April 2021: Finally, the time has come. We can go back to Oxford’s restaurants again. Under the current lockdown exit strategy, UK restaurants have been able to reopen from April 12 for outdoor meals and from May 17 indoor dining will be on the cards again, subject to social-distancing rules. In anticipation of being able to eat delicious dishes without having to do the washing up afterwards, we’ve updated our list of the best restaurants in Oxford. From Michelin-starred heavyweights to curry houses and new emerging joints, here are the hottest tables in Oxford we think you should be booking.
In this most traditional of English cities, you might expect the food to err on the safe side. In Oxford, this is definitely not the case. From bacon milkshakes and burgers piled high with camembert to Tabasco-slathered pizzas, the best restaurants in Oxford and their slightly outlandish menus are proof the city can have fun (and does, sometimes, get outside the library). Even if you’re less inclined to go full fast food and the occasion’s more haute cuisine – students, that means if your parents are paying – there’s no shortage of fine dining destinations either. Stuck for where to eat after a day exploring the best things to do in Oxford? Our bucket list of the city’s ultimate food experiences should come in handy.
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