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Restaurants and bars around Oxford

Oxford has a thriving and ever-changing food and drink scene. Rhodes House colleagues have put together this guide to some of the places to eat and drink while you are in the City.

Summer drinks in the garden


Cocktails, Bars & Wine Cafes

Angels Cocktail Bar, Duke of Cambridge, Alchemist, Victors, The Varsity Club (TVC), Sandy’s Piano
Bar, Frevd, Love Jericho, The Lighthouse, The Baron, The Mad Hatter, Tap Social Movement, Oxford Wine Café.

Historic Pubs

 The Bear Inn (Fullers)
 The Turf Tavern (Greene King)
 The King’s Arms (closest to Rhodes House and a popular local student drinking spot)
 The Rickety Press (Dodo Pub Co.)
 The Jericho Tavern (boasting a rich history of live music performed by Radiohead, Mumford & Sons and Supergrass)
 The Old Bookbinders Ale House (family-run pub)
Country and riverside pubs
 The Perch – 800 years old and located in the beautiful fields of Port Meadow. Open fires and plenty of outdoor seating.
Fans of inspector Morse will recognize the pub, which features as one of Morse’s favourite drinking holes in the
 The Trout – a large beer patio, peacocks and riverside views.
 Cherwell Boathouse – a late-Victorian working boathouse overlooking the river. Also a start point for Punting.
 The Fishes – an imposing Victorian building set in acres of wooded grounds leading down to the banks of Seacourt


Fine dining: Parsonage Grill, No.1 Ship Street, Cote Brasserie, Quod, Gees, The Ivy, The Wild Rabbit
Steakhouse: The Porterhouse Grill, The Chester Arms
Italian: Mamma Mia, Franco Manca
Turkish: Antep Kitchen
Caribbean: Spiced Roots
Polish: Polish Kitchen
French: Pierre Victoire, Pompette
Indian: Spice Lounge, The Standard
Lebanese: La Casa, Najar’s Place, Comptoir Libinais
Thai: Chiang Mai Kitchen, Giggling Squid, Thaikhun
British: The Anchor, C.R.A.F.T Burger, Bill’s, Pieminister, Keeper’s Kitchen & Bar, Browns, The Victoria (Pie Pub), Joe’s Bar &
Sri Lankan: The Coconut Tree
Sushi: Sticks’n’Sushi
Tapas: Al-Andalus, Arbequina, Kazbar
Vegan: Happy Friday Kitchen, Delhish Kitchen, The Punter
Brunch: The Handle Bar, George Street Social, The Breakfast Club, Art Café
Coffee & Cake: Colombia Coffee Roasters, Black Sheep Coffee & Cocktails, Artisan Café, Missing Bean, Vaults & Garden, Brew,
Barefoot Bakery, GAIL’s Bakery, Pret A Manger
Takeaway: JustEat, UberEats and Delivero