A little slice of Spain in Oxford; this tapas bar is run by Rufus Thurston of Oli's Thai and Ben Whyles of Door 74 (Arbequina occupies the space that was previously Door 74).
Harden's survey result
“Fabulous” tapas has made an instant hit of this small, year-old bar in an old chemist’s shop (from Rufus Thurston, owner of Oxford legend Oli’s Thai, and Ben Whyles of east Oxford’s Door 74): “yet another independent to liven up the Oxford food scene”. “Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff” add to the “brilliant experience”.
A “fantastic new find on the Cowley Road” from Rufus Thurston, of hit local Oli’s Thai; and Ben Whyles of east Oxford staple Door 74. The “fresh, minimalist” setting (a conversion of an old chemist) is an appealing backdrop to “yummy and authentic” tapas from a short, typed list showcasing “first-class ingredients”.
Arbequina Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Generally delectable, but not 100% consistent. Some stand-out items, but a couple of things didn't quite hit the mark on our last visit. And of course with small plate dining it is all too easy to rack up quite a big bill without really noticing."
74 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1JB
|Monday||5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|