IT’S LIKE an episode of Upstairs Downstairs or Downton Abbey reviewing the restaurants and food takeaways at The Westgate, the roof terrace parading its wares like debutantes searching for a husband, while the fast food hub serves the general public inside the unappealingly named indoor Social.

For food on the go, that’s where to head, the selection of eateries both inspiring and complex. From the wonders of Indian street food at Rola Wala, to the smoky burgers at Tommi’s, there’s something for everyone, and with Benito’s Hat firmly added to my favourites, Mexican is back on the menu.

So line up, as you do at Oxford’s own Mission Burrito, and push your tray along, choosing from the numerous fillings and toppings while your pancake is warmed. Generous, tasty and filling, the options include: sauteed vegetable with guac, grilled or braised chicken, super-slow braised pork, chipotle-grilled steak (£7.20) or the famous beef brisket barbacoa, which are all nutritious and healthy.

The kids loved the process, peeling back the aluminium foil with relish and getting stuck in.

But I’m a nachos girl. Always have been, always will be, so that’s what I opted for with everything, which meant the nachos grandes (£4.95). They came with hand-cooked tortilla chips, refried beans, jack cheese, house guac, chopped tomato salsa, sour cream and salsa verde, with extra meat for £2.50.

And it was really good, nothing manufactured or mass-produced here, jalapenos scattered like rose petals, despite its polystyrene container.

More excitement came in the shape of churros (£4) which was rather sickly sweet, needing a saltier, more bitter chocolate sauce, but the drinks were exciting and novel, the Mexican Soda Jarritos (£3) coming in guava, mango, lime, pineapple, cola, mandarin or grapefruit flavours. An all-round crowd pleaser then.