic dishes, uncompromising in quality, and generous in portions. Dishes are prepared with a genuine passion for the local food heroes of Oxfordshire. Set in the heart of the hotel, the Brasserie retains the original features of the prison with the old metal staircase running through it and arched doorways leading to distinctive cell dining rooms. With divine dining and astoundingly good vino this is a dining experience to remember. Guests may also choose to escape to the Castle Gardens for Mal Alfresco or relax with after dinner drinks in the outdoor lounge area. Headed up by world-class Sommelier Johnny Walker, the Brasserie serves a spectacular wine list, and regularly holds evenings for buffs and bluffers in the form of 'Vino Voyages'. Each voyage presents a guest wine producer and a sit-down feast perfectly matched to the featured wines. For sophisticated private dining with a difference, choose from one of the Oxford Mal’s unique cell dining rooms. Rooms seat up to 30 people and serve dinner with a twist or opt for your own private party on the rooftop terrace for stunning views across Oxford City.

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16-20 Market St Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX

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t: (01993) 812 291 w: www.feathers.co.uk

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Lunch: 12:00-15:00 Mon-Sun Dinner: 18:00-23:00 Mon-Sun

Ruffle some feathers.

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When you have a comfortable bed to tumble into, just a few steps from the dining room, it’s as well to do so replete with fine food and maybe a glass or two of a good wine. Eating and drinking is at the heart of The Feathers experience. The awardwinning Restaurant serves the best of modern English cuisine and locally sourced ingredients – light and fresh in summer, rich and robust in winter. The more informal Bar is open all day for coffee, lunch, cream tea and supper. The locals know about our bar and The Courtyard too – always a good sign – so you’ll hear some good gossip if you listen carefully.

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North Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA

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t: (01865) 249 796 w: fishesoxford.co.uk

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Daily: 9.30am till late

Only a couple of minutes from either the Botley Road or the southbound A34, The Fishes is a hidden gem. Quite a big gem, too. The Fishes is an imposing Victorian building set in 3 acres of wooded grounds leading down to the banks of Seacourt Stream. On sunny days the gardens are dotted with picnickers, enjoying a picnic basket ordered from the bar, whilst the deck that wraps around the conservatory offers one of the few opportunities in land-locked Oxford to dine outside with an idyllic view. In recognition of this, the Fishes was named Al Fresco Dining Pub of the Year in 2006, as well as winning an award for its Sunday roast. The Fishes also appears in the Michelin Guide. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch, dinner with friends and family, or want to throw a barbecue for your friends in our garden we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.

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English Church Road Church Hanborough Witney OX29 8AB t: (01993) 881 392 w: handandshearswitney.co.uk Lunch: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-15:00 Dinner: Mon-Sat 18:00-21:00, Sun 18:00-20:00 The Hand and Shears is tucked away in the small village of Church Hanborough – Step inside and find a roaring fire in the winter months, a friendly welcome and inviting atmosphere with straight-forward, honest food with a twist cooked to order 7 days a week. Whether you just want to pop in for a pint, dinner with friends or a business lunch you will find the same welcome each time. Our Sunday lunch is also not to be missed.

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Indian

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158 Cowley Rd Oxford OX4 1UE

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t: (01865) 200 203 / 200 977 w: thefirstfloor-restaurant.com

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Open Daily: 11am-11pm Lunch: Mon – Thur 12.00 PM – 2.30 PM Fri – Sun 12.00 PM – 3.00 PM Dinner: Mon – Sun 6.00 PM -11.00 PM

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The First Floor is a contemporary Multi-Cuisine Buffet Restaurant & Bar with a coffee lounge and free Wi-Fi access. Famed for its “All You Can Eat” Halal buffet, vibrant atmosphere and sophisticated interior, the restaurant has become an established favourite with locals, corporate clients and students alike since opening in December 2008. Situated in the heart of the colourful and cultured Cowley Road, this fabulous restaurant is the perfect venue to dine, drink or relax.

