So what is Bitten Oxford?
Bitten Oxford is your ultimate Oxford food and drinks guide – with restaurant listings, news, recommendations, and more. We help you decide what and where to eat and drink, and maybe where not to as well.
Bitten is always candid, nosy, and incredibly hungry!
The Bitten Crew
Chiara Nunzet – Content Director & Co-Editor
Chiara has been obsessed with food since day 1, which makes sense as she grew up in an Italian household. She moved to Oxford 3 years ago (currently working in Outreach Comms and Marketing for the university) and is still merrily working her way through all the best food and drink spots. Wilding and Arbequina are the current faves. Other obsessions are gochujang paste, wild swimming, reading, Nutella biscuits, margarita cocktails, and dogs (obsession with dogs isn’t just current – it’s always and forever).
James Henton – Commercial Director & Co-Editor
James discovered, more quickly than his friends, that just drinking Fosters is not cool. His beer-drinking revaluation started with a craft classic, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and since then he has strived to find more interesting beers from rosehip saisions to barrel-aged stouts. His favourite place to eat at the moment is Gourdans Steak Frites, and his favourite places for a pint are The Royal Blenheim, The Grapes and the Lamb & Flag.
Jacqui – Owner & Editorial Director
Jacqui launched Bitten Oxford in 2013, and now also runs Bitten Digital, a web design and digital marketing agency.
An East Oxford-based foodie, Jacqui has a love for noodles, kimchi, oat milk flat whites, avocado, and sharks. Mum of boys and capable of taking hundreds of food photographs within a single meal, Jacqui ran her first blog, FoodieOnTour, before launching Bitten Oxford. You can follow Jacqui on Instagram or LinkedIn.
Nicola – Food Writer, Oxford
Nicola is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator at an Ad Tech company based in London! She has been a foodie for as long as she can remember because what is the point of life if it does not consist of amazing food?! Her knowledge and appreciation of food led her to study International Hospitality Management at uni and work within the industry for several years, including a year at The Savoy Hotel. Her favourite spots in Oxford are Brasserie Blanc, Antep Kitchen, Love Coffee, and Pho!
Rob – Food Writer, Oxford
Rob studied Chemistry at Pembroke College in the mid-80s and returned to Oxford five years ago after semi-retiring from a successful global marketing career. He enjoys writing for Bitten on country gastro pubs and new styles of international cuisine. Rob loves passing on his broad knowledge having lived in Switzerland, Ireland and Canada. Additionally, Rob writes about skiing, golf and sports travel. He’s been widely published in the FT and specialist sports magazines for the last 20 years.
Rob’s favourite places to eat are Taste Tibet, ‘The Killy’ (Killingworth Castle in Wootton)), The Old Bookbinders and Butcombe’s renewed Victoria Arms (Old Marston).
Holly & Rachel – Food Writers, West Oxfordshire
Couple, Rachel and Holly, live in Witney with their dog Ralphie and spend the majority of their time drinking coffee and exploring the best foodie spots in West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Rachel has recently opened The Waterside Cafe at Farmoor Resevoir, serving delicious brunch, lunch, coffee and cake – be sure to check it out!
Liz Wilding – Food Writer, Oxford
Liz Wilding navigates life as a continuous adventure in cooking and dining. Now Oxford-based following years of international travel, she jumps at the chance to try new foods and write about these experiences. She also obsesses about really good bread.
Georgia Sparks – Food Writer, Oxford
If Georgia isn’t cooking, she’s writing and almost certainly thinking about food. After completing a 3 month culinary course at Ballymaloe cookery school, working in a kitchen and now as a food writer her life is consumed by a love of food. In her spare time Georgia loves exploring the Oxford food scene, scoping out new spots or returning to old classics.
Faith – Food Writer, Oxford
Faith moved to Oxford for a new job in digital comms and made it a priority to try all the top food spots in town. Missing a meal is genuinely not an option for her, and 90% of her holiday-planning is based around the local cuisine.
Her favourite places for a bite in Oxford so far have been Arbequina and Pan Pan, but she’s also attempting to find her favourite pub (currently it’s a close call between The Old Bookbinders Ale House and The Victoria Arms).
Work With Us!
In addition to free listings, we offer services aimed to help Oxford restaurants reach a wider audience and build their exposure. It isn’t all just for restaurants though… if you’d like to reach an engaged audience of foodies we can help in a number of ways:
- Venue or product reviews
- Sponsored blog posts
- Social media mentions
- Editorial content
We offer a free listing to all restaurants, bars and cafes in Oxford, from OX1 to OX4. If your venue is not listed and you would like it to be, please get in touch with your details.
To discuss collaborations, advertising and marketing opportunities, please get in touch with James at firstname.lastname@example.org
The website costs money to run, and there are hundreds of restaurants to cover. We sometimes accept complimentary meals and invitations to cool events and menu tastings so we can bring you the best content and fresh news. We always retain FULL editorial control and restaurants agree to brutally honest reviews. 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.
We do not ask for freebies, and if one of our reviews is an invitation or gifted meal, we will add the words ‘ad – gifted’ or ‘ad – invite’ to our social media posts. Blog posts are categorised in the same way.
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!
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