Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Oxford

Vaults & Garden

Hidden in the vaulted 14th-century Old Congregation House of the University Church, this buzzy local favourite serves a wholesome seasonal selection of soups, salads, pastas, curries, sandwiches and cakes, including…
Top Choice Japanese in Oxford

Edamamé

The queue out the door speaks volumes about this tiny, deliciously authentic place. All light wood, dainty trays and friendly bustle, this is Oxford’s top spot for gracefully simple, flavour-packed Japanese cuisine.…
Modern British in Oxford

Turl St Kitchen

A twice-daily-changing menu transforms meals into exquisite surprises at this lively, super-central multi-level cafe-restaurant. Fresh, organic, sustainable and locally sourced produce is thrown into creative contem…
Cafe in Oxford

Handle Bar Cafe & Kitchen

Hot on Oxford’s simmering coffee-culture scene, this bubbly bike-themed cafe gets packed with students, professionals and a few lucky tourists. They’re here for luscious, health-focused bites, such as spiced avocado…
Mediterranean in Oxford

Café Coco

This Cowley Rd institution is a hugely popular brunching destination, decorated with classic posters, warm yellow walls, chunky mirrors and a plaster-cast clown in an ice bath. The globetrotting menu ranges from coo…
Pub Food in Oxford

Fishes

In a delightful country setting, 1.5 miles west of central Oxford, this buzzy gastropub draws a regular local crowd with its excellent menu of classy modern-British offerings like crunchy ricotta-filled pastry, dry-…
Cafe in Oxford

Missing Bean

Inspired by Australia’s independent cafe scene, the Missing Bean serves up Oxford’s finest coffee, fuelled by its East Oxford roastery (which has its own branch). There are loose-leaf teas and smoothies for those le…
Modern British in Oxford

Door 74

This cosy little place woos fans with its rich mix of British and Mediterranean flavours, friendly service and intimate setting. The menu is limited and tables are tightly packed, but the cooking is consistently goo…
Thai in Oxford

Oli’s Thai

With a sunny front terrace and a tiny interior, family-run Oli’s is well off the tourist track but absolutely worth seeking out. A Thai chef lends authenticity to the short but delicate, dynamic menu. It’s a mile so…
Tapas in Oxford

Kazbar

Both sultry and stylish, this energetic Moroccan-inspired bar-restaurant has hanging lanterns, draped fabrics, low lighting, warm colours and a fun, fresh vibe. It's usually filled with a fashionable crowd sipping c…