Places to Visit in Oxford

Oxford

(This is a compilation of Oxford places written for the Clarice app)


Oxford Kitchen

Chef John Footman invites you to an exciting dining experience at Oxford Kitchen.

Since it open, its modern take on British cuisine has been the talk of many food critics.

Get your taste buds ready for the main dish with a signature cocktail beforehand!

Chester Arms

Quick off your night at this quiet pub on Chester street!

A former student hangout, Chester Arms reopened in 2014 and is now an East Oxford’s local favourite.

Open every day, its Steak Platter has people asking for more!

Cafe Baba

Step foot in this Moroccan-style café and try one of their delicious cocktails!

Located on Cowley Road, Cafe Baba is the perfect place to hangout with your friends and relax.

During the summer days head to their courtyard and enjoy a nice cold mojito!

The Glee Club

Laugh it off at the Glee Club, an award-winning comedy club that promises to brighten up your Saturday nights!

The original concept was born in Birmingham and arrived to Oxford in 2010. Since then the club has invited some of the  best comedians in the UK to perform on stage.

Ask for tickets at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre  or order them online at the Glee Club’s website.

Be At One

Be At One is a national cocktail bar group that started off in London and made its way up to other UK cities, including this one in Oxford.

Only a 5 minute walk from the city centre, this two-floor venue has more than 140 cocktails on offer!

Grab your friends and head over here for a midweek drink treat.

The Bear Tavern

Said to be the oldest bar in Oxford, The Bear Tavern is set inside a former 17th century residence inn.

This traditional English pub can be accessed via Alfred Street or the Blue Boar Street.

In the past there was the custom of exchanging a tie for a pint, although it doesn’t happen today, it certainly contributed to the pub’s large tie collection!

Oxford Wine Café

Indulge in a glass of wine at one of the Oxford Wine Cafés!

Head over to Summertown or Jericho and get ready for a wine tasting experience that will blow your mind.

On Sundays the Jazz music takes over adding even more style to these quirky venues!

Blackwell’s

Get lost at Blackwell’s, a book paradise that has been around since 1879!

Originally established in Oxford, Blackwell’s bookshops are now spread all over the UK.

With one of the largest book stocks in the city, it will be hard to take home just one!

Love Jericho

An homage to the trendy Jericho neighbourhood, this cocktail bar has a list of over 45 cocktails!

If nothing on the list catches your eye, the mixologists will gladly create something  new for you.

With a garden terrace and daily happy hours from 4.30pm to 9.00, Love Jericho is a great place to spend a summer evening!

The Lighthouse

Enjoy the view of the Thames at this stylish pub!

Located on Park End, The Lighthouse stands out for its unique decoration that includes steampunk and nautical elements.

Ultimate Picture Palace

Cowley Road has been the house of this independent cinema since 1911.

From movie classics to upcoming releases, the Ultimate Picture Palace has seen it all!

There are no adverts shown in this cinema, so British punctuality is a must to avoid missing any movie scenes.

Creation Theatre Company

If you’re looking for a night of entertainment, the Creation Theatre Company has your back!

Known as the Oxford Shakespeare Ensemble for reenacting some of Shakespeare’s masterpieces, the company organizes performances throughout the year all over Oxford.

Despite choosing classical theatre plays, this theatre company is not afraid of taking risks, adding as much creativity as they can to their acts!

Oxford Gondola

It may not be Venice but it’s certainly cheaper to ride the Thames!

Whether you’re joining the crowd during the summer or would rather sail away on a cold day, the Oxford Gondolas are available throughout the year.

Grab your partner and enjoy this romantic ride!

Workspace Oxford

For those looking for a coworking space in Oxford, Workspace offers a space to work right in the city centre!

Facilities include free wi-fi,  parking, meeting rooms and personalised working stations all designed to make you feel like coming to work every day.

There are several packages available, but all of them are paid on a monthly basis!

The Kings Centre

Kings Centre is Oxford’s largest conference centre!

The facilities include two convention halls and 10 support rooms, a flexible space that offers endless possibilities for hosting any kind of event.

Angels Bar

Another hidden gem in the Jericho area, Angels Bar has a world of cocktails inside!

From the traditional drinks of the 1920’s to original creations from the current bartenders, this bar will not let you die of thirst.

From 4.30 to 9pm you can enjoy slightly cheaper drinks at the so called “Heavenly Hour”!

Yellow Submarine

The Yellow Submarine charity was created to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

In order to provide them with more work opportunities, they designed two cafés, one of them is located in the centre of Oxford and serves the best coffee in the city!

From Monday to Friday you can visit this sandwich shop or take advantage of their catering service and enjoy their delicious food at work.

George & Davis

George & Davis aka G&D’s is one of the three ice cream cafés founded by George, a former Oxford student who was looking to offer good ice cream to locals at an affordable price.

Ice cream might have been its claim to fame, but this friendly space has much more to give, including hot drinks to warm you up on a snowy day!

The Royal Oak

Get cozy at the Royal Oak!

This classy pub serves worldwide beers, wines and real ales for every taste.

