6-12 August 2018
University of Oxford
Europe/London timezone

Food and drinks

Oxford's international character is reflected in the wide variety of cuisines it offers in a remarkably small area. The 50x150m area between St Michael's and George's street houses Italian, Mexican, Thai, and Japanese restaurants, in addition to a healthy selection of traditional British pubs.

Additional places worth going to are:

  • Turl Street Kitchen. Traditional home-cooked food, menu varies seasonally. 
  • The Old Bookbinders Ale House. Family-run pub in the pleasant district of Jericho.
  • Quod. European food, superb collection of modern art on the walls. Where students take out visiting parents for lunch.
  • Turf Tavern. A popular pub known for past celebrity appearances - this is where a former Australian Prime Minister set a particular drinking-related Guinness World Record, and Bill Clinton famously ``did not inhale" in his student years.
  • The Varsity Club. Named after the Varsity match against Cambridge, this bar/kitchen sports a rooftop terrace with superb views of the Oxford skyline.
  • Al-Shami. Lebanese restaurant with excellent food, venue for the annual Oxford ATLAS group Christmas lunch.
  • White Rabbit Pizza. Reasonably priced, probably the best pizza in Oxford.
  • Mission Buritto. There are two of them in Oxford, both a favourite stop for students, particularly on Wednesdays, when they offer a discount.
  • G&D's ice cream. Best ice cream in town, very popular in the summer, so be prepared to queue a bit.
  • And finally, Hassan's Kebab Van. Enjoying a cult reputation among Oxford's students, it is a popular stop after a night out, and a number one stop for a cheap fast food meal.