My Oxford #2

A Guide To Dining In Oxford…

I have decided to make My Oxford a series of posts rather than a page which I have removed. So in part two we have a few of my favourite places to eat…

*Al Andalus, Tapas Bar, Little Clarendon Street, Jericho*

This Tapas bar is a real favourite of mine. My friends from work & I gohere quite a lot! The food is delicious, with a huge choice of meats, cheese,and fish. It’s unpretentious, has a really nice garden area at the back &occasionally has live Flamenco! It’s not the best place to go if you’revegetarian but they are very accomodating if you have food allergies.

*Pierre Victoire, Little Clarendon Street, Jericho*

This family run French restaurant is another real favourite of ours. Thefood here is always fantastic and the service is great. It gets very busy so itis advisable to book, however if you do chance it, they’ll give you a waitingtime if there are no free tables & are more than happy for you to get adrink elsewhere during that time.

*The Oxford Retreat, Hythe Bridge Street*

I’ve included the Retreat for three reasons. Firstly, they serve great foodand their dining area is lovely.
Secondly, if you’re hungry at 1.30am they stay open until 3am on Friday& Saturday nights and serve pizza after midnight!
Which leads to the third reason… we are there virtually every Friday andSaturday night after work! It’s perfect for us because we don’t finish tillgone midnight and actually having somewhere we can go, grab a pint, and sharepizza after work is fantastic.

*The Mission, St. Michaels Street and The High Street*

 If you’re hungry and want good foodon the go then this is my recommendation! They make the most amazing Burritos.My favourite is the Chicken Fajita Burrito, Tom’s is the Vegetarian Burrito.Awesome.

*Cafe Coco, Hythe Bridge Street/Park End and Cowley Road*

These guys serve a great Full English Breakfast. At the Cowley Roadrestaurant the pizza’s are great. For some reason at the City Centre restaurantthey aren’t so good, but the Chorizo & Mushroom salad is delicious. Theservice in both isn’t so great but if you’re after somewhere casual to getBrunch then they’re pretty good.

*Mario’s, Cowley Road*

We went here on our anniversary. It really feels like a proper Italianrestaurant, it’s a great place to people watch and the pizza’s are amazing.

Have you got a favourite eaterie in Oxford? If so please share!

Keep an eye out for more in the My Oxford series,

Hugs, Caz x

My Oxford

Happy Monday all! Don’t know if you’ve spotted this yet but I recently added a ‘My Oxford’ page to my blog. Oxford is a tiny, beautiful city & a huge draw due to it’s history, architecture & the university. (Oxford Brookes is here too but that’s not why the tourists come!

The famous Oxford skyline… covered market in the foreground, university buildings & The Radcliffe Camera in the background.

Did you know that Tolkein wrote The Lord of the Rings here? C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia & of course, Lewis Carroll created Alice In Wonderland.

I actually met Elijah Wood once, in a pub called The Wheatsheaf, whilst he was here filming The Oxford Murders. He was very sweet & polite & small with HUGE eyes! He even signed an autograph for me to give to my step-dad, Simon.
Since I am luckily living in this beautiful city I thought I’d share various places of mine with you in case you ever decide to visit! So on My Oxford page you’ll find my favourite shops, eateries, hang-outs & places to visit. If you do drop by one day or have a favourite place you’ve been to here then leave me a comment & let me know what you thought!

Have a great week xox