Eating out in Oxford has improved dramatically over the years. There are now more than 300 restaurants in Oxford, with something for all tastes from small romantic restaurants to street eating. There are also a large range of food types available from the normal pizza, pasta, seafood, Chinese, Thai and Indian dishes to the slightly more unusual, Polish, Slovakian, Turkish and Jamaican restaurants found in the Cowley area of Oxford. A few dining establishments stand out from the crowd in Oxford and are always packed. If you like Thai food make sure you visit either Bangkok House or the Chang Mai Kitchens. For bistro style cooking try the great atmosphere in Quod, converted from an old bank or the famous French Chef, Raymond Blanc's Le Petit Blanc. When hunger strikes it is probably best to head to the area known as Jericho (centred around Walton Street), George Street (off the high street) or for ethnic food the Cowley Road to the East of Oxford.