Oxford Restaurants and Cafés
Oxford High Street, outside Scrivens Opticians
A new kebab van on the High Street offering food and drink, including some organic choices.
I was missing the original taste of the Doner kebab so much since my movement from Germany to UK. Finally there is a GREAT... read more
High Street (opposite Catte St)
Traditional kebab van. Rumoured to have fed a Univ College student kebabs through his window, which looked out onto the van. The student spent a year unable to resist the smell of tasty fried food and Ahmed was most obliging, saving the student a round trip of approximately 400 yards (360 metres).
Wow! What a van, if indeed it should be called a van - more apt would be a mobile restaurant! Sooo much choice! Where else... read more
192 Abingdon Road
Portuguese & Brazilian cafe & food shop, newly opened Jan 2013, serving tasty fresh pastries, paninis, hot drinks etc.
Visited here in the last week, and left feeling very satisfied after our lovely lunch. Will be visiting again. ... read more
25 Walton Crescent
89 Covered Market
Take-away sandwich and salad bar serving natural and organic foods. Very busy at lunchtime, especially in the summer.
This salad and hot food bar at the back of the covered market is in my experience pretty reliable. I went to get a takeaway staff... read more
3-4 Deans Court
Under new management! Current deal: 3 course meal for £10.00 (Excluding Prawn, King Prawn, Duck and Venison) Sunday - Thursday, 5-11pm. Offer open to Daily Info customers!
Found my ideal tasty dish with the "handy curry" with naan bread. Can't fault the service either. If I had to mention the worst... read more
14 Bonn Square
Sandwich shop and cafe with an emphasis on home made, organic, local produce - with regular art exhibitions. External catering too. Seating upstairs for 50 (room hireable for private parties); free Wi-Fi access.
I just want to say a huge "thank you" to the lovely staff here who helped my husband when he was taken ill in town a... read more
107-108 Walton Street
148 London Road
Refurbed Chinese takeaway, formerly Hang Chow.
I have been going to and getting deliveries from this restaurant for the last 6 years as I love their salt and pepper prawns and... read more
92 Cowley Road
247 Cowley Road
Sister of Atomic Burger and now Big Ron's Burrito Shack, child of former Italian pizzeria Fratelli's: Oxford's own celebration of Americana, the 80's, and how much pop culture you can cram on to one pizza. Also thick shakes, burgers, ribs, wings, & sticky puds.
Great evening, lovely pizza, very child friendly. ... read more
228-230 Cowley Road
I wrote a glowing review about eating in Aziz recently so today I decided to try out their new takeaway delivery service (I usually... read more
17A Beaumont Road
We paid a visit last Saturday on my birthday and I have to say the food was really good, as was the service. Really recommend... read more
96 Cowley Road
Serving up mild to mouth-meltingly hot burritos and American beverages to eat in or take away.
I had visited when this was just a burrito restaurant and always loved their food but now they have really upped their game with... read more
242 Cowley Road
Authentic Turkish food including Turkish pizzas, kebabs, burgers, baked potatoes, casseroles & more. Telephone orders welcome, but no delivery.
Undoubtedly the best kebab I've ever tasted! Mixed kebab with chips, came with a well dressed salad. The lamb and shish kebab... read more
2 North Parade
Long-standing deli, sandwich shop & more (soups, hot dishes, etc.).
Templars Square Shopping Centre
Shopping centre cafe serving hot drinks, pastries and other snacks, plus more substantial lunch menu (jackets, paninis, etc). Friendly service, used to catering for all ages, from the tiniest high-chair user (and parent juggling cups) to afternoon tea for retired folks. Potted palms and split-level site make for interest, and the whole space seems open and spacious. The menu is straightforward but things like fruit juices are more natural without artificial ingredients; it's not awash with sugary carbonated tooth-rotting drinks, and is therefore kind for families.
108 Gloucester Green, St George's Pl, Oxford
A shining beacon of the kebab trade.
1-2 Chapel Way
Chic Indian brasserie on the former site of Bilash.
Having had takeaways a couple of times from Brasserie B, last night was my turn for the inhouse experience, and very pleasant... read more
Avenue 3, Covered Market
Popular café with seating indoors or in the avenue itself. Tasty sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks to take away or eat in.
Great Café but pretty unfriendly service. ... read more
11-12 Broad Street
Cafe downstairs from The Buttery Hotel. Sandwiches, jacket potatoes, salads, breakfasts and afternoon teas. In nice weather a cordon of tables outside mean you can survey the hubbub of Broad St from the comfort of a cup of coffee.
45 Oxford Castle
Sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, soups and homemade cakes. Free wifi.
Named after the year in which Robert D'Oilly built Oxford's original motte-and-bailey castle, this lovely café attached to... read more
19 Broad Street
Nice little independent café. Some pavement tables.
Excellent, one of the treats of Oxford.... read more
244 Cowley Road
Asian fusion deli and restaurant. Takeaway available.
This is a great little cafe. Although it only looks like they have a few tables in the front, there is a large seating area... read more
170 Cowley Road
A seamless replacement of Wok To Go, Café Orient is popular, cheap and cheerful.
We were so impressed we ate there three days in a row :) Chefs from one of Oxford's posh central restaurants in this cafe setting... read more
98/98a The Parade
Newly refurbished restaurant 2007; outdoor catering service available. Free delivery if your order is over £8; 5 mile radius. 10% discount if you collect your order.
I have ordered take-away from Cafe Spice over the past 2 years and have eaten inside on about 4 occassions. Except for perhaps... read more
60 Western Road
Italian restaurant that is a sister to the Ethos Hotel across the road. Homecooked pizza, insalata, mezze, tiramisu and more. Breakfast and brunch and afternoon tea menus also available. No gluten-free options.
14 High Street
Chain café with nice big sofas and two levels. Can make lattes and such with soya milk if you ask.
113 London Road
Lovely wooden bar.
Be warned! It seems that the Cafe Toscana is under new management, and has now changed it's menu to 'Pizza'. Although... read more
135 High Street (via enclosed alleyway)
Fish and chips, scarily large sausages and other battered & non-battered items. Oxford's last (and longstanding) fixed abode and central chippy.
