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    Oliver Hall

    Barefoot Bakery — Cakes, bakes, and great values

    "What makes it even more special though is the ethos behind it and every single dish on offer."

    Temptations Dessert Lounge – Everything sweet, all at once?

    "Cookie dough is my weak spot in these kinds of places and Temptations’ options are seemingly endless."

    LB’s — Summertown’s one-of-a-kind Lebanese deli

    "Summertown’s options are ever growing, but through all of that, it is clear why LB’s has remained a staple."

    Mambo Italiano — Carlotta comes to Marylebone

    "I will never cease to be amazed by that consistently remarkable ability to reinvent."

    Burnout BBQ — Brisket, wings and hot rods

    "This is undoubtedly the place to go in Oxford for an authentically fun evening of American food."

    George Street Social — Brunching, but at what price?

    "Moving onto the lunch menu, the items here are high quality but also much higher cost."

    Cocomelt — Syrian chocolate cafés come to London

    "Chocolate is just about my favourite thing in the world and, if you are the same, Cocomelt is one of those places that simply needs to be ticked off your bucket list."

    Oxford’s café scene – The definitive guide

    You can never grow bored of the endless variety of spots for work, food, catch-ups, and of course, great coffee.

    Salsas del Sol — Will Pouget shines with latest Oxford endeavour

    "Now, Salsas del Sol is the Mediterranean spin on Pouget’s good-value slow food revolution."

    Hervé Gatineau — more Summertown, more European authenticity

    "I did of course also have to grab a baguette to-go, a trip to a boulangerie feels worthless otherwise."

    Recipe – Pasta alla Norma

    "Typical of Sicily the dish is balanced and uses the finest seasonal produce."

    San Francisco – not just start-ups and juice bars

    "Here, you can buy crab cocktails and shellfish straight off the boats themselves and of course indulge in that long-honoured tradition of clam chowder served in giant sourdough bowl."

    Why food?

    Put your money together with a few friends, buy a whole chicken, and whack in some potatoes, chorizo and onion for a super low-budget, ridiculously low-effort, delicious feast.

    New menu new me? Turtle Bay brings fresh flavours to tried and tested formula

    "The Caribbean chain now seems to have truly turned its focus onto the food alongside its brilliant drinks offering with increased plant-based and fresh-tasting options."