Picture by Ed Nix

Our nominations are in for Best Newcomer at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. Go to the Food Awards page onsite to vote. It’s very easy


  1. The Plough at 38, Oxford – transformation of the former Austin Reed gentlemen outfitters now boasts a fine dining floor and pub below

2) Up In Arms, Marston, Oxford – cool, laid back vibe from the Dodo pub brigade

3) The Lamb at Crawley – Seb Snow back in the driving seat at this smart, country pub

Picture by Ed Nix

4) The Ivy, Oxford – glossy, slick and beautiful

5) Mole Inn – Toot Baldon – a revitalised country pub under head chef Johnny Parke

6) Delhish – Bicester then St Clements, East Oxford – the only vegan and vegetarian Indian restaurant in Oxfordshire

7) Harcourt Arms, Stanton Harcourt – unrecognisable from its former self, now a restyled, vast welcoming pub with accommodation

8) The Holly Bush, Osney Mead, Oxford – another transformation and already massively popular with Oxfordians

9) Bacaro – Cowley Road, East Oxford – Sicilian street food and pizzas

10) Tortilla – central Oxford – New Mexican on Queen Street, livens up the city centre

Remember: Go to the Food Awards page onsite to vote. It’s so easy: www.oxinabox.co.uk/food-awards/#vote


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