Cheap Places to Eat in Oxford

Looking for cheap places to eat in Oxford? You’re in luck! The historic Uni city has a whole host of affordable dining options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional British pub fare or international street food, Oxford has plenty of cheap eats to keep you going.

We hunted down some of the best cheap places to eat in Oxford, so you can enjoy delicious food without breaking the bank. So, whether you’re a student on a budget or just looking to save some cash while dining out, get ready to discover some of the best cheap eats that Oxford has to offer!


GLUT are the perveyors of “sinfully good food”, and they ain’t wrong. The food is so good, it’s no surprise it perfectly matches the decor themed on the Seven Deadly Sins. They immediately grew a loyal following, and rocketed to the top of Oxford’s Tripadvisor, with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Everything is really well priced, the portions are super generous, and if you’re vegan or vegetarian they got you sorted.

After more than just burgers? They dish out glorious sweet treats. Have a go on the Oreo stuffed chocolate pancakes, they won’t disappoint. If you pay a visit to this new diner you will see instantly why it is already so popular.

Must Try: Nashville Chicken Burger. For a tenner, you can’t complain, we’re in.

White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is an independent pub bringing authentic Italian food to the streets of Oxford, no matter what time of day. Self proclaiming they “make the best artisan pizza this side of Naples!” They also believe in ‘Pizza and a pint’ something we can all get behind. Okay, now we’re talkin. Voted 5th Best Pizza Place in the UK, they’re clearly doing something right. And there’s a little more on the menu than pizza, but we’ll let you see that for yourself. It’s worth it.

Must Try: Disco Inferno: Mozzarella, Roman Salame and a lil Tobasco. Go on then.


Oxford’s first Gelateria, iScream has got an abundance of gelato and sorbet to suit your fancy. They use only the finest of ingredients (free range, organic and freetrade), crafted by an Italian-trained gelataio, to share the most beautifully fluffy, award winning gelato. Awarded Best Ice Cream Parlour in the South East in 2019, they’re clearly doing something right.

Must Try: Ferrero Rocher Gelato or the Frutto Della Passion.

George Street Social

George Street Social is on a mission to share fantastic food, drink and hospitality to the good people of Oxford. We can get down with that. The regularly changing menu including all sorts of eggs cooked any way for brunch, beautifully juicy burgers, nachos, lite bite toasties, or even a camembert platter to share. There’s plenty of delicious vegan and vegetarian options, so don’t worry if you have any more dietery requirements. Maybe you fancy a bottomless brunch? Or keep an eye out for ‘two for the price of one’ on cocktails. It really is a treat, go on.

Must Try: Chicken Chasseur. It’s beautiful, nuff said really.

Big Society

Proudly calling themselves the place for “Oxfords tastiest fried chicken, hot wings and burgers” you can be sure that Big Society don’t disappoint. Think of the place like a burger bar with games, serving ‘gourmet street food’. They make all their food in house, with an extra serving of extra tasty.

Must Try: 4 Pieces of Fried Chicken & A Side of Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It’s a must.

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money on Food

Oxford has so many amazing restaurants, so when you’re there, you know you definitely won’t fall short of options and you will, without a doubt, be able to find a restaurant that will suit your needs! These are just a few of a whole host of restaurants that are affordable to eat at, so you’ll never go hungry again. If you’re looking for other ways to life life for less, check out our Save Money Hub.