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Wed 12 Dec 2018


Ashmolean Rooftop

Attempting to predict the quality of the Ashmolean’s in-house restaurant stumped me a little; on one hand, this is a world-famous and world-class museum that deserves catering options to match, but on the other, such a tourist-enticing destination as this does not desperately need to rely on repeat custom to do good business.

Fri 30 Nov 2018


The Greyhound Inn

A proper inn exists to scoop you up as you reach the end of your tether; to set you right with sleep, sustenance and smiles...

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Christmas Dinner:

Tips from the Pros

Raymond Blanc, Marco Pierre White, David Everitt-Matthias, Phil Currie, James Graham and Liam Simpson-Trotman offer their tips for the festive feast...

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Flourishing Fizz:

Fairmile Vineyard

Whilst not quite held in the same esteem as Champagne, English sparkling wine has come on leaps and bounds over the past decades, and indeed, some examples are beating their Gallic counterparts in blind taste tests...

Wed 7 Nov 2018


Cafe Wolseley

The Wolseley, in Mayfair, has catered to the discerning West London crowd for 15 years. Now they’ve opened a satellite outpost at Bicester Village...

Tue 6 Nov 2018


Thame Food Festival

Held for the second time at Thame Showground – an expansion from its previous town centre location – Thame Food Festival comes to life on the 29th and 30th September...

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Cream Tea War

997AD – present

Oxford boasts some wonderful locations to enjoy our disputatious afternoon micro-meal. Here’s OX Magazine’s pick...

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Thank God for


It seems particularly unfair that cabbage, being native to the British Isles and western Europe, has spent so long being sadistically abused by its own family...

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Thank God For


Medicinal herb, divisive flavouring, aphrodisiac or indispensable ingredient– coriander has been a lot of things to a lot of different people over the course of time...

Fri 2 Nov 2018


The Lion at Wendlebury

Having been provided the enviable privilege of being able to spend the past 41 months reviewing rural dining pubs for OX Magazine, I must admit that many of them begin to feel remarkably similar...