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Looking for recommendations for relatively cheap, good food in Oxford.

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1. Re: cheap eats


There are plenty of good places to eat in Oxford that won't cost a fortune for someone from the US who is visiting. For breakfast and lunch you have tons of options - there are various deli's and baguette shops all over the city (Harvey's, Mortons). Dinner is a bit more challenging. For dinners on the run you can't beat the 'kabob vans' around the city - they sell burgers (veggie too), kabobs, and various other things for next to nothing. G&Ds on Little Clarendon and Cowley Road stay open fairly late if you can get by on a sandwich and then treat yourself to delicious home made ice cream. Mission Burrito on St. Michaels is excellent. A step up from there is The Big Bang on Walton Street, an award winning Bangers and Mash restaurant (also veggie options) that will leave you feeling stuffed for under £10. That said, for under £10 it's easy to find great food in Oxford - Pizza, Chinese, Indian... Take a look at OxfordCityGuide.com - they list all the restaurants in Oxford and several have links to menus.

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The noodle bar on Gloucester Green is great for lunch/dinner. Big portions for little money.

Combibos, also on Gloucester Green does wonderful breakfasts from full English, to waffles/pancakes etc. They also do fresh sandwiches.

Second AJR's recommendation of The Big Bang, also G&Ds. Opposite G&Ds on Little Clarendon Street is Pierre Victoire which is good value. Anywhere on Cowley Road is good value and there are plenty of Indian/Bangladeshi restaurants there.

Cafe CoCo's on Cowley Road (city end) does good value pizzas and is somewhat of an institution. For cheap Thai, go to The Oxford Thai also on Cowley Road.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen on George Street will leave you full to bursting with ace burgers and generous portions of brilliant chips!

Another decent cheap Chinese is the brilliantly named Wok & Roll! It is where St Giles meets Woodstock Road, very close to Little Clarendon Street.

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I also like The Big Bang and Wok and Roll.

I suspect as a visitor you will never find Cowley Road. It isn't far away but it's "real" Oxford, as opposed to the "dreaming spires" bit in the centre, so probably you won't want to go there. But if you do, just cross the bridge past Magdelen college to the huge roundabout. The first exit on the left is St Clements and the second/middle exit is Cowley road.

There is a really nice fish restaurant called "Fishers", followed by a Chinese places called "Pink Giraffe" and a pizza place whose name I forget, in St Clements on the left. Above mentioned Cocos is on the left of Cowley road about 5 mins down it. There are dozen of restaurants on Cowley road, but it's a looooong road. Bus numbers 1,5 and 10 from the high street go there (pretty much all night).

Back in the centre, there is a nice Lebanese restaurant (with live belly dancing on certain nights....) above Boswells department store, at the end of Cornmarket street. There is also a Pizza express hidden in the alley way leading to the covered market off Cornmarket street.

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