As tourists flock back to Oxford following the pandemic we list some of the city's top restaurants and places to eat, according to influential reviews site Tripadvisor.

Turkish restaurant Antep Kitchen in Cowey Road - a firm favourite with diners for years - is #1.

Rachael H who visited earlier this week said: "Went to this restaurant as I had already heard lots of good things about the place and my word it did not disappoint.

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"Food was incredible and one of the tastiest meals that I have had in a long time. Cannot wait to return."

Oxford Mail:

Another diner this month left a four-star review, saying: "Visited while staying in Oxford after seeing the great reviews.

"The menu was extensive and varied with some good vegetarian choices too - I had the vegetarian sarma beyti as I have never seen a non-meat version of this before and it was great!

"The portions were large and it was nice to have the choice of rice or cous cous. The complementary bread and dips were really tasty.

"The prices for main meals were a little on the high side.

"The restaurant was full on a Thursday evening and it felt a little cramped with the tables being so close together, and one of our drinks was forgotten so I’m not sure there was enough staff for the amount of customers."

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Restaurant managers in the city are competitive when it comes to securing a place in the top 10 on Tipadvisor, and once they get a place they want the positive reviews to keep coming so they retain their position.

Oxford Mail:

BBuona Pinsa Bar, in Gloucester Green, has been high on the list for a number of years as diners love the Italian restaurant's pizzas and friendly atmosphere.

The restaurant has a five-star Tripadvisor rating.

Oxford Mail: A member of staff at BBuona

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A diner who visited this month said: "Everything about this place was great.

"The Roman pizzas were delicious, drinks were great (recommend the limoncello and prosecco!) and the staff were very friendly.

"It was a perfect choice for a meal before the theatre."

Another reviewer this month added: "Third time we've visited - our group of four were unanimous that they were the best pizzas we've ever tasted, and Jose's warm welcome and winning smile charmed everyone. Table was ours for the evening - we didn't feel rushed. We will definitely return."

Oxford Mail:

The top 10

#1: Antep Kitchen - Cowley Road

#2: Za'atar Bake - Cowley Road

#3: BBuona Pinsa Bar - Gloucester Green

#4: Delhish Vegan Kitchen - St Clement's

#5: Spiced Roots - Cowley Road 

#6: Turtle Bay - Friars Entry

#7: Polish Kitchen - Rose Hill

#8: NEF Istanbul Restaurant - Cowley Road 

#9: Yeti Nepalese Restaurant - Cowley Road 

#10: Comie's Caribbean Grill - Garsington Road.

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