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The Coconut Tree, Oxford

Bringing Sri Lankan street food to Oxford.

Experience an explosion of flavours in their vegetables, meats & fish along with sweet and fiery cocotails… a naturally abundant vegan & vegetarian cuisine.

Enjoy the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality & cuisine, served ‘as it comes’. Their dishes are rich in Ceylon spices with recipes going back generations from their very own parents’ kitchens. Try a traditional Hopper, Kotthu and Devilled dishes, mix them with their tapas style menu. Spoil yourself with their botanical cocotails, beers & fine wines. It’s a great place to bring a crowd or simply grab a table for two. They’re well known for groups and celebrations with some cracking play lists. Do remember to book to avoid disappointment.

Don’t expect a napkin…….it’s a roll of paper towels
Do expect an explosion of flavours in their dishes and sweet & fiery cocotails
Do expect candles in half coconuts
Don’t expect a massive food bill…but do expect to spoil yourself with drinks
Do expect meats, fish & veggies (lots)
Do expect warm Sri Lankan hospitality
Don’t expect the volume to stay down too long


The Coconut Tree’s take on Sri Lankan street food is made up of small & large tapas-style dishes embracing plants, fish and meat – it’s an abundant menu that naturally offers something for everyone; the menu includes plentiful fish, dairy and meat options, whilst the dedicated ‘ROOTS’ menu includes 16 vegan dishes.

Popular dishes include ‘Hot Battered Spicy Cuttlefish’; green peas and ‘Cashew Nuts’ soaked and cooked in coconut cream; and ‘Cheesy Colombo’ – cheese cubes fried and mixed Colombo style. ‘Black Pork’ is also a firm favourite, which consists of diced pork belly cooked in 30 roasted spices. Finally, ‘Kotthu’ is a fine example of a street food served all over the country – made with finely chopped roti and cooked with egg, vegetables and / or meat.

Not so long ago, eminent food critic Jay Rayner visited the Cheltenham restaurant, citing a “raucous, rough-edged enthusiasm to the food” which manages “that rare trick of being totally laid-back and completely on point at the same time.”

The Coconut Tree now has restaurants in Cheltenham, Bristol, Oxford, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Reading and Bath, and recently announced plans to open in Birmingham (est, Spring 2022).

To view the up-to-date opening dates, times and to book a table at each location, please visit: https://www.thecoconut-tree.com/.


(Video by Oxford Vlogger, Polina.rocks)


The Coconut Tree, 76 St Clement's Street,
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1AH United Kingdom
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