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 ….
Great for lunch and dinner. Wouldn't take children… more for the grown-ups to appreciate the surroundings.
61 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE
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
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
A Summertown family favourite. Fabulous pizzas.
8 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JL
Still going strong, since 1973. Good for families & great for brunch
5-11 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA
Chain of great Burger restaurants. Fun place to eat with an urban cool interior.
33-35 George Street Oxford OX1 2AY
01865 792 155
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lovely little restaurant set off the beaten track. Very popular, very booked in advance. A little gem.
38 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB
And here's a lovely piccie of the Oxford Skyline just for you....