Eating Out in Oxford

If Hall food doesn't take your fancy or you want to go out for a special occasion then there are many places in Oxford to choose from. Look out for the "Oxford Handbook" and "Keep Off the Grass" magazine produced by the student union and available at the Freshers' Fair for an in-depth guide to the many places on offer.

Cafés and Sandwich Shops

In general, the area on the opposite side of St. Giles to Keble (Jericho) is a very good place to find cafés and sandwich shops. A good recommendation includes Taylor's. Other places in the city that are good include Vaults and Gardens café by the Radcliffe Camera, Olives delicatessen, Mission Burrito, La Croissanterie and Morton's.

There's also G&D's, offering excellent ice cream, waffles, cookies, bagels and other tasty options. The nearest of these is just down Little Clarendon Street in Jericho, only a few minutes from Keble. Jericho also has places like Browns and Café Rouge as well as some cocktail bars.

Restaurants and Fast Food

Further downtown by Gloucester Green there is Noodle Nation, Angrid Thai and Fire and Stone which offer affordable meals. George Street is home to a large number of restaurants including Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Jamie's Italian and Zizzi's.

There are several fast food restaurants including McDonalds, KFC and Burger King in the centre of town. Oxford is packed full of excellent pubs, many of which also offer good food. The Lamb and Flag is just around the corner from Keble and the rather pricey King's Arms is at the end of Parks Road. My personal favourite has to be 'Turf Tavern'. To get here, turn left at the end of Park's road then go down a little alleyway about 50m along on the right hand side. Weatherspoons on George Street is excellent value - 'The Four Candles' selling the cheapest pints and food outside college bars.

Late at night, you'll find several kebab vans along the main roads in Oxford. Notable amongst these is Hussein's, home at 2am to many beleaguered Keblites, situated on St. Giles.


Tesco and Sainsbury's are both 5 minutes walk away from the back entrance of Keble (the magic gate). Follow the pathway towards the Lamb and Flag pub onto St. Giles and then turn left. Head towards the city centre and they will be on your right hand side before reaching Cornmarket street (hopefully you will become familiar with all of this after the tour of Oxford). The £3 meal deals provide a reasonable alternative to eating in hall if you forget to book. There is a larger Sainsbury's in the Westgate centre and also a Marks and Spencer in the city centre as well. If you happen to be up at the sports fields then Summertown has a range of supermarkets including a co-op, Sainsbury's and M&S.