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“Exactly what was needed!”

The Oxford Wine Cafe - Summertown
Ranked #3 of 8 Food & Drink in Oxford
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Owner description: Here at The Oxford Wine Cafe we aim to bring you wines with a focus on the smaller boutique style producers who are making wine with real passion. We have a wide range of wines available by both the glass and the bottle. Our by the glass selection changes frequently thereby keeping our list fresh and giving you maximum choice and the chance to get to know many different wine styles. All our wines are served out of the very best Riedel glassware to give you the tasting experience that you deserve. Why drink a great wine out of an inferior glass? Top glassware is created to deliver different styles of wine to the right part of your palate to give maximum pleasure - and, let's face it - that's what wine is all about. We run regular tastings that feature many well known winemakers and MWs but these are never formal events - they are designed to be accessible to everyone, whatever their interests in wine may be. Theo's Tasty Tuesday tastings take place once a month and are especially designed to be a humorous introduction to the world of wine - it's a great way to have a laugh and learn about wine. We offer a very special 15% discount off all wines tasted at these events. "It's like having a bit of Ronnie Scott's jazz club in your own sitting room," one cafe customer said about our free Sunday night jazz sessions and that's the kind of feel we're aiming for. Relaxed seating, delicious wine, coffee and deli-snacks on hand, candle lit ambiance and fabulous jazz performances from internationally acclaimed trios. A wide variety of styles makes sure there's something for everyone.
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“Exactly what was needed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Great place, the staff know their stuff. Its not the cheapest placr but you get good food and wine for it. We loved it and will be back again soon!

Visited October 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Better but missed a few tricks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

The OWC has replaced the SWC. Like good wine it has taken some time to mature. Good points:
More extensive wine list
New improved décor
Whiskys, Cognacs and rums available with bijou British ales
Friendly professional staff and manageresse with infectious enthusiasm
Could do better:
Food choice limited with less generous portions (I know it's not a restaurant), a bit more cheese and meat on the cheese and meat platters would be good
How about some guest chefs like Alinat and Dido for tapas sized snacks.
More bar staff at predictable peak times

Otherwise very good indeed and seems likely to continue to evolve with new management backed by the Oxford Wine Company. A major feature of Summertown and a must visit for a pleasant relaxing evening

Visited September 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice house wines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Had a drink in here just before doing a midnight walk in Oxford. It was very pleasant and decor was really amazing.

Visited July 2013
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