Tom’s Diner

Tom’s Diner is an American inspired cafe where everyone can eat-  it offers all the comfort food you’d expect, with a twist- Gluten/ nut free and plant based, so everyone can enjoy anything off the menu without feeling left out

Banbury’s first plant based cafe

Classic American Diner food in the heart of Banbury’s Creative Quarter. Locally sourced & made with love. A place where everyone can eat whether vegetarian, vegan, nf or even a someone looking for a healthy change!

An ethical diner

Tom’s Diner will be a unique place to eat, in that it will be in essence, a business for good. Suppliers and partners are carefully chosen- either Social Enterprises such as New Ground Coffee, charitable organisations such as Frank Water, or B Corp Businesses who offer a new way of working in which business is a force for good.


Local suppliers

Introducing another of our local drinks suppliers- the beyond delicious kombucha from their micro brewery right here in Oxfordshire.  Because kombucha has a naturally vinegary taste, many brands add fruit for a second round of fermentation and a sweeter end result.  Kombucha Kat does offer flavoured varieties (currently Blueberry and Ginger), but we think it’s nailed it when it comes to the Original. It’s super tasty, with a zing and a fizz in every sip.

Unpasteurised, certified vegan and organic, it has a beautifully crisp, subtle tang with a hint of apple. It appeals as a functional health elixir, grownup alcohol-free tipple or simply a refreshing soft drink.  The brewers have recently switched from hand bottling to aluminium cans to keep up with demand and offer a better price point and increased sustainability.

Getting in contact

Opening Times10am until 3pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
Address@ Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PQ
Social Media  Facebook

Castle Quay shopping centre is just a minute away.  Read our guide here.

Marks & Spencer

Newly refurbished and extended store with a fantastic selection of Clothing, Food and Home accessories, Marks & Spencer Banbury has something for all the family.  If you’re searching for a whole new outfit, a few key pieces to brighten up your wardrobe this season or simply the latest stylish accessories for your home, Marks & Spencer Banbury has a great range of up-to-the-minute fashion solutions.M&S

The Banbury store also has a comprehensive selection of high quality food and fine wine to tantalize your taste buds! Whether you are planning a dinner party for six or just need to grab lunch on the run, Marks & Spencer Banbury offers perfect culinary treats for every occasion.

Fancy a coffee?

Marks & Spencer Banbury also boasts a Cafe Revive coffee shop serving a delicious selection of hot and cold drinks and an instore bakery offering freshly baked snacks and treats.

The store is open from 8am, Monday to Friday, so now you can call in before work and pick up that all important item!

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon – Sat 8.30am-6.00pm  ; Sun & Bank holidays 10.30am-4.30pm
Phone01295 267676
Postal address36 Bridge Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5YA
For information on other shops in Castle Quay read our guide.

Roman Originals

Roman Originals brings you a fantastic range of womens clothing in sizes 10 – 22

Roman Originals

Since it was first established in 1995, Roman has developed a strong identity as a design led and fashion forward retailer. Our business is fast paced, exciting and aspirational, with our passion and enthusiasm reflected in the brand.

The continual success of Roman is rooted in the company’s core principles: to offer affordable, timeless clothing with the help of impeccable personalised customer service.

Our products embody ageless sophistication and style, for the customer that wants to feel special and get noticed, whatever the occasion.

We aim to provide a comprehensive and personalised shopping experience for all our customers.  We are proud to offer a convenient and easily accessible service.  For us, it’s all about making our customers feel satisfied.


Range of shoes and handbags

As part of our continuous growth, Roman has launched a new range of shoes and handbags to compliment our collection.  We have invested a great deal of time and energy, to ensure that either in store or online is the perfect place to pick up everything our customer could need for a complete head-to-toe look.


