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Restaurants in Oxford and Oxfordshire

With an abundance of cosy rural pubs, sophisticated city centre cafes and wine bars — not to mention Michelin-starred dining. Great food is never far away in Oxfordshire. Here, we've handpicked some of the best dining spots from across the region.

It’s time to discover the best pubs, cafes, bars, and restaurants Oxfordshire has to offer. Did you know that some of the best restaurants near Oxford can be found right here at Bicester Village? If you’ve come to delight in the joy of shopping with us, why not stop by one of our delicious eateries to relax and recharge? Some of our restaurants include farm shop restaurant & cafe, La Tua Pasta and Shan Shui.

We believe there’s a little something to cater to all palates in the dining spaces nestled amongst the Village’s enchanting luxury boutiques.

For example, at Soho House & Co’s farm shop restaurant and café, guests can enjoy British classics at any time of the day, with wholesome Oxfordshire food & drink served up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in charming rustic surroundings. And for some of the most authentic Asian cuisine this side of Shanghai, be sure to add a 1920s-inspired trip to the sensational Shan Shui to your Bicester Village itinerary.

But for now, let us take you on a journey across the rest of this captivating part of the UK, and introduce to you our favourite places in eat in Oxfordshire.

01

Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

Fine Dining
This two-Michelin starred restaurant with a two-acre kitchen garden is the setting for one of Oxfordshire’s finest dining experiences and is less than 30 minutes from the Village. Legendary chef Raymond Blanc leads the team, while the seasons lead the menu to create a gastronomical experience that you will treasure forever.

A lavender scented footpath invites guests towards the 15th-century manor. Once inside, prepare to delight in one of the finest restaurants in not only Oxfordshire, but the UK as well. World-class gastronomy driven by seasonal, sustainable, and organic produce combines perfectly with an exceptional wine list, sourced from some of France’s and the world’s most gifted artisan winemakers.

Feast on a six-course lunch, devour a seven-course dinner menu and let the manor’s gifted sommeliers choose wines that pair perfectly with each mouth-watering dish. And with equivalent vegetarian & vegan menus on offer, no stone has been left unturned at this magnificent Oxfordshire restaurant. Unsurprisingly, tables get booked up months in advance, so be sure to plan ahead.

Find out more and book a table here.

02

Nut Tree Inn

Fine Dining / Gastropub
With its smartly thatched roof and exposed beams, The Nut Tree Inn could easily be mistaken for a simple English pub. Yet this rural dining destination, located just 15 minutes from the Village, has held a Michelin star since 2009, making it one of the finest places to eat in Oxfordshire. Here, you’ll find a selection of refined pub classics on the menu, alongside sophisticated dishes such as smoked Loch Duart salmon and Cotswold chicken with truffle farce.

The Nut Tree Inn’s fabulous food & drink is derived from the plentiful rolling pastures of Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas. Keepr’s Honey Gin is made 5 minutes away in Worminghall. A good selection of English wines from Woodchester Valley in nearby Stroud and Hundred Hills in Henley-on-Thames can be found on the wine list; and meats are sourced from Aubrey Allen in Coventry.

The Nut Tree Inn is truly as quintessential an Oxfordshire dining experience as one can hope to enjoy.

Find out more and book a table here. here.

03

Parsonage Grill

All Day Dining
If you’re looking for a piece of history, then the Old Parsonage Hotel is the place to go. The 17th-century building feels like one of Oxford's best-kept secrets, sitting picture perfect behind a low stone wall. The Parsonage Grill uses the best locally sourced produce to create simple yet sophisticated British dishes and exquisite afternoon teas. Located in the city centre, a 15-minute walk from Oxford train station, or just 20-minutes by road from Bicester Village. It is sure to quickly become one of your favourite Oxford restaurants.

Famed for its intimate, bohemian, club-like atmosphere, the Parsonage Grill’s walls are adorned with portraits of famous writers and artists. It is the perfect atmospheric hangout after a successful day of perusing the boutiques of nearby Bicester Village. Tuck into hearty English breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and the venue’s famed afternoon teas. Centrally located yet removed enough from the hustle and bustle of the city, a visit to one the Oxford’s best places to eat is a must when in these parts.

Find out more and book a table here.

04

Quod Restaurant & Bar

Bistro / Cocktails
What was once a former bank has turned into a lively pit stop for cocktails, a delicious meal and catching up with friends. This bistro-style restaurant, located in the centre of Oxford, offers classic burgers and steaks, paper-thin pizza, plus a selection of fish and vegetarian dishes.

The Quod’s most noteworthy contribution to the Oxfordshire restaurants world, however, is its cocktails. A slice of Manhattan decadence combined with a hefty twist of British class is the order of the day across the Quod’s cocktail list. Try an Oxford Mule (vodka, lime juice, ginger ale) for a local twist on a classic cocktail. Pair it with a Hereford Ribeye steak for the perfect combination of New York and Oxfordshire. You can book a spot at any time of the day or night, just a 30-minute drive from the Village.

Find out more and book a table here.

05

The Wild Rabbit

Gastropub
Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, less than an hour from the Village is the modern British inn —The Wild Rabbit. A community hub for locals, as well as a top dining destination for food lovers from afar — thanks to its pool of talented chefs. Expect a locally sourced, seasonal menu with produce taken directly from its market garden, a real gem in an already outstanding selection of good Oxfordshire food spots.

The Wild Rabbit’s relaxed yet refined surroundings are the perfect setting for either a sit-down fine dining experience, or an informal light bite at the bar, with a large selection of superb wines available by the glass should guests be seeking a taste of luxury at reasonable prices. The food is inspired by the majestic surroundings of the Cotswolds, using seasonal produce from the venue’s own organic farms and local artisan producers to create a memorable dining experience for all occasions.

Find out more and book a table here.

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