Turtle Bay – the hidden gem of Oxford

I think we’re all excited to be able to go back to the restaurants, and all of us are dreading the possibility of the second lockdown… But for now, we can enjoy the gifts of hospitality industry, and today I’d like to shine the light on an amazing Caribbean restaurant right in the heart of Oxford: Turtle Bay

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Foraging Mushrooms in Oxfordshire

…or a story about how I found a lawn of mushroom gold (porcini!) 20 mins drive from Oxford

My grandad used to say that mushroom foraging is in our blood. I remember waking up at dusk and going deep into the forest, to some known places, where we’re hoping to get the best and the most mushrooms. We would have special baskets, and a pen-knife, and we taught since childhood which ones are safe to eat and which ones aren’t. The big prize would always be to find a good looking porcini or a large plain filled with chanterelles.

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The Handle Bar Oxford – Meal for 2 for £21

First time I came across The Handle Bar cafe was when my friend Krista took me there for a brunch. I must admit, until that moment, I wasn’t even aware of its existence, but what a great find it was! I immediately loved the atmosphere, and my brunch was absolutely outstanding. I’ve been there a couple more times, but always for lunch or a cuppa; to be perfectly honest I didn’t even realise that they do dinner service!

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Dinner out for £10? Yes please!

I am forever on a hunt for a bargain – especially when it comes to meals out, as more often than not you end up spending your weekly supermarket budget on just one meal in a restaurant.

Living in Oxford, which is considered the most unaffordable city in the UK, it can be quite tricky to both manage your finances, whilst enjoying eating out.

Rejoice, fellow Oxfordians, especially the residents of East Oxford, as I have discovered an amazing deal for a delicious dinner in one of the best pubs within the area: The Supper Hour at The Magdalen Arms.

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Acanthus Restaurant – The Randolph Oxford

Why you should treat yourself to a dinner at Acanthus Restaurant

As you might have already seen on Insta, I have recently celebrated my 27th birthday, and my lovely husband, instead of just taking me out for dinner, surprised me with a mini getaway to The Randolph Hotel.

We had the dinner in the hotel restaurant – Acanthus, and I was so impressed that here I am, writing this! 🙂 Continue reading “Acanthus Restaurant – The Randolph Oxford”

10 reasons to visit The Coconut Tree Oxford

My friend Alice and I checked out this new place at St Clements – The Coconut Tree – and I can say for sure, you should check it out too!
Here are a couple of reasons why you just have to go there for cocktails and dinner.

1. The Coconut Tree is the only Shri Lankan restaurant in Oxford

Goat Curry coconut tree Oxford

Everyone needs to give Chinese and Indian takeaways a break once in a while! Continue reading “10 reasons to visit The Coconut Tree Oxford”

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