- Andy A Oct 30, 2001 10:16 AM
I have a friday night in Oxford in a couple of weeks, staying in The Old Bank Hotel in centre of town(no grief on the hotel....it's booked). Looking for something interesting to chow down at in central Oxford: anything considered, but not interested in venturing outside of the town that night. Can't find much on the search. Any ideas?
try the ousu (student union guide) - link below
the most - ahem - "interesting" place would be the Hi-Lo jamaican on the cowley road. also marios on the opposite side does great pizza. alternately, yes, gousse d'ail should fulfil your amuse-gueule cravings but is a bit up north. al-shami for lebenese, chiang-mai kithcen for thai, shimla pinks for posh indian or the elizabeth for the full-on escoffier experience
oh shit, almost forgot. le petit blanc - raymond blancs brasserie. nuff said.
re: Jon Tseng
Somewhere further down the board is a fairly lengthy guide to dining in Oxford that I posted over the summer. I'd just make the following additions/comments: went to Le Petit Blanc for the first time in a while last week and was underwhelmed. It's OK, but I found the whole experience strangely unsatisfactory. Nothing you could put your finger on (except perhaps rather perfunctory service), but I didn't feel it was worth almost eighty quid for two of us, bearing in mind the good lady wasn't drinking and I only had a couple of glasses of wine and a fino to start (maybe that was the start of the problem - I thought they should have had something better than Tio Pepe). There has been a bit of a Lebanese boom in Oxford recently, and I think al-Shami has suffered. Wasn't impressed last time I went. I prefer al-Salam on Park End Street. Try Restaurant du Liban on Broad Street, it's a bit more expensive but worth a go.