Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than in our boutique hotel in the City of Dreaming Spires. For this very special occasion, we’re naming our personal top 5 romantic places to eat for your trip at the dreamiest time of the year.
No. 1 Ship Street
No. 1 Ship Street is the number one pick for us! It boasts a sophisticated atmosphere accompanied by cosy surroundings and a romantic ambience. Serving modern British Cuisine and cocktails, it’s only a two-minute walk from our Oxford hotel, so you’re able to have that one extra cocktail if you really want to!
If you’re looking for a classic European twist on this special day, look no further than The Folly. This astonishing waterside restaurant radiates charm – identical to the exquisite menu which is influenced by mainland European dishes. Situated only a 12-minute walk away from our boutique hotel, you can enjoy a pleasant walk back along the waterfront. Now, what’s more romantic than that?
The Mole Inn Restaurant
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out The Mole Inn Restaurant. Tucked away in the countryside village of Toot Baldon, The Mole Inn is a warm, enticing gastropub serving a myriad of dishes influenced by seasonal produce. Clocking in at a 26-minute drive, it’s pretty far out, but the trip is worth the serenity in the sprawling gardens, large leather seats and amorous atmosphere. Consider it a mini break from your break in Oxford city centre!
French is universally considered the language of love, so for this special day, Brasserie Blanc is the place to be! At a short 15-minute walk from our hotel, this upscale chain surely won’t disappoint. From à la carte to a set menu, there’s something for everyone.
Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant
If you’re a fan of a creative range of dishes and love best-kept secret locations, Cherwell Boathouse is your destination. At an 11-minute drive from our site, this understated yet upscale venue not only has a delectable choice of meals, the waterfront also has punts for hire! Feel like the star of your own Hollywood movie for a day at Cherwell Boathouse.
We hope you love our recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you to the City of Dreaming Spires at the most romantic time of the year! Happy Valentine’s Day from all at Vanbrugh House Hotel.