Stroll down Cornmarket Street in central Oxford, and you won’t miss this stylish new restaurant donned top-to-toe in tasteful Art Deco paintings. The Cosy Club (Oxford) is the latest offshoot of an award-winning restaurant and bar group founded some 13 years ago by three friends: Dave Reid, Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop.
Step inside, and its Gatsby-esque décor packs a tonne of personality – think funky wallpaper, quirky lampshades, and luxe Chesterfield-style sofas. It’s every bit as glam as the 1920s and has a roaring menu to match. Pop in between 9am and 11am and dive into the breakfast menu whether you’re after a full English or a hearty vegan butty dripping in chilli jam. Come dinner, the menu is a balanced blend of global cuisines – hello, Asian fried chicken, Massaman curry, and Tomato arancini.
Though food is plentiful, The Cosy Club was founded with drinks in mind, so naturally, there’s a brilliant variety of tipples. Vino lovers can travel the world one glass at a time with wines from Argentina, Spain, France, Italy and South Africa. Cocktail-wise, your choice is made easier by the snappy subsections titled short and punchy, long and refreshing, classic or curious, sparkling and elegant. If you’re looking for a Friday drinks spot that you won’t get bored of, this is the place for you – seriously, the drinks list will last more than a few girls’ nights.
Already plotting your Christmas knees up? The Treasury and The Mulberry Suite are a pair of stylish private rooms great for hosting. No need to faff about pencilling down your guests’ orders, you can hire the room alongside brilliant party menus. The festive shindig includes tipples on arrival, canapés, and a generous feast plus brownies – all for £65pp. While the Festive Soiree goes for an extra tenner (£75pp) for the added luxuries of a sit-down three-course meal and wine.
A fabulous addition to Oxford’s foodie resume, we’ll be booking in for girls’ drinks ASAP.
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Northgate House Development, Cornmarket St, Oxford OX1 3EZ
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