Favourite Restaurants in Oxford #recommendations

Oxford is a city in England located in the central southern region of the country. The city is most famous for the 12th-century prestigious University of Oxford. With the 38 colleges in this medieval city centre, Oxford speaks for itself. 

Over the last few years, I have been a resident of the borough of Oxford and absolutely love this city. Those who know me know I prefer living in the countryside to the city. But Oxford has definitely given me a change of her and can see myself living within the city.

The best restaurants in Oxford, we share three of our favourite

Today’s post is aimed at sharing some of my favourite restaurants in Oxford. Being a student town, the city is full of wonderful eateries to suit every palette. Almost a year ago the biggest shopping mall, Westgate, was opened in Oxford. With it came new and vibrant restaurants, adding even more great options.

Restaurants of Oxford – Faves!!

When it comes to choosing restaurants, I rarely read reviews from third parties like TripAdvisor. I am all about word of mouth and reading reviews from fellow bloggers. The following restaurants are ones that I have visited myself and enjoyed the food.

Cinnamon Kitchen

Regular readers will remember one review of Cinnamon Kitchen back in 2017. One thing I loved about this Indian establishment is the quality of food and pricing.  I still remember arriving and being ignored for over 25 minutes since arriving. In that 25 minutes, we didn’t even have water on our table.

I am sure you’re wondering why I am recommending it, well let me explain. Part of the reason of bad service was all part of teething problems having just opened. Regardless, this shouldn’t be an excuse, but I am a great believer in second chances.

Cinnamon Kitchen is one of the best restaurants in Oxford.
Mango Kulfi

The main reason I recommend Cinnamon Kitchen, is because of the quality of the food. Once the food arrived, we couldn’t help but salivate and the food was utter perfection.

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi

This Danish and Japanese established is one that I can not sing the praises enough of. We made our second visit recently for a girls lunch date and it was just as amazing as ever. Don’t let the name fool you, its not just stick food or sushi, it has much more.

What stands out at this restaurant is not only the quality of food but also the atmosphere. Everyone knows the Danish and Japenese culture is all about minimalism and relaxation. From the decor, you can see they spent as much time on them as the food.

Lunch at Sticks 'n' Sushi

Speaking of food I should mention that it can be pricey but it is very filling. The quality alone is enough to make me return for another visit and enjoy the sushi. 

Franco Manca

Now, if you don’t like Pizza, this might not be for you but don’t despair, they have an amazing menu. Prior to having dinner here, I hadn’t tried a sourdough base pizza. 

Franco Manca is pizzeria company, pioneering the classic Neapolitan sourdough pizza. Since our visit last year I have been twice and can not get enough of this pizzeria.

Franco Manca is one of the best restaurants on Oxford.

Whilst the pizza options always steals the shore, can I just recommend having a wine too. I am not a big wine drinker but lord knows I enjoyed the wines from there. What I love about Franco Manca is that they food simple, authentic and of good value.

There are many other restaurants that I can recommend but for now, these are enough. If you’re ever in Oxford, stop by Westage and visit the rooftop for a variety of restaurants. The Alchemist and Dirty Bones are some of the other restaurants that are worth a visit. The Alchemist have the best cocktails in town and Dirty Bones offers the best macaroni balls.


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  1. September 18, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Oxford has been on my to-do list for what seems like forever, will keep this in mind for when we finally get there

  2. September 16, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    I love reading about restaurants in different parts of the world. If I’m ever in the area, I’ll know where to eat!

  3. September 16, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    That pizza looks so good that right now I want to walk from Yorkshire to Oxford to get some.

  4. September 16, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Ooh sticks and sushi would be right up my street! Being dairy free, its an easy choice for me xxx

  5. September 16, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Those restaurants looks and sounds amazing! I hope I can visit at least one of them in the near future.

  6. September 16, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Franco Manca would be my kind of place to go as I love a pizza. It’s a shame I live so far away from Oxford

  7. September 16, 2018 / 12:52 am

    Now those are my places to eat! I would love to take a look at their menu myself!

  8. September 15, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Sticks and Sushi looks like my kind of place to head to, planning to head to Oxford in a few month hence will be book marking your site.

  9. September 15, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Oxford sounds like it has amazing restaurants. I am all about the sushi. No one else in my family likes it, so I have to get it when I can. I also believe in second chances.

  10. September 15, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Oxford sounds like a nice city to explore! I will be in England at the end of this month, but sadly won’t have enough time to visit.

  11. September 15, 2018 / 5:23 am

    Looks like delicious food great service in those resturants. I like sourdough pizza a lot. Look like lot of variety there.

  12. September 15, 2018 / 2:31 am

    These look like great restaurants. It is easier to forgive bad service when a place had just opened, plus if the food is good enough, it can still be worth it.

  13. Ronnie
    September 14, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Oxford is so multicultural that they really do have the best restaurants. The ones you featured all look amazing and I’ll be happy to try them someday. 🙂

  14. Pam
    September 14, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    My family wants to visit the UK so badly. We’ve been watching Escape to the Country on Netflix and all the sites they explore, including Oxford, are lovely. When we get to visit, I’ll make sure to keep this list in mind1

  15. September 14, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I’m all over Cinnamon KItchen. Too bad it is an ocean and half a continent away!

  16. September 14, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    I need to get to Oxford one day. I’m sure I’d love any of these restaurants. I’d want to check out Franco Manca first. I’m all about pizza!

  17. September 14, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    It sounds like Oxford has such a wide range of restaurants for people to go and eat at! I am loving the sound of them all but hands up who doesn’t love pizza! I think I might have to start with Franco Manca!

    • Miranda
      September 16, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Oxford sure has some amazing restaurants and yes we all love Pizza right

  18. September 14, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    England is on my bucket list so this will come in handy. I’ve always wondered about the food in England and how different it is from here in the U.S.

  19. September 14, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Cinnamon kitchen sounds like an absolutely outstanding place to go. It sounds like they did have some problems with service in the beginning but I hope this time around it was much better. If the food is good and the service is bad the restaurant still won’t do well.

    • Miranda
      September 16, 2018 / 8:12 am

      They definitely had some teething problems which I hope they have fixed since my last visit

  20. September 14, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    UM OMG that sushi is beautiful. We are super fans of sushi and that looks like a restaurant that would appeal to all of us except for my husband (allergic). Well, I already wanted to visit and you showed me this so….adding these amazing restaurants to my list of places to go when we visit.


    • Miranda
      September 16, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Aww bless your husband, I love sushi big time and have it as often as I can

  21. candy
    September 14, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    the Cinnamon Kitchen would be on list to stop and check it out just because I really like the name. Invokes home rustic good meals. Would all be fun to visit if we ever get back to England.

    • Miranda
      September 16, 2018 / 8:11 am

      We first visited for its name too and want to return for its food

  22. September 13, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    I was in Oxford last week and we had an amazing time. We didnt go out for dinner as I was at an event but we grabbed some food at Leon which was sooooo good!

    • Miranda
      September 16, 2018 / 8:10 am

      I love Leon but mostly for snacking than proper meal.

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