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Bar
“I’ve worked here as operations manager for over 6 years, tell your waitress I sent you, they will look after you! The food is to die for, quite pricey but worth it I promise ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Michelin-starred restaurant with a high reputation for Modern British cuisine. They offer a set-price lunch menu. Chef's taster menu warning: don't eat for a day beforehand! Need to book 01865 331253”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious Nepalese food, available for dine in, take out, or delivery. Lovely and friendly owners, the Chicken Kali main is especially delicious, as are the various naan breads they make fresh! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Country pub with excellent food and stunning views over Otmoor from the pub garden, a summer must!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great pub within easy walking distance, the menu is always great as is the atmosphere. There is a nice outdoor area for the warm weather and lovely fireside seating for the cold.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“XIX-century English pub and eating house and one of our ultimate favourites. Call in advance and book the table by the fire place. The food is utterly AMAZING!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, friendly service, and fab views. Wonderful to sit out on the canal on a sunny day, or by the fire with a mulled wine in the winter.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Most people go for the steak, but we went back for the seafood. Absolutely excellent, for lunch, dinner, or special occasions. Nice wine selection. Don't miss the seafood platter, and the bone marrow butter and bread to start the meal. Burgers are the best this American has had in England. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Country pub with excellent quality seasonal food. Goats and chickens entertain the children in the garden. Open all day and serves a great breakfast with especially good coffee.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“The Boat Inn is what Thrupp is all about: cosy lounging, jolly drinks, and a traditional aesthetic. With a beautiful back garden, this spot is ideal for a family. It's not uncommon for children to run around while the grownups relax. If you want a more intimate environment, inside is tremendously cosy and has private nooks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This pub does great pizzas from a wood-fired pizza oven and has a 2 for 1 offer every Tuesday. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE BAR AND RESTAURANT Welcome to the spice world of Shakil’s, a unique extravaganza of ancient Indian hospitality in a modern setting. It is a fresh attempt to bring you the authentic Indian cuisine in an ambience made to leave an everlasting impression on your mind. Located in Bicester, Shakil’s features a varied range of specialties and fine Indian cuisine from every region of India. With an emphasis on bringing out aromatic and distinctive flavors of fresh ingredients and spices, our chef presents his unique creations of “Kadhai” cooking. A full-service bar and a separate banquet hall make Shakil’s a perfect place to visit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely place for a pint, serves a different roast dinner for lunch each weekday. Unbelievable and incredibly impressive whiskey selection. ”
  • 2 locals recommend