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.
Oxford Literary Festival
(Sun 16th Mar, 2014)
The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.
Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Tue 22nd Apr, 2014)
Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.
May Day Celebrations 6am
(Thu 01st May, 2014)
Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.