Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn

Restaurants in Banbury

Eating out is very much a part of most people’s lives, and there are many reasons why we need to find a restaurant: a celebration, to meet friends, a romantic rendezvous, a business lunch meeting or a quick snack while out shopping.

Banbury offers a range of restaurants to meet all of these needs, as well as a variety of different cuisines to try, so whether you are coming to Banbury to shop, for business or to meet friends, there will be something to suit the occasion.

For a full list of restaurants on Banbury Market Place please click here.

Shopping is one of Banbury’s most popular pursuits, with plenty of choice in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, the Market Place or The Old Town.  All of these areas offer great restaurants, pubs and cafes to pop into for lunch or a snack to recharge your batteries.

On the High Street, you might like the relaxed, informal atmosphere of The Pinto Lounge, where you can choose from a long menu of snacks, breakfasts, brunches and lunches. You could also just pop in for coffee and a cake.

For a sandwich, burger or if you need somewhere to take the kids, then Jenny’s Restaurant just along the road might suit.

For a cosy lunch and local ales, or if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a bite and a drink after work, or before your journey home, then you could try one of Banbury’s many historic pubs.  Soak up the olde worlde atmosphere at The Old Auctioneer or Ye Olde Reine Deer, Banbury’s oldest pub dating back to the 15th century.  Or try the recently renovated Three Pigeons Inn, a 17th century coaching inn offering fine wines and dining as well as less formal lunches.

If you’re coming into Banbury for a special occasion, or just want to treat yourself to a night out, then there is a wealth of fine restaurants to choose from.  If you are in the mood for some international cuisine, then Banbury also has lots to offer. Do you fancy a pizza in a comfortable, classy setting?  Bellini offers pizzas and authentic Italian food from Sicily and the family run Cori Restaurant also has a wide selection of pizzas and ice creams.  For arguably the finest chefs in Banbury visit Banbury College Restaurant which now offers bistro and fine dining evenings.


Or perhaps you are in the mood for Britain’s most popular fare, an Indian meal? Here in Banbury we have an award-winning Indian restaurant, The Sheesh Mahal, which offers a sophisticated dining experience with traditional recipes using fresh, authentic ingredients. For something a little different, you might want to try Banbury’s Nepalese restaurant, the Gurkha Spice offering meals with subtly spiced, authentic flavours of Southern Asia.


For Oriental tastes, you can’t get much better than the Thai Orchid Restaurant, which has been a favourite in Banbury since 1986. Using fresh ingredients imported directly from Thailand, they offer exceptional Thai cuisine in a magnificently exotic setting.

Whatever your tastes, or whatever the occasion, Banbury’s wide choice of formal and non-formal dining experiences will have something to suit you and your dining companions.