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Muddy goes out! A buzzy night in Oxford

Outside TVC roof terrace

Last week I was asked by a reader where I’d suggest she went out for a buzzy night in Oxford with girlfriends. That was a no brainer for me as I’ve only just gone and done the same thing myself –  cocktails at TVC roof terrace on Oxford High Street (Carfax end) followed by dinner at Gee’s restaurant about 5 minutes drive up the Banbury Road.

My two friend had never been to TVC so taking them up there for some mojitos was a lot of fun. The weather has been so stonking recently, and I never get bored of the views up on the roof terrace.

Outside TVC roof terrace

IMG_0251_2 TVC outoor seats v2

Drank several rounds – because we’re crazyyyyyy – and had lots of half-cut fun on twitter getting readers to guess the drinkies ….


… and also had the pleasure of being brilliantly photo-bombed. Say hello to Muddy Stielttos, lady!

Photo-bomber: Before (left) and then kaboom!

Photo-bomber: Before (left) and then… kaboom!

The music cranked up, the terrace was full, the sheepskin throws were laconically draped on the seats, and it was as close to being in London as it gets around these ere parts. There was even a bit of trendy flat-capping going on (I know, *thud*). I think if we hadn’t already booked dinner we would have just stayed there all night and got thunderously drunk but the Muddy belly requires padding (yes, even more, thanks very much for asking).

So we skidded off down the road to Gee’s, where I used to eat as an undergraduate when it wasn’t nearly as chi-chi as it is now. Now it’s superslick, very beautiful inside with glass everywhere and funky lighting…

Busy interior Gees

Gees interior

Looking towards the front of the restaurant, via the battle of the bags...

Looking towards the front of the restaurant, via the battle of the bags…

… plus some seriously lovely sharing platters.

Gees platter

By 12 o’clock and two bottles of wine later, we’d had enough of being young and trendy. Well, trendy. Oh hang on, not even that . Well anyway, we headed home, and I was back at Muddy Snuggle Central by 12.30am.

Another hard day at the office. Really, I don’t know why I do it.


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2 comments on “Muddy goes out! A buzzy night in Oxford”

  • Bhuvana Rajaram June 10, 2015

    Hello Hero, Your articles are lovely and I am huge fan of Muddy! The best part is that I am not even in London, but I am in India. Have read about you and had subscribed to this email. That said – I have my own blogsite too called – Beautiful Times and it brings to the reader some of the Chennai’s (city in India) best. The link is:
    Please check it out if you have the time. Thanks – Bhuvana

    • muddystiletto June 29, 2015

      Hi Bhuvana, thanks for getting in touch and so glad you enjoy a bit of Muddy over in India! Well done for starting your blog, it looks great. Hero x


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