Getting in contact

Opening hoursMondaySaturday 09.00 – 18.00 ; Sunday 10.30 – 16.30
Phone01295 255 251
AddressUnit 40 Castle Quay Centre. Banbury, OX16 5UH
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The Entertainer Toy Shop

Here at The Entertainer Toy Shop, there’s not much we don’t know about toys.  In fact, with over 30 years of experience selling the best toys and games, we’ve developed into quite the experts.

Our goal is to be the best loved Toy shop, one child and one community at a time. That’s why, in every store, we hold regular demonstrations, organise competitions and  even have guest appearances from the most popular characters of the day.

So whether you’re after the hottest new product, a well-loved classic or something a bit more unusual, stop by your local Entertainer and help us fill every childhood with wonder.

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMonday – Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
AddressCastle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury, OX16 5UN
Social mediaFacebookTwitter

For more shops in Castle Quay visit our listing.

Gap, GapKids & GapBaby

Gap Kids and Baby GapFounded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap has become a leading global brand and first opened its doors in the UK in 1987, being the first store outside of the United States. It is a popular retailer for fashion for all ages: men, women, children and babies, and GapKids is specifically aimed at kids with style. Striving to be ‘one of the world’s greatest places to work’, they have won many awards for fashion and business, including seven times winner of Ethisphere Magazine’s World’s Most Ethical Company.


Their Story

In 1969, Don Fisher couldn’t find a pair of jeans to fit him. So what did he do? He opened his own store with his wife Doris. The name, ‘Gap’ referred to the ‘generation gap’, which was a term popular in the 60s for describing the differences between people of the younger and older generations. The Fishers’ aim was to create a brand that responded to customers’ needs with integrity and creativity, and that was committed to ethical practices and philanthropic work. They had no idea that the brand would become such a successful, world-wide company. GapKids was first opened in 1986, and has become a popular choice for children’s fashions.

Did you know…?

When they first opened in 1969 a pair of jeans cost around $7. There are about ten miles of their storefront windows around the world. They employ around 136,000 people globally. In 2004 they established a Clean Water Program to monitor the wastewater discharge in the denim laundries. Another programme they introduced is PACE (Personal Advancement, Career Enhancement), which helps to empower female workers in India and Sri Lanka.

The Banbury store

In Gap Banbury you will find all the usual high quality clothes, accessories and personal care items that make this store a leading global brand and they can be found in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

Banbury’s and the UK’s favourite chocolatier.

ThorntonsThe UK’s favourite chocolatier

In 1911 Joseph William Thornton, a travelling confectioner, opened up his very first shop in Sheffield. Handing the keys over to his sons, he said, ‘Make this the best sweet shop in town!’

Norman and Stanley Thornton did as they were asked, and more. It became the best sweet shop in almost every town.

Offering a wide range of chocolates, toffee and fudge, Thorntons has become the nation’s favourite place for an indulgent treat or a special gift. Constantly creating new recipes, they offer something for everyone, even for those who need to avoid sugar.

Whatever your favourite flavour, whether it’s cool mint, or adventurous chilli, or just traditional plain chocolate, you will find something to suit you or your loved one.

The History of Thorntons

In the first shop, Thorntons Chocolate Kabin, they served Kunzle cakes, a type of cup cake brought to England by the Swiss chocolatier, Christian Kunzle and also sold some unusual sweets, such as the small lozenges known as cachous, which could also be bought flavoured with violets, and perfumed sweets called Phul-Nanas.

Also on offer were Curiously Strong Mints, and Mackinton’s Toffee Deluxe, which the staff would break up with toffee hammers.

Thorntons continental chocolate

Thorntons has always had a long tradition of creating new confectionary and flavours, and in the 1920s they introduced several new products, including Rose Creams, Coconut Ice and Chocolate Brazil Nuts. They also began their famous Easter Eggs in this decade, with the Thorntons name written on the egg in icing, and advertised as ‘Every Egg in a neat white box’.

In 1924, Stanley Thornton re-developed their famous toffee to make it even better, calling it ‘Thorntons Special Toffee’. It was to become the shop’s most popular product for the next fifty years and Stanley’s original recipe is still used today so the brothers continued to expand the business in the 1930s, and opened several new shops and factories.

