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    Barefoot Bakery — Cakes, bakes, and great values

    "What makes it even more special though is the ethos behind it and every single dish on offer."

    Temptations Dessert Lounge – Everything sweet, all at once?

    "Cookie dough is my weak spot in these kinds of places and Temptations’ options are seemingly endless."

    LB’s — Summertown’s one-of-a-kind Lebanese deli

    "Summertown’s options are ever growing, but through all of that, it is clear why LB’s has remained a staple."

    Mambo Italiano — Carlotta comes to Marylebone

    "I will never cease to be amazed by that consistently remarkable ability to reinvent."

    Burnout BBQ — Brisket, wings and hot rods

    "This is undoubtedly the place to go in Oxford for an authentically fun evening of American food."

    Roasting Plant and the fresh coffee revolution

    "The technology that at first appears more at home in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory than a café."

    From Sunday paellas to avant-garde tapas at El Rincón

    "Juan puts his own spin on all the reliable classics just as any Spaniard worth his salt does."

    Romulo – Forever at the forefront of Filipino cuisine

    "Romulo has made its name as the place where Filipinos from across the city come for their home cooking in the hands of the family."

    Wilding Oxford – Wine before food

    'There are other great restaurants and there are other good wine bars but the pairing of both of those elements here makes a location for all occasions.'

    Bbuona – Italia a Oxford

    'Really though, that espresso wouldn’t be complete without a Bbuona cannolo.'

    Just Lokma — Oxford’s Turkish dessert location

    'All in all, Just Lokma is yet another exciting and interesting addition to international stores and offerings on Cowley Road.'

    Pompette — Relaxed, refined, and perfectly French

    'Come expecting warmth, authenticity, and a good time. Leave feeling stuffed, satisfied, and delighted.'

    The Rose — Afternoon tea on Oxford High Street

    'The focus on local suppliers is mightily impressive, as is the sheer amount of cooking and baking that goes on in the kitchen downstairs.'

    Gusto — A fascinating new Italian inside the old Mitre pub

    'The Gusto team here really have done the old Mitre justice.'

    ‘Korean Lunch Tray’ and superstar chefs come to Oxford

    'An obligatory Collin the Caterpillar and a bag of Percy Pigs were far too sweet for the Korean taste buds though!'

    Feeding my friends

    Food, or feeding people, is often cited as a “love language”.

    Review: The Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

    Cherwell had the privilege of enjoying a lunch at this conservatory-esque restaurant a few weeks ago.

    Italiamo: Oxford’s Italian outpost

    "There is a simple reason that people continue to visit despite the queues and waits — quality."

    Review: Chickpea

    "Great value, good vibes, and stunning flavours. Quite frankly, what more could you want?"

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