Foodies: prepare to be delighted. The team at The Oxford intends to make every bite and every sip a palate pleaser.
“We are very, very, very serious about the food we are serving,” says Rahul, managing partner and general manager. “And we are very, very, very serious about the drinks we are offering.”
Rahul emphasizes that the food and drink offerings are chef-created and chef-prepared, but The Oxford is equally committed to creating a welcoming environment. The intent is that it be comfortable, casual and the “go to” place whether it is a family, a group of co-workers, or a few friends meeting for a drink.
A London Inspired Gastropub
Billed as a gastropub, The Oxford menu is inspired by London’s multi-cultural food scene and created with the California ethos of seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, wine and beer. They are also proud that “as much as we can, and as much as possible,” the chef and staff make their own infusions and flavors.
The Oxford Mule, for example, was created with a sly nod to London: the vodka in this drink-with-a-kick is infused with just the right amount of Earl Grey tea. The ginger beer is brewed in house. The in-house hummus is made by roasting the chickpeas rather than soaking them in water. “It’s something the chef picked up in his travels,” explains Rahul. “It’s very good.”
A Work In Progress
The restaurant opened on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, and has tweaked and adjusted the menu based on suggestions from patrons. Rahul said he’s very happy to be attracting great customers who are genuinely excited about what The Oxford brings to Sunnyvale. “We’re very lucky to be able to get feedback. We could sit around and talk and talk, but what the customers want is much more important.”
Ideas are flowing, and the current menu will continue to change and evolve both before and after the May 7, 2016, grand opening. Rahul refers to it as “a work in progress.”
What won’t change is to work hard every day to present fine food in a unique and comfortable setting. To join the conversation, find The Oxford on Instagram and Twitter, @TheOxfordCA.
The Oxford is located at 195 S Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale, CA. Stop by The Oxford on May 7, 2016, at their Grand Opening to meet the staff and sample the unique tastes and treats of this gastropub.
Sunnyvale Downtown Association