Restaurant OXA sits in the heart of the Merseyside village of Oxton, and focuses on simplicity, using quality British produce and emphasising flavour, with a name that gives a nod to the village's Nordic routes and original name of Oxa-Tun. Opened by Andrew Sheridan, who rose to prominence through his impressive performance on Great British Menu in 2018 & 2019, he draws on his classical cooking techniques to bring a modern interpretation of European flavours and familiar dishes. With a passion for supporting the community, ingredients are sourced from nearby suppliers, staff are all locals to the area, you’ll even find a range of prints from local artists on the wall that are available to purchase during your visit, all adding to the spirit of this neighbourhood restaurant.
To eat, you can enjoy set menus of up to five courses, that showcase the best of British produce which has been pared back just enough to let the ingredients shine, whilst still being executed in a way that represents the chefs skills. Expect dishes like braised ox with beef fat hollandaise and crisp shallot, hen of the woods mushroom in a bitter onion broth and isle of white tomatoes with sheep's cheese. Wine follows a similar theme, as only exclusively British wines are served, championing some of the 700 individual vineyards that are scattered across the country, which can also be added to the meal via a wine flight.
Restaurant OXA are passionate about supporting often-small family businesses, and follow an ethos of working towards a sustainable and supportive hospitality micro economy, whilst being resilient to import and seasonal change.
The restaurant gives an intimate feel, with just 28 seats available, but can be booked by single diners, couples, small groups, and larger groups of up to 28 people (via exclusive use).