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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Oxford/Oxfordshire

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Oxford/Oxfordshire? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Plough at Hanney restaurant
4.7
4.7 (358)
£25 and under
British
Wantage
About the restaurant
Set in the picturesque village of West Hanney,This beautiful thatched pub offers great british pub classics, and small plates, with a vibrant pub atmosphere. This community owned business has new tenants who have been lucky to win a fair few awards in their time.
The Plough is the ultimate country pub and offers an incredible atmosphere and dining experience. Housed in a stunningly thatched public house, customers can choose to eat in the beautiful eatery, in the cosy bar by the fire or in the beautiful sun trapped garden.
With a passion for supporting farmers, the kitchen sources food from the very best local farms, knowing where each item comes from, from farm to plate. Owain even uses the produce from his family farm in Wales! Cooking is modern British and menus change daily depending on what is fresh and seasonal - Luke is particularly passionate about his small plates menu, ensuring that th plough is something for everyone.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food, nice atmosphere and reasonable price
A photo of Burnout BBQ restaurant
4.8
4.8 (291)
£25 and under
Barbecue
Oxford
About the restaurant
Home of the Hot Rod BBQ! American BBQ street food served up in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With traditional slow smoked BBQ, home made sides, cocktails, Ice cream Sundays and Cold Beers!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had the the most amazing evening . Food was delicious and piping hot . Couldn’t eat it all so bought the rest home. Service was excellent. The waitresses were helpful and were working very hard. Will definitely be back .
A photo of The Shilton Rose & Crown restaurant
4.8
4.8 (154)
£25 and under
Pub
Burford
About the restaurant
Situated in the idyllic village of Shilton, in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Rose & Crown is the
'perfect English country pub', serving exceptional food in our bar and dining room and a beautiful sunny beer garden. Join for snacks Tuesday – Saturday, with the full food menu available at lunch and dinner Wednesday – Sunday, including roasts with all the trimmings on Sunday afternoons.

Top review
lukel
Dined 6 days ago
Probably the best meal of the year! Amazing quality and ingredients with Matt expertly guiding us through an unforgettable meal. Thank you so much for having us!
A photo of Pizza Calzone Banbury restaurant
4.8
4.8 (583)
£25 and under
Italian
Banbury
About the restaurant
Pizza Calzone has been awarded By The Food Awards England 2023 for Best Pizza Restaurant of the Year & Best Italian Establishment! Multi-ward-Winning Pizza Calzon,e we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.
Whether you come for our mouth-watering Italian dishes prepared by our Chefs or for the creative cocktails, Pizza Calzone has something DELICIOUS for you!

Pizza Calzone Italian Restaurant is perfect for a quiet meal, family gatherings, events, and business meetings.

Good food. Good Drink. Good Atmosphere

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
This is our favourite restaurant in Banbury, very friendly staff and all the food is amazing. Large menu with plenty to choose from, have had multiple things from the menu and never left disappointed 5 stars
A photo of Orwells restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1330)
£41 and over
British
Binfield Heath
About the restaurant
Located in Binfield Heath, Henley on Thames. Orwells' Kitchen is headed up by Michelin starred chef Ryan Simpson & Liam Trotman. The aim is to source the best produce available locally and beyond to prepare delicious dishes with no fuss to let the quality of the produce shine. The kitchen takes a rural approach combined with modern cooking. The restaurants' been recognised in all the major guides and have continued to hold 4AA rosettes consecutively for 8 years. We have a nice relaxing lounge area and the atmosphere is cosy and classy. The garden area has great views and is open on warm days for dining. We are also dog friendly.

Orwells offers a choice of Al a carte, Wednesday - Sunday alongside a Tasting menu.
The Lunch menu runs from Wednesday to Sunday, its £45 for 2 courses and £55 for three courses. Sunday has a roast offering which in £55 2 courses & £65 3 courses, alongside the tasting menu and A la carte

