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Summary

“Your tastebuds are in for a roller-coaster ride” at this “madhouse of a venue, packed with Chinese diners” – less on account of its spartan décor than its “very strong spice combinations” and “outstanding” dishes of offal, etc (“put your concerns behind you…chitterlings are lovely!”). “There’s a lot more competition in the Chinese restaurant market nowadays, but this place still more than holds its own against the best”.

£41
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Exactly what dining in an authentic restaurant in a town in Sichuan would be like” – down to the “cheap furniture and cheap tableware, and service of the silent just-point-at-the-menu variety”. On the food front it’s “really exciting”...“expect lots of garlic and chilli and offal (plus “squishy textures”) and enjoy!”

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“No gastronomical trip to Oxford should miss My Sichuan” – an “old-school building just by the bus station”, whose food is “unashamedly what it says on the can” (“fiery” and “robust”, with unusual meats like tripe and tongue). As a result it “attracts a lot of Chinese diners” – others may “need help with the menu”.

£44
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Go once and – if you like Sichuan cooking – you’ll be hooked” on this “really interesting”, if “slightly Spartan” old schoolhouse, near the Ashmolean, which is “always bursting with diners”. “It’s not for the faint of heart”“dishes are heavy on grease (as in China), and definitely heavy on chillies too”, and include “unusual” ingredients (duck tongues, pig tripe, frogs legs), but if you can take it, results are “brilliant and exciting”.

£42
    £
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Portions

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£2.00 £12.80 £4.50 £5.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
The Old School, Gloucester Grn, Oxford, OX1 2DA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-12 am
Saturday12 pm-12 am
Sunday12 pm-11 pm

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