Recommended! Happened to fancy fish & chips tonight, after a film. Haven't visited for at least 5 years, so wasn'... read more
20 High Street
Thai restaurant new in 2013.
Cosy little upstairs restaurant with a modern yet Thai decor. Fantastic food and service. In fact, some of the best Thai food... read more
7 Hollow Way
Caribbean takeaway with all meals priced at £6.50 and served with salad and coleslaw. Cooked for you by 'original chef known as bloodys'!
Champion House is our favourite takeaway in Oxford with amazing variety of Jamaican food. We have bought from there countless... read more
6 North Parade
Pancake restaurant. This is a nice cosy little cafe-restaurant which specialises in crepes and galettes with a few other options. They do all-buckwheat galettes, though you need to check the fillings are gluten-free. Wheelchairs accommodated by arrangement
Phenomenal food! A hearty seafood pasta and an exquisite crepe Suzette made for a delicious meal. This served by... read more
107 Cowley Road
Like KFC, only different, and (we're assured) better! Whatever strange images the name conjures up, this is a palace for all things chickeny. There are discounts for students and local businesses, free home delivery if you're feeling lazy, and free wifi if you make it in to the shop.
The chicken wings here are usually very fresh and delicious (tasting as good as the KFC wings as described below in some reviews... read more
Takeaway establishment recommended by our readers.
The food from here is always excellent. Tastes really traditional and is always fresh and hot. The vegetable curry is amazing... read more
131 Oxford Rd
China Kitchen offer over 100 Chinese dishes to take away. Delivery service available to Temple Cowley, Slade, Town Furze, Wood Farm, Littlemore, Rose Hill, Donnington, Blackbird Leys, Greater Leys, Kings Copse, Garsington, Horspath. They've been serving chinese food for 40 years.
Sadly a recent revamp means you can no longer read the fabulous FAQ about Chinese food nor an explanation of 'Wok Hey' and general good humour. But the new one retains the helpfulness at least.
I am very fed up with China Kitchen. When I had my order delivered, I realised that the size of the chicken fried rice was small... read more
77a London Road
Luxury chocolatier (everything handmade in Brussels). Also hot drinks (traditional Belgian hot chocolates, coffee & tea) and desserts.
A great independent shop in Headington. The coffee is excellent - good and strong macchiato, as it should be. The ice-cream is... read more
The Clarendon Centre
Pasties, hot drinks and other fayre from a hatch on Queen Street, temptingly adjacent to Clarendon Shopping Centre entrance. The hefty pizza slices are particularly good value.
Unit 3, Clarendon Centre
Most central branch of coffee-purveying chain.
141-145 Cowley Road
Spacious branch in former bank. Exterior decking forming smoking patio.
Visited Costa whilst on vacation. Nice ambience but the coffee was only average. The cakes we bought tasted as though they were... read more
9 High Street
Kidlington's branch of the coffee house chain.
Odeon Magdalen Street
New in Feb 2012, a strangely retro branch of the coffeeshop chain.
I really like to spend my free time in Odeon Costa Oxford. ... read more
203 Banbury Road
Summertown branch of ubiquitous coffee house chain.
19-20 St Clements
Authentic Moroccan café and sandwich bar
One of my all-time Oxford favourites. Delicious food (particularly the aubergine-based dishes and bastilla), stunning decor... read more
Old Fire Sation
40 George Street / Gloucester Green
An inspirational social enterprise providing accredited on the job training and routes to employment for homeless people. The Café is open to the public and there is space inside to showcase artwork from the Skylight Centre.
Delicious food photos by Helen Ward.
Lovely place. Delicious food in light, airy decor and fanatastic value. The best range of jacket potato fillings in town... read more
39 - 40 St Clements
25 Botley Road
Indian eat-in and takeaway. Bombay tiffin service available. Free home delivery within a three mile radius, minimum order £15. 10% discount on collection of main meals only.
We've been ordering takeaways from this place for over 6 years now. It was our local when we lived on the Botley Rd, and... read more
36-37 St Clements
Fish/bar/grill/brasserie from the La Cucina people. Slowly taking over St Clements with their relaxed, grown-up dining.
Craving a taste of the sea on a blowy March evening, my companion and I ventured out to the newly renamed Cuttlefish on St Clements... read more
283 Banbury Road
Cheap and cheerful eat-as-much-as-you-like Chinese buffet restaurant. All major debit & credit cards accepted (min. £10); no cheques. 10% service charge applies to all meals. Entertainment & karaoke on request. Also takeaway & outside catering. Children under 120cm pay half price.
Been here about 4 times. Its a bit café tacky inside but friendly staff. Food is cheap and of good quality, only gripe is that... read more
12 Cherwell Drive
Soup, cakes, seasonal specials (like pancakes for Shrove Tuesday) and groceries including oddities like Caramelised Biscuit Spread and Blue Popcorn on the cob! Plus more regular foods to fill your cupboards. We're told this is a regular oasis for gourmets in the area. Seating inside and out.
There are not many places in Marston worthy of a food-based journey. However, Deli-Licious, at the unprepossessing junction... read more
42A Abingdon Road
Sit-in (or out) and takeaway coffee, croissants, home made cake, sandwiches etc. Local art on the walls for sale
92 Sheep Street
Superb quality food in well decorated, relaxed atmosphere. Excellent flavours with great quality of service. Party arrangements available, fully licensed.
Have eaten at Denis a few times, and have enjoyed every meal! A wonderful atmosphere, pleasant service and flavours that remind... read more
Botley Road, behind train station
For all your late-night, en-route-home-to-west-Oxford-from-town snacking needs.
I bought two medium chicken kebabs today. They normally cost £4 each, but today I handed over £10 and received no change. I... read more
57 Between Towns Road
Now with online ordering. Your pizza should be with you in 20 - 25 minutes.
I love dominos. I dont understand how people can complain. Lush pizzas. ... read more
126 London Road
Order your pizza online and have it delivered in about half an hour.