We look forward to seeing you very soon, Ryan, Liam & The Orwells Team x

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Food was amazing, service was excellent - we had a great Dinner. Always great when you actually see Chef and you know they are in the Kitchen preparing your meal. Both Ryan and Liam were there and they came out to chat with us, it was a real pleasure. Absolutely wonderful evening, great food, wine ,service and atmosphere, we will be back!
A photo of The White Hart at Fyfield restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2983)
£26 to £40
British
Fyfield
About the restaurant
The impressive accolades of Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year and Best Gastropub, are richly deserved for the White Hart. Set in the picturesque village of Fyfield, The White Hart is the ultimate country pub and offers one of the finest foodie dining experiences in the county. Housed in a stunning 15th century chantry, customers can choose to eat under the soaring eaves of the great hall, up high in the minstrel's gallery, in the cosy bar by the fire or on the beautiful patio terrace.
With a passion for provenance, the kitchen sources food from the very best local suppliers and grow much of their own fruit and vegetables. Mark even fishes for his own crayfish and trout from the local reservoir! Cooking is modern British and menus change daily depending on what is fresh and seasonal - with the signature slow roasted pork belly, with foot long crackling, being a favourite.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Beautiful food as always and wonderful staff who were attentive - and patient as we chatted away!
A photo of The Cygnet at the Swan Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (69)
£41 and over
English
Kidlington
About the restaurant
"The Cygnet at The Swan" is an award winning restaurant led by Paul Welburn (previously awarded Michelin star at The Oxford Kitchen 2018). We have currently been awarded "3AA Rosettes" since being open, as well as both local awards "Ox in a Box" and "Muddy Stilettos Best Restaurant" awards.

We are open from Wednesday to Saturday, bookings are encouraged but not necessary. Our style is a "relaxed fine dining" always looking out for our guests comfort and experience.

Our food is a fusion of British cuisine with Paul's personal twists.
We offer our signature 4 course tasting menu for the evening (or lunch, just ask us) using seasonal ingredients.
Our menu can be enjoyed with matching wines handpicked by the restaurant staff.
Our menu is everchanging with the seasons, so there is always a reason to visit again!
We also offer our grazing menu for all lunchtimes and some evenings, with a selection of smaller and larger plates, ordered and served as and when for a more relaxing style.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Outstanding! Third time we have been and one again outstanding food. Exquisite fine dining, great service and knowledgeable and helpful staff.
A photo of The Snooty Mehmaan restaurant
4.8
4.8 (733)
£25 and under
Indian
Faringdon
About the restaurant
The Snooty Mehmaan is a refined contemporary Indian restaurant in the Oxford suburb of Faringdon.

Welcome to the Snooty Mehmaan! Previously the Snooty Fox, the Snooty Mehmaan now delivers the best in Indian & Thai food all expertly prepared by our award winning chef.

Our stylish and contemporary revamp of this former pub is able to accommodate a variety of functions including Weddings, Christenings, Business Meetings and friends/family get togethers.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Snooty Mehmaan for lunch or dinner. We serve our A La Carte menu daily. If you are Vegetarian or have special dietary needs please tell us and we will endeavour to offer you a wider choice of meals… During Sunday lunch we serve a delicious Indian buffet. (Please note we do not serve our full menu at Sunday lunch).

Top review
AndreaD
Dined 6 days ago
We are always made to feel really welcome when we visit the restaurant. We had some great recommendations and delicious food. Good variety of drinks, great food, great service and really beautiful decoration. I am always very happy when I leave here and can’t wait to go back.
A photo of The Plough Shiplake restaurant
4.8
4.8 (206)
£26 to £40
British
Henley-On-Thames
About the restaurant
The Plough Shiplake, pub & dining room that prides itself on offering a delicious, seasonal menu with an excellent drinks selection. The Plough makes you feel special, and at home, all at the same time.

The menu itself is the perfect combination of reinvented pub favourites, with interesting and culinarily creative signature dishes. As well as having a reputation for the best cocktails in Oxfordshire.

The building has been lovely restored; creating a homely, yet modern atmosphere, where it's easy to get lost in conversation for hours. Every table has been given an unique touch and the open fire creates warmth, in both meanings of the word.

Mobile Number: 07932 962655

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Amazing food matched by amazing service and atmosphere. Never disappointed here!
A photo of The Orangery at RH England restaurant
4.8
4.8 (114)
£41 and over
American
Banbury
About the restaurant
Located at RH England, a 400-year-old landmark estate in the Cotswolds, the Orangery offers a dramatic live-fire dining experience in a luminous setting. The menu features a wood-grilled Australian Wagyu ribeye, fresh-carved rotisserie chicken, a whole branzino and the house favorite, a wood-grilled avocado with 15 grams of Petrossian Imperial Kaluga Caviar, along with fine wines and Champagnes.

For group dining inquiries, please email: aynhoeparkhospitality@rh.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
From start to finish our experience was second to none. We will definitely be returning.
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