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Welcome to the guide This is our 16th Annual Oxfordshire Restaurant Guide and we are delighted to once again welcome Laurent-Perrier, one of the leading champagne names in the world, as sponsor of the guide and also of this year’s 6th annual Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards. Why not vote for your favourite at www.oxfordshirerestaurantawards.co.uk......you can also join in the fun on Tuesday 1st November at Oxford Town Hall by buying tickets to the awards from August 1st. See the website for more information.

This year’s guide includes some ever presents and some of the new restaurants to open in Oxfordshire over the past year. Welcome to all of you and thank you for taking part in this year’s guide. So whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out for two, a family celebration or a business lunch, The Oxfordshire Restaurant Guide provides you with the best possible selection to suit your requirements. Enjoy eating your way through this year’s guide!

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Laurent-Perrier Founded over 200 years ago, Laurent-Perrier is one of the most distinguished, family-owned Champagne Houses. Based right in the heart of the Champagne region, LaurentPerrier has a pedigree for innovation, handcrafting elegant champagnes using traditional, time-honoured methods.

The House was acquired by the Nonancourt family in 1949 and for 50 years Bernard de Nonancourt dedicated his life to innovating and perfecting Laurent-Perrier Champagne. There are seven champagnes in the award-winning LaurentPerrier range, from the iconic Cuvée Rosé to the luxurious Grand Siècle by Laurent-Perrier. The champagnes make great apéritifs and are also a superb accompaniment to food.

As a recognition of quality and environmental responsibility, Laurent-Perrier was awarded the Royal Warrant of HRH The Prince of Wales in 1998 and has proudly carried it ever since. Laurent-Perrier is the only champagne house to bear his Warrant. Laurent-Perrier are proud to be a part of this year’s Oxfordshire Restaurant Guide. David Green Regional Account Manager Champagne Laurent-Perrier

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Roll of Honour Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards Roll of Honour 2015 Winners • Restaurant of the Year: The White Hart at Fyfield • Gastronomic Restaurant: Restaurant 56 at Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon • Gastro Pub / Brasserie: The White Hart at Fyfield • Traditional Pub Restaurant: The White Hart, Minster Lovell • Asian: Yeti Nepalese, Oxford • Express, Deli, Café: Aston Pottery Country Café, Aston • Outstanding Service Award: Malmaison, Oxford • Belmond Le Manoir Award for Excellence: The Mole Inn, Toot Balden • The Public Vote: The Greyhound, Besselsleigh • City of Oxford College Trainee of the Year: Amy Bulgin from The Red Lion, Northmoor • Living In Oxford Editor’s Choice Award: The Oxford Kitchen, Oxford • Outstanding Contribution: Donald Sloan, Oxford Gastronomica / Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2016 Tuesday 1st November, 2016 - Town Hall, Oxford TICKETS ON SALE 1ST AUGUST, 2016 For advanced orders, call 01865 742211

Your ticket includes: • Pre dinner Laurent-Perrier champagne and canapé reception • Wine courtesy of The Oxford Wine Company • 3 course meal sponsored by Aldens, prepared by three Oxfordshire restaurants with the assistance of students from City of Oxford College • Coffee courtesy of Beanbags Coffee • Presentation of Awards with special guests • More to be announced nearer the date DRESS CODE: Black Tie

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TICKETS: Nominees: £95+VAT Tables of 10: £1,500+VAT Other Guests: £150+VAT


Guide Contents 12. 1855 13. The Oxford Kitchen 14. La Cucina 15. The Rose 16. Malmaison 17. Pierre Victoire 18. The Feathers 19. Mezzeto 19. Al-Andalus 20. Aziz 20. Restaurant 56 21. Jee Saheb 21. Bear & Ragged Staff 22. Witney Lakes Resort 22. Magnolia 23. Saffron 23. The Swan 24. The Snooty Mehmaan 25. Sea Salt 26. Marco’s 27. The White Hart at Fyfield 28. Acanthus 29. The Miller of Mansfield 30. The White Hart Minster Lovell 31. Cosmo 32. Cherwell Boathouse 33. Branca