I always try to give this branch of Dominoes another chance, but it never fails to disappoint. Pizzas very dry and I have had... read more
18-19 Park End Street
I ordered a home delivery for a party of 10. The food arrived on time, it was hot, it was tasty, and was 50% off (because of promotional... read more
1 The Parade
Dong Dong has been my favourite, for its cheap prices and generous portions. However, on my last visit 2 days ago, I was disappointed... read more
25 Park End Street
Refurbished autumn 2013. Formerly Ruchi. South Indian food including dosa, idly and thali - alongside the usual fast food offerings of chicken, burgers & kebabs. Free home delivery within 5 miles.
This place is still the best curry house in Oxford by a country mile. The food is authentic south Indian and the quality is superb... read more
Slightly surprising combination of beautiful country pub, Carvery and full lavish Indian & Bangladeshi menu. Watch the sunset on the patio with a cold pint or a shisha pipe, as you wish. Additional cuisines available on different days: Sunday carvery, Monday burgers, Tuesday pie night, Wednesday fish and chips, Thu & Fri steaks. Plus tapas and full Indian menu available all the time. 10% off food for RAF personnel.
11 - 13 Hollow Way
Add £1 and allow 30 mins for delivery.
I am a great fan. The spicy French beans are addictive, last night we tried a hot sticky mushroom dish as a starter, which... read more
92 Gloucester Green
Burritos, Tacos, Chilli, Churros and Nacho. New-ish Mexican speed food franchise chain restaurant.
Nestled amongst the cafes, shops and theatres around Gloucester Green is Mexican chain restaurant, El Mexicana. Think of it... read more
at the Donnington Arms
147-151 Howard Street
The first of a growing number of Nepalese restaurants in Oxford. And it's very good.
We ordered a home delivery from Everest last night (Thursday). The delivery was reasonably quick, and the driver very friendly... read more
252 Cowley Road
Unit 121, Avenue 4
The Covered Market
Amazing pasta (fresh and dried and to take away) plus delicious deli items - all squeezed into an implausibly small and beautiful cupboard. Now part of the Taylors empire.
55 Westland Drive
Traditional stone-baked pizza. Two 12" pizzas for £12! Free delivery.
Owner/manager really friendly and helpful, amazing 2 for 1 deals, good prices and fantastic pizza! Worth travelling across town... read more
1 Queen Street (at Carfax tower)
Hot drinks and all sorts of food to takeaway or sit and eat at their covered outdoor tables.
Personally I really like Fernando´s. It´s a very nice restaurant located in the centre of Oxford, next to the Carfax tower.... read more
13-15 Magdalen St
Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers and fries. AND free peanuts!
The Five Guys juggernaut has reached the shores of the River Cherwell. Established in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia, Five Guys... read more
209c Cowley Road
Indian cuisine online delivery service aimed at students.
6-12 George Street
Sourdough pizza cooked in a very hot wood-fired oven very quickly. These guys began as a street food truck in Brixton, and are now expanding into permanent premises around the UK. They stick to one thing, so expect a menu of pizza! No gluten-free options.
Ahead of an explosion of new restaurants when the Westgate opens its doors, two cracking new ones have appeared at opposite ends... read more
94 St Aldate's
Cow-themed café serving bagels and freshly-made ice-cream in many interesting flavours (customers can suggest new ones). The raspberry yoghurt ice-cream is to be recommended. Has siblings in Jericho and the Cowley Road.
I first came upon G and D in 1992 when I was walking to the St Margarets Centre in Jericho. Never before had I been... read more
55 Little Clarendon Street
Cow-themed café serving bagels and freshly-made ice-cream in many interesting flavours (customers can suggest new ones). Possibly the best coffee ice cream in Oxford. A bit noisy and crowded, especially after the pubs close, but there's a tiny garden out the back, and you can read Daily Info there too. Has siblings in St Aldates and the Cowley Road.
I went there alone on a Wednesday around 2pm and practically had the whole place to myself. I'm devoted to ice cream so my visit... read more
104 Cowley Road
The eastern outpost of a modern Oxford institution, Cowley Road’s George and Delila always seems half full. Offering WiFi... read more
209 Banbury Road
Upmarket French patisserie.
How to win over the Daily Info team? By sending us lovely baked goods on a Tuesday morning, which Gatineau did this past week... read more
35 New Inn Hall Street
A lively coffee, craft beer, cocktail & canteen bar.
Bright but cosy, lively but low-key, George Street Social is an intimate venue with good food and a nice atmosphere. Downstairs... read more
71 George St
New (early 2008) slightly organicky, family-friendly, smily, right-on type of place with sunshiny outlook, and other products to buy as well as food.
Firstly were we seated and then told that the table had been booked so we had to move, not a problem but a bit of a faff. ... read more
1-3 Golden Cross (off Cornmarket)
Cosy, discreet café on two levels. No longer a Puccino's franchise, but still has the odd scribbles on the wall.
After scouring Oxford for somewhere suitable to grab lunch, we came across this little café - everywhere else was up to a 50... read more
29-31 George Street
133 Botley Road
Chinese takeaway, with some Korean (kimchi), Japanese (teriyaki) and Thai dishes too.
50 St Giles
Sandwich shop and cafe with an emphasis on home made, organic, local produce. Hot meals too. Seating upstairs and free Wi-Fi access. Outside catering/delivery services too.
One of my favourite places in Oxford & the top front room is a brilliant place to work, with an unspoken quiet-room agreement... read more
at The Squire Bassett
174 Oxford Road
Nepalese restaurant which opened in February 2012, on the outskirts of Kidlington in an old pub. Spacious venue with parking for over 50 cars. Has the classic Nepali dishes (momo et al) plus more mainstream Indian curries (jalfreizi) and an interesting vegetarian selection. Free delivery within a five mile radius.
Fantastic food and excellent service! It the best asian restaurant I've ever been to. They recently have won 2nd best restaurant... read more
20 Chiltern Business Centre
Full lunchtime food delivery service. Special occasion, boardroom & events catering; professional staff.
Hassan et al. I have been a faithful customer since October 2010, and I must say your cuisine never fails to disappoint. From... read more
4/6 Hayfield Road
near Polstead Road
Deli, bakery, off licence and shop. Formerly Bunter's Deli, now under new management.
