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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).

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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”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Arbequina Restaurant in OX4, Oxford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Arbequina restaurant.
Steve A
Generally delectable, but not 100% consiste...
Reviewed 3 months, 18 days ago

"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."

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74 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1JB

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