Foodie Review – The Ox Cheltenham


The Ox opened its doors at the beginning of November in Cambray Place, replacing Vanilla Restaurant. Although the salon remains above, they have redecorated the restaurant with a quirky vibe with Bucranium lining the walls and a stuffed peacock standing proudly in one of the rooms. The restaurant still maintains its wooden interior and stain glass windows.

The Ox’s philosophy is to create exceptional food from locally sourced produce. Steaks are their speciality, with offerings of some very delicious extras.

So for a place that boasts that their Sunday roasts will be the best in Cheltenham, I thought I’d give them a try.

Although their menus change seasonally, I tried a selection of starters including pig’s head. The thought of a pig’s head being presented in front of me was rather daunting, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was it well presented, it tasted also absolutely scrumptious! I recommend you try this when on the menu again.

Pigs Head

For my main course, I couldn’t of visited without trying the 30oz T-bone steak that they brag about. This without a doubt was one of the best steaks I have ever had. It was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth.

T-Bone Steak

But they don’t stop there; they take their cocktails just as seriously as their steaks and provide faultless concoctions to compliment your meal.


This article will be featured in February 2016  edition of Unique Gloucestershire.

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