Muddy says: A boutique hotel in Bicester, people! The Chesterton is a newly refurbished and rebranded retreat a two mile drive from Bicester Village.
Muddy says: Unique and exciting, we love Fish4Lunch - quality, fresh fish dishes from the market's newest catch at super reasonable prices, served above Oxford Fish Market in Osney Mead.
Muddy says: Stylish and authentic Thai food in a colourful space in central Henley, with reasonable prices and a fantastic lunch deal.
Muddy says: Who would've thought a former petrol station would make such a chic dining/drinking spot? We love the design credentials of this Buckingham restaurant/bar.
Muddy says: This relaxed, stylish burger and steak specialist in Beaconsfield's picturesque Old Town is ideally placed for working lunches, Friday sloper-offers and families.
Muddy says: Michelin Bib Gourmand winners for the last 5 years, this handsome pub/restaurant near Gerrards Cross is close to a woodland walk and is very family-friendly.
Muddy says: A brilliant idea, well executed - authentic and fresh Thai food in stylish surroundings, with an emphasis on sharing plates.
Muddy says: Fabulous fine dining in 22 acres of parkland in a curious fake Tudor house with contemporary interiors. Yes please!
Muddy says: Pretend you're in Sri Lanka in this quirky, friendly bar and restaurant, serving traditional Sri Lankan street food and their signature Cocotails at extremely reasonable prices.
Muddy says: If you're looking for somewhere really special for lunch or dinner, then Humphry's at the jaw droppingly stunning Stoke Park is simply divine.
Muddy says: Relaxed New York-inspired restaurant and bar - ideal for families in the day but with a more grown-up vibe at night - with stylish Sixties' interiors and slick service.
Muddy says: Excellent Normandy cuisine and service in an eclectically stylish dining room. Romantic for couples, a treat with friends, wasted on small children!
Muddy says: A modern Scandi reinvention of the traditional inn in pretty Woodstock - a super-stylish addition to the town with great food and 5 luxe bedrooms.
Muddy says: This imposing castle manages to combine elegance with a casual, relaxed vibe and is a great venue for drinks, eating out and your 'I do' moment.
Muddy says: Within The Woburn hotel, Olivier's has undergone a recent style spruce but some things don't change - it's had 2AA rosettes for the last decade!
Muddy says: An antithesis to the blandness of many hotels, this OTT glam venue with restaurants, pool and terrace is eccentric, opulent and great fun.
Muddy says: One of the new Westgate centre's excellent restaurants, this sleek Oxford Indian brasserie is all about inventive, upscale cooking. Make mine the 7 course tasting menu.
Muddy says: Messing about on the river? This restaurant-with-rooms near Wallingford is the place to do it in style.
Muddy says: Londoners' favourite hipster pizza chain opens its first regional outpost in Oxford's spanking new Westgate Centre. The dough is delicious and it has a great roof terrace. Result!
Muddy says: Reading's only Michelin starred restaurant, this French-inspired eaterie offers menus ranging from a la carte to the chef's 10 course surprise (tip: wear elasticated trousers).
Muddy says: Fine dining without the pretension, this modern British restaurant in chi-chi North Oxford, has a relaxed, bistro feel with beautifully presented food.
Muddy says: A homely, family-friendly restaurant on the elegant Wendover high street, offering Italian fare and a cocktail list well worth plundering.
Muddy says: A great local eatery that ticks all the boxes for family, friends and business lunches.
Muddy says: Fancy a beer? Heidrun Bar in High Wycombe have 20 of 'em to work your way through. Cheers!
Muddy says: Fine dining, beautifully presented, and with the historic surroundings of Cliveden estate you'll feel like an Astor.
Muddy says: A beautifully converted stable block on the Cliveden estate offering delicious American and British classics with a relaxed vibe, overseen by chef supremo Andre Garrett.
Muddy says: Phenomenal pizzas in this buzzy, family-friendly local pizzeria that's been around for more than 35 years.
Muddy says: This buzzy Oxford bar/restaurant brings a little slice of sunny Spain to Cowley Road with its tapas and cocktails.
Muddy says: Superb cocktails, tasty tapas, a buzzy scene and colourful Moroccan interiors - yep, Muddy is totally in love with Cowley Road's Kazbar.
Muddy says: Authentic family-friendly Italian with lovely food and charming old-fashioned service.
Muddy says: Very classy authentic Italian food for special occasions, large get-togethers (in the courtyard) and romantic meals with your beloved.
Coppa Club is nestled on the banks of the River Thames in Sonning and is a wonderful all-day social hub that is open from early morning through to late at night. From breakfast and brunch through to afternoon tea, cocktails, dinner and beyond, you will always find something on the menu to take your fancy. […]
Muddy says: Raymond's Blanc's pitch-perfect Oxfordshire institution needs no introduction. Thirty years of two Michelin stars, beautiful kitchen gardens and top-tier gastronomie.
The Chef's Dozen is proudly located in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. 2015 Winner of 'Chef of the Year' at the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards and awarded Chipping Campden's High Street Business of the Year 2014, we are committed to working closely with a small core of quality producers who are dedicated to their amazing produce.