Oxford is an old city dating back to the 10th century AD. Today it's probably best known for its world-famous university, the oldest in the English-speaking world, whose alumni include Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Hawking and Bill Clinton. A fascinating and beautiful city, there are plenty of places of cultural interest to enjoy and examples of architecture from every period since when the Saxons settled there. All of this cultural activity can work up an appetite and, as to be expected in such a vibrant city, there are Oxford restaurants offering up dishes from all over the world, with something to suit every palate. What's more, many of the restaurants in Oxford are offering discounts on Groupon.

Quintessentially English food in a quintessentially English city

There's something very English about the way Oxford feels in its aesthetic and general ambience. Not surprisingly, for an English university city, Oxford has plenty of pubs, many of which serve food. The Old Bookbinders Ale House in Jericho comes highly recommended, with both an à la carte menu and a menu du jour, both of which are changed daily. Also, The Butcher's Arms on Wilberforce Street in Headington is family an dog friendly and offers range of attractions including board games, darts, free Wi-Fi and live music. Meanwhile The White Rabbit in the city centre offer a popular pizza and ale menu, including real ale from the Brew Dog and Siren Craft Brew breweries.

From Paris to Bratislava in Oxford

Oxford is an international place. People from all over the world have attended the university and visited the city and there are restaurants serving food from all over the world. Pierre Victoire on Little Clarendon Street has for years been Oxford's most-popular French restaurant, serving a variety of mouth-watering dishes and delicious desserts, as well as some of the more unusual French cuisine. For something from further away, Moya on St. Clement's Street serve a variety of traditional Slovakian dishes including goulash, halusky dumplings and kapustnica, a cabbage soup. If you want to eat somewhere that feels very much a part of the city, try Vaults and Garden café. Located in the University’s old congregation house (dating from 1320), customers can enjoy delicious and affordable meals inspired by a diverse range of different cuisines.

A taste of the East in Oxford

In terms of its variety of restaurants, Oxford really spoils its denizens for choice, especially for those with a taste for the East. Bringing a touch of the Himalayas to the city, Yeti Nepalese Dining on Cowley Road is a popular local favourite, with a menu offering traditional Nepalese and northern Indian fare. Heading south from Nepal, The Standard on Walton Street serves a range of Bengali and South Indian dishes, remaining a firm local favourite. Then for a genuine taste of the Far East, Oli's Thai on Magdalen Road is one of Oxford's most acclaimed Thai restaurants.

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