Review on The Oxford Kitchen

Establishing itself as a foodie landmark, The Oxford Kitchen is set on Banbury Road in the heart of Summertown, about one mile from Oxford's city centre. Distinguished by its fashionable slate grey exterior, the restaurant is laid out over two floors with a large glitter ball chandelier shining out from the upstairs window. The restaurant has a contemporary vibe with exposed brick walls decorated with pictures, and high-backed brown banquettes set against bare tables. During summer months their large windows open out onto the small terrace at the front of the restaurant, where tables are available for al fresco dining.

Heading the kitchen brigade is Executive Chef Paul Welburn, who has worked at many illustrious kitchens during his culinary career including Rhodes W1, where as Head Chef he held a Michelin star for five years. Focusing on local and seasonal ingredients, he has created an inventive menu that kicks of with starters such as gin cured trout, dill, lemon and puffed wheat or maybe tartare of beef, smoked emulsion, pickled mushrooms and bone marrow. There's much to enjoy when it comes to main courses witness roast halibut, apple dashi, kholrabi, rock samphire and brown shrimp or from the land squab pigeon, confit leg, celeriac purée, pear and pigeon gravy. Picture perfect desserts close the show with maple syrup parfait, pineapple, pecan and rosemary or mandarin, sparkling wine, Grand Marnier custard and lemon thyme.

Backing up the food is a global wine list with plenty of options available by the glass and a well-crafted cocktail menu. The Oxford Kitchen was awarded a Michelin star in the 2019 edition of the prestigious Restaurant Guide.

The Oxford Kitchen is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Contemporary British


Paul Welburn

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

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Facilities at The Oxford Kitchen

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers


The Oxford Kitchen
215 Banbury Road

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