Restaurants across Oxford are competing to get a top 10 listing on influential reviews site Tripadvisor.
The city is once again bust with visitors following the pandemic, so last month we listed the current top 10 restaurants, with Cowley Road Turkish restaurant Antep Kitchen at #1.
Now we are taking a look at those restaurants pushing for a top 10 spot – which could happen if they get enough positive reviews.
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#11: Comie’s Caribbean Grill
#12: Pierre Victoire
#13: The Old Bookbinders Ale House
#16: Oli’s Thai
#17: La Cucina
#18: The Coconut Tree
#19: The Porterhouse Grill and Rooms
#20: C.R.A.F.T. Burger
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Oli’s Thai is repositioning itself as Elle’s Deli, with the new venture selling “tasty things, including some Thai dishes”.
French restaurant Pierre Victoire is in Little Clarendon Street and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.
It has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on the reviews site.
One reviewer who dined there recently said: “Lovely evening with a group of friends. Menu quite varied and some very interesting dishes.
“I had the venison carpaccio which was wonderful followed by rabbit with olives which I thoroughly enjoyed.
“Prices very reasonable and a good selection of wines. We were upstairs and my only critique was they need to put more noise buffering in there like soft furnishings or things to reduce the clattering and improve the acoustics.”
Another diner wrote: “This is our ‘go to’ special occasions restaurant.
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“It has a real cosy atmosphere but with beautifully presented food which tastes as good as it looks. we took friends on this occasion who thoroughly enjoyed the food It’s a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere with thoughtfully created menus and good wine. It is great value for money.
“It’s also in a fantastic location with good bars close by meaning you can spend the whole night on one street. We’ve never been disappointed eating here, I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Oxford or who lives here and hasn’t tried it!”
One diner at The Coconut Tree said: “We deliberately came to Oxford to visit this restaurant again! We love it and it doesn’t disappoint! We let the waitress choose our food for us.”
And a visitor to The Porterhouse Grill and Rooms wrote: “What more do you want from a restaurant? Great afternoon with well cooked and presented food, drinks menu which is well paired with the menu, and cheerful friendly knowledgeable staff who clearly take pride and care about what they’re offering, and rightly so.”
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