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9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HP

CONTACT

t: (01865) 316 616 w: pierrevictoire.co.uk

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Lunch: Mon to Sat 12noon - 2.30pm, Sun 12noon - 4:30pm, Dinner: Mon to Sat 6pm - 11pm, Sun 4.30pm - 10pm

When we opened Pierre Victoire in 1996 we wanted to create somewhere for people to enjoy authentically cooked, traditional dishes in an informal environment at reasonable prices, the way the French do… Sixteen years on, and we’re still doing just that – and we’re busier than ever! Our team of chefs have earned high praise for their signature dishes such as Duck Confit, escargot, moules-frites, tartiflette and fondue savoyarde. And the restaurant itself is certainly informal with its rustic furniture and candles, but our customers love it, and most are regulars. Eat from £6.90 at lunch time, or in the evening choose from either our a la carte menu or one of our prix fixe menus, such as three courses for £22 or our pre-theatre menu which offers two courses plus coffee for £10.50. For groups and parties of up to 60, for any celebration, we offer a three course party menu for £21.

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4 Lombard Street Eynsham Witney OX29 4HT

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t: (01865) 884 401 w: www.bayleafrestaurant.net

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The Bayleaf is open seven days a week - lunch from 12noon to 2pm (except Fridays) - dinner from 5.30pm to 11.30pm. The Sunday Buffet is available till 10 pm on Sundays. The Bayleaf restaurant offers superb Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine and is well worth the trip to Eynsham, a pretty village a few miles outside of Oxford. The building sits comfortably amongst quaint cottages and is easy to find with nearby parking available. First impressions on entering are excellent as the staff are friendly and welcoming, and even on a Tuesday night the restaurant was reasonably busy.

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The crisp white tablecloths are a tasteful and stylish foundation for contemporary crockery, neatly fanned serviettes, pristine wine glasses and a single red rose. Wooden panelling and an impressive fireplace stunningly occupy one wall, and the magnolia walls are subtly complemented by large mirrors and slender bamboo decorations.

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28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH

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t: (01865) 862 329 w: thebearandraggedstaff.co.uk

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Bar: 11.30am - 1am Lunch: 12noon - 3pm Sunday Lunch: 12noon - 6pm Dinner: Mon to Fri 6pm 9.30pm. Sat 12noon - 9.30pm Located in the lovely village of Cumnor, just 3 miles from Oxford, The Inn underwent a refit and kitchen extension and now boasts a beautiful restaurant and 16th century bar restored to its stunning original glory. The dining menu features traditional English country cooking with a smattering of international dishes. We emphasize steak, game, pub favourites and roasts. Log fires, real ales, a relaxed atmosphere and a warm hug await you at The Bear and Ragged Staff.

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Asian: Indian

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204-206 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY

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t: (01865) 512 211 w: saffronatoxford.co.uk

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Daily: Lunch 12noon - 2.30pm Dinner 5.30pm - 11.30pm

You will always be warmly welcomed to enjoy a meal where only the finest ingredients are used, with no artificial colouring or additives. The fresh food is beautifully cooked and accentuated with subtle and fantastic spices. We are in the Top 30 Best in Britain (BIBA), and also one of the Top 30 UK Restaurants in the British Curry Awards. Why not order online and let us deliver to your door? Delivery is free for all orders above £10 within a five mile radius of the restaurant – we cover OX1 to OX5.


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51 High St, Oxford, OX1 4AS

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t: (01865) 244 429 w: www.the-rose.biz

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9 to 6pm Mon to Saturday Sunday 10 to 6pm

The Rose is a small restaurant and tea room on High Street in Oxford which serves first class, freshly prepared food. From our breakfasts to our afternoon teas, we take great care in choosing the best ingredients available and preparing our food from scratch. Run by two charming brothers, Engl (General Manager) and Head Chef Jay, The Rose has developed an excellent loyal customer base but is equally popular with visitors to Oxford who find its location perfect for breakfast, lunch or tea whilst touring Oxford’s colleges and the Botanic Garden.

