Places to go out & eat & drink in Oxford
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Oxford

Places to eat & drink in Oxford.

Crammed with architectural jewels – there are hundreds of listed buildings - Oxford has rightly been called the ‘city of dreaming spires’. It still is, even today, despite the traffic, the industry and the encroachment of modernity.

Built on the banks of the rivers Cherwell and the Thames (known around here as the ‘Isis’), it provides a unique glimpse into England’s Gothic past. And while its magnificent cathedral is comparatively small, everything else seems overwhelmingly ornate, as you might expect from Britain’s first university city. The city has many beautiful parks and walks, mostly associated with its riverbanks and – unsurprisingly - is a haven for boaters and lovers of water.

Perhaps its most revered masterpieces, though, are its museums and galleries. The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology was the world’s first-ever university museum, and the Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe.

The city has many other treasures among which is the oldest botanic garden in the world. More ...

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Oxford or surrounding areas.

Oxford Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, OX44 9NX
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The Cockadoo offers the best in fine oriental dining set within a sophisticated, yet relaxing environment.

Whether you need a quick bite to eat at lunch, an intimate dinner for two or simply a bar snack The Cockadoo caters for all, from couples to large parties.

With an excellent range of set menus, which can be viewed via our website and our assurance that there is something for all tastes, we believe you will return to The Cockadoo time and time again.

After enjoying your meal why not have drinks in our bar? We have an excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits, and look forward to welcoming you, and to your custom.
Tel: 01865 341030
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Asthall, Near Burford, Oxon, Oxfordshire, OX18 4HJ
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The Windmill Restaurant and Carvery was founded in 1982 by local farmer Alan Walker, serving local families, holidaymakers and business for over 30 years. Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds and ideally placed for visitors to the historic villages of Asthall, Minster Lovell and Swinbrook. Special functions including Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, social gatherings, business meetings and much more can be catered for on any day of the week. The carvery offers a welcoming relaxed, and friendly atmosphere, where local produce is sourced for our succulent meat and vegetables. The Windmill Restaurant and Carvery combines great food, company and surroundings with the local beauty spots for a dining experience that you will always remember. Banbury 26.6 miles. Buckingham 40.3 miles. Cheltenham 24.9 miles. Oxford 18 miles. Witney 6 miles.
Tel: 01993 822594    Fax: 01993 822753
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5-11 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA
Tel: 01865 511995
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English Restaurant. Most people will have enjoyed classics such as the Browns celebrated Steak, Guinness & Mushroom Pie. Particularly good as it doesn't bust a budget to eat it. Currently there are eleven Browns bringing their own distinctive brand of civilised buzz to the localities they serve.
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La Gousse D'Ail

268 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NW
Tel: 01865 311936    Fax: 01865 516613     E-mail:

French Restaurant. Set in a stunning 1930s villa, La Gousse D'Ail has received rave reviews since opening in 2001. Chef/owner Jonathan Wright (formerly Chef de Cuisine at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons) has created a sophisticated menu serving modern French haute cuisine and has already received 6/10 in The Good Food Guide and three AA Rosettes.
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61 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE
Tel: 01865 553540
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International Restaurant. The cooking at Gee's is contemporary with a Mediterranean influence offering a variety of pastas, chargrilled steaks, fresh fish and salads as well as daily changing special dishes. The wine list carries an exciting selection of interesting international wines.
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Old Parsonage

1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN
Tel: 01865 310210
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International Restaurant. Here, guests can relax and enjoy a quiet cappuccino, a cream tea or a glass of champagne, a light meal from an imaginative menu with a bottle of wine from the international wine list. The Parsonage Bar is open all day from early morning to late at night, with meals and drinks served on the terrace in fine weather.
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Quod Restaurant & Bar

92-94, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BN
Tel: 01865 202505     Web:

International Restaurant. Contemporarily designed with stone floors, an oval zinc topped bar and huge modern oil paintings. Open every day from breakfast onwards, the food has an Italian influence serving an eclectic mix of pastas, risottos, grilled meat and seafood. Quod also has a separate dining room for private use. 
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Al Shami

25 Walton Crescent, Oxford, OX1 2JG
Tel: 01865 310066     Web:

Lebanese Restaurant. Enjoy supreme middle eastern cuisine informal surroundings in the heart of Oxford. The menu is imaginative and exciting and there is something for every palate, with a wide choice for vegetarians.
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36-37 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB
Tel: 01865 243003     Web:

Seafood Restaurant. Fishers Restaurant is a stylish seafood restaurant with an informal atmosphere combining both Mediterranean and Pacific rim influences to give a different taste to Oxford. It is patronised by local dons, professors and celebrities filming on location in and around Oxford, and is also a favourite of theatre goers as it offers pre-theatre bookings.
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Studley Priory

Horton Hill, Horton-Cum-Studley, Oxford, OX33 1AY
Tel: 01865 351203    Fax: 01865 351613

Dining at Studley Priory is in the award winning Croke Restaurant. Crisp napery, gleaming silver and shining glassware. Modern English cooking from an a la carte or vegetarian menu complimented by an outstanding wine list. A cosy oak panelled room with French windows leading to the garden. Available for private dining for groups of up to thirty-four guests.
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