Old Parsonage Restaurant and Hotel
1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN
You will find the Old Parsonage at the end of St Giles, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the city. Dating back to 1660, the Old Parsonage has been thoughtfully restored by its owner, with a lively bar for cocktails, a walled garden for an alfresco lunch, and the opportunity for tea in front of the fire. The restaurant, with its Russian red walls covered with original cartoons and interesting portraits, is open from breakfast until late and uses the very best of British produce to create superb traditional dishes. Pork, lamb and Aberdeen Angus come from the owner's Oxfordshire farm. To start, try Jersey crab salad or carpaccio of beef with thyme, followed by rib steak, gratin Dauphinoise, red wine and shallot sauce or slow-cooked pork belly with borlotti beans, bacon and sage. For dessert, a fresh fig tart with Jersey cream, or a plateful of English cheese with apples from the owner's farm, ends a meal perfectly.