Best Restaurants In Oxford

If wandering around the quaint and cobbled streets has left you feeling a little peckish, then why not check out some of the finest eateries this gorgeous city has to offer. From quirky boozers touting hearty fare and ice-cold pints, to swanky haunts with chic interiors, we have rounded up the best restaurants in Oxford.

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Last updated on 19th June 2024

Thaikhun Oxford

Looking for a tasty Thai restaurant in Oxford? Leave it all to Thaikhun's fragrant curries and grilled chicken skewers. With a boat suspended from the ceiling, a tuk tuk by the bar and bric-a-brac aplenty, this George Street haunt is as much a feast for the eyes as it is an empty stomach.

Gusto Italian - Oxford

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Fronting swish, bistro-style interiors in one of Oxford's most famous buildings (the 1000-year-old Mitre), Gusto is a delightful Italian restaurant whipping up classic and modern dishes to keen diners. Take a seat in the Grade II-listed building to tuck into the likes of scallop and prawn ravioli, honey and balsamic-glazed duck breast, and marghertia pizzas.

GBK Oxford

The original home of gourmet burgers, GBK Oxford really know their beef. Their 6oz patties are made using 100% British, grass-fed beef, with cuts hand-selected from chuck, brisket, flank and 30-day dry-aged steak. Chargrilled and topped with flavours ranging from blue cheese to the spicy Rocket Man, these meals start at just £8. Beef not your thing? Pick chicken or veggie options instead, paired with 3 for £10 sides.


Home to French cuisine, Pompette is a fabulous spot for fine dining in Oxford. Expect melt-in-the-mouth dishes, including grilled lamb cutlets or halibut with spinach and crab bisque. If you're thirsty, they also have a stunning bar that offers bespoke concoctions.

The Nut Tree Inn

On the hunt for Michelin star restaurants in Oxford? Then head to The Nut Tree Inn for some first-class eats. Touting a 7-course tasting menu alongside an impressive a la carte, this drool-worthy spot is perfect for date nights or special occasions. As for drinks? Check out the wine selection.

COSMO Oxford

Fancy a tour of the world with food? Yup. From Japan to Mexico, COSMO Oxford is whipping up a fabulous range of eats for those of you craving international flavours. To top it off, this glorious venue has an open kitchen space, so you can watch the chefs work their magic.

215 Kitchen & Drinks

Located in Summertown, 215 Kitchen & Drinks combines exceptional cuisine with a more relaxed feel. You might have spied executive chef Paul Welburn on The Great British Menu, but now it's your chance to chow down on this fine British fare. Think scallops and succulent venison.