3 Great Restaurants in Oxford

Who doesn’t love a trip out in the evening or weekend or any time of day to tuck in to some of Oxford’s best food.

Seeking out some great places to eat in Oxford was a delight. With such a range of cuisines on offer its easy to get lost in a plethora of plates and a dilemma of dishes. We’ve been scouting some of Oxford’s best eateries and with everything from food from diverse meals and dishes all the way to extremely well done staple of British food culture we’ve got you covered. It’s important to note with such a broad selection of food and restaurants on offer in Oxford it was hard for us too narrow down this list to a few so make sure you seek tread off the beaten path and seek out some great places to dine! Oh and be sure to let us know if we’ve missed anything, we’d love to try it!

  1. Spiced Roots (Cowley Road)

On Oxford’s Cowley Road Spiced Root’s Serves a collection of Caribbean flavours crafted by their excellent team. They tell us they take their craft incredibly seriously so whether you’re seeking familiar flavours of the islands or you are new to the delicacies of Caribbean dining there’s sure to be something for you on their menu. Their menu moves with the seasons as produce becomes available so it’s certainly one worth seeking out their delicious dishes all year round. What’s more we havenn’t even got to the Rum bar yet! Spiced Roots also prides themselves on creating fabulous Rum drinks and cocktails for you to enjoy alongside your meal so be sure to sample that too on your visit!


  1. Pierre Victoire (Little Clarendon Street)

A privately Owned, family-run Restaurant in the Heart of Oxford is the next offering on our list and is housed on Oxford’s Little Clarendon Street. Pierre Victoire’s ethos explodes onto diners plates day in day out and provides a taste of France on our doorstep. Opened in 1996 they wanted to create an informal environment where great French food could be prepared & served by excellently trained chefs at prices everyone can afford “Just like they do in France”. Also following the seasons Oxford’s Pierre Victoire’s Menu is ever changing and has some truly delightful dishes that change all year round as well their “signature dishes” such as Chicken Liver Parfait and Moules Marinieres – which we highly recommend! All of this can be washed down with wines sourced exclusively for them from small independent growers


  1. Arbequina (Cowley Road)

Opened in 2016 Arbequina set out to create a charming Restaurant in the heart of Oxford serving Tapas style dishes with flavours you would expect from Spain and more! Much like in Spain in the Restaurant you will find a long bar where you can enjoy both the food and drinks seated at, however, if that is not for you regular seating is also available. While you enjoy the taste of tapas why don’t you tuck in to a tipple of their expertly crafted drinks from wonderful wines to some classic cocktails. Arbequina is a Restaurant to be experienced and you will certainly want to make time for this on your next trip to Oxford!


We haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to finding these amazing places and spaces to eat in Oxford but there’s sure to be some hidden gems we have missed so let us know if we have and let us know if you check any of these out! Where’s your favourite spot for a bite to eat in Oxford?

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