POMPETTE is a charming French word for tipsy – and the name for the new restaurant and wine bar from husband and wife double act Pascal and Laura Wiedemann opening this November in Oxford.

On the former site of Portabello in South Parade, Summertown, Pascal and Laura have designed a stylish charcuterie wine bar and dining room. Open six days a week from midday, guests can enjoy plates of cured meats and cheeses (think Finocchiona, a fennel flavoured salami, proscuitto di Parma and 24-month comte, morbier and gorgonzola dolce) as well as a few homemade bar snacks such as duck rillettes, ham croquettes and cervelles de canut: fromages blanc flavoured with herbs, shallots, cider vinegar and walnut oil or the rabbit, pork and green peppercorn terrine

The mainly European wine list will be concise yet varied, with three lines of craft beer and a selection of local beers.

The dining room menu will include hake, paprika braised chickpeas, spinach and aioli, grilled rabbit, mustard sauce, Alsace bacon and greens, braised ox cheek, soft polenta, parmesan and gremolata and pear and almond tart with crème fraiche.

There will also be a good value set lunch menu for two and three courses, at £16.50 for two and £20 for three.

In the summer, diners will have the option of eating alfresco on Pompette’s own terrace. Go to pompette restaurant.co.uk

Native Feasts has launched its third Christmas feast series, set in St John’s Church in Stadhampton.

St John’s has been decommissioned but boasts underfloor heating, a sound system and an open kitchen. The stained glass, the altar, the stonework and the character remain.

Arrive for Mince Pie Martinis (and other festive drinks), sit for a communal feast of classics, chuck in artisan wine, good music and the occasional Christmas classic.

Tickets are £45 and include a shot of mulled grog on arrival. Dec 15, 21 and 22. nativefeasts.co.uk

It’s World Vegan Day today, so GBK is giving away 900 Jack in a Bun burgers across all their restaurants, including George Street in Oxford.

The name of GBK’s new vegan burger, the Jack in a Bun includes a homemade butternut squash and quinoa patty, beetroot mayo, Korean pulled jackfruit, pickled onions and rocket, all piled up in a sourdough bun.

As soon as the restaurant opens for business, customers just need to say “Jack on the house” at the till to claim their free burger.

The giveaway is on a first come, first serve basis, one per customer.

Don’t miss out!