The Alchemist – Oxford

Since leaving Oxford the Westgate transformation finally happened. I moved to Oxford in 2003 and it was way back then that their were rumours that John Lewis would be coming to Oxford soon. So 14 years later it actually happened! The Westgate is the new shopping centre in Oxford city, near to the train station…

Yeti, Nepalese Restaurant, Oxford

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review, so here goes… Recently we headed out with friends to the Yeti on Cowley road, a Nepalese restaurant, which despite being a stones throw away from my house, this was my first visit. I had heard though a friend at work that she had taken her…

Bang – it’s back

The launch party certainly set the scene of announcing the fact that the Big Bang was back, for anyone that fancies a British! There was: wine; jazz; sausage and a huge number of sausage lovers. After attending the launch party several weeks ago, I thought it was time to try the Big Bang in its new setting for a proper…

The Spread Eagle Pub – Abingdon

This comfy pub was a great suggestion made by my Abingdon friends for our fortnightly catch up. Usually we dine out in Oxford so it was nice for us to break from the norm, and drive only a short distance over to Abingdon and a new dining venue. There was ample parking and a good-sized sunny garden….

A break away in Cornwall

After a holiday in Cornwall I wanted to write a blog to summarise what I’d enjoyed and tasted over the few days away. Fishing in Cornwall – The last time I went fishing was at the Jubilee weekend, it was chilly and nothing was caught. This time in St Mawes, Cornwall, it was different. The weather was…

Brookes Supper Club at Gypsy Lane Campus

After my last supper club at Oxfork I had the bug to go to another, soon enough found another super club in Oxford at the Brookes Restaurant. On arrival we were met by our hosts James and Sue. our coats were taken and we were offered a glass of wine, or fruit juice, a very…

Murrays

This blog is based and written outside of Oxford, covering my holiday outings in the Isle of Wight. Opposite the Pier pub sits a small restaurant, Murrays. I say small, this is only from the outside. On entering the front room there was seating for about 20 people and a small bar, behind the bar…

Cafe Cocos Cowley road

Last week I met up with my recently married friends, this was the first time I’d caught up with them since the big day. Cafe Cocos and Kazbar sit on Cowley road near St Clements, between them sits an alfresco dining area, which always reminds me of summer holidays spent in Spanish squares surrounded by…

Riverford at Oxfork

  Last month I wrote about the Oxford Bake Off and how I wanted to challenge myself more in the food world. While there were no bake offs for me this April I set myself up to go to a food event in Oxford at Oxfork. Oxfork had been on my list for a while,…

The Fishes

I live within the Oxford ring road and something that has always appealed to me about Oxford is the ease of getting to the nearby countryside, drive, cycle or walk in the right direction and bingo!  North Hinksey Village proved this point to me again. It was a warm dry Friday night in March The…

The Oxford Blue – Marston Street

Between Iffley Road and Cowley Road sits the Oxford Blue on Marston Street. And it’s changed! There are wine boxes decorating the back of the bar, a bird flying through a mirror and a moose head over a table. This pub has become a more artistic spot, it’s more about its food and wine, and…