Arbequina Oxford
Arbequina Oxford
Arbequina Oxford


Opening Times

Sun – Weds: Closed
Thurs & Fri: 5 – 10 pm
Sat: 12 – 10 pm



Arbequina is an lively, buzzing tapas-inspired restaurant & bar. The focus is on the highest quality produce and service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is proud to present unique & inspired dishes, hand-crafted cocktails, natural wines and a use of exclusive products & ideas not found anywhere else in Oxford.

Check out the Arbequina interview on the Independent Oxford blog.

Arbequina Oxford Ben

Passion and love of the industry is what we do here from the ground up. It fits in perfectly with the community feel of Oxford, and we love to be part of the changing culinary landscape.

– Ben Bateman, General Manager

Arbequina is one of my favourite places to have a relaxed meal with friends and guarantees an amazing taste experience. The atmosphere is really welcoming and I always leave looking forward to when I can return!

– Wendy Welpton, Owner at Reclaim Movement

Reclaim Movement Oxford Wendy Welpton
Rosie Jacobs Indie Oxford

I love Arbequina! It’s a buzzy neighbourhood restaurant, perfect for catching up with friends over some great food and awesome wine. As a veggie, I feel well catered for with amazing plates such as aubergine, whipped feta, molasses and pomegranate, and courgette, spring onions, romesco and smoked almonds. Yum!

– Rosie Jacobs, Independent Oxford

Arbequina – simply perfect tapas, lovely interiors, always welcoming & a real treat after a days work. They do amazing things with aubergines, the tortilla is the best we’ve ever had, & the desserts are fantastic , especially the Santiago tart is a must.

– Miri Allen, Co-Owner at Babylon Trading

Miri Babylon Oxford
Sitaarah Oxford

Our go-to place – brilliant atmosphere, amazing food and lovely staff who are always so attentive and welcoming. Probably the best restaurant in Oxford!

– Atiqa Rana and Justin Temple, Co-founders at Sitaarah Skincare

One of my favourite places to eat in Oxford is Arbequina – the food is STUNNING and the sultry vibe works perfectly from day to night. So many dishes you don’t want to miss, but the specials are always worth trying too.

– Jacqui Thorndyke, Owner at Bitten Digital

Bitten Digital Jacqui Thorndyke
Rebecca Director of Operations

Like a mini version of London’s Michelin-starred Barrafina – it’s a small menu, but they do it so well.

– Rebecca Mofford, Director of Operations at Gee’s Restaurant & Bar


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