No visit to Oxford is complete without a trip to Turl Street Kitchen (TSK), a vibrant social enterprise cafe / restaurant located right in the heart of the busy city centre. Since 2011, Turl Street Kitchen has been serving delicious and seasonal food and drink to locals and tourists alike who come for the seasonal menu and the welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
The profits from Turl Street Kitchen go to fund Oxford Hub, part of Student Hubs – an organisation supporting student social action in communities across the country. Yet, the commitment to community is not just in the finances; the whole business is built around the notions of community respect and sustainability and the restaurant has even been awarded a 3 star SRA rating for its efforts.
Food and Drink
The principle messages behind the menu at Turl Street Kitchen are – sustainable, affordable, seasonal and healthy, which makes for a fantastic line up of loving prepared and locally sourced ingredients that changes daily. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (‘early ‘til late’), and offers soft drinks alongside beers, wines and spirits. If you don’t feel like having a full meal, you can always opt for a coffee instead – but it’s definitely worth trying one of the delicious desserts if you have room/time. If you know when you are going to visit, it is also worth booking ahead if you can as it can get very busy!
Turl Street Kitchen is in the centre of Oxford, making it the ideal place for lunch/dinner or a quick snack. Located on the corner of Turl Street and Ship Street,the cafe / restaurant is only a couple of minutes’ walk from Balliol College and the Sheldonian Theatre and just a stone’s throw away from the famous Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Covered Market.