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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Oxford/Oxfordshire

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 Sticks'n'Sushi - Oxford restaurant
4.9
4.9 (68)
£26 to £40
Sushi
Oxford
About the restaurant
SUSHI FOR ME – YAKITORI FOR YOU
Sticks’n’Sushi serve high-quality, fresh food based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill. So for those less keen on fish, there is a selection of chicken, pork, beef and vegetable skewers - all grilled fresh to order.

Attracting both families and trendsetters, Sticks’n’Sushi is known for making the fashionable, friendly and affordable.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
Service was great and the food was lovely! Would recommend if you fancy sushi!
A photo of Pizza Calzone Banbury restaurant
4.8
4.8 (567)
£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 7 days ago
Really good food and extremely friendly staff that provided excellent service. Lovely meal
A photo of Burnout BBQ restaurant
4.8
4.8 (283)
£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
Love Burn Out BBQ, food is always amazing and the staff are outstanding
A photo of The Loggia at RH England restaurant
4.8
4.8 (156)
£26 to £40
Pizza Bar
Banbury
About the restaurant
Located at RH England, a 400-year-old landmark estate in the Cotswolds, the Loggia is a relaxed open-air restaurant and wine bar offering wood-fired pizzas and charcuterie boards.

For group dining inquiries, please email: aynhoeparkhospitality@rh.com
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely experience at the RH Loggia. Brilliant complimentary valet service as we arrived. We got a little lost when first entering due to being distracted by the lovely surroundings and someone kindly walked us through the grounds to the restaurant. The grounds are surrounded by wild dear and are maintained so well. Service was 10/10 from the moment we arrived until leaving. We were offered one of the lovely fireplace tables as soon as one became available which was so nice to end the evening with a cocktail watching the sun set. Although the menu is a little limited, the pizza’s and cocktails we had were some of the best we’ve had, along with a great bottle of wine. Didn’t get a chance to look around the main house but will definitely arrive a little earlier next time to have a look around. We already have our next booking - Highly recommend!
A photo of The Snooty Mehmaan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (721)
£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
Alibaba
Dined 4 days ago
Well run restaurant. Staff very tentative and food of a good standard.
A photo of The Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (589)
£25 and under
British
Banbury
About the restaurant
Our fabulous COVID-safe pop up brings you modern eating in a gloriously, spacious, luxe rural farm setting, overlooking the Warwickshire countryside.

All day dining, locally roasted coffees, scrummy cakes, brunch, lazy lunches and dinner with a view.

The Kitchen Pop Up at Primrose Hill Farm is perfectly located between junctions 11 and 12 of the M40; no more than 10 minutes from each; making us the ideal venue for your business and social gatherings

We only select, prepare & serve you the absolute best food & drink we can source; we have so many local food heroes that take pride of place in our dishes. So be assured that everything is freshly prepared in our kitchen, if it’s good; we will chop it, slice it, marinade it, bake it or grill it!

The Kitchen Pop Up at Primrose Hill Farm is all about food, fun, family ; friends; joining together around the table (albeit a smaller table this year!); a foodie heaven full of unctuous, comforting delights, place for memories to be made.
Top review
LizD
Dined on May 27, 2024
Excellent food, good service & a beautiful setting. Will definitely be back again & have already recommended to several friends
A photo of Pho Oxford restaurant
4.5
4.5 (415)
£25 and under
Vietnamese
Oxford
About the restaurant
Located on the roof of the Westgate Shopping Centre, Pho is a healthy Vietnamese restaurant that specialise in pho noodle soup, the national dish of Vietnam. Aside from pho, you can also expect to find amazing sharing starters, healthy salads, hearty rice bowls and decadent curries. They have a range of freshly made juices and also Vietnamese beers and a large wine and cocktail list. Pho’s menu is 40% vegan and nearly entirely gluten-free too. They also have an accessible kids’ menu where children can get a meal and a drink for £5.50
Top review
PerceptionGuest
Dined 7 days ago
Very enjoyable, good atmosphere and lovely food, recommend you book.
A photo of The Old Auctioneer restaurant
4.4
4.4 (339)
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
Banbury
About the restaurant
The Old Auctioneer is a 500 year old listed building in the centre of Banbury with wonderful character and history. It is now the home of great quality comfort food, incredible wings and much more. All dishes are homemade and cooked to order, and we have a lovely terrace for outside dining throughout the year.

We are open from 12 each day and are located on Parsons Street in the heart of Banbury centre. For any enquiries for parties of more than 8 people, please give us a ring or drop us an email and one of our team can help you out.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Always wonderful food, friendly accommodatin service. Just an over all pleasant experience
A photo of The Cotswold Guy, Gagingwell restaurant
4.4
4.4 (43)
£25 and under
British
Great Tew
About the restaurant
The Cotswold Guy, born out of bespoke private cheffing using the finest British ingredients, offers heart-warming hospitality and high-quality food and beverage produce across its farm shops, restaurant, café, online shop and catering & events service. Based across the length and breadth of the Cotswolds, we provide quality, locally-sourced ingredients and dishes, inspired by elevating the much-loved British Classics, to our ever-growing base of loyal and repeat clients.

The Cotswold Guy, Gagingwell (near Chipping Norton), is our latest opening, giving guests the opportunity to eat in or takeaway. We have all of the old TCG favourites, as well as some outstanding new additions!

Serving breakfast and lunch everyday, we are also pleased to offer Friday Pizza Day & Saturday Steak & Lobster Nights
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Great venue and fab food on pizza night. Lovely staff.
A photo of Cecconi's Bicester Village restaurant
4.3
4.3 (74)
£25 and under
Italian
Bicester
About the restaurant
From handmade artisanal pizzas, fresh seafood, seasonal dishes and cicchetti, guests can enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience.
Top review
charlesg
Dined on May 26, 2024
Friendly service. Nice food. Pricey but overall I would be happy to recommend Cecconi's
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