The Ox In A Box Food Awards are back! 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 so rightly deserves during these uncertain times. But we need your help because every vote will count!

There are 10 categories to vote for and you can vote once in each category. Voting ends at the beginning of May. Last year over 30,000 people voted and this year we want to beat our record! All you have to do is click through to vote.


  1. 1) Best Newcomer 2024

2) Best Chef 2024

3) Best Pub/Bar 2024

4) Best Gastropub 2024

5) Best Restaurant 2024

6) Best Cafe 2024

7) Best Veggie/Vegan 2024

8) Best European 2024

9) Best Global 2024

10) Best Community Food Hero 2024

Georgia Gallacher from Table 13 who won Best Chef in the OXINABOX FOOD AWARDS 2023 Pic by Ed Nix

The food awards are being held on Monday May 13 at the North Wall, sponsored by Thomas Franks LTDGoldstar RecruitmentOxford Fine Dining and Oxford Wine Company, and starring Le Manoir’s Raymond Blanc.


This is your chance to vote for your favourite Oxfordshire cafes, restaurants, pubs, chefs, food genres and heroes. Yes, it’s your votes that count, and you alone can choose the finalists.

Katherine MacAlister and Raymond Blanc OBE at the OXINABOX FOOD AWARDS 2022

So how does it work? We have picked the nominations for each category very carefully. You then vote for your favourites and the three top nominees in each of the ten categories will be invited to the glittering black tie champagne reception and awards ceremony at The North Wall, when the winners will be chosen. SO GET VOTING!