Plenty more warm weather days and evenings lie ahead, giving the perfect opportunity to visit your favourite bars, pubs and restaurants for al fresco dining.

From city pubs to fine French cuisine and vegan restaurants, these are the top 10 venues in Oxfordshire for outdoor eating, according to Trip Advisor.

1. The Gurkha Palace & The Chequers Inn, 34 The Green, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1RP.

Indian/99 Excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Gurkha Palace

A reviewer wrote in June 2023: "Fantastic experience. Myself and my wife visited this beautiful restaurant in the village of Horspath. A great choice of wines and beers and the food menu was fantastic. It was a joy to eat there and the manageress was wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. Probably the best meal I’ve had this year. I highly recommended this great hidden gem."

2. La Table D'Alix At The Plough, The Old Plough, Rectory Road, Great Haseley OX44 7JQ

French, Cafe, Mediterranean, Diner/119 excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: La Table d'Alix

Five days ago, Shady 68 wrote: "Perfect Sunday afternoon with friends. What a wonderful experience. The food and wine was only equalled by the amazing weather. All in all a perfect afternoon with friends with fantastic food. I would definitely recommend."

3. BBuona Pinsa Bar, 102 Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2DF

Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Central-Italian/411 Excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Buona Pinsa

R7627VPlindap reviewed it yesterday via mobile: "Amazing. Popped in here for lunch as looked busy and was able to sit out in the sun under cover.
Fantastic food, the best pizza ever with wonderful crispy and soft base. Gorgeous red wine and exceptionally courteous male waiter.
Would definitely recommend to anyone to try it."

4. Bird in Hand, White Oak Green, Witney OX29 9XP - Bar/pub/182 Excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Bird In Hand

JulesHH65 reviewed 2 days ago via mobile: "Well worth the drive! We chose this pub as a half-way point (more or less) between Gloucester and London. There were four of us plus a nine-month old baby. The staff were very welcoming, they weren’t at all fazed by the baby crawling around the table.
The food was delicious - the monkfish fillets from the specials board was top notch as was the liver and bacon. The other two adults had mussels and fish and chips, and both said they were great. Desserts were also tasty - our only slight criticism was that the portion sizes were huge!"

5. Le Clos, St. Marys Street, Wallingford OX10 0EL

French/Mediterranean/European/140 excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Le Clos

George R reviewed 1 week ago via mobile: "Comparisons are nonexistent. Exemplary… As always (but I am guilty of rarely leaving reviews), quality is second to none! Many visits, never any regrets!"

6. The Lamb Inn, Leafield Road Steep Hill, Crawley, Witney OX29 9TW (mentioned in Michelin Guide)

Bar/Pub/210 Excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Lamb Inn

GW1881 reviewed 3 weeks ago: "Great Dinner. Booked for our wedding anniversary and this place did not disappoint. Food was amazing, the servers were so helpful and attentive. My wife has issues with certain ingredients and our server was fantastic at suggesting alternatives to give her a dinner that she was very happy to eat. We will definitely be back when we are in Cotswolds, so worth the drive."

7. Delhish Vegan Kitchen, 19-20 St Clements Street, Oxford OX4 1AB 

Indian/International/Healthy/176 excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Delhish Vegan Kitchen

Mark S reviewed 2 weeks ago: "Amazing Vegan Experience. Utterly wonderful food and service. Run by the most wonderful people. Try it, you won't be disappointed...."

8. Jude the Obscure, 54 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE

Pub/310 excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: Jude the Obscure

robertv788 reviewed 5 days ago via mobile: "Great value dining experience and highly recommended. So being a Greene King pub was just expecting ‘large pub chain’ average, however we were very impressed with the experience as a whole. All the food was excellent (decent size portions, perfectly cooked and served hot), the service, pleasant staff and great value for money made for a lovely family meal. ….5 stars to you."

9. The Half Moon, Cuxham, Watlington OX49 5NF

Italian/Pizza/Vegetarian-friendly/351 excellent reviews.

Witney Gazette: The Half Moon

Jonathan Harbottle reviewed yesterday: "Superb. I would give it 6 stars if possible and also everyone so friendly and great service. We had pizzas and they were all so tasty. Also we tried the tiramisu and then they brought us free banoffee cake - all excellent, we are coming back."

10. White Horse Banbury, 50-52 North Bar Street, Banbury OX16 0TH

Bar/British/Pub/153 Excellent reviews

Witney Gazette: White Horse Banbury

Debbie B reviewed 1 week ago: "Awesome. Awesome food and great staff. Very welcoming. Would've stayed longer than the 6 hours we were there but for the fact they were closing 😁"