October 2017: Paul Welburn – previously head chef of Rhodes W1 and the Leconfield and 2014 Great British Menu competitor – has been appointed executive chef at the Oxford Kitchen.
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“A surprise find in Oxford’s restaurant desert” – a smart, modern British venue, set on Summertown’s main drag, and offering “real quality and imagination” (“I won’t forget the blue cheese lollipop for a long time”).
“Very promising” newcomer, on the main drag in Summertown, winning plaudits for its “innovative” and “very chef-y” fine dining fare (“think lovage foam, lime foam, and lots of smears”). To be sure it’s a “refreshing change from much on offer” round here, but some reporters feel that food-wise “its clear ambitions have yet to be fully realised”.
Now recognised as one of the most exciting dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchen’s reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman, whose food has the critics talking.
We offer you a contemporary, intimate setting and friendly, attentive service – ideal for savouring the exquisite flavour combinations of our à la carte and set menus. Choose from our carefully compiled wine list or start your meal with one of our signature cocktails made with local ingredients.