Door 74s Ben Whyles and Oli's Thai's Rufus and Ladd Thurston have opened Arbequina Oxford on Cowley Road in the premises of the Ben's former restaurant Door 74. It has a tapas based menu and might be easier to get into than Oli's Thai, which has a three month waiting list, for the moment anyway.

Mamma Mia Pizzeria in Summertown has been nominated for a prestigious national industry award in the ‘Independent Pizza Restaurant’ Category at the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Industry Awards. Winners will be announced at the PAPA Awards Dinner taking place tonight at the Lancaster London Hotel, Hyde Park.

Jon Ellse, Owner says: "This is the perfect end to our 35th Anniversary celebrations."

Mamma Mia Summertown, 8 South Parade, 01865 514141Mamma Mia Jericho, 102 Walton Street 01865 311211

Jericho Kitchen is now holding cookery classes at Barefoot Oxford in Walton Street, with two classes approaching

Vietnamese Street Food with Vy Pettit is being held on Friday.

Foccacia & Ciabatta! with Mariella Bliss follows on Thursday November 17 both at £40 per person.

Ross Whitmill, co-director of Ross & Ross Food and former Head Chef of The Thatch, will be popping up at LASSCO Three Pigeons to host 4 pop up evenings on 11, 12, 25 and 26 November 2016.

Tickets are £35 per person and a cash bar will be available on the nights. The 4 course menu will be beautifully seasonal and the evening makes for a perfect group outing. For the weekend menus and tickets go to

Ross & Ross Food is a fine food company based in the Chipping Norton and specialise in wedding and event catering. Their ethos is to use high quality produce, work with seasonal and local ingredients and support fellow Cotswolds producers.

The Black Horse in Standlake is now open under the ownership of Few Inns Ltd, proprietors of the Bell also in Standlake and the Boot Inn Barnard Gate. Its kitchen is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, but is scheduled to re-open very soon. The Bell is currently closed due to a fire.

Head Chef Ben Bullen and his team from the Magnolia Brasserie at Faringdon's Sudbury House Hotel are delighted to have been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. The Magnolia Brasserie opened its doors in June 2014 and Ben's appointment was his first venture as Head Chef. The Magnolia Brasserie, the less formal restaurant at Sudbury House, has a mix of Mediterranean style and classic British dishes on the menu.

Ben said: "Being awarded 2 AA Rosettes means a lot to us all as there has been a considerable amount of hard work done to develop and evolve the Magnolia Brasserie menu. I have enjoyed the challenge."

Oxfordshire’s The Feathers Hotel announces the opening of restaurant, Kitchen by Dominic Chapman

Dominic Chapman is formerly Head Chef of Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred Hinds Head (Bray) and Michael Parkinson’s Michelin-awarded Royal Oak. Now Chef Proprietor of the acclaimed Beehive in White Waltham, Dominic Chapman brings a wealth of experience to The Feathers, having worked in restaurants around the world for more than 20 years.

Dominic earned his own Michelin star in 2010 through his affinity with India and its contribution to British food culture. His trademark is straightforward, comforting food made from the best seasonal ingredients with the kind of attention to detail that only years spent in the best kitchens bring.

Feathers’ Head Chef, Gareth Howcroft said “I’m looking forward to working with Dominic enormously. The Feathers has always been about good food and good times - from gin bar to restaurant - and I share Dominic’s approach: ‘My job is to feed you and make you happy’.”

Expect lunchtime dishes such as rabbit and bacon pie with mash potato to dining favourites such as peppered haunch of venison, creamed spinach & sauce poivrade or lemon sole with cockles.