Is there nothing Oxbridge graduates can’t do – with precious little hospitality experience, a group of recent alumni founded Turl Street Kitchen and have added a new spark to casual dining in the city. Local, fresh and seasonal are bywords, with most produce sourced from within a 35-mile radius and menus changing twice daily. The cooking here is simple, classic and ingredients-driven, but with an eco-friendly attitude. Home-baked ox tongue and rocket roll; braised duck legs with little gem; goat tagine piled onto cracked wheat; grilled flounder with sprouting broccoli and tartare sauce – it’s all robust, honest stuff, and astonishingly priced, with three courses clocking in at £15. A smart tiled bar and loungey coffee room are popular for locally brewed ales, Old World wines and homemade nibbles, but they also offer the full menu should tables be in short supply.