Oxford is in the top three best British cities for dining out this summer, according to a new survey.

​Brighton came top and Cambridge second in the study by Holidu, the search engine for holiday rentals. London was not in the top 10.

Holidu looked into which British cities offer the most outdoor dining options per inhabitant. Oxford scored 9.55/10.

The study said: “Get ready to enjoy the fresh air whilst sipping on refreshing cocktails or a cold beer with the best views possible.

“Like Cambridge, Oxford is world-famous for its renowned education, and with everything revolving around the university, this has subsequently allowed the city to develop amazing restaurant and bar options.

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“From high-end restaurants to student-friendly bars, there is something for everyone here and plenty of terraces that are awaiting your visit!”

Holidu’s top al fresco dining tip was Plough at 38 on Cornmarket Street.

The study said: “A hit with people-watchers, the outdoor seating at this historic independent micro-brewery pub and restaurant is where you should head to so you can enjoy some delicious beer whilst observing passers-by going about their daily lives in the heart of Oxford.”