Highly recommend the homemade Persian food - there's an expert and experienced chef at work here. The owner is also the cook and... read more
8 Ship Street
Hot sandwiches, Italian and Mexican food.
This cozy little cafe/takeaway is tucked away on Ship Street but well worth a visit if you need a hot or cold meal. Homemade white... read more
19 Banbury Road
Best spare ribs in Oxford, allegedly.
Excellent good value for money nosh. Last time I visited I was the only non-Chinese person in the place so it must be... read more
82 Cowley Road
Authentic Italian deli with hot and cold takeaway options.
After reading so many excellent reviews and having enjoyed my visits to the deli I was really excited to try the takeaway service... read more
13 North Parade Avenue
Homemade traditional Maroccan and Lebanese food, and patisserie. Sit in and eat or take away. Smoking area available.
36 Cornmarket Street
A sort of cross between Pret a Manger (indeed itsu was founded by the man behind Pret) and Wagamama - healthy, Asian-inspired hot food and snacks. Itsu is a well-established brand in London, and this is the first store outside the capital. Downloadable pdfs online list allergens and count the calories of each menu item.
15 Old High Street
'Grocer...deli...coffee house' with a Waitrose-customer-friendly range of local & ethical meats/fish/cheese/fresh groceries/sandwiches/bread and many other specialities. Also external catering (inc. hamper) service.
I have a great emotional attachment to Jacobs and Field. On arriving in Oxford this was the first restaurant I 'discovered' (searching... read more
130 Godstow Road
Formerly the Red Lion, this is a new all day dining pub, delicatessen and bistro concoction brought to you by the talented minds behind Jacobs & Field. Open July 2013.
Who is Jacob? He seems to be taking over the Oxford food scene. Between Jacobs and Field (the café in Headington), Jacobs... read more
107-108 Walton Street
Phoenix-like the name Jamal's has reappeared on the front of this restaurant after a brief spell away. Jamal's is a perennial favourite with students particularly for celebratory meals.
24-26 George Street
Standalone pizzeria in the George Street basement of Jamie's Italian. Expect thin crust, oven baked, Italian style pizzas.
2 Pinnocks Way
Indian food - home delivery / collection only. Complimentary home delivery on orders over £10.
Can't believe it has taken me so long to try this takeaway (I live locally). Excellent - excellent value for money, an... read more
15 North Parade
Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. Currently free delivery and 10% discount within 3 miles (min £20), 10% discount within 5 mile radius over £25, 15% off collection orders over £15. £6.95 (curry, rice and bread) & £9.95 (starter, curry, rice and bread) lunch offers, dine-in only. Student offer: Sun - Thu dine-in only 20% off total bill, min £15 per head; mention student offer on arrival, bring ID.
I do like Jee Saheb. Although I don't eat in often, it's on the route home for my partner and I, and we get takeaway... read more
19 Magdalen St,
Fancy new sandwich bar, where Rainbow Café used to be. Offering a 10% discount if you pay in Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin! Now they do ice cream, too.
"Probably the best thing I've eaten in Oxford," a friend recently said of Jimbob's. She has just moved here from Paris, so... read more
179 Cowley Road
Chinese restaurant and takeaway. Serve a huge menu of dishes you'd expect to find, including a set £12 per person combination, and 12noon-6pm lunch specials. Offer a loyalty card system which rewards enough visits with a 10% off VIP card.
Had a really fantastic meal at Jin Jin on Saturday. Very tasty food, friendly staff and good value for money.... read more
209 Cowley Road
Refurbished and renamed since Sherpa, Nepalese restaurant Kadai & Naan offers a vast array of small spicy dishes. Free delivery OX1/2/3/4. 15% off if you order online. Delivery also available through Deliveroo.
I might be spoilt by the high standard of Nepalese food in Oxford, but I enjoy Himalayan cuisine so much because the curries... read more
152 Oxford Road
We eat in this restaurant at least once a week. The menu is sufficiently varied that we can have fun trying new dishes, and... read more
146 Cowley Road
Reliable, late-opening, brightly lit fast food outlet with decent sized internal seating area. Chips, kebabs, curries etc.
Without a shadow of doubt, Kebab Kid is THE best Kebab establishment in the country. Has to be done after a gig at the... read more
49 St Clements
Reliable, late-opening, brightly lit fast food outlet with an internal seating area. Chips, kebabs, curries etc.
From a kid to a king. Halal meat, fairly synthetic but convenient.
After a long and exhausting train journey I thought I'd stop for a kebab before staggering the rest on the way home through the... read more
142 Cowley Road
18/3/15 Temporarily closed for refurbishment
KFC serves fried chicken and fries. They also do fizzy drinks. They have some side salads also. Very tasty and cheap food. Popular... read more
114 Walton Street
Longstanding Chinese takeaway
12 New Inn Hall Street
North Bailey House
Does what it says on the tin. Baguettes and panini underneath a handy internet café.
La Baguette gives the best paninis and baguettes in whole of oxford. Their mexican chicken baguettes are just too delicous. and... read more
3-5 Old High Street
Sandwiches, patisserie, drinks etc. to eat in or take away.
Give yourself a treat if you are in Headington - great food, coffee and environment, and with friendly, smiling, efficient service... read more
138 Cowley Road
East Oxford branch of Oxford chain of sandwicheries.
Croissants and pain au chocolat very nice but avoid the pasties, they're horrible.... read more
253 Banbury Road
Excellent staff, good value and 100% delicious Lebanese food including pastries, wraps, salads and more. External catering service too. Mmmmm!
I love LB's. The proprietors are indeed very friendly. The mousaka bizeit is delicious, as are the warak enab. I recommend that... read more
180 Cowley Road
Lebanese & Moroccan fusion cuisine, plus shisha. Big tagines to share, or lots of smaller dishes.
Welcoming and friendly restaurant on the Cowley Road - delicious Lebanese food, all very reasonably priced, and if you want... read more
243 Iffley Road
The management describe their aim as "Just good food and good drink". See the Guardian's favourable review of March 2010 here. NO CUSTOMER PARKING. Wheelchair lift behind building. Takeaway cake and coffee. Open for coffee and toasties in the mornings.
