From Our Editors
The chefs at Ashmolean Dining Room craft European cuisine with flashes of British and Welsh inspiration for their diverse menu. Locally-sourced ingredients form the basis of the dishes, which can be tucked into amidst an elegant, glass-fronted interior or on the roof terrace. Based on the top floor of the Ashmolean Museum, the eatery gives panoramic views of the spires of Oxford University, providing a suitably antiquarian backdrop for the restaurant’s quaint afternoon tea served daily from 3pm. Led by Cardiff-born Head Chef Alun Roberts, the kitchen serves lunch seven days a week, and dinner Friday and Saturday evenings until 10pm. Meals can be paired with a glass or bottle of wine chosen from a wide-ranging menu, with German riesling sitting alongside chianti and rioja in the selection.