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40-41 Parkend Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

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t: (01865) 244 922 w: www.4500miles.co.uk

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Lunch Mon-Sun from 12:00pm til 2.30pm. Evening Mon-Thurs 5:30pm - 11.00pm Fri-Sat 5:00pm- 11.30pm Sun 5:00pm- 10.30pm Not just another 'up market' Indian restaurant, quite literally 4550 Miles from Delhi, the restaurant offers diners an ingenious fusion of Asian herbs, spices, fresh meat and vegetables. Styled to suit the taste of the municipal connoisseurs, 4500 Miles from Delhi is the ideal spot from which to commence or complete the perfect evening. We have created a place that is relaxing and comfortable.

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British / Cafe

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30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP

CONTACT

t: (01865) 722 733 w: modernartoxford.org.uk

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As of 6th July 2013: Closed Monday 11am – 6pm Tuesday - Saturday* 12pm – 5pm Sunday *Galleries and bar open later on event nights

The weather is warming up so it’s time for the MAO café to move to its summer position in the Yard. From June, enjoy our lunchtime menu filled with a selection of delicious handmade sandwiches, panini’s, salads and cakes. Relax in the afternoon with handroasted artisan iced coffee by award winning UE coffee roasters or choose from a wide selection of loose leaf Jeeves and Jericho teas. As the sun sets the Yard comes alive with music from our summer gig’s programme, offering a unique place in Oxford to hang out with friends and enjoy a glass of wine or beer.

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Contemporary

ADDRESS

Church Way, Oxford OX4 4DZ

CONTACT

t: (01865) 332 112

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Open all day from 8am for breakfast to 10pm at night

Iffley Blue is a relaxed and informal restaurant situated within Hawkwell House Hotel. Iffley Blue serves fresh, well sourced dishes that change regularly, with seasonal themes. Four large roof lights dominate the new restaurant, with a mixture of contemporary and classic style chairs and tables. There is a wood burning oven in an open kitchen that provides gourmet pizzas, alongside the interesting menu. There is a bar with sofas and armchairs where you can drink and nibble on delicious grazing platters.


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218 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UQ

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t: (01865) 723 029 w: www.malikasrestaurant.co.uk

CONTACT

Sun - Thurs: Lunch: 12.00noon - 2.00pm Dinner: 5.30pm - 11.30pm Fri & Sat: Lunch: 12noon - 2.00pm Dinner: 5.30pm - 12am In the middle of the buzzing area of Cowley Road, you will find Malikas, which guarantees a superior Indian cuisine experience! The restaurant has just been refurbished and the new look is very modern. There are seats for 70, which is an extension to the space before the refurbishment, but still the atmosphere is cosy and relaxing. The restaurant is home to one of the UK’s finest Indian chefs and offers starters and mains that will undoubtedly get your taste buds sizzling! The attentive staff cater for all of their customers’ needs to create a fantastic all round dining experience.

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Whether you like them hot enough to tickle your taste buds or you prefer mild and creamy, there’s a curry dish for everyone. Malikas is friendly, elegant and very relaxed and so if you’re looking for a new Indian restaurant to try out Malikas is definitely the place for you.

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British

ADDRESS

Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST

CONTACT

t: (01865) 552 746 w: cherwellboathouse.co.uk

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Daily: Lunch 12noon - 2.30pm Dinner 6pm - 9.30pm The Cherwell Boathouse restaurant is a well known iconic Oxford eaterie situated on the banks of the river Cherwell in the heart of North Oxford. The restaurant is housed in an old Victorian Boathouse with dreamy riverside views. The alfresco terrace is a very pleasant place to have lunch in the sun or dinner under the stars. It is also covered and heated in case of less temperate climes. The restaurant serves fresh, seasonal, British food, creatively cooked, with a lot of local meat and fresh fish from Brixham Harbour. Talented young chef Nick Welford is at the helm . The restaurant has also won an award for "Fine Wine List of the Year" with IMBIBE magazine for two years in a row and is famous for its interesting and good value wine. Vegans, Vegetarians, gluten free and other dietary requirements are also well managed by the team.

