Best restaurants in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire has a great choice of places to eat and drink, from Michelin star restaurants, cosy rural pubs, farmers’ markets, and social enterprise cafes. We have listed some of the best restaurants in Oxfordshire on this page for you to enjoy.

For excellent riverside dining, the Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford, situated on the banks of the River Cherwell and renowned for both its food and wine, is a great option. You can also hire a punt from the neighbouring boathouse and take to the water for a true Oxford experience. Further into the city centre, the Macdonald Randolph hotel’s Cartoon Bar is a very stylish place where you can enjoy delicious cocktails, oysters and scallops.

Treat yourself to a Michelin star dining experience at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for something unique for your taste-buds. They have their own kitchen garden which produces 90 types of vegetable and 100 varieties of herbs, and the wine cellar has over 1000 varieties!

To enjoy a rustic, Mediterranean dining experience, Gee’s Restaurant in Oxford is the perfect place for you.  Set in an iconic Victorian Glasshouse, guests can dine in the light-filled conservatory dining room dotted with trees and plants.

Instead, enjoy a modern interpretation of British and Continental Classic cuisine in Restaurant 66A’s elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. They take pride in using local fresh and organic produce, some of which comes from the owner’s farm, where possible.

Alternatively, to learn more about beer, join a tour at Wychwood and Hook Norton breweries and discover the age-old tradition of brewing, including the all-important tasting! Or visit The Oxford Artisan Distillery; Oxford’s first distillery which runs tours to show visitors how their delicious spirits are made. The tour ends with an exciting chance to taste these world-class spirits made right in the heart of Oxford!

Explore more eateries, pubs, cafes and bars in Oxfordshire below that offer something for every occasion and to please all palates and purses.