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A: 4 Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY T: (01865) 247217 W: www.1855oxford.com E: juan@1855oxford.com TW: @1855oxford Cuisine: Contemporary Open: Mon, Tues: 9.00am - 23:00 Wed - Sat: 9.00am - Midnight Sun & Bank Holidays: 10am - 10pm

3 Reasons to visit 1855 Voted Top 5 Wine Bars in the UK

Voted Top 10 Craft Beer bars in Oxford by the Guardian Newspaper We select the finest fresh ingredients for all our dishes

With the interest in creating a great wine bar, the owners decided upon creating an eclectic mix of wines and beers and a quality driven food menu, all mixed with a beautiful and historic setting... 1855 Wine Bar is focused on exciting the senses on every level. We are open from dawn to dusk, serving eclectic and exceptional wines, carefully matched seasonal produce and fantastic wood roasted coffees. At 1855, taste is everything. Our food and drink menus are carefully chosen to enhance each other and inspire you to try something new. Our staff are friendly, happy and service focused. Together they have in-depth knowledge on our wine and food offerings. If you would like them to make a recommendation or two, you just need to ask. The year 1855 saw the classification of most prestigious chateaux in the Bordeaux wine region. The classification lives on today as one of the world’s most famous, marking out 1855 as seminal in the history of wine.

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A: 215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HQ T: (01865) 511 149 TW: @Kitchenoxford W: www.theoxfordkitchen.co.uk E: hello@theoxfordkitchen.co.uk Cuisine: Modern British Open: Monday: Closed Tuesday – Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm Saturday Brunch 9:00am-11:30, Lunch 12:00pm–2:30pm, Evening 6:00pm-late Sunday Brunch 9:00am-11:30, Lunch 12:00pm-4:00pm 3 Reasons to visit The Oxford Kitchen Relaxed fine dining in a cosy atmosphere Beautiful décor

Passionate and friendly chefs and staff

The Oxford Kitchen is the new boy in town, but they decided when they opened not to arrive with a fanfare, instead opting to let their food do the talking; since then business has steadily grown as word spreads that there are talented creative young British chefs working in Summertown! The restaurant is beautifully presented with steel and wood fittings, an exposed brick wall, a number of intimate booths, and pop-art decoration, all contributing to a contemporary chic atmosphere in which it’s hard not to lean back and forget the day job.

Relaxed fine dining is what The Oxford Kitchen delivers from morning through to night. There are no airs or graces here, but there is a confidence that what they are offering is what the town wants - somewhere to go as a family for lunch and where you don’t have to dress up for dinner, but with a menu and quality that will suit, and impress, everyone.

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A: 39 - 40 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB T: (01865) 793 811 W: www.lacucinaoxford.co.uk E: lacucinaoxford@hotmail.co.uk Cuisine: Italian Open: Open Monday to Sunday: 11am to 10.30pm

3 Reasons to visit La Cucina Real Italian home-cooking

Huge range of genuine Italian deli products Buzzing and welcoming atmosphere

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. 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. Some people like the food so much they utilise the outside catering team and delivery service too! LA CUCINA a casa tua… leave it to them to make all arrangements - office parties, family gatherings at home, any occasion. St Clements car park is just behind the restaurant for easy access too.

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A: 51 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AS T: (01865) 244 429 W: www.the-rose.biz E: info@the-rose.biz TW: @IffleyBlue Cuisine: British Open: Mon-Sat 9-7 Sun 10-6

3 Reasons to visit The Rose Excellent High Street location

One of the best breakfasts in Oxford Fantastic service

The Rose is one of the best places for afternoon tea.

We are 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. Our afternoon tea menu, with fresh scones and loose leaf teas, makes for the perfect break for a busy day about town. Though several of our lunch dishes feature on our menu throughout the year, we pride ourselves on our menu of specials which we change several times a week. In general, we try to make use of seasonal produce, simply because it tastes better. Asparagus flown in from Peru do not compare to a freshly cut English spear, even if the latter is only available for a few months of the year.