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Chinese

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Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9NX

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t: (01865) 341 030 w: cockadoo.co.uk

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Monday to Thursday 12:00–23:00 pm Friday to Saturday 12:00–23:30 pm Sunday 12:00 with last orders at 8:00 pm Closed daily 3.00–5.00 pm except Sunday Just a short drive from Oxford at Nuneham Courtenay is a bar and restaurant definitely worth a visit on a regular occasion, if not to eat then enjoy the many shows Cockadoo has to offer (see website for full listings). Cockadoo has been beautifully restored with a tasteful modern twist. The atmosphere at Cockadoo is relaxed, friendly and informal and our attention to detail and high level of service ensures your dining experience exceeds your expectations.

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ABOUT US

Our highly skilled chefs use only the finest ingredients to create masterful dishes, with a fresh twist, that is brought straight from the Orient. Sample from the extensive menu and allow yourself to feel the pure luxury and high class fine dining that anyone will experience on a visit to Cockadoo. If you are looking to taste the very best of East Asian cuisine in a modern luxurious setting, Cockadoo is the place to go.

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CUISINE

English

ADDRESS

42 Oxford Castle Quarter, OX11AY

CONTACT

t: (01865) 249 413 w: www.thebigbangrestaurants.co.uk @BigBangMax @BigBangOx facebook.com/ thebigbangrestaurants

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ABOUT US

From 10am to 11pm seven days a week, kitchen closed 3-5 pm midweek

The Big Bang is the true gastronomic experience of Great Britain, with 180 seats inside and out, set within Oxford’s most ancient and beautiful setting, the Oxford Castle Quarter. We serve classic favourites, done with a bit of style. Almost everything is sourced from within 20 miles of the city and in doing so, we allow you to taste the authentic flavours of Oxford, not a chain restaurant version of it. We also throw in the best of our art, of local live music, and add a touch of eccentric British charm. Whether it’s Barbeque, Breakfast, Sunday Roast, coffees, traditional homecooked puddings, or the widest selection of our award winning Great British Bangers & Mash, there’s no better place for it. Open 7 days a week, from breakfast to dinner

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British, Seasonal

CUISINE

16 Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DH

ADDRESS

t: (01865) 264 171 w: www.turlstreetkitchen.co.uk

CONTACT

Open 8am – late 7 days a week. Lunch 12.2.30 (3 on weekends), Dinner 6-10 (6.30 on weekends).

Turl Street Kitchen is a lively social enterprise venue, bringing comfortable, homely hospitality to the heart of the city centre. We serve three meals a day of fresh, locally sourced food, with a new menu written from scratch each time. You can drop in at any time of day or night for a cup of ethically sourced tea or coffee (and a storming hot chocolate in the winter); or late into the night for a craft beer or one of dozens of rare whiskies.

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ABOUT US

Sample dishes include smoked haddock and split pea fishcakes, with chunky homemade tartar sauce; or local lamb belly and black pudding hotpot. In the summer look out for locally picked strawberries and homemade scones. Check out Twitter or the website for the latest menu.

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CUISINE

English

ADDRESS

32 Marston Street, OX4 1JU

CONTACT

t: (01865) 460215 w: theoxfordblue.com

OPEN

ABOUT US

Monday- Wednesday 4pm-11pm Thursday-Friday 4pm- midnight Saturday 12 noon- midnight Sunday 12 noon-11pm Renovated and rejuvenated in 2012 The Oxford Blue is a cosy and stylish pub offering exciting food and a wide range of beers and wines, a hidden gem tucked away just off Cowley Road. Mark is our maestro in the kitchen, using the very best of fresh locally sourced ingredients to create an outstanding eclectic and delicious menu that changes with the seasons. We serve a traditional Roast Lunch on Sundays, specializing in rare breed meats, all perfectly complimented by Chris’ hand-picked selection of off-beat wines and local & international beers. And as summer approaches, don’t forget we have a lovely beer garden that is a perfect sun trap in the afternoons, serving pitchers of Pimm’s and Sangria and deli platters - ideal for sharing in the sun!

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Italian

CUISINE

39 - 40 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB

ADDRESS

t: (01865) 793811 w: www.lacucinaoxford.co.uk

CONTACT

Open Monday to Sunday: 11am to 10.30pm

Alberto and his team at La Cucina bring a true taste of Italy to Oxford. From the open kitchen in summer months you could enjoy specials such as black linguine and spicy crab sauce to lobster and courgette ravioli. During winter you’ll see specials like "osso bucco," pigs trotter and lentils or venison "tagliata" and polenta to name a few.

