Diverse + Delicious: Rooftop Vibes (Oxford)

July 15, 2021

Rooftop venues have become increasingly popular as people take to heights above ground level to relax and unwind outdoors. With sweeping views and top-notch hospitality, going out rooftop style is the next level in an alfresco affair style experience. Just check out these hot spots in Oxford!

Source: The Varsity Club

The Varsity Club

TVC is the go-to place for a touch of class and glamour. The roof terrace is open year-round and offers delicious cocktails and a sophisticated menu suitable for all, including dinner with the family. Luxuriate over drinks with friends in the VIP pod while you bask in all of Oxford’s glory. The outdoor heaters, heated seats and awnings will keep you warm and dry in cooler months, so there’s never a wrong time to pay this venue a visit. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. 


The Ashmolean Museum

For sheer elegance and refinery, the Ashmolean’s Restaurant and Café is a must. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea and gaze out over the Oxford rooftops. Bookings include general admission to the museum following your time at the restaurant. The evening share boards/platters are available on Friday and Saturday evenings and are stacked with meat or vegetarian/vegan options.


Slug & Lettuce

COMING SOON: This hidden away gem is reopening soon and needs to be well-positioned on your radar. Go for a delicious daytime bottomless brunch or 2-for-1 cocktails with friends - you won’t be disappointed. Their exclusive spot gives it an altogether VIP vibe which is perfect for private events and functions. Sign up to receive their latest news and get priority of the latest offers and discounts.


Westgate Rooftop Terrace

For that all-in-one retail experience hosting a deep dive into the delicious and diverse range of restaurants and bars, this is the place for you! Indulge your senses over the spectacular views served up on your plate amidst the backdrop of the city’s dreaming sires.

Sticks N Sushi

Boasts a blend of Danish cosiness with the Japanese trend wabi-sabi, honouring simplicity and humility. Enjoy a cocktail, vibrant salad, or tempting sushi set against the timeless backdrop of Oxford. There is something for everyone from the delicious menu regardless of whether you prefer raw or grilled. Revel in the architecture surrounding you both in buildings and on the sublime plating you’ll be presented with.



Offering a touch of elegant sophistication with a modern twist. The ‘Riviera on the Roof’ is perfect for those long, lazy bottomless brunch days. The abundance of wisteria lends a touch of fantasy to this beautiful rooftop space. With heaters on standby, there’s no better way to enjoy your meal and drinks al fresco. The menu of modern American cuisine offers small and large plates, perfect for sharing.


The Alchemist

As its name suggests, this vibrant bar and restaurant offers patrons an immersive dining experience. There’s a focus on molecular mixology and this, coupled with the breathtaking rooftop view and their mouth-watering menu, guarantees a memorable experience with the flair of theatrics. Enjoy a delectable bottomless brunch here!


Pizza Pilgrims

For a truly authentic taste, Pizza Pilgrims has it all. Only the finest ingredients are used on this delicious double fermented dough which is then expertly baked, reminiscent of the best pizzas in Naples. Gather here with friends and family for a scrumptious slice of heaven while you take in Oxford’s stunning vistas. The menu is extensive; enjoy a drink and relax as you decide which yummy pizza to try first!


Dirty Bones

Arguably one of the most New York styled restaurants you’ll find in Oxford, inspired by two friends who came up with the idea of a New York City feel ‘place’. Dirty Bones offers a selection of NYC classics made from the finest ingredients for incredible flavours and various spices. Their legendary cocktails and inventive comfort food have catapulted this brand above and beyond.


The Breakfast Club

Perfectly accompanying the rooftop space with Dirty Bones is a place where everyone knows your name. The Breakfast Club is well known for its hospitality, warmth and throwback ‘80’s style. Their bottomless brunches are to die for, as is their yummy menu and drinks selection.


Alfresco dining in Oxford doesn’t get much more indulgent than this, and all of these stunning venues offer a variety of incredible experiences to explore. So whether you’re out on a romantic date, with friends or family, colleagues or on your own, you’ll be refreshed by the views, vibes and delicious food and drinks on offer.

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