SquareMeal Review of
Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford
The first out-of-London site for Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Collection (which includes The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Bazaar) finds its home in the Westgate development in Oxford. Boasting a calming colour palette of whites, greys and greens, the restaurant features a bar at its centre, with a huge ice block centrepiece featuring the fish-of-the-day and ceviche. The all-day menu serves modern-Indian cuisine peppered with British influences. Alongside a tasting menu of signature dishes, there is also an à la carte which serves the likes of Chukka-spiced 35 day dry-aged Hereford beef rump steak, and char-grilled sea bass in a banana leaf parcel. A trolley will also make its way through the restaurant, serving Kerala-spiced lobster soup and flambéed desserts tableside. The bar, meanwhile, offers spiced-infused cocktails alongside a range of locally-sourced Oxfordshire wine. The site also features a chef’s table and a semi-private ‘Pagoda’ room which seats up to six guests. For those looking to dine alfresco, Cinnamon Kitchen enjoys the benefit of a large rooftop garden terrace, overlooking the Oxford spires.