Five Restaurants You Need To Try in Oxford

Don’t fret about finding places to eat in Oxford – our list features only the very best.

Whether you decide to experience dining out and about or in-house at hotels, Oxford has plenty of options when it comes to enjoying a meal in good company. Whilst our restaurant is being refurbished, we have come up with a list of restaurants for you to try in Oxford.


Gee’s Restaurant

Take a 20-minute drive from the hotel and you will discover Gee’s Restaurant. Extremely popular with locals and a must revisit for visitors, the Victorian Glasshouse is beautiful and offers diners a uniquely rustic experience. Boasting bar snacks, an express lunch menu at two or three-courses, this Mediterranean style dining features a menu that also has duck and chicken terrine, venison, ribeye steak and octopus. Gee’s famous Sunday Lunch is made with meat from the owner’s Oxfordshire farm.


Dorindo’s Mexican Restaurant

If you are feeling peckish and want to keep your travel to a minimum, just a 5-minute drive or 20 minute stroll away will see you arrive at Dorindo’s Mexican Restaurant. Cited by locals and visitors as the ultimate Mexican fine dining experience, Dorindo’s offers a menu full of classics; Mexican cuisine is a true melting pot of different cultures and exciting flavours so expect a menu full of enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and salsa verde.


Cherwell Boathouse

If you long to relax by the river, then Cherwell Boathouse is a mere 20-minute drive from our hotel. Family owned since 1904, The restaurant was started in an authentic Victorian working Boathouse that sits right next to the punt station on the banks of the river Cherwell – convenient if you wish to try your hand at punting on the river! Offering a seasonal menu that features the likes of pork shoulder, mackerel, vegetable pithivier, langoustine raviolo and British cheeses, your palate will certainly thank you for making a reservation.



Quod can be found on Oxford’s thriving high street and will take a journey time of just over 15 minutes by taxi from the hotel. Champagne, wine, afternoon tea and a broad menu of European classics, Quod focuses on British produce and serves dishes that include full English breakfast, neck of lamb, pizza, scallop, prawn and mushroom gratin as well as risotto. Sunday lunch is served until 3:30pm so reservations are a must.


Pierre Victoire Bistrot

Head to Pierre Victoire and in 20 minutes you can sample a taste of France right here in Oxford. With various menus including a la carte, pre-theatre and diner prix fixe, you can enjoy traditional French cut steak, mussels, home cured salmon, poivron farci, brie pané and boeuf bourgignon without the need for your passport.


We hope that these suggestions offer ideas for places to dine during your visit to Oxford. Be sure to keep an eye out for our restaurant that is coming late 2018, as part of the extensive refurbishment of the hotel.


Now that you have some options for places to eat in Oxford, why not book your stay with us direct for the best rates? If you have any questions about our refurbishment, contact us.