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A: Oxford Castle, 3 New Road Oxford, OX1 1AY T: (01865) 268 401 W: www.malmaison.com/oxford E: brasserie.oxford@malmaison.com TW: @TheOxfordMal Cuisine: Contemporary Open: Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7am-10am, Sat-Sun 8am-11am. Lunch: Mon-Sat 12pm-2.30pm, Sun 12pm4pm. Dinner: Mon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm.

3 Reasons to visit Malmaison Malmasion has the wow factor!

Well thought out menu with something for everyone In the heart of the city, great location

The brasserie is the heart and soul of every Malmaison hotel, where iconic dishes are prepared with a modern twist and served with passion and personality, including sublime steaks, the awesome MalBurger, locally inspired blackboard specials and a mouthwatering wine list. Classic dishes cooked to perfection - that’s what we’re proud to serve at our Oxford restaurant. Our portions are always generous and our ingredients chosen for their quality, ensuring the best of the best.

Enjoy meals passionately prepared by our chefs in a unique space at our Oxford restaurant - once the heart of the prison, and now a place that everyone fights to get into.

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20 Year Anniversary A: 9 Little Clarendon St, Jericho, Oxford OX1 2HP T: (01865) 316 616 W: www.pierrevictoire.co.uk FB: PierreVictoire Open: Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12.00 - 14.30 Sunday 12.00 - 16.30. Diner: Monday - Saturday 18.00 - 23.00 Sunday 16.30 - 22.00.

3 Reasons to visit Pierre Victoire A restaurant with real character Fantastic menu

Excellent location in Jericho

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… Twenty 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 £8.50 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 £25.00 or our pretheatre menu which offers two courses plus coffee for £12.50. For groups and parties of up to 60, for any celebration, we offer a three course party menu from £24.50.

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A: 16-20 Market St Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX T: (01993) 812 291 W: www.feathers.co.uk E: reception@feathers.co.uk TW: @FeathersHotel Cuisine: British Open: Serving times at 12 - 9.30 every day.

3 Reasons to visit The Feathers Guinness World Record holder for varieties of Gin

Stylish bar and smart terrace with a great reputation Fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients

Ruffle some feathers.

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. Our 2 AA Rosette team deliver British classics with regular seasonal changes; light and fresh in summer, rich and robust in winter. Main menu items available throughout the restaurant, bar and terrace. 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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A: 67 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AG T: (01865) 559 668 W: mezzeto.com E: info@mezzeto.com Cuisine: Mediterranean Open: 12:00 noon – 11:00pm

Share and enjoy an abundance of flavours inspired by the vibrant ingredients of southern Mediterranean coast, spanning tapas to mezze. Our authentic menu features healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free recipes from the Mediterranean to the Middle East cuisine.

If you are looking for somewhere to have lunch, why not try our ‘Lunchtime Offers’ or Are you looking for the perfect place to hold your celebration! Our ‘Party Menus’ are ideal for a group of seven or more, accommodating up to 60 guests. Making a reservation couldn’t be easier, call us on 01865 559 668 or visit mezzeto. com. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you!

A: 10 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HP T: (01865) 516 688 W: tapasoxford.co.uk E: info@tapasoxford.co.uk Cuisine: Spanish Open: Monday – Thursday 12:00 noon – 15:00pm | 17:00pm – til late Friday – Sunday 12:00 noon – til late

Al-Andalus is Oxford’s only genuine tapas restaurant and is renowned for its wide selection of delicious freshly homemade tapas, bursting with Spanish flavours cooked in a traditional style. A great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain!

Why not come and try our ‘Lunchtime Offers’ with quick service and great value or Are you looking for the perfect place to hold your celebration! Our ‘Party Menus’ are served as a banquet style which is the best way to enjoy tapas and ideal for a group of seven or more. To make a reservation with us today visit tapasoxford.co.uk or call 01865 516 688. Come and join us for authentic Spanish cuisine with vegetarian and gluten-free choices all at sensible prices.

