On 28th March, Keepers Kitchen & Bar in Oxford held a lovely launch party. ONIN.London were invited by Alex from Magellen PR to the launch alongside @girltravelsworld, @thecuriouspixie and @adventuresofalondonkiwi. They were the best bunch of girls to spend a whirlwind getaway to Oxford with.
What is Keepers Kitchen & Bar? Well it’s a bar and restaurant situated on the High Street and linked to the Mecure Hotel in Oxford. The restaurant aims to bring a selection of much loved British staples made from quality and locally sourced ingredients. They’ve partnered with British Honey Company in Kidlington and are currently “fostering two hives” to produce the honey used in their dishes. Not only will there be fabulous breakfast lunch and dinner options, there are also small dishes available which are perfect for sharing. The bar is also extremely well-stocked and offers the classic favourites of spirits, beers, wines and sparkling wines alongside some local gins, Hiver beers and Keepr’s flavoured spirits. There’s even several honey-based cocktails using their own House Honey.
During the party we were able to sample some delicious canapés, cockails and a few of the local gins including Keepr’s and TOAD Gin. It was a great night but still feeling hungry, Keeper’s Bar and Kitchen were nice enough to stay open a little longer so we could have some food. We chose Linguine Carbonara (£12.50), Penne al’Arabbiata (£11.50) and Baked Camembert with Keepers honey (£12.95). The Baked Camembert was a revelation and I now think all Camembert should be served with honey. It was phenomenal!
After an extremely relaxing sleep in my suite at the Mecure Hotel I woke up and went downstairs to enjoy a delicious omelette with hollandaise sauce for breakfast.
After everyone had finished eating, we ventured off on a tour of Oxford and famous Oxford Universities including Christ Church. This was all thanks to Experience Oxfordshire.
We built up an appetite exploring Oxford and learning about the history and inspiration behind Lord Of The Rings, Chronicles Of Narnia and Harry Potter, so we were extremely happy to be invited back to Coconut Tree for fabulous Sri Lankan cuisine.
I loved my trip to Oxford thanks to Keepers Kitchen and Bar, that I chose to extend my trip for an extra two days to truly experience what Oxford has to offer. So keep an eye out for more Oxford Reviews… they’ll be live soon.
We had a great time in Oxford thanks to Keeper’s Bar and Kitchen and can’t thank them enough. My friend and her nephew then came to visit me in Oxford, after seeing my pictures I shared on OnIn.London’s instastories. We even got to stay for dinner and sample more of the food on offer. Her nephew’s comments on the kid’s meal of fish fingers and chips were that it was ‘yum yum’. So it certainly gets a kid’s seal of approval.
For more information on Keepers Kitchen and Bar visit: https://www.keeperskitchenandbar.co.uk/keepers-oxford
For Mercure Hotel visit: www. accorhotels.com/mercure-oxford
Address: 73 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BE
Tel: +44 (0)1865 248 695
Opening times: Breakfast Weekdays – 06.30 – 10.30 and for the weekend, 07.30 – 11.00. Restaurant opening times for daytime dining: Sunday & Monday: 12 noon – 21.00 / Tuesday – Thursday: 12 noon – 22.00 / Friday & Saturday: 12 noon – 22.30
Social links: @KeepersKitchenOxford #KeepersOxford
Written by Tegan LeBon.