Monday, 8 September 2014

[Out of Oxford] Hotel TerraVina, New Forest

As we left the Hotel TerraVina - feeling, to be quite frank, stuffed - I asked myself what had been the most memorable part of our visit. The airy terrace looking on to a pleasant grassy area where we sat? The impressively smooth service? The petits fours? No. I think it was the toilets.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Fallowfields, near Abingdon

According to its own website, this is 'one of the best restaurants in Oxfordshire'. Normally I'd be a little suspicious of such claims - and I can't pretend to have tried all its competitors - but Fallowfields proved to be such an ideal location for a special occasion Sunday lunch that I think it must compare favourably even with a certain French chef's flagship establishment.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Oxford's Grill, Cowley Road

Apologies for the silence - I'm still here, although I think the days of four reviews a month are probably over for good. Today we have a review of an establishment occupying a site at the bottom of the Cowley Road that's been through a few incarnations over the years. Once a sibling of Joe's in Summertown, and then a decent Mediterranean place (called something like L21?), it's now Oxford's Grill.
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