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A: Chequers 17A, Beaumont Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford OX3 8JN T: (01865) 763321 W: www.aziz.uk.com TW: @AzizOxford Cuisine: Indian E: reservations@aziz.uk.com Open: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

With our restaurant we have created and ambiance that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed and with our award winning team from the front of house staff to our award winning chefs who will offer you a great dinning experience. Aziz Restaurant has graced Oxford with its fine cusine, and will do for many years to come.’ We welcome you to the tables of the Nawab of Bengal, and the poets Quazi Nuzrul Islam and Rabrindanath Tagore, whose household recipes have partly inspired us. If you are a little fond of Mozart, Yeats or cricket, they will be delighted you came. Or why not just eat, drink and be merry?’ Bon Appitet, Aziz Oxford

A: 56 London Street, Faringdon, SN7 7AA T: (01367) 245389 W: www.restaurant56.co.uk E: restaurant56@sudburyhouse.co.uk TW: @56_restaurant Cuisine: Contemporary, fine dining Open: Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.00pm Dinner: 6.30pm - Late

Restaurant 56 can be found in the beautifully restored and refurbished Grade II listed wing of the Sudbury House Hotel. Situated in a beautiful corner of the Cotswolds in Faringdon, the restaurant can be easily reached from both Oxford and Swindon via the M4, M40 and A420.

Overlooking the beautiful landscaped gardens and terrace the restaurant has been designed to recreate the ambiance of its earlier heritage serving food of the highest quality. The transformation has been achieved with sensitive redecoration and the addition of antiques, stunning artwork and carefully selected sculptures. Our aim is to ensure our guests have a truly unique experience from beginning to end , with elegant and diverse dishes on a selection of tasting menus, created by Executive Head Chef, Andrew Scott and his talented and award winning team as well as an extensive wine list to accompany the menus. Canapés and drinks are served in the stunning garden lounge or alfresco on the terrace and if you just want to linger after your meal, enjoy a coffee, petits fours and perhaps a digestif or two. Accolades such as Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year and the coveted AA Three Rosettes have been awarded over the last year making this a must go to restaurant in Oxfordshire. 20


Jee Saheb A: 15 N Parade Ave Oxford OX2 6LX T: (01865) 513 773 W: www.jeesaheb.co.uk E: feedback@jeesaheb.co.uk Cuisine: Indian Open: Monday - Sunday: 12noon – 2.30pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm. Closed Friday lunch time. Delivery - evenings only

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.

A: 28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH T: (01865) 862 329 W: www.thebearandraggedstaff.co.uk E: enquiries@bearandraggedstaff.com TW: @Bear_Cumnor Cuisine: British Open: Bar: 11.30am - 1am, Lunch: 12noon 3pm, Sunday Lunch: 12noon - 6pm, Dinner: Mon to Fri 6pm - 9.30pm, Sat 12noon - 9.30pm

Now offering nine residential rooms, located in the lovely village of Cumnor, just 4 miles from Oxford, the Bear boasts a beautiful restaurant and 16th century bar restored to its stunning original glory.

We cater for anything from a pint and a snack to a full on 80 person Wedding Breakfast and can handle christenings, corporate seminars, family reunions, birthdays…. you name it, with professionalism and pride.

The dining menu features traditional English country cooking with a smattering of international dishes. We emphasize steak, game, traditional comfort food, roasts and do regular wine and gastronomy nights. Log fires, real ales, a relaxed atmosphere and a warm hug await you at The Bear and Ragged Staff.

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A: Downs Road, Witney, OX29 0SY T: (01993) 893 012 W: www.witney-lakes.co.uk E: restaurant@witney-lakes.co.uk TW: @witneylakes Cuisine: British Open: Mon: 12pm-3pm. Tue-Thu: 12pm-3pm, 6.30pm-9pm. Fri: 12pm-9pm. Sat: 6.30pm-9pm. Sun: 12pm-3pm.