I'm a huge fan of the Magdalen Arms, both for its relaxed, scrubbed-wooden ambiance and for its hearty-but-interesting line in... read more
3 Woodstock Rd
Pricey but spectacularly good posh patisserie.
I have been going to Maison Blanc on and off for the last 3 years since we moved to Oxford in 2007. My biggest complaint about... read more
110 Cowley Road
New addition to Oxford's Curry Mile, March 09.
I don't think I'm the only person who would score Majliss highly for food and a complete shambles on the organisational front... read more
218 Cowley Road
Indian restaurant opposite Manzil Way, noted for its friendly service. Does takeaway with a 15% discount on collection. Also delivery service throughout lunch time. You can order directly through facebook.
Excellent food, well presented, large portions. A nice, modern atmosphere with very efficient, friendly service. What's... read more
8 South Parade
Excellent independent Pizzeria. Winner of the Platinum independent pizza award 2016. Offers gluten-free pizza bases, and gluten-free pasta on request. A cosy setting, with a bustling feel. Parking spaces available to Mamma Mia customers.
A spot of pre-theatre dinner led me to Mamma Mia on the South Parade in Summertown. It was a pleasant evening and we were able... read more
105 Walton St
Greek deli & food bar/café serving a range of soups, cakes, hot and cold dishes, wine and preserved goods. Live jazz nights monthly. Garden. Gluten-free items are clearly marked on the menu.
Manos is a must! He does the best Greek coffee and food... a real must. Great value and friendly service.... read more
103 Cowley Rd
Often full - booking advised.
Though to all appearances it's a restaurant like many others, passing judgement on Mario's is akin to 'reviewing' Tom Tower or... read more
270 Abingdon Road
As of August 2015, cod is £4.50 and small chips £1.70. Can be a 15 min wait for haddock. A few Chinese dishes (egg fried rice, spare ribs), and some kebabs.
If you get the fish when it is fresh out and is light yellow, it is better than most coastal chippies. If you get one that has... read more
70 London Road
Friendly people, nice atmosphere. Offer takeaway and home delivery (5 mile radius), which can be ordered via their website. Student and NHS discounts available. Menu includes allergen info for gluten, milk, nuts, mustard, fish and crustaceans. Lots of vegetarian options: specials, vegetable versions of main dishes, and sides.
Had a disappointing experience at the Mirabai. We used a Groupon voucher and found the management to be completely inflexible... read more
137-139 Cowley Road
Closed in March 2015
90 seater restaurant (hireable for private parties). Bring your own wine Monday to Saturday.
Mirch Masala is my favourite restaurant in Oxford, and my first port of call at the start of term and a good send off at the end... read more
8 St Michael's Street
Fresh burritos prepared on site. Vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free options available.
Carnitas, pinto beans, hot sauce - what more can I say? One of the few Oxford foods I miss. Always eat one when I'm... read more
2 King Edward Street
The Mission offers hefty portions of freshly prepared ingredients, authentically cooked at value for money prices. Expect fresh burritos, tacos, salads, Mexican beers and frozen margaritas in a relaxed friendly environment. The restaurant is wheelchair friendly but unfortunately the toilets are not wheelchair accessible. Delivery available through Deliveroo.
I find the Mission irritatingly below par every time I go. It's very close to where I work, so every now and then I pop in and... read more
123 London Road
Selection of sandwich fillings & bread, hot and cold drinks, panini, baguettes, cakes, jacket potatoes etc. Eat in or takeaway.
34/35 Covered Market
Quirky and rather excellent milkshake-and-smoothie bar, located just inside the Covered Market. Over 200 flavours and counting! A pink cow paintjob and a willingness to accept loyalty cards from competing milkshake bars make Moo-Moo's stand out. Expect longish queues at lunchtimes, weekends and after school.
22 Broad Street
Oxford baguette chain. Other branches on New Inn Hall Street, Cornmarket and in the Covered Market. Everything reduced to £1.75 fifteen minutes before closing.
Good value 'meal deal'. I enjoyed a delicious mozzarella, rocket and sun-dried tomato baguette, with a banana and bottle of water... read more
32 Little Clarendon Street
Tasty baguettes! Other branches on Cornmarket, New Inn Hall Street and in the Covered Market. Everything reduced to £1.75 fifteen minutes before closing.
22 New Inn Hall Street
Oxford sandwich shop chain and delivery service. Everything reduced to £1.75 fifteen minutes before closing.
We have eaten at this cafe a few times. The food has always been nice, reasonably priced, and the staff are friendly and efficient... read more
23 Little Clarendon Street
Highly rated Japanese food. Sushi. Rice boxes. Soup. Takeaway available.
St Giles (outside St John's College)
Friendliest food outlet and best home-made falafel in Oxford apparently! Najar and Masood are likely to remember your favourite order. Also outside catering with the wonderfully named Mezopotamia Foods.
I've lived in Oxford for 5 years now and only just discovered this place - I'm kicking myself. This is so much more than just... read more
5 Girdlestone Road
Classic Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine, free home delivery
I've been using them for years and highly recommend them...Food is always delicious, service is polite and delivery is fast.... read more
100-101 Gloucester Green
38 Magdalen Road
Thai restaurant new in Summer 2013. Daily changing menu of only twelve items. Highly rated, and tends to be booked up several months in advance. But there are rumours of a couple of unreservable tables, so patrons turning up early on the night they wish to dine may be lucky.
I'm going to just come out and say it: Oli's Thai is the best restaurant in Oxford. It's actually one of the best restaurants... read more
42 High Street
Covered-Market-style Italian/French deli. All sorts of the usual goodies plus gluten-free pasta and bisuits.
In my experience definitely the best and friendliest deli in Oxford. A cornucopia of interesting condiments, outstanding sandwiches... read more
5 North Parade
Adventurous sandwiches, brunches, omelettes and the like. Baguette loyalty cards available. Buy 11 get one free. Cash only. Tiny seating area indoors, mostly takeaway.
Easily the best sandwich shop in Oxford (think delicious chunks of REAL FOOD, rather than gobs of mayo), with friendly service... read more
31 Walton Street
Middle Eastern sandwiches and hot food, and lots of coffee.
