Christmas parties, particularly the “work bash”, can be deadly affairs where everyone pays a fortune to have a truly dreadful time trapped with the office bore! We’ve found some lovely places tell help you decide on your Oxford Christmas Party Venues! So add a touch of originality that avoids the cheesey cliches and predictable Christmas menus that so blight most restaurants.
1 – The Fishes, North Hinksey
An imposing Victorian building set in acres of wooded grounds leading down to the banks of Seacourt Stream, The Fishes is an award-winning gastro pub and long time favourite of the Footprints gang. The food is exceptional, the service impeccable and the atmosphere unmistakable. The deck that wraps around the conservatory offers a rare opportunity in land-locked Oxford to dine outside with an idyllic view. Sam and his team will ensure that this is a Oxford Christmas Party Venue to remember!
2 – Chiang Mai Kitchen
The Chiang Mai Kitchen serves the best Thai food this side of Bangkok. The quality of the food is matched only by the character of the building: over 3 beautiful dining rooms, the Chiang Mai Kitchen occupies Kemp Hall, built in 1637. Much of the original oak panelling still remains along with a beautiful carved oak staircase.
The restaurant has been there since 1993, with the aim of providing delicious, authentic, cooked to order Thai food in a beautiful and unique historic setting.
The restaurant is divided into 3 separate rooms catering for either a romantic evening out or a party for up to 33 people.
Margaret her fantastic team take pride in Chiang Mai’s unique heritage and ensure each dining experience, no matter how large or small the party, is of a caliber befitting one of Oxford’s most distinct restaurant
3 – The White Rabbit, Oxford
The White Rabbit is an independent pub in the centre of Oxford. Run by old friends in thier twenties; they’re passionate about beer, pizza, and music. All of their ingredients are carefully selected by their Italian head chef, and imported from Italy every week. They make our dough fresh every day with high quality Italian Flour. Their toppings are simple and authentic, their flavours are fantastic! They have a wide range of local ales and promote independent breweries. All of the ales that they sell are SIBA certified and brewed within twenty-five miles of the pub. For lager drinkers their best-seller is Italian Birra Morretti imported from the continent. Ultimately, their are proud to sell what they want to eat, at the price they’d want to pay. Book now and let Toby, Hugo, Ben and the gang treat you to a party you’ll never forget.
4 – The Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor
The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor is a delightful country Inn set in tranquil countryside just outside Oxford. They are renowned for their excellent seasonal and locally-sourced cuisine and are also a Visit Britain 4 Star Inn offering modern guest accommodation complete with en-suite and Wi-Fi facilities.
Dining at The Bear and Ragged staff is all about eating locally sourced, beautifully prepared food in a friendly, relaxing and tasteful environment.
Experienced Chef, Dan Kerr, and his team strive to exceed your expectations with “exceptional food, exceptional service in an exceptional place at the right price”.
The Bear and Ragged Staff will be offering a Special Seasonal menu available throughout the day except Sundays, commencing on Monday December 1st, until and including Christmas Eve. Two and three course meals are priced at £23.50 and £27.50 and they can cater to banqueting parties from 10 to 80 persons.
For those wishing to have a more informal party intermingled with lots of chat, bonhomie, food and drink, their Old Bar provides the most amazing 480 year old location steeped in history for a family or corporate event whether at Christmas or otherwise!
5 – Pizza Mamma Mia, Summertown
First opened in Summertown in 1981, Mamma Mia Pizzeria has been an Oxford institution for 35 years. They combine traditional, authentic recipes, fabulous ingredients and a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere to bring a little bit of Naples to Oxford. Their menus are full of family favourites, and they also offer a superb value fixed-price lunch option as well as a popular party menu for larger groups. Book a table online using this link.
In recent years they’ve been named “The Ultimate Traditional Pizzeria” and “The Best Italian Restaurant in the South” to name just a couple of accolades.
Add A Walking Tour To Your Staff Event!
Fancy one of our guides collecting your group from the restaurant? No problem! We can show your staff the historic Oxford city centre (along with a few key pubs!) to make sure your Oxford Christmas Party is a memorable one! With the highest rated Oxford walking tours on TripAdvisor, your guaranteed to have a fun and unique experience, customized just the way you want it.
Check out this link for more information on our private Oxford walking tours: