A spacious patio & statement design makes Kro 2 the pick of the mini-chain which has six branches around the city. Partly walled in glass & with its name picked out in green fluorescent light, Kro 2 is hard to miss, although inside a mainly-white space, you could be anywhere. Its Oxford Road location gives it a broad appeal, from students to gig-goers to office workers, & they all like to sit under the heat lamps & watch the world go by. Danish owners the Ruby family contribute the name (a tribute Danish village pubs) & a menu bursting with open sandwiches, herrings & schnitzels, while strong continental lagers, Danish pale ale, French martinis & Pimm’s all feature on a wide-ranging drinks list. Frequent offers keep prices reasonable.