Dirty Bones

12 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do


Date of travel

August, 2020

Product name

Dirty Bones

Product country


Product city


Travelled with

Reasons for trip

Where to go for lunch on a first post-lockdown meeting with my son and grandchildren? Well, with a three-year-old to keep happy, it seemed like a good idea to ask what he would like as he said a burger, we ended up on the rooftop of the Westgate Centre in Oxford, just as Dirty Bones opened for lunch.

Our original plan was to ask for an outside table, but in order to provide separate entrance and exits, these tables weren’t in use, but they were able to give us a large oval table with plenty of space for pushchair and high chair, for my 9-month-old granddaughter.

My son has already been eating out, so we registered our contact details through his phone and were soon at our table with disposable paper menus, although you can also access the menu by phone.

It was the last week of the Government’s Dine Out Scheme, but even without our 50% off, the £10 lunch menu looked good and us adults chose the burger and fries. And the one who’d announced he wanted a burger? Well of course, he chose a hot dog!
We opted for soft drinks – apple juice and Diet Coke – and both were served with plenty of ice. The burgers were delicious. Lots of lovely onions and gherkins, and the fries were so crunchy and well seasoned.

The hot dog came with a large portion of fries (half scoffed by dad) and also a small salad. The children’s deal also included a scoop of ice cream with a choice of