Surrounded by the beauty of dreaming spires, college quads and elegant honey-coloured buildings, Oxford's city centre restaurants enjoy an enviable setting. This compact city oozes history and teems with students, adding a youthful atmosphere to the ancient centre. It's an inspiring place and one that has helped to inspire the chefs of city centre restaurants in Oxford to create a dizzying choice of delicious dishes. We hope you'll also be inspired to enjoy a great meal out with our selection of Oxford's leading city centre restaurants.
The area from the Castle Quarter along George Street and Gloucester Green has a busy dining scene, while there are lots of small independent restaurants in Oxford city centre's east side, especially around Cowley Road. There are also some good places on Iffley Road and St Clement's and you can enjoy some excellent food and stunning views along the riverside. Here's an inside tip, though. Oxford's best city centre restaurants can all be found right here on Quandoo, so save yourself some shoe leather and make sure of a table by booking in just a few clicks.
It may have a compact city centre but Oxford restaurants bring a whole world of flavour to this classically English city. The vibrant Asian community in the east of the city has helped to create some excellent Indian and Chinese restaurants, while the many renowned old pub restaurants in Oxford city centre continue to deliver great examples of traditional British favourites. Italian, Greek and French restaurants bring continental flair to the city's dining scene, while Lebanese and Nepalese restaurants offer the opportunity to discover exotic flavours.
As you can see, the city centre restaurants of Oxford have lots of styles of food to enjoy but that’s only half the story. The right atmosphere is so important when choosing a restaurant, so check out our customer reviews and get the inside track on the ambience as well as the food. There's so much to enjoy, from the most elegant and upscale establishment to friendly, fun cafes and stylish upbeat diners with a youthful clientele.