Thursday, 21 July 2011

Girl eats Oxford hits the airwaves

It turns out I have a face for radio. Well, a voice at least. From 29th July until the end of the year, I'll be appearing on Jo Thoenes' afternoon show on BBC Radio Oxford one Friday lunchtime each month to discuss dining out in Oxfordshire. On each show, we'll be focusing on a particular theme, and aiming to explore options suitable for all budgets, as well as ways to recreate some of the dishes at home.

We're hoping to involve plenty of local restaurants - and local residents. If you'd like to suggest a theme or a place for me to eat, please get in touch with BBC Radio Oxford by phone on 08459 311444 or by text on 81333 (start your message with 'Oxford'). You can also contact me via the blog, or on Twitter @girleatsoxford. We'll be looking for people living in Oxfordshire who'd like to talk on air about their favourite restaurants related to each theme, so I'll keep you informed of upcoming topics and please get in touch if you'd like to comment. Your recommendations and participation are more important than ever to make this as interactive as possible, so please do keep your much-appreciated suggestions coming.

The theme for 29 July will be fish, so if you have any thoughts, comments or favourite fish restaurants and fish and chip shops, please drop me a line. And be sure to tune in to 95.2 FM from 1pm on 29 July. You can listen online here.


  1. Just listening to your first show on iplayer - fantastic! I'm coming to Oxford to broaden my fish tastes. Looking forward to the next show. Congratulations!

  2. What a great idea for a show on the radio. Thoroughly appreciated the objective advice and am looking forward to trying out Edamame. Any plans for a show on Spanish restaurants? Are there any in Oxford?

  3. Loved the first show Kate, what's the topic for the next one? I liked the fact you talked about places with different prices - it's really good to have different budget options for when you're getting to the end of the month or want to splash out on a special occasion. One thing though, you can get scraps down south! The Plaice in Newbury definitely sells them so there must be a chippy in Oxford that does too!

  4. Thanks for your comments everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed the show, I'll be doing another one on 26 August.
    Libby, there's a Spanish tapas bar called Al Andalus on Little Clarendon Street which I plan to review in the future so keep checking back!
    Annabel, I'll be looking at pubs and gastro pubs for the next show. Glad you liked the different options! Thanks for the tip on scraps - will have to look out for those!


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