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ABOUT US

The La Cucina shelves are plentiful with the finest Italian deli products: Gluten free pasta, balsamic onions, mustard fruits and Italian cheeses etc. can be bought from the kitchen. Many local La Cucina followers drop in for an espresso one day, an aperitivo e assaggi the next, then arrange a family birthday treat on another. Whatever the occasion, La Cucina really is a home from home.

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CUISINE

British

ADDRESS

Farringdon Rd, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor OX13 5BH

CONTACT

t: (01865) 820 416 w: www.fallowfields.com

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Lunch: 12noon - 2.30pm Dinner: 7pm - 9pm, Mon - Sun inclusive

ABOUT US

The restaurant at Fallowfields Country House Hotel is renowned for serving excellent food prepared using only the finest fresh produce. Seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown in the hotel’s kitchen gardens and orchards and whenever possible meat and poultry is sourced from our own farm. The restaurant faces south to overlook the hotel’s croquet lawn and offers the perfect ambience at any time of day to enjoy a relaxing and unrushed breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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CUISINE

Modern British

ADDRESS

1 Oxford Castle Oxford OX1 1AY

CONTACT

t: (01865) 260 210 w: thelivingroom.co.uk /location/oxford We are open 11am until 12pm Sunday to Wednesday, 11am until 1am Thursday and 11am until 2am on a Friday and Saturday.

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ABOUT US

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The Living Room forms part of the re-development of the historic Oxford castle heritage site in the centre of Oxford. Join us for a leisurely or working lunch, afternoon meetings or to recharge your batteries after a hard day shopping! Arrive early evening and you can enjoy the soothing sound of our resident pianist on our legendary baby grand. The stylish bar and restaurant is ideal for sipping one of our delicious and original cocktails with friends or enjoying fantastic food with like-minded dining enthusiasts.


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Jee Saheb Indian

CUISINE

15 N Parade Ave Oxford OX2 6LX

ADDRESS

t: (01865) 513 773 w: www.jeesaheb.co.uk

CONTACT

Monday - Sunday 12noon – 2.30pm 6.00pm – 11.00pm Closed Friday lunch time Delivery - evenings only

OPEN

The Jee Saheb Restaurant offers cuisine from the Asian sub-continent, classic and creative dishes from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. With our restaurant we have created an ambience that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed. Our key aim is to use fresh produce and source it from local suppliers where possible. We offer no fuss, just classic Asian cuisine. You can enjoy our food in a main dining room, with a party of friends in our function room with a capacity of 28, or if the weather permits in our garden.

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British

CUISINE

55 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AE

ADDRESS

t: (01865) 292 510 w: lochfyne.com

CONTACT

Mon - Thu 11.30am - 10.30pm Fri 10.30am - 11.00pm Sat 9am - 11pm Sun 9am - 10.30pm

Loch Fyne seafood bar & grill in Jericho, Oxford is famous for its wonderful, fresh and affordable menu. We specialise in seafood and pride ourselves on the quality of the products we offer as well as our friendly and engaging service. We also have a delicious variety of non-seafood dishes on our menu. Our set menu is available every day before 6pm, you can enjoy 2 courses for £9.95 or 3 courses for £11.95*. For parties of 10 to 30 people, we have a private dining area available and there is no charge for the hire of this facility. *terms and conditions apply

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CUISINE

Asian: Indian

ADDRESS

193 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7AR

CONTACT

t: (01865) 510 071 w: www.spiceloungeoxford.co.uk

OPEN

ABOUT US

Noon – 2:30pm 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The Spice Lounge is an extraordinary Indian Restaurant and take -away based in the popular suburb of North Oxford. The contemporary décor of the restaurant has been designed to create a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy our award winning chefs exceptional cuisine, with friendly expert service. This restaurant is a must for those seeking the best in Indian cuisine. The Spice Lounge, serving excellence in terms of food and service.

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