Each week I find myself in various pubs, bars, and restaurants that for reasons of time, company, or phone signal I can't flag or comment on. This is an attempt to give those places some recognition.
My number one choice in Oxford. Everything thought through perfectly and staff brilliantly trained. Ales served in your choice of straight glass or tankard, lager served in an chilled glass. Large garden at the back and small sun-trap at the front. Whatever you do, buy a pie.
A classic Oxford tourist trap - low ceilings, few seats, and eccentric collection of tie cuttings. A Fuller's pub, so guaranteed a nice pint of London Pride, but also serves ale from Shotover Brewery. The staff here can be quite slow, so on a Friday afternoon expect a long wait.
An overrated thai restaurant which offers better than average food, but nothing you couldn't make yourself with a pot of Thai Taste. Definitely visit if you're touring the interesting architecture of Oxford - visit SoJo or Edamame if you want something Asian and far better.
I usually arrive in to Paddington at dinner time, so this has become a regular haunt. That said, it's not quite as good as The Mission or Benito's Hat. It offers some very strange additions to the usual burrito (mushrooms?) and seats are at a premium.