9 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HP
Pierre Victoire consistently lives up to its stellar reputation, delivering dishes to an exceptionally high standard. With a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence as well as a nod from Harden’s, this wonderful restaurant’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, ensuring Pierre Victoire remains a firm neighbourhood favourite. This well-loved independent restaurant opened in 1996 and remains the perfect destination for a romantic meal or a special occasion, and guests can choose from several enticing menus. The seasons dictate the menus, which changes regularly to feature the best local produce and to keep ideas fresh. To start, you might be tempted by terrine de poulet et canard comprising smoked chicken, duck and fig terrine served with spicy pear compote. Next, opt for croupe d’agneau featuring a delicious lamb rump with crushed new potatoes, chilli-roasted squash and rosemary and red wine jus, or cabillaud au risotto, a delicious baked fillet of cod served atop shrimp and squid ink risotto with herb dressing. To finish, enjoy the moreish crème brûlée accompanied by homemade shortbread. Visit on Sunday for the famous roast – booking in advance is highly recommended. As with any French restaurant worth its salt, the wine list is exceptional and has something for all tastes. For fantastic food in a relaxed and sophisticated setting, you must pay a visit to Pierre Victoire.