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Pierre Victoire

Enjoy traditional French food, cooked properly by skilled chefs, in an informal environment at prices everyone can afford – the way they do in France. From a romantic candle-lit dinner for two to a graduation party for fifty, Pierre Victoire is perfect for any occasion.

Details

9 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP

+44 (0)186 531 6616

www.pierrevictoire.co.uk/

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saison

This two Michelin Star restaurant has retained the award for an impressive 27 years. The garden here is home to 90 varieties of vegetable and 70 types of herb, which can be enjoyed in the superbly-created and cooked dishes. If you have the time, and finances, stay over night or learn to cook like Raymond Blanc, the owner and head chef.

Details

Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford OX44 7PD

+44 (0)184 427 8881

www.manoir.com

Malmaison

Much like sleeping in a prison, it isn't one's first thought to eat in one either. However, we guarantee there's no prison slop served here. Once a working prison, some of the original features have been retained, including metal staircases running throughout. If the weather is good, why not breakout and sit on the terrace to enjoy Malmaison's well-cooked dishes?

Details

Oxford Castle, 3 New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY

+44 (0)121 246 5000

www.malmaison.com/locations/birmingham

GEE'S RETAURANT

Gee’s has been recently refurbished and is located in a converted Victorian conservatory. This allows for an extremely light and airy atmosphere, and for a fantastic and picturesque dining experience. Its unrivalled roasts do not disappoint and if that's not enough make sure you sample the desserts - the chocolate and coffee tart is to die for.

Details

61 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6PE

+44 (0)1865 553540

www.gees-restaurant.co.uk

Cherwell Boathouse

Set on the banks of the River Cherwell, this restaurant is ideal to enjoy the modern British cuisine served. The working boathouse has 80 traditional, and handmade on the premises, punts. Hire one and take in the wildlife and scenery of the Oxford riverside.

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Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST

+44 (0)1865 552 746

www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk

BILL'S RESTAURANT

Bill’s is a great place for breakfast or brunches, with its shabby chic and contemporary style, take time to relax in the comfortable, informal and vibrant atmosphere. A must-try is the fish finger sandwich with skinny fries.

Details

Northgate Hall, St Michaels Street, Oxford OX1 2DU

+44 (0)1865 202 550

www.bills-website.co.uk

The Head of the River

Traditional dishes and those with a modern twist, accompanied by award-winning ales, can be found at this riverside spot. Boasting Sunday roasts with all the trimmings and 'famous' burgers, it's the perfect pub to enjoy a leisurely weekend lunch.

Details

Folly Bridge, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB

+44 (0)1865 721 600

www.headoftheriveroxford.co.uk

QUOD

Quod is a stylish and contemporary brasserie offering a mix between British and Mediterranean food on Oxford High Street. It offers a variety of menus and choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Details

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

+44 (0)1865 202505

www.quod.co.uk

THE RED LION

This contemporary restaurant and bar offers a selection of traditional favourites and chef's specials. It’s the perfect location to have a catch up with friends at the bar with a light snack.

Details

14 Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN

+44 (0)121 233 9144

www.theredlionbirmingham.com