24 Friars Entry
Specialists in homemade, organic & gluten free breads, cakes, & snacks. Speciality. Extensive breakfast options incl. pancakes & berries, Tofu Scramble, various eggs & the full English (with veggie, vegan and gluten free options). Exciting raw salads & filled spuds. Full range of organic fairtrade looseleaf teas & fairtrade organic coffee. Organic wholefoods store with over 200 lines. Spread over 3 floors, free wifi, family friendly and large tables for big groups. Simple hot food meals using grains. Private & commercial event caterers.
I like to come here for a leisurely breakfast. I emphasise the "leisurely" not only because the service can be a little slow but... read more
61 Botley Rd
Smaller branch of the Friar's Entry store. Specialists in homemade, organic & gluten free breads, cakes, & snacks. Speciality. Extensive breakfast options incl. pancakes & berries, Tofu Scramble, various eggs & the full English (with veggie, vegan and gluten free options). Exciting raw salads & filled spuds. Full range of organic fairtrade looseleaf teas & fairtrade organic coffee. Organic wholefoods store with over 200 lines. Simple hot food meals using grains. Private & commercial event caterers.
11/13 Oxford Road
Indian restaurant and takeaway located in Kidlington. You can book a table or order a takeaway online. Menu includes thalis (trays with samples of lots of dishes) and a host of specials, as well as old favourites. Has some very decorated booth-style seating for a cosy private meal.
Kidlington has numerous takeaways and eat in restaurants so the competition is a tough one. Having tried the majority of them... read more
287A Iffley Road
Usual chippie fayre plus some veggie fodder. Good thick chips and friendly owner!
Wonderful little place! The staff are always really friendly and helpful, the food is surprisingly cheap for Oxford but great... read more
(Based out of East West Provisions)
61a Woodstock Road
Varied and flexible business lunch delivery service. Free delivery on orders for 10+ diners. Vegetarians & the gluten-intolerant catered for. The gallery on their website comes with a timely warning - don't look at these pictures if you're hungry!
Wow - if you want to business lunch in style, call these chaps! Beautifully presented platters are cheerfully delivered right... read more
126A London Road
Open 11.30am-1.30am daily, -2am Fri & Sat
I found it useless to try to get a delivery- took about half an hour to answer! But other than that, very, very tasty... read more
61 George Street
Oxford's first and only Kosher café, at the David Slager Jewish Student Centre. Kosher sandwiches, soup, bagels, schnitzel, fish and chips, burgers etc., all served in their spacious lounge. All special requirements can be catered for. Satellite tv, wifi, wii, newspapers and 'well stocked, diverse Judaica library'. 10% student discount.
Delicious! Very reasonable prices and a good selection. Staff are very hospitable!... read more
50 Covered Market
I remember this as possibly the first sandwich shop I ever went to in Oxford. Thirty years ago, in any case, and I still use it... read more
179 Cowley Road
21 Cowley Road
Oxford's Grill is firstly a silly name for this restaurant. Though they do grill various ingredients the name conjures... read more
39 Magdalen Road
Oxford's roving pop-up restaurant finds a permanent base in east Oxford.
This is a really pretty cafe, with some nice food options, but I found the price is a bit ambitious for some of the stuff ... read more
Ozone Leisure Park (Vue Cinema Complex)
Eat As Much As You Like. Oriental / Sushi / Tepanyaki / Brazilian Roast. Seats 180. Fully licensed. No smoking. Free car park.
Can't believe some people are dissing the Oxy. The food is more than adequate and they do have duck during the day which is under... read more
126 Hollow Way
Chinese takeaway and delivery.
90 High Street
New patisserie & café late 2008. Steps up to front entrance (and down to loo inside) but wheelchair users can ring bell to summon help.
I am constantly disappointed at Pat Val- it would only take a little effort to make it much better. Service is unbearably slow... read more
84 Walton Street
Jericho's legendary long-standing burger joint.
One of Jericho's old reliables, Peppers Burgers has earned its place as a student favourite. This burger bar serves beef, lamb... read more
260 Cowley Road
Chicken takeaway joint. Free delivery.
I am fond of Peri Peri chicken... The taste here is quite good, though not like Nandos. However, given its price I believe... read more
266 Cowley Road
International fast food. Choose between vegetarian, chicken and beef options for your dish and then add one of eight special sauces. Minimum delivery £15 within three mile radius. £1 delivery charge.
56-58 The Market
Fantastic place: brings pie-mash-n'peas up to the level of fine art. Eat-in or take away, student deals and handy for the central libraries.
Green Goddess PieWhat's in it you say? I found out on SaturdayRed onion, spinach, spices and feta,Butternut, tomato, poppy seed... read more
68 St Clements
Small, reliable fast food joint with some seating and a wider menu than its name suggests.
In this day and age of impersonal service and internet alienation, it is a great experience to have very good food served by great... read more
outside Christ Church
Wood-fired pizza van. Amazing silver bubble, like a 50's camper van that's been too close to Area 51. It contains on board a real wood-fired pizza oven and sells a range of vegetarian and meat pizzas. It doesn't do kebabs and suchlike.
Possibly THE GREATEST pizza in Oxford. Delicious and made right in front of you - super fresh, and the option at the end to 'personalise... read more
6 Oxford Castle
Oxford's second branch of the pizza chain.
The staff are friendly polite and honest with a good customer service. We were warned there would be a delay. Also a member of... read more
8 Golden Cross
Pizza in a grade II listed building
In response to the previous message - if someone took me for a romantic meal at pizza express that would probably be the last... read more
61/63 George Street
George St branch of the pizza chain
10/12 High Street
Most central branch of the pizza chain
Takeaway/delivery branch of the pizza chain
248 Cowley Road
Pizza outlet stating use of organic ingredients. Chicken wings, halloumi cheese etc. also available. Pizzas from £6 - £12.
