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    The Magdalen Arms

    The Magdalen Arms on Iffley Road does pub food like nowhere else in Oxford. Whilst it is a bit of a trek from the centre, the food is completely worth it. This pub is best enjoyed with company as the big selling point is its sharing platters. In particular, this pub does a slow cooked neck of lamb and potato dauphinoise that would turn even the strictest of vegans! If you’re not a meat eater, they normally have some quite good veggie options on the menu and not the normal cheddar cheese and mushroom monstrosities that most vegetarians are faced with when eating out!

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    The Turf Tavern

    A 13th century Ale House with a sought after clientele of students, 'dons', and International Tourists. The service point & bars are very small and very busy at peak times. Large external drinking courtyards. Hard to find but worth effort. Offers a magnetic attraction to its customers. We're proud of our food, so only the best ingredients make it on to our menu. Choose from pub classics such as Suffolk Pork Sausages and West Country Cheddar mash, to Fish & Chips and Gourmet Burgers - not to mention our carefully prepared daily specials. Whatever you're looking for, you'll be right at home when you dine with us.

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    The Missing Bean

    We thought Oxford was long overdue a decent coffee bar - why should Londoners have all the fun (uh..by which we mean coffee!) so here we are - Welcome to the Missing Bean!Located in the heart of vibrant Oxford, we are a coffee bar for coffee people.We offer a wide range of coffee drinks but if you have a special request just let us know and we'll happily make it for you. Ask us about anything: blends, home coffee machines, techniques, the weather forecast, whatever you like. We will shortly be offering coffee classes in the evening - learn how to make the prefect cappucinno, try your hand at latte art (a lot harder than it looks!) or just enjoy a fun night out drinking (coffee!) - watch this space . Shop Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9am-5.30pm

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    G&Ds (George & Danver) - St. Aldates Oxford

    The success of the original shop left no other option but to expand the G&D’s joy further into the town. George and Danver opened in 2001 on the corner of Pembroke St. and St. Aldates and became enormously busy serving students, tourists, and locals alike. This expansion to the company also saw an expansion in size and seating space. Larger than the original parlour, the basement area of the shop can be used for private parties and events as well as housing the company’s bakery. Like the ice cream, our homemade bakery products are freshly made daily and cycled from shop to shop.The summer is perhaps the most exciting time for George and Danver as we have our ice cream bike stationed outside, next to the outdoor seating area. This allows our customers to enjoy the G&D’s experience in the heat of the British summer sun! During term-time, Geroge and Danver runs a “rowing” competition with Oxford University students; their college “boats” are displayed above the counter area.

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    Ashmolean Dining Room

    The Ashmolean Dining Room in the scholarly heart of Oxford is a thrilling glass box set atop the recently-transformed Ashmolean Museum with the skyline of dreaming spires for company. The decor is a very modern mix of modern style with rustic materials sleek chairs, feathery chandeliers - and there's a big sharing table in the middle if you feel like mingling. The pan-European menu includes influences from right around the globe and is served in the small-plates/large-plates way that we like to eat now. You could easily make an unforgettable meal from the tapas-style sharing plates or have a properly satisfying starter-main-pudding combination. The wine list is extremely intelligently chosen and the afternoon tea a very special event served on vintage china. The Ashmolean Dining Room also enjoys one of the most beautiful al fresco terraces anywhere in Britain and you may find yourself becoming a friend of the museum so you can make a regular thing of visiting the exhibits below then rising to the roof for an evening's delightful dining. Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a-10pm (last orders); Sunday 10am-6pm.

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    Brookes Restaurant

    As a commercial restaurant, Brookes Restaurant is amongst the finest in Oxford. The modern, spacious restaurant won a design award in 1999 and is as suitable for an intimate dinner as it is for a large corporate lunch or private party. The restaurant is managed by dedicated professional staff who are passionate about the food and wine they prepare and serve. To find out about disabled access to the restaurant, please click here. As a teaching resource, the restaurant provides hospitality management students in the Oxford Brookes University Business School with state of the art facilities. Students get the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate their kitchen and restaurant skills. Brookes Restaurant operates Monday to Friday lunch time from 12 noon until 1.30 pm. Brookes Restaurant is on the University's Gipsy Lane campus, facing directly onto Gipsy Lane. Gipsy Lane is off the London Road, about a mile and a half from Oxford city centre and about half a mile before you reach Headington.

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    Vaults Cafe & Gardens

    Breathe in the historic atmosphere of our unique restaurant at the heart of the university city of Oxford.Enjoy healthy cooking using a wide range of seasonal, organic and fair trade produce.We are open every day from 10am - 5pm. Breakfast is available until midday, and after midday we offer our lunchtime menu with a wide choice of main meal salads, bruschettas (toasted open sandwiches piled high with your choice of filling) and daily specials. See our menu for more details.The cafe and all its operations are inspired by the vision of its founder and director, Will Pouget, who believes strongly in fresh, healthy, local food and Fair Trade and organic production. Student discountWe are pleased to offer a "20 percent discount" to bona fide students before midday, and after 2pm.

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    Atomic Pizza

    Hey there, space cadets welcome to Atomic. We are an independent restaurant group that offers a delicious array of awesome eats in one of the best darn restaurants you will ever visit. Atomic Pizza (Oxford), serves everything you can get at Atomic Burger PLUS our fabulous homemade pizza menu. What’s not to love? At Atomic we offer a unique dining experience, unlike any other. Friendly and welcoming we are and can’t wait to meet you. We also offer a substantial Gluten Free menu that is available upon request. Please note that reservations are recommended for Gluten Free diners as we do sell out of products on occasion.

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    Big Society

    We took over the site in September 2012 and after a lot of hard work, putting right this lovely listed building, we opened February 8th 2013. we wanted to create something a little different for oxford. an informal pub/bar/hang out. please visit us and let us know what you think!

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    Eagle & Child

    The Eagle and Child is a pub in St Giles', Oxford, England which is owned by St. John's College, Oxford. The pub had been part of an endowment belonging to University College since the 17th century. It has associations with the Inklings writers' group which included J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

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