As West Oxfordshire’s premier local restaurant we use the finest seasonal ingredients to produce outstanding contemporary British cuisine from our award winning kitchen. Combine that with friendly service and great value for money and you have our philosophy.

We source most of our ingredients from renowned local suppliers, our fish however arrive daily from the Brixham boats. Our Chefs are passionate about fresh, homemade produce and utilise their skills to bake their own bread, smoke salmon, cure meats, and even tend to their own herb garden.

With alfresco dining on the lakeside terrace we can’t think of a more pleasant spot to enjoy a chilled glass of wine this summer, so come over and see us sometime.

A: Sudbury House, 56 London Street, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7AA T: (01367) 241 272 W: www.sudburyhouse.co.uk E: stay@sudburyhouse.co.uk TW: @TheSudburyHouse Cuisine: Informal, alfresco, relaxed Open: Open: 07.00 – 09.00, 12.00 – 14.00, 18.00 –21.00

A relaxed atmosphere boasting a brand new feature kitchen and wood burning stove creating an exciting theatre watching the talented Chef’s preparing your meal in front of your very eyes. Menus are available from breakfast through to dinner, including afternoon tea and morning coffee with cakes. Menus vary daily and offer a diverse selection to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from burgers, steaks and pizzas to sharing dishes and boards, nibbles and light bites and delicious seasonal dishes to choose from. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed either in the brasserie or if the weather is kind, why not grab a picnic blanket and basket and enjoy our unique picnic afternoon tea with a bottle of something fresh and sparkling. With views over the quiet gardens al fresco dining is a must in the summer months on our large terrace perhaps followed by a stroll through the rose gardens and beyond. If Sunday lunch is your thing then traditional Sunday roasts are available from 12 midday until 2pm along with a selection of other seasonal dishes. With fresh and locally sourced ingredients, friendly and relaxed service, be ready for a dining experience with no limitations... 22


A: 204-206 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY T: (01865) 512211 W: www.saffronatoxford.co.uk E: info@saffronatoxford.co.uk Cuisine: Indian Open: Sunday - Thursday Lunch: 12 noon 2:30pm Dinner: 5.30pm - 11:30pm Friday & Saturday Lunch: 12 noon - 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.

A: 4 Shipton Road, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6AY T: (01993) 832 332 W: www.swanatascott.com E: theswan@swanatascott.com Open: Monday: 5.30pm - 11.00pm (Open for lunch on Bank Holidays.) Tuesday to Friday: 11.30am - 3.00pm & 5.30pm - 11.00pm Saturday: 11.30am - 11.30pm Sunday: 11.30am - 10.30pm

Richard Haddon & Michiel Verkoren, deciding to take a break from careers in the theatre, re-opened this 17th Century Coaching Inn in July 2013. Michiel, a fully qualified chef, works alongside our Head Chef - Dean Collins.

They have recently completed extensive renovation and development works including the creation of a new function room that was opened by The Prime Minister; The Rt. Hon. David Cameron on Saturday February 8th 2014, who stayed for lunch with his entire family.

To date they have received numerous superb reviews on Tripadvisor and in the local press including The Oxford Times & Oxford Mail, Food & Drink Guide and Cotswold Life .

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A: Littleworth (A420), Faringdon SN7 8PW T: (01367) 242260 W: www.snootymehmaan.com E: info@snootymehmaan.com TW: @snootymehmaan Cuisine: Indian and Thai Open: Mon: Closed, Tue: 6.00pm-11.00pm, Wed-Sat: 12.00pm-2.30pm & 6.00pm–11.00pm, Sun: 12.00pm-3.00pm & 6.00pm-10.00pm

3 Reasons to visit The Snooty Mehmaan Awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014 by TripAdvisor Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly waiting staff

Huge choice of dishes for both Indian and Thai cuisines

The Snooty Mehmaan is a contemporary restaurant in the Oxford suburb of Faringdon, delivering the best in Indian & Thai food combined with a great place to hold a business function or simply to enjoy a drink at the bar.