Cheerful and endearing service, freshly made pizzas and always enough deals to keep it competitively priced with other pizza stores... read more
96 Rose Hill
Polish food, to bring back happy memories of your holiday, or if you haven't been yet they suggest coming as a "teaser hopefully to your future Polish escapade". The menu includes the famous dumplings called Pierogi, plus Kiev-style meat cutlets, a potato pancake like a rosti, Hunter's stew, and ingredients such as sauerkraut, smoked sausage, and sour cream. Apple pie and various sorts of cake and icecream, and you can round off with shots of hazelnut, quince or cherry vodka. They are concerned with protecting the planet and offer biodegradable take-away packaging. Food can be delivered 5-8pm weeknights, and 11am-9pm Sat and Sun.
A great find in Rosehill! Delicious home style freshly prepared authentic Polish food. Generous portions at reasonable prices... read more
186 Cowley Road
Just had a big battered haddock and freshly cooked chips - top marks, well cooked and tasty.... read more
150 London Road
Open to midnight every day.
Wow what a surprise! Last Friday around 8.30pm, the wife and one of my brood along with my good self stopped off en route back... read more
nr. Carfax Tower
My friend and I went to the cinema on Saturday evening. On the way back to the bus, we stopped at this van. I have not had... read more
Fresh sandwiches, cakes, breakfast foodstuffs and salads.
Excellent quality fare that couldn't be fresher! Their sandwiches really are delicious and the staff are professional and efficient... read more
26-27 Cornmarket Street,
One of two cornmarket branches of the ubiquitous sandwich shop.
2 Oxford Castle
Upmarket Italian café-bar.
Went to this place one sunny Sunday evening. I was impressed by the décor - the white tablecloths give it a clean, fresh... read more
Chiltern Business Centre
Delivery only. Authentic Italian recipe pizzas. Halal approved toppings. Buy any 2 pizzas & get another free. 10% discount for students. Free delivery in Oxford, minimum order £9.
126 High Street
Queen's Lane Coffee House-related takeway sandwich eatery.
86 St Clements
My friend and I enjoyed two different main course dishes and thought the service was great.Well worth a visit. ... read more
55 St Clements
Independent Asian home baking, sandwiches and coffee. Fresh food, cash only payment.
I love this place - such a friendly service and delicious pastries. Will need to try some of the savoury stuff too! Real Chinese... read more
187 Cowley Road
Excellent canteen-style Japanese/Asian restaurant specialising in speedy home-cooked food and quick service. It's cosy, you may end up sharing your table with some strangers, but the food will be delicious and authentic. Good help and advice for gluten-free diners, and lots of dishes with tofu in. They are happy to swap out ingredients. Do ask for a loyalty card as they offer free food for every 10 or so visits. On Deliveroo.
I really like Red Star. It's fast, efficient, good-value and most of all tasty! They are quick to provide take-aways... read more
178 Cowley Road
Cheap and cheerful Chinese takeaway/fast food restaurant. Showing an Oxford student card may get you up to 10% off.
Amazingly good quality food for the price you pay. The specials menu is actually fairly authentic and better than most London... read more
204-206 Banbury Road
I've never eaten in the actual restaurant at Saffron, but I can heartily recommend their takeaways. The service has always been... read more
127 London Road
Have had take away from here for the past 40 years. Always consistent quality. Now I live in devon but get friends and family... read more
435 Cowley Road
Tasty chippie fayre served by charming Chinese couple (who will insist on giving you salt unless you're very careful). Parking at front.
Like the others here, I have sampled the delights of Simon's Fish and Chips and must say the chips are hugely tasty. However,... read more
12 - 16 St Michaels Street, Oxford
A fabulous speciality coffee shop right in the centre of Oxford.
193 Banbury Rd
117 Walton Street
Over the years I've seen different versions of the 'Standard' come and go and the food and service is always good. I went for... read more
31-32 St Clements (Angel Pavement)
and Cowley Road, Oxford
East Oxford outlets of the American sandwich giant. There are various others around town (including on Brookes University campus).
286 Cowley Road
94 Cowley Road
New sushi restaurant on the premises of AK City.
There are many overlooked gems on the Cowley Road and Sushi Corner is definitely one of them. A bit scruffy and unremarkable... read more
100 Cowley Road
Japanese specialty: sushi, ramen & bento
If, like me, your main experience of sushi is a tiny, unfulfilling Tesco lunch pack then, you ain't tasted nothing yet. Taberu... read more
49 Crab Tree Road
Serving hot and cold tapas, including takeaway service and delivery. All food is freshly cooked to order.
About a thousand notches above the usual takeaway stuff on offer in Oxford. I couldn't face another Indian/Pizza/Chinese, so gave... read more
34 The Green
Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant & takeaway based in village pub. £8.50 min. order for delivery; delivery free if over £14.50; 10% discount on collection. Corkage applies to BYO.
32 Cowley Rd
Laid back Jamaican restaurant and takeaway serving Littlemore, Temple Cowley and Blackbird Leys, with deliveries across Oxford. Their food is Caribbean and halal, and seems pretty authentic.
Perfectly decent takeaway. We had rice and beans, which were lovely, as were fried plantain and jerk chicken. The saltfish curry... read more
Room A, B Block,
East Oxford Community Centre
44B Princes Street
(off Cowley Road)
The African & African-Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative promotes the cultural heritage of peoples of African and African Diasporic heritage and descent. A delicious part of this project is their Wednesday lunchtime community pop-up restaurant at the East Oxford community centre. The menu changes weekly; there are usually 3 meat options, 1 fish and 1 veggie, and everything comes with deliciously garlicky rice and peas. Service is friendly but you may have quite a wait for your food - don't try to eat here if you have to rush off somewhere soon. If you have time for a luxuriously lazy lunch, however, the food is substantial and tasty, the atmosphere is vibrant and cheerful and it's well worth a visit.
We used to have delicious vegan meals there and not expensive, but is it still going?... read more
89 Gloucester Green
Branch of Oxford's sandwich, deli and pasta empire, by the bus station.
1 Woodstock Road
Oxford's sandwich, deli and pasta empire.
Wow! I normally visit a well-known high street chain, but decided to go here after everyone has been raving about it in the office... read more
10 Elms Parade
Oxford's sandwich, deli and pasta empire.
239a Banbury Rd
Oxford's sandwich, deli and pasta empire.
