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Places to eat in Oxford

Here are MyLocalExchange's top ten places to eat in Oxford (remember this is not an exhaustive list and it is just places that we like and so do our taste buds).

And in no particular order ….

1 Gees

Great for lunch and dinner. Wouldn't take children… more for the grown-ups to appreciate the surroundings.
61 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE
01865 553540

2 Quod

Brasserie. Central, stylish, contemporary and converted from an old bank. Can eat outside in the courtyard. Fun place to go. Child friendly & pretty noisy so don't take the hard of hearing!
92-94 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ
01865 202505

3 Ashmolean Dining Room

The views ! The rooftop terrace...perfect in summer. Just enjoy. Really for grown-ups (and possibly well behaved and sophisticated children). Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 553 823

4 Mamma Mia's

A Summertown family favourite. Fabulous pizzas.
8 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JL
01865 514141

5 Browns

Still going strong, since 1973. Good for families & great for brunch
5-11 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA
01865 511995

6 Byron

Chain of great Burger restaurants. Fun place to eat with an urban cool interior.
33-35 George Street Oxford OX1 2AY
01865 792 155

7 Jamie's

As in the Naked Chef. Can't book so prepare to queue. Right next to the theatre so perfect for pre/post play meal.
24-26 George Street OX1 2AE
01865 838383

8 Pizza Express

Sorry had to include it. You know what you are getting. It's by a castle/jail, so if the smalls don't behave you can point to where they might end up. And don't forget to take/print out your money saving vouchers from their website
6 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

9 The Covered Market

Just because we love the Covered Market, and lots of little places to eat. We are especially fond of:
Pieminister - Who ate all the pies?
And for a delicious and waist expanding treat, Ben's Cookies. This must be the cookie monster's nirvana.
Oxford Covered Market, Market St., Oxford, OX1 3DZ

10 Cherwell Boat House

An Oxford institution. Book one of the four window tables so you can watch the goings-on on the river.
50 Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST
01865 515 978

10 & 1/2 Turl Street Kitchen

Sorry, I know we said top ten but this place kept on popping up .... thank you Vanessa ... article in The Sunday Times, so we thought we would include it. It's buzzy and open all hours. It showcases local sustainably produced food.
18 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH
01865 264171

And finally (squeezing a few more in) ....

12 The Vaults & Garden Cafe

Open Monday to Sunday 8am to 6pm, with its entrance via the High Street or Radcliffe Square, this is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or tea. Wholesome and unusual food in a fascinating building.
University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ
01865 279112

13 The Old Parsonage

Okay so we have given up with the Top Ten, as we have found and stuffed ourselves in yet another great place to eat. The Old Parsonage, owned by the same group who have Gee's and Quod, has a clubby atmosphere serving British classic dishes.
1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN
01865 310210

14 Oli's Thai

Lovely little restaurant set off the beaten track. Very popular, very booked in advance.  A little gem.
38 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB
01865 790223


And here's a lovely piccie of the Oxford Skyline just for you....


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