In the Beginning
In Summer 2013, three local Oxford bloggers realised that there was no one-stop shop to advise locals and visitors on where – and where not – to eat in Oxford. We blogged regularly on our own sites, but decided to combine forces to create something extra thorough, so set up Bitten Oxford.
Now run by two of the original three, Bitten includes restaurant reviews, events, where’s opening, where’s closing, what new menus are being launched and anything else we feel like writing about.
The website costs money to run, and there are many, many restaurants to cover, so we sometimes accept complimentary meals and invitations to cool events and menu tastings so we can bring you more content and fresh news. We always retain full editorial control, all restaurants agree to brutally honest reviews, and there will be a disclosure at the foot of the review or article. The rest of our reviews are without advance warning and paid for in full. We don’t wear beards and sunglasses, but we have never been heard to utter the words “don’t you know who I am”, either.
All we do is tell you what we think. Our views can differ and restaurants change daily, so our experiences may not reflect yours but at least we’ll be honest about what happened when we went there so you know what to expect!
Bitten is run entirely in our spare time and funded by our own pockets, to help us keep the site running we sometimes use affiliate links and adverts – if you click on one of these and make a purchase we will earn a teeny tiny bit of commission.
|Jacqui Thorndyke - Editor|
Mum, wife, and all-out food addict; Jacqui loves cooking it, talking about it, and most importantly, eating it! Jacqui’s blog, FoodieOnTour, is about her constant search for the most exciting, delicious, or downright devilish food experiences, focussing on restaurants, food producers and events, in and around Oxfordshire . Wherever Jacqui travels, the search continues. Tweeting since early 2012 but blogging since Spring 2013, Jacqui has written for both local and national publications. Check out Jacqui’s blog at www.foodieontour.co.uk, or follow her on Twitter @FoodieOnTour or Facebook
|Becca - Deputy Editor
Born and bred in Oxford, there's not much I don't know about local food, especially as I've worked in quite a few of the kitchens and pubs! I'm not as posh as the other two, that's not to say that I don't have a taste for the finer things in life but I do like to discover good food at an even better price. Possibly a little too brutally honest at times and with a tendency to roll my eyes if someone is being a little too pretentious, I'll always say what I think. And apparently that can be entertaining... Join Becca on Twitter @Ox_Bex , or visit her blog at www.beccalaureate.co.uk