Nice food but it is the most frustrating place! It's just taken over 20 minutes to get two bacon sandwiches and two coffees and... read more
58a St Clements
On Valentines Day 2012, my partner and I visited the Thai Orchid for the first time with high hopes. When we walked in... read more
71 George St
Indian street food chain. Thali means a meal composed of lots of different dishes on a tray, or in a tiffin tin if you fancy a spicy meal at your desk (or have been watching The Lunchbox recently). The menu clearly marks gluten- and dairy-free options. Some dishes have been devised by cookery writer Meera Sodha.
Newly opened on George Street, Thali promises the 'unconventional, makeshift and unexpected'. It also serves takeaway Indian... read more
133 Botley Road
Simple Chinese takeaway, formerly the Happy Valley restaurant.
7 Atkyns Road
Formerly Arzoo, now a no-frills chippy.
81 London Road
Modern Chinese restaurant, formerly The Rosemary. Large groups catered for; also external catering. No MSG!
Brilliant every time we come to Oxford - a visit here on a Saturday evening is a must.... read more
Atmospheric country pub in Milton Common, with a regularly-changing menu focusing on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. Features a beer garden scattered with architectural salvage from LASSCO. Ample parking. Easy access from J7 of M40 and from 8A Oxford Services. You can book private dining rooms, or various areas within the shop and restaurant, or even the entire site. Licensed for music and live entertainment.
Well, this place is a find and a half. A bit like stepping into a Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall programme crossed with an episode... read more
3-5 Cowley Road
Time-themed cafe doing breakfasts, sandwiches and the rest.
Tick Tock Cafe is tiny, yet it almost always has room to sit down, which shouldn't be physically possible! It's a really good... read more
63 Church Way
The conference room seats 30 people. The day delegate rate is £28 per person, and includes tea / coffee, biscuits, choice of menu for lunch, room hire, OHP screens, flipcharts, pens, pads and bottled water. Ensuite rooms and restaurant are also available for hire, as well as ample parking facilities.
Family-owned hotel with 9 rooms. Oxford centre 2 miles.
Just came back from lunch at the Tree Hotel in Iffley... absolutely delicious! The chicken tikka masala was to die for, as... read more
147 Iffley Road
Tsang's Kitchen is a favourite of our house: the food is always tasty, quick and reasonably priced, with friendly staff. I have... read more
Jamaican cuisine delivered to your door. Weekend home delivery only.
Tuddy's had a stand at the 2014 Elder Stubbs Festival and we tried the curried chicken. It was delicious, the chicken was... read more
48 Cowley Road
Lovely healthfood store and deli, good for special / alternative diets. Among other things they stock organic salads, cakes and bodycare products.
Great selection of whole foods, in a lovely shop. The prices aren't bad at all (better than I expected) and you can get a... read more
212 Cowley Road
Italian-style venue offering handmade, authentic pizza and pasta.
We have visited Verde 5 times in the last 3 months and have eaten there again this evening. The food is always really fresh and... read more
Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Road, Oxford
Great tasting original Indian dishes with a difference. For every meal you buy they feed a child living in poverty.
After the cinema you can't go home and have salmon and veggies, no matter how good your intentions are. We'd just been to a preview... read more
67 Walton Street
Sandwich shop & café with some street-front seating.
One of the best places in Oxford for a cup of coffee, great breakfast buns and always a warm welcome - highly recommended, even... read more
5 Cornmarket Street
Hot pasties to go. Also has an outlet at the station.
Park End Street
Substantial pasties purveyed by one of the UK's most successful pasty-makers.
15 Woodstock Road
Run by the same people as the mighty Alpha Bar and The Vaults and Gardens, Oxford's Cooking (formerly the Woodstock Rd Deli) provides the full range of Alpha bar organic salads alongside soups, an extensive array of cheeses from the Oxford Cheese Company and other top quality deli fare.
My friends and I visited Oxford's Cooking after we heard that it had been undergoing a bit of a re-furb and we couldn'... read more
4-6 Woodstock Road
Simple Chinese restaurant and takeaway. Min order £10 with an additional £1 delivery charge.
I ordered a meal over phone for collection at set time that evening - communication could be hard at times, but the order was... read more
170 Cowley Road
Wok-cooked items, for takeaway.
We really liked this place! I had a huge bowl of beef soup noodles that was fragrant and delicious, with noodles made home-made... read more
197 Banbury Road
Good quality Chinese in ornate surroundings. Conservatory for private hire.
Very poor. The food is deeply unimaginative and rather ungenerous in terms of meat and all round quality. If you dare call there... read more
237 Cowley Road
Newly opened addition to Oxford's landscape of Indian cuisine. Wide variety of Nepalese food, plus classic Indian dishes. Emphasis on healthy eating: low fat, fresh ingredients, less food colouring. 15% discount on collection; 10% off home delivery between 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Soaring peaks, majestic glaciers, mountain-top monasteries. Oxford has its fair share of mountain wilderness but I thought... read more
73-75 George Street
Famous Japanese raw fish chain restaurant, opened in Oxford May 2008.
I was delighted with Yo! Sushi. Go on a Monday night and there is a wide range of dishes costing £2.20 each, including... read more
148 London Road
Guaranteed no MSG. Friendly, helpful staff. Delivery on orders over £20 is available but costs £3.
Tried Yummy for the first time tonight, easily the best chinese takeaway I've ever tasted in Oxford! Food was absolutely... read more
17 St Clements
Syrian and Lebanese bakery, opened in 2015. Proclaim to be the first bakery in Oxford to introduce and specialise in Syrian and Lebanese manakish.
74 St Clements Street
Takeaway wraps, sandwiches, baguettes, hot drinks, cakes & more from small eastern-orientated supermarket. Some outdoor seating on St Clements in summer.
I recently discovered this shop after years of shopping at the Cowley Road for my eastern ingredients and I love it! Its... read more
82 Walton Street
Very highly rated Chinese and Malaysian restaurant on the former site of Bombay.
Slightly slicker, slightly less shabby, slightly more expensive. A replacement for Jericho's longstanding BYOB curry house, the... read more