Few places spark the imagination quite like the City of Dreaming Spires. Famous for its world-leading university and jaw-dropping architecture, Oxford is easily among the finest cities Europe has to offer. From long afternoons spent on college lawns, to hours spent investigating old artefacts at the city’s museums, there’s so much to see in Oxford that you’ll be planning a return visit before you leave. With its young and cosmopolitan population, the city’s entertainment offering far exceeds what you might expect from a place of its size. Whether you prefer the sophistication of fine dining in international restaurants, or brushing shoulders with the locals at a basement open-mic night, Oxford has something for everyone.
To help you find the side to Oxford that you’re looking for, we got in touch with those who know it best. Our Innsiders – a collective of local bloggers and travel experts – are here to tell you all you need to know.
Here are some of the lesser-known Oxford dining experiences, tried and tested by travel bloggers: