2021 note: you can find out what's currently open on the Roof Terrce here.
Specialising in molecular mixology cocktails, theatre is served here. The Alchemist is renowned for its flaming atmosphere, creative cocktails and all-day dining menu, featuring everything from naughty nibbles to mighty main courses with unexpected twists. We love the Alchemy Fish & Chips, made with a striking charcoal batter. Add an extra dimension to your Alchemist visit by booking The Conjurer Experience, where you’ll encounter your cocktails in augmented reality form, watching them come to life before your very eyes!
From a stack of fluffy pancakes, to Mexican eggs, and everything in between, The Breakfast Club really knows its onions when it comes to starting mornings the right way. They also know a thing or two about tasty lunches and dinners with their menu of Club Classics, Club Comforts, burgers and sandwiches. Plus, if you're feeling thirsty, you can slip through the Smeg fridge to Backseat Becky’s, where you’ll discover tempting cocktails a-plenty.
Offering 24-hour access and even hosting club nights, this is not just another boring gym. Join the buzz and take advantage of the fresh, fully equipped gym with a full studio class timetable for an affordable monthly price. With a friendly training environment and unique club nights with live DJs, Buzz Gym is a sociable place to train.
Curzon offers the finest cinematic experience in Oxford, showing the latest in Hollywood entertainment and all the best independent and international films. When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than switching off from the outside world and immersing yourself in a film. At Curzon, you can do this in style! Make the most of the café-bar with a pizzeria and grill, or the nighttime bar with lounge areas to enjoy a drink before or after your movie.
Craving satisfying comfort food this winter? Dirty Bones will hit the spot. Bringing the best flavours of The Big Apple to Oxford, it’s a must-visit. Hunker down in the nostalgic 1970s’ Brooklyn-inspired restaurant, or pull up a chair on the outside terrace, and keep the cocktails flowing. Tuck into the likes of cheeseburger dumplings, fried mac & cheese balls, beef short rib or a Yankee dog while enjoying a soundtrack of old school funk and soul.
Step into a new world at Escape Hunt. Get locked in and clued up. Beat the clock and break out to gain the glory! There are five different themed rooms to escape from, including the official Doctor Who live escape game, ‘Worlds Collide’. Work together with your friends to solve the clues - you have 60 minutes of pulse-racing excitement to win your freedom!
Mowgli quite literally glows. Follow the fairy lights into this beautiful den serving up the tastiest Indian dishes. A million miles away from the curry stereotype, the Mowgli menu is packed with healthy, often vegan dishes that are full of fresh flavour. From tiffin boxes to street food bites, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with Mowgli’s home-kitchen style food. Step inside, take a seat on a swing and tuck in!
Who doesn’t love a cheeky Nando’s? Welcome to the home of legendary PERi-PERi chicken. From feasting on a half chicken with chips and garlic bread, to filling up on a veggie sweet potato and butternut wrap with corn on the cob and coleslaw, there’s a combo for everyone on the Nando’s menu. Got a sweet tooth? Finish your meal with a Portuguese custard tart, which pairs perfectly with a Galão (Portuguese for latte!)
Pho serves up great value, healthy Vietnamese street food that’s cooked fresh daily. Grab some chopsticks, stat! Pho’s cosy outside space on the Roof Terrace is ideal for slurping a delicious bowl of noodle soup this season. Wrap up in a blanket, and take in the views of the Oxford spires while being warmed by zingy and exciting flavours. The menu at Pho is over a quarter vegan, and almost entirely gluten free, so it caters to everyone.
Pizza Pilgrims is onto a good thing. Join the pilgrimage by taking a seat on the private outside terrace with views of green rolling hills and slicing up one of the tempting pizzas on the menu. We love the Smoked Napoli – a really punchy Italian choice, topped with capers, black olives and smoked anchovies. Save room for a Nutella Pizza Ring. It’s an oozing chocolatey treat, which pairs perfectly with an espresso.
The Sticks ’n’ Sushi concept is just as simple as it is ingenious: it combines the imperial sushi kitchen with the authentic yakitori street kitchen, meaning there’s something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. As well as an extensive choice of maki, nigiri and sashimi to relish, there are also the tasty yakitori sticks skewered with grilled meats, cheeses and vegetables to tuck into. We recommend the Hotate Bacon stick with scallops, bacon and a miso herb butter - so tasty!
From the Hamptons with love. Discover American-style dining all day long at Victors. While away the hours sitting inside among the white-washed brick walls and wisteria, or choose a table on the heated terrace to admire the stunning views across the city. We think Victors is the perfect spot to tuck into a Sunday roast this winter. Choose from a half roast chicken, slow-roasted rib of beef, or a zucchini and cashew bake.