By 1938 they had 35 shops in 18 towns. More products were developed, such as chocolate truffles, fudge and crystallised fondants. Unfortunately, the Second World War halted further progress for a while, and some of the shops were lost in air raids, or because the lease expired.

Continental Assortment

The company bought the Belper Factory in Belper, Derbyshire for £8,400 in 1948, and soon afterwards Norman’s son Peter joined the business and was based at Belper, and in 1954 the Swiss chocolatier Walter Willen joined the company and developed the Continental Assortment, which remains one of Thorntons’ most popular boxes of chocolates.

Since then Thorntons has continued to expand its business, with new shops and factories, and the first Café Thorntons opened in 1966 in London. In 2011 Thorntons celebrated its 100th birthday. With over 600 stores all over the UK Thorntons continues to go from strength to strength.

‘Everyone at Thorntons is excited to be celebrating 100 years of creating delicious chocolates but what the next 100 years holds is an even more exciting prospect.’

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon – Sat: 08:30 – 17:30 : Sun : 10:30 – 16:30
Phone01295 273134
WebsiteThorntons UK

For other shops in Banbury’s Castle Quay click here.

Ann Summers in Banbury’s Castle Quay

Ann SummersAnn Summers Banbury

Be sexy everyday …

We are proud to introduce Banbury’s very own Ann Summers. Our aim is to provide high quality products that not only look fabulous, but also increase confidence!

Found something you like online but not sure about it?  Pop into the store and ask one of our staff for more details and we will order it for you with free delivery to your home!

You simply can’t put a price tag on confidence. It affects every aspect of your daily life, from when you get up in the morning and slide into that slim-fit dress, to when you go out with friends, dressed up in your finest. Those who have it, flaunt it and those who don’t stand back in awe.  Ann Summers offers every woman the chance to be proud as they get ready for the day, with a little glint in their eye that says they look just as good without the clothes!

Online or in store.  How it works …

Our national website always has our latest collections and complete lingerie ranges including everyday wear, bridal wear and swimwear.  In short, everything you will find in our Banbury store can be found online, so for more considered purchases, why not browse the website before coming down to the store to see and try before buying?  We also deliver direct to your home in Banbury and can order in store any item for you even if not in the shop that day.  Ask a member of staff the next time you’re passing.

Ask about our bra fitting service

Our specially trained staff can fit bras up to two sizes higher than most other high street bra fitting services.  Appointments are preferred so we can allocate enough time for the fitting service, but not always necessary.

Please be advised that, by law, we cannot arrange bra fittings to anyone under the age of 16.  We can of course offer advice and are happy help where we can.

We’re not just for the bedroom

No one knows what you are wearing underneath that pencil skirt, but something about your posture suggests silk and bows.  The woman who wears Ann Summers lingerie is a happy woman who lives for the moment and not just for date night.  The foundation is at the very core of female confidence and that foundation is built of lace and satin.

At Ann Summers, the quality is clear

Quality and fitting is essential in underwear. At Ann Summers the quality is clear from the outset and a great deal of time has gone into creating designs that complement and enhance the natural shape, giving you the confidence to wear them, happy in the knowledge that you look amazing.

You are welcome to come in any time for a free fitting to ensure that you are wearing the best size for your body. At Ann Summers Banbury we are all women together, so there’s no need to be embarrassed or shy. Feel free to ask any questions you would like to and take a look around at all that we have to offer.

Gifts and ideas for you and your partner

We stock a wide range of fantastic gifts for birthdays, Valentine’s Day and anniversaries, so everyone is welcome to come in and ask for some advice on what to buy that special partner.

Drop by our Facebook page for all the latest news and special offers or just to say hi x

Contact info

Phone08700 534116
Opening timesMon-Wed 9am-5.30pm ; Thu-Sat 9am-6pm ; Sun 10.30am-4.30pm