Every month, we’ll give you a rundown of the dishes/snacks/drinks the Bitten team have enjoyed and where you can find them to experience for yourselves. We’d love to hear in the comments what the best things you’ve bitten into recently are.
James- Taste Tibet, Magdalen Road
This month’s recommendation is Taste Tibet. As the nights grow longer and the chill sets in, their menu becomes a go-to for a warm, comforting, and fresh dining experience. You won’t find anything better to satisfy those cravings this season.
I’d recommend the meal for one, you get to choose two dishes, with rice, daal and a momo! It’s great to see the brilliant local Earth Ale Brewery being stocked too.
Faith – Edamame, Oxford
We squeezed into Edamame’s tiny dining space for its Thursday sushi night and I particularly enjoyed the salmon and leek gunkan maki, which had a generous heap of delicious topping – although it was almost impossible to eat neatly!
Chiara – Dancing Dragon, Banbury Road.
Huge claim incoming: this was the best shredded duck and pancakes, and potentially the best Chinese meal overall that I’ve had in a LONG time. So crispy and delicious, we literally hoovered it all up. If I’m allowed an honourable munch-ion (hi Off Menu fans) the crispy chilli beef was also cooked to perfection.’
Rob – Brasserie Blanc, Oxford
The Mediterranean fish soup served at the newly refurbished Brasserie Blanc in Jericho, Oxford. Totally ‘build your own’ and an absolute Raymond Blanc classic dish! Gruyère cheese, rouille, croutons served on the side. A perfect winter warmer!
Liz – Sartorelli’s, Covered Market
My October started well when I finally tried Sartorelli’s Pizza joint in the Covered Market. What a find! A pillowy, charred sourdough crust, intensely jammy tomato sauce, and gooey cheese: this was a delicious pizza pie.
Nicola – Cosy Club, Oxford
Treacle cured pork belly bites – absolutely delicious. The pork was well-cooked, very tender and perfectly coated in the cider and mustard glaze. The flavours were well-balanced and not too overpowering.
Holly – Blakes, Clanfield
The breakfast muffin at Blakes is hard to beat, the toasted muffin includes a Kelmscott sausage patty, beautifully orange fried egg, chunky homemade hash brown, and deliciously flavoursome smoked Applewood Cheddar. Don’t be deceived by the size, it’s incredibly filling and is a really satisfying alternative to a full English. They get the seasoning bang on here and you can taste the quality of the ingredients, the coffee is hard to beat too.