Alfresco Dining and Drinking in the Heart of Oxford

Al Fresco Dining

There’s nothing better than enjoying fantastic food and drink with the sun glowing down on you. We have two dining areas, Cornmarket and St. Michael Street.

Both are overlooked by the tower of St Michael’s, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, dating back to the Saxon times and nearly 1,000 years old.

Take advantage of the beautiful Oxford surroundings and enjoy our affordable and Michelin Star quality food in our accommodating and beautifully designed outdoor dining areas.

Even when the weather isn’t at its best, we have parasols to help protect you from the elements. So, whatever the forecast, you can arrive knowing you’ll be well taken care of by our considerate staff.

With excellent waiter service on hand and spacious and social distanced seating, we have everything needed to make sure your meal with us is a truly wonderful experience, as well as being safe in accordance with the current climate.



12pm to 9pm


12pm to 4pm


Cornmarket Street OUTSIDE Restaurant

Located at the heart of the city, in the vibrant Cornmarket Street, we are ideally placed to give you the best Oxford dining out experience. Just down the road from the famous Covered Market, you will find plenty of shops nearby, as well as some of the world’s best buskers that have been keeping the street entertained for many years.

This spot isn’t without its history too. You’ll be fascinated to know our space has graced Cornmarket Street for almost a century now, and we are proud to still be serving fantastic food and drink to our customers from one of Oxford’s oldest watering holes.

Here you’ll find everything you need to have an enjoyable experience, so what are you waiting for? Come and experience the historic and spirited atmosphere for yourself.

Outside Ambience

Soak up the tantalizing ambience of our outside restaurant. Like the city of Oxford itself, our outdoor dining area is idyllic, with fabulous views and a certain charm that can only be found at The Plough at 38.

Oxford is known for its sociable buzz accompanied with an air of sophistication, so you’ll easily get whisked up in the culture and effervescent nature of the city. As you take a seat you can gaze as the world passes you by and watch the people that truly make the city what it is.

Whatever reason for your visit, we want to have the best experience possible, and we will do everything we can to make your time with us as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our Food

Our food dishes are prepared with the hugest quality ingredients, lovingly prepared and presented, full of colour and goodness. Some of the finest food anywhere in Oxford. Michelin Star quality at High St prices. 

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