The Nosebag

The Nosebag

1st January 2018 By Alice Witts

No, your grandma hasn’t moved in across the street from the Oxford Union – that little terraced house is in face the Nosebag restaurant, home to affordable, good quality food with a student discount of up to 20% off.

Despite the weird name, the Nosebag is one of my favourite places to eat in central Oxford

Despite the weird name, the Nosebag is one of my favourite places to eat in central Oxford. It’s truly surprising to find such a calm and friendly space so close to the busy chain-dominated Westgate centre, and a wonderful surprise at that. It’s not so much that the food is of the best possible quality, and the music choice could definitely be improved (Beethoven is perhaps not the appropriate choice for an evening dinner, although I suppose this is up to the individual diner to decide), but there is something about The Nosebag that really makes you feel like you’re at home with family, and this is what gives it its competitive edge.

you know exactly what you’re eating and drinking, and kitchen is open for you to see their hard-working, friendly chefs.

The staff are friendly and the food has a home-made feel to it. Most of all, there’s no pretentiousness here – when I ordered an elderflower cordial, I watched as the Bottle Green was poured into tap water from a jug in front of my eyes, and I was sent to carry my overflowing glass back to my table myself – you know exactly what you’re eating and drinking, and kitchen is open for you to see their hard-working, friendly chefs. The food itself is a step above most college halls and the staff are very friendly. With regards to the menu, there is something for everyone, with choices ranging from Jambalaya to Curry to Lasagne, and I would highly recommend it for crew dates or family trips if you don’t have a lot to spend but you’d like to eat in central Oxford.