With an emphasis on refined yet creative cuisine, the menus incorporate both traditional favourites and original new dishes that apply classic flavours with a modern twist. Vegetarians and dietary requirements are also happily accommodated if you let the staff know. The a la carte menu is beautifully crafted, subtly presented and exploding with spice and flavour, bringing together a mix of spices, ingredients and award winning chef’s experience. Why not experience The Snooty Mehmaan’s delicious and great value Sunday Lunch Buffet. The Sunday Lunch Buffet offers unlimited servings and consists of up to twenty dishes, and is available between 12 noon and 3pm. The Snooty Mehmaan also offer a vast array of dishes available to takeaway and enjoy in your own home.

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A: 36 St Clement’s Street, Oxford, OX4 1AB T: (01865) 243003 W: www.seasaltoxford.co.uk E: info@seasaltoxford.co.uk Cuisine: Seafood Open: Monday - Sunday: 11am to 10.30pm

3 Reasons to visit Sea Salt Fresh fish daily

Cool sophisticated interior design

A VERY WARM WELCOME ! Friendly team

SeaSalt is the new fish restaurant on the block, bringing the best seasonal, sustainable fish to Oxford from the shore at the fairest of prices.

The Seasalt chefs deliver seasonal daily specials such “Seared Scallops with local English asparagus, Grilled tuna steak, sea-spinach with Mediterranean Salsa, Cod tongue with chilli and lime salsa – the list goes on. There is also a counter selection available which allows you to try a variety of tastes – fish and vegetarian. The extensive menu includes the SeaSalt seafood platter, mixed fish grill and possibly Oxford’s best fish and chips. Non fish eaters and vegetarians have an eclectic choice too. Many locals also pop in for the weekday lunch menu offering great variety for a 1,2 or 3 course meal whilst on a budget. Others join for the Monday evening promotions, currently a “Paella and Estrella” themed night at only £12.00 ! A steal. Takeaway service is available and St Clements car park is just behind the restaurant for easy access too. 

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A: 73 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BE T: (01865) 248 695 W: www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk E: info@marcosoxford.com Cuisine: New York Italian Open: Monday - Friday Lunch; 12pm - 3pm Monday - Friday Dinner - 5pm - 10pm Saturday - 12pm - 10pm Sunday - 12pm - 9pm 3 Reasons to visit Marco’s Fabulous food designed by Marco Pierre White, the Michelin starred chef.

A fantastic kids menu that is fun, affordable and a winner at the weekends.

Marco’s boasts a fine collection of crisp and refreshing cocktails, all shaken or stirred to perfection.

Marco’s New York Italian is set in the heart of Oxford City Centre, and serves up a stunning array of New York Italian cuisine designed by the Godfather of British Cooking, Marco Pierre White. The restaurant is located in the Mercure Eastgate Hotel, within close proximity to Blenheim Palace, the University of Oxford and the Mini Factory.

The restaurant offers a perfect setting for business and leisure, in a cosy but chic restaurant setting. Diners will find impeccable service, a relaxed atmosphere alongside stunning New York Italian cuisine at Marco’s. From hearty pizza’s and ribs, to delicate desserts and pasta dishes, there is something for everyone and every occasion at Marco’s New York Italian Oxford, by Marco Pierre White.

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A: The White Hart, Main Road, Fyfield, Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 5LW T: (01865) 390585 W: www.whitehart-fyfield.com E: info@whitehart-fyfield.com TW: @the_whitehart Cuisine: Modern British Open: Monday: Closed Tuesday-Friday: 12-3 5:30-11 Saturday: 12-11 Sunday 12-10:30

3 Reasons to visit The White Hart Award-winning food using local Oxfordshire produce

Historic backdrop to an outstanding dining experience We love what we do and it shows!

