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. The Folly sits in a unique riverside position in the city and relishes its status as one of Oxford’s few independent, family owned restaurants.

Further into the city centre, The Alice in the iconic Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels serves comforting, seasonal British Dishes with a contemporary twist.

Treat yourself to a Michelin star dining experience at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for something unique for your taste-buds. They have their own kitchen garden which produces various types of vegetable and varieties of herbs, and the wine cellar has over 600 specially selected wines from around the world!

Enjoy Sri Lankan street food at The Coconut Tree, Oxford on St Clement’s Street or delicious Vietnamese food at Pho in the Westgate Oxford shopping centre.

For lunch or dinner with a view over Oxford’s dreaming spires, book a table at The Alchemist on the roof terrace of Westgate Oxford, and enjoy compelling cocktails and a mouthwatering menu.

At Mollie’s Oxfordshire, a big juicy dollop of classic Americana: all-day breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, a buzzy open kitchen, a heated terrace, the Mini Mollie’s kids’ menu.

Alternatively, to learn more about beer, join a tour at Hook Norton Brewery and discover the age-old tradition of brewing, including the all-important tasting! Or visit The Sky Wave Distillery Co. a boutique distillery and the Home of the World’s Best Contemporary Gin 2020 offering gin tours and tastings.

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