Visit one of the many restaurants and cafés in Bicester Village this spring for an enjoyable bite to eat. Whether you’re after a quick noodle snack, a hearty lunch at the Farmshop, or an indulgent treat at Ladurée, here we share five of the top food places to sample in Bicester Village
Farmshop Restaurant & Cafe
When it comes to scrumptious, warm and hearty meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner, take a trip to the all-day diner exclusively curated by Soho House & Co, which is open until late every day. The menu is based around locally sourced produce, and includes options such as poached salmon and farmshop greens, or lighter choices such as lobster, avocado and chilli bruschetta. Be sure to try something from the pudding menu, which includes classics such as apple pie and ice cream along with options including vegan courgette and lime cake; we suggest a slice of banana bread with a fresh matcha green tea or mocha shake.
Focusing on organic and dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, Lola’s Bakery is an ideal spot to pause for tasty breakfast muffin, refined-sugar-free cakes, sandwiches, salads and fresh smoothies. All the hot drinks are organic with soya, coconut and almond milk available, and the bakery menu includes a vegan croissant with jam and dairy-free butter. For a wholesome sandwich, sample the vegan Mediterranean Veggie, stuffed with hummus, chickpea salad, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, roasted red pepper, parsley, kale, grated carrot and mixed sprouts.
Enjoy hot noodle pots, steamed bao buns and succulent dim sum from Simply Noodles for a fresh and flavoursome lunch. Focused on freshly cooked meat dishes, menu highlights include beef or chicken udon noodles with French beans, carrots, red peppers and a succulent gravy sauce. Other options include chicken, vegetarian or custard bao buns plus dim sum bites.
Indulge yourself at this British chocolatier and patisserie, where organic chocolate is at the forefront of the delectable menu. This features flavoured hot chocolate drinks, such as salted caramel, gingerbread or spiced orange, and a selection of artisan sweet or savoury waffles. These are served with up to three toppings including sweet cookie crumbles, white chocolate, or cheese & ham, making them the ideal mid-morning snack.
Enjoy a delectable Parisian sweet treat at the newly opened Ladurée kiosk in the heart of the Village. The special menu includes sweet and savoury croissants, a selection of macarons, chocolate éclairs, puff-pastry creations and freshly made cheesecakes, lemon meringue tarts and biscuits. We recommend the praline millefeuille – layers of caramelised puff pastry filled with praline cream and almond praline, topped with crispy hazelnuts – as a delicious mid-afternoon treat.