Winner of the coveted Restaurant of the Year Award at the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards, the White Hart is a favourite with locals and foodies from far and wide. Set in the picturesque village of Fyfield, it is the ultimate country pub, offering one of the finest dining experiences in the county. Housed in a stunning 15th century chantry, customers can choose to eat under the soaring eaves of the great hall or up high in the minstrel’s gallery. This is Mark and Kay Chandler’s eleventh year at the White Hart and their success is evident in both the bustling restaurant and the accolades received. A firm believer in using local seasonal produce, Mark forages in local woodlands and has developed a large kitchen garden. Local suppliers are supported and menus often feature villagers’ surplus produce. Cooking is modern British with their slow roasted local pork belly, with foot-long crackling, being an all-time favourite!

Customers are at the heart of this business and service is first class. Mark and Kay have a great team who share their passion and dedication for bringing outstanding food and an unforgettable experience to every customer who walks through the door.

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A: Beaumont St Oxford OX1 2LN T: (01865) 256410 W: www.macdonaldhotels.co.u/randolph Cuisine: Contemporary, classic British Open: Breakfast: 7am-10am (Mon-Sat) 8am-10.30am (Sun) Lunch: 12.00pm-5.00pm (Mon - Sun) Dinner: 5.00pm-10.00pm (Mon - Sun) 3 Reasons to visit Acanthus Relaxed all day dining with the warmest of welcomes Excellent food and service In the heart of the city

Acanthus at Macdonald Randolph Hotel is the new fabulous all day dining concept in the heart of the historic city of Oxford. Boasting an extensive menu to suit all occasions whether it be an informal lunch or a celebratory dinner Acanthus caters for all occasions.

Our acclaimed chefs prepare the finest dishes from our Ă la carte menu, complemented with our handpicked selection of fine wine. We serve only the finest Scottish beef and the best British lamb and pork, will all of our ingredients prepared daily by skilled chefs. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the new Cartoon Bar boasting an unrivalled selection of gins and champagnes with excellent cocktails. Acanthus is a great destination for visitors to the city as well as locals.

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A: High Street, Goring, Reading, RG8 9AW T: 01491 872 829 W: www.millerofmansfield.com E: reservations@millerofmansfield.com TW: @TheMillerofMan Cuisine: Contemporary Open: Monday - Saturday Lunch: 12 - 2.30 Dinner: 6 - 9 Sunday Lunch: 12 - 3.30 Supper Club 6 - 8 3 Reasons to visit The Miller of Mansfield Eat fine food from the freshest seasonal ingredients

Drink a well kept pint, a lesser-known gin or glass of well chosen wine Relax in good company with friendly service in an informal setting

Welcome to The Miller of Mansfield, our warm and relaxed pub-restaurant with rooms. Our food is award winning. Our wine list extensive. Our rooms individual. Our ethos unpretentious. Eat, drink, sleep in our 18th coaching inn nestled between the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills in the beautiful village of Goring-onThames.

Since 2014, The Miller has been home to Mary and Nick Galer, host and chef patrons. Both former team members of The Fat Duck Group, at The Miller they bring you their take on elegant food, personally selected wines and effortless service. We encourage you to savour every Miller morsel in our cosy and characterful inn. And our service ethos is: eat what you want, where you want. So make yourselves at home.

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A: Burford Road, Minster Lovell, Witney, OX29 0RA T: (01993) 778629 W: www.thewhitehartminster.co.uk E: thewhitehartminster@outlook.com Cuisine: British/International Open: Lunch/ Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 to 2:15 Sunday 12:00 to 2:45 Dinner/ Tuesday-Saturday 6:15-8:45 3 Reasons to visit The White Hart We won Oxfordshire restaurant awards Best Traditional Pub in 2015

Tuesday Twos is a great deal which includes two courses and a drink for two people... For just ÂŁ22! Our Sunday roasts are incredibly popular!

A family run pub which has just hit its 2nd birthday under the management of Brian and Amanda Barker. They, along with a great dedicated team, have transformed this business into a successful and established eatery and public house.

Their son Thomas Curtis and his number two Jules Kirby are in charge of the kitchen, and have spent the last 24 months spoiling the village rotten with the varied and delicious menus they design. This is indeed the home of the White Chocolate and Milkyway Cheesecake! A dish that they dare not take off in fear of a backlash.

