The voting is closed! And the finalists who have made it through to the OXINABOX FOOD AWARDS 2024 can be revealed! 

The food awards are being held on Monday May 13 at the North Wall, sponsored by Thomas Franks and Goldstar RecruitmentOxford Fine Dining and Oxford Wine Company, and co-hosted by Raymond Blanc from Le Manoir

Yes, we are once again hosting our awards to give Oxfordshire’s hospitality industry a much needed boost, a massive pat on the back and the recognition and attention it deserves after such a difficult year. 

The awards ceremony will also raise money for Oxford’s Sobell House which provides specialist palliative care to patients and their families at home, in Oxford hospitals, and at their hospice.

The four nominees from each of the ten categories will attend the glittering black tie awards ceremony which kicks off with a champagne and canape reception where the winners will then be revealed. HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

Here are your finalists in no particular order: 

Best Newcomer 2023 – Il Corno – Oxford’s Covered Market, The Three Horseshoes – Witney, Chloe’s – Charlbury, Dosa Darlings – Cowley Road

2) Best Gastropub – SPLIT VOTE!!!!! The Chandlers Arms – Epwell, The White Hart – Fyfield, Double Red Duke – Clanfield, The Back Lane Tavern – Woodstock, The Mole Inn – Toot Baldon

Best Chef – Mike North – Nut Tree, Mark Chandler – White Hart in Fyfield, Paul Welburn – The Swan, Johnny Parke – Back Lane Tavern

3) Best Pub/Bar The White Rabbit – Oxford, Summertown Wine Bar, The Plough in West Hanney, The Jolly Farmers – Oxford

5) Best Restaurant – No 1 Ship Street – Oxford, Cygnet at The Swan – Islip, The Ballroom At The Crown – Faringdon, Mamma Mia – Summertown

6) Best Cafe – Chloe’s – Charlbury, The Milkshed – Weston-On-The-Green, Tap Social’s Proof Bakery – Kennington, Farm and Table, Wykham Park Farm

7) Best Veggie/Vegan – Oxford Blue – East Oxford, Table 13 – Wheatley, Green Routes Cafe – East Oxford, Damascus Rose – OFS, Oxford

8) Best European – Arbequina – East Oxford, Pierre Victoire – Little Clarendon Street, La Cucina – St Clements, Las Chicas – Faringdon

9) Best Global – The Cinnamon Stick – Middle Barton, Curry Nights with Nandita, Lula’s Ethiopian – Oxford, Taste Tibet – East Oxford

10) Best Food Hero – Tap Social – Oxford, Botley, Banbury and Kennington, Waste 2 Taste in Cowley, Thomas Franks Foundation – Hook Norton, Yellow Submarine – Witney and Oxford

The finalists were chosen from over 150 nominees in the ten categories and nearly 30,000 of you voted! The winners of each category and the OVERALL winners will be decided at the OXINABOX FOOD AWARDS on May 13 at The North Wall, so watch this space!

We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this happen!