Head over to Woodstock Road and relish the flavours of delicious pub treats!

The Gardener’s Arms

Gardener’s Arms is mostly known for its Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant.

The Steampunk nights are also one of the pub’s main features, a night where local music meets Victorian sci-fi and people dress up as steampunks.

Visit the Jericho neighbourhood and come by the Gardener’s Garden for a drink!

Cockadoo

Cockadoo’s dishes will make you travel all the way to the Orient!

The restaurant run by Allan Yeung serves Chinese food with a twist, mixing flavours from Malaysia, Thailand and Europe.

Set in an old pub, the building was completely restored and it’s now one of the most exquisite restaurants in Oxford!

Bear and Ragged Staff

Bear and Ragged Staff offers the best of both worlds, a great pub and a Country Inn to spend the night after a couple of drinks.

The Bear’s food is great for any occasion from a quick sandwich to a romantic dinner, it has it all!

For a quick drink try one of their award-winning ales or enjoy a glass of wine at their garden room.

Organic Deli Café

If you’re looking for a healthy treat try the Organic Deli Café!

With two locations in Oxford, one on Friars Entry and the most recent on Botley Road, the café welcomes any dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan customers.

The artisan bread and its vast selection of teas are a few of the reasons why this place is worth the visit!

Nosebag

In 1971 Oxford welcomed Nosebag, a renowned independent restaurant that caters for everyone including vegetarians.

This former bookshop site now serves homemade cuisine and it was ranked 3rd place on The Guardian’s top budget restaurants in Oxford list!

Nosebag’s local customers favourites are the quiches and the cakes.

Spice Lounge

For a modern spin of Indian cuisine classics, Spice Lounge is the place to go!

Located in Summertown, Spice Lounge is considered one of the best Indian restaurants in Oxford.

Open every day for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers a take away service for those who would rather enjoy these delicacies at home!

Posh Fish

For years Posh Fish has been serving delicious Fish & Chips to the Oxfordian community.

This family run business is located in Walton Street and serves generous portions to share or take back home afterwards.

A place to come with your friends and enjoy a nice crunchy meal!

Côte Brasserie

Your taste buds will thank you for visiting this classic French branch!

Côte Brasserie has affordable menus on offer like a weekday lunch or a pre-theatre meal.

Open in 2007, Côte is now a recognized French restaurant chain in the UK.

Feathers Bar

Feathers Bar is a heaven for gin lovers!

Part of the Feathers Hotel, the bar has over 280 gins on offer, an accomplishment that has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.

James Bond fans are also invited to try one of the famous movie martinis!

Zheng Restaurant

Named after a famous Chinese diplomat and explorer, the restaurant gets its inspiration from Zheng’s world travels.

The food itself has an Asian essence that includes dishes from Malaysia, Shangai, China and beyond.

The founder, Adam Tan previously worked in Sojo, one of the best Chinese restaurants in Oxford, so you’re in for a treat!

SoJo

Praised by the food critic Giles Coren as one of the best Chinese restaurants he has ever been, SoJo serves traditional dishes you would see on a Chinese family home.

SoJo’s service is also worth the mention, if there is anything you need during your meal they are always ready to help you!

Thirst Bar

Thirst is one of Oxford’s most lively cocktail bars!

The terrace is a great place to relax in the summer and during winter as they heat it up.

The dance floor also gets heated with the mixes of the house DJ’s every week from Thursday to Saturday!

Moo-Moo’s

Moo-Moo’s has been serving delicious milkshakes and smoothies since 2006!

Located inside the Oxford Covered Market it is a popular hangout for local students and tourists that have fallen in love with their unique ice cream mixes.

The Old Bookbinders Ale House

A British pub with bits of French food is not a combination you would usually expect but the Old Bookbinders does it and does it well!

The menu will not overwhelm you with options, as they rather focus in quality over quantity.

So lay back and enjoy a crêpe at this family friendly establishment!

Coba Bubble Tea

Have a sip of the traditional Taiwanese Bubble Tea at Coba!

Watermelon, Lychee and Strawberry are only a few of the many flavours this place has to offer.

If you’re feeling hungry give the bubble tea cake a try!

Rose and Crown

Rose and Crown’s courtyard is extremely popular among business people who often come here for their lunch break!

Though there was time were mobile phones weren’t allowed here, the pub got a well deserved update and you’re now free to use your mobile phone and search the web while enjoying your meal.

Crocodiles of the World

Reptile lovers should visit Crocodiles of the World!

A former farm site, the zoo is open every day from 10am to 5pm.

The founder, Shaun Foggett established the zoo as a way to increase awareness of the nature of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials species!

Bicester Village

Treat yourself at Bicester Village, a relaxed shopping area in Oxfordshire.

World leading brands, independent boutiques and fine dining are all waiting for you here!

Bicester is open every day throughout the year, closing only on Christmas Day.

Oxford University Parks

Owned by the University of Oxford, this green space is frequented by tourists and locals that come here to relax after a long day.

The Parks feature many sports facilities including a cricket pavillion and a cricket ground used by Oxford University Cricket Club.

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