Their Sunday lunches are easily the busiest day of the week. With a choice of three meats including perfectly blushing pink beef and belly of pork with salty crackling always adorning the menu.

They have had an immensely good first two years at the pub and they look forward to what ever the future brings. Look out for their signature magic night in the late autumn which includes table magic from world class magician, Richard Young.

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A: Unit 9 Northgate Quarter, Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD T: (01865) 297575 W: www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk E: oxford@cosmo-restaurants.co.uk Cuisine: International Open: Lunch: Monday to Friday 12:00 - 15:00 Saturday 12:00 - 16:00 Dinner: Monday to Thursday 17:00 - 22:30 Friday & Saturday 17:00 - 23:00 Sunday and Bank Holidays: Open All day 12:00 - 22:00 3 Reasons to visit Cosmo An incredible range of freshly prepared dishes, with authentic flavours from around the world. Highly skilled chefs that provide entertainment at various live cooking stations.

A casual dining experience, offering exceptional value for money at one set price.

With more than 150 dishes from around the world and various live cooking stations, COSMO Oxford will deliver seasonal menus from a global kitchen - even the fussiest eater will be challenged to find something they don’t like. Whether you are looking for Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican or Continental food, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It will be a perfect venue for families and parties. There will be a huge selection of vegetable dishes, noodle dishes, pasta dishes just to name a few, plus an impressive dessert zone with a vast array of fresh fruit, cakes, bite-size mousses and trifles, ice-cream, even a chocolate fountain.

Best of all, you will be able to eat all you like for one set price (prices vary depending on days and time, lunch from £8.50 and dinner from £14.99). Children under 150cm in height will be charged half price. COSMO is about a total experience, not just the food. In the 2015 CGA Peach’s BrandTrack survey, the COSMO Group is voted as one of the Top Three restaurant brands in the UK for customer satisfaction. Cosmo prides itself on offering excellent choice and value in luxurious surroundings.

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A: Bardwell Rd, Oxford OX2 6ST T: (01865) 552 746 W: www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk E: info@cherwellboathouse.co.uk Cuisine: Contemporary

3 Reasons to visit The Chequers Burcot Real home comfort cooking Local seasonal produce

Situated in a charming 400-year-old inn

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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A: 110-111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ T: (01865) 556 111 W: www.branca.co.uk Cuisine: Italian influenced brasserie Open: Full menu and bar : 12am - 10.30pm Brunch: 10.00am - 12.00am Sat and Sun Coffee and cake: 10.00am to 5.00pm. Foodstore: 8.30am - 7pm Mon - Sat, 10.30am - 6pm Sun

3 Reasons to visit Branca Great Location Good food

Friendly Service

Well established, award winning bar, restaurant and terrace in cosmopolitan Jericho. This popular brasserie offers a confident and robust Italian influenced menu. Our deli next door, formerly Gluttons, has been trading for over 25 years. You can find many of the ingredients we use in the restaurant kitchen as well as artisan sandwiches, daily salads and freshly prepared dishes. Open all day, this is a lively and classless venue, casual in feel but with warm and generous service.

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Oxford Event Hire pride themselves on their immediate response, first class service, accurate delivery timings, quality equipment and highly competitive prices.

01865 760 158 sales@oxfordeventhire.co.uk www.oxfordeventhire.co.uk


Speciality coffees Café and restaurant supplies On-site training and support Choose from over 12 different espresso beans, including Fairtrade and organic, all expertly roasted by our artisan British roasters Filter & cafetiere coffees Choice of top branded teas, hot chocolates, juices, iced teas, waters, crisps, bars, syrups and biscuits Takeaway cups, lids, sandwich wraps etc China & glassware Cleaning products Barista supplies Coffee machines

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Unit 27 Wornal Park, Menmarsh Road Worminghall, Bucks HP17 9PH T 01844 339828 E sales@beanbagscoffee.co.uk W www.beanbagscoffee.co.uk

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