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Staying at Vanbrugh House Hotel in Oxford is like stepping into luxury. During your visit, treat yourself to some of the finer things in life, such as one of Oxford’s amazing restaurants. We’ve tried and tested our favourite eateries, and created a list of five-star worthy restaurant recommendations. In this blog, our boutique hotel shares the best places to eat that Oxford has to offer.

Spanish Food(Image Credit: Arbequina)

Arbequina

Tapas style sharing dishes are on offer at this bohemian bar, incorporating luscious, intense flavours. A focus on high quality, unique ingredients and hand crafted cocktails has made it a firm favourite with the locals. Buzzing conversation and an exciting atmosphere mean this restaurant is a great place to be from dusk till night.
Sample enticing flavours from Spain and beyond here.

English Fancy Food(Image Credit: 215 Kitchen)

215 Kitchen

Focusing on ‘food that tastes as good as it looks’, this contemporary restaurant has a relaxed but fun atmosphere. The award winning chef has Michelin-star experience and is highly passionate about his dishes. Earning three AA rosettes just after opening, the quality won’t disappoint. Expect a combination of classic and modern techniques with complex flavours that won’t break the bank.
Taste award-winning dishes here.

French Food

Pompette

In the heart of Summertown lies this idyllic European restaurant and wine bar. Named after the French word for ‘tipsy’, this unique space is run by an experienced French chef and his design-led wife. Weekly changing menus encompass fixed price and a la carte offerings, with an amazing selection of wine, cheese, and cocktails.
Step into a French bistro here.

Roast Dinner(Image Credit: Magdalen Arms)

Magdalen Arms

For a more laid-back setting, visit this traditional British pub on Iffley Road. A favourite with the locals, Magdalen Arms has a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Inspired by a wide range of influences, the experienced chef can change the menu up to twice a day, ensuring no two visits are the same. Dine indoors or al fresco, it’s up to you.
Feel at home with traditional British dishes here.

Thai Food

Oli’s Thai

Fresh and colourful dishes are on offer at Oli’s Thai on Magdalen Road. The pared back menu is full of deep and delicious flavours, changing weekly with seasonal influences. This fabulous restaurant has earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand for good quality & good value cooking. With only five tables, this exclusive venue must be booked.
Experience colourful, Thai delights here.

Oxford has a delicious range of restaurants no matter your taste, but our five star recommendations are must-trys. Our welcoming staff are always happy to suggest somewhere incredible to eat. Discover our 22 individually designed, charming bedrooms today.

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