Where to Eat
Here are five restaurants in Boston checking off each of these categories that will be sure to wow you:
The Turf Tavern
We are the country’s leading pub company and brewer, running over 2,900 pubs, restaurants and hotels in towns, villages and city-centre high streets across England, Wales and Scotland.
It’s our rich heritage of more than 200 years that has taught us how to brew award-wining beer and operate pubs from our base in Bury St. Edmunds ever since the company was founded in 1799 by 19 year-old Benjamin Greene.
As a company, we pride ourselves on consistently offering exceptional value, service and quality to all our customers. This ethos is central to everything we do in our business: the products that we offer, the ales that we brew, the affordable prices that we charge, the team members who serve our customers and the atmosphere of our pubs, restaurants and hotels.
Our very first Jamie’s Italian opened back in 2008 and is still going strong. Located on the George Street, now the heart of the city’s dining scene, this bustling Oxford restaurant is the perfect place to tuck into some authentic Italian dishes whilst enjoying the buzzing atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a casual dinner or a big celebration, Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Oxford has something for everyone.
The Vaults and Garden
The Vaults and Garden was established by William Pouget with the vision of creating a socially positive café hub built on the principle of ecological sustainability.
To achieve this we have focused on: ‘Sourcing local, organic and ethically produced goods and ingredients’ We are careful to choose our ingredients based on where they are coming from rather than price, in order to minimise our carbon footprint. For example we choose to use lentils from south west France rather than China and use local suppliers wherever possible and have key partnerships across Oxfordshire.
‘No Waste Catering’
From menu planning, recipe formulation, purchasing, food preparation, portioning & service, we aim & train to minimizing wastage of ingredients & food. This allows us to use more expensive organic produce without raising our prices!
We recycle everything possible including all cardboard, glass, paper and most plastic. Our dream is to legally & economically compost all our biodegradable waste and we know its going to come true soon!
Chiang Mai Kitchen
Real-deal Thai cuisine in central Oxford, in a fine medieval building tucked down a little alleyway. As well as the expected curries, with plenty of seafood, rice and noodle favourites, it serves standout classics such as stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts, and, among excellent vegetarian options, a sensational, tear-jerkingly hot sôm·đam (spicy papaya salad).
The Kings Arms
The famous Kings Arms is the oldest pub in Oxford built in 1607 and still standing in its original position. We’re quite possibly also the brainiest pub in Oxford too, known for having the highest IQ per square foot of anywhere in the world! Loved by Oxford scholars and tourists alike and renown for fine cask ales, hearty homemade food and our resident ghost. Ali and the team look forward to making you at home
Kazbar has several attractive features, including its sangria, tasty tapas (regular lunchtime ‘1 drink & a couple of tapas’ offers), Moroccan/Spanish feel, guitar on a string weighing the door closed, amazing loos & lovely staff. You can’t book, veggies are well catered for and there is disabled access. If it’s full you may be able to squeeze into its tiny sister bar, BaBa, further up the Cowley Road.
As sultry as it is stylish, this energetic Moroccan-inspired bar-restaurant – a spin-off from nearby Café Coco – features hanging lanterns, draped fabrics, low lighting, warm colours and a fun, fresh vibe. A fashionable crowd sips cocktails and tucks into superb Spanish and North African tapas, perhaps hummus dips, chilli-prawns or cheese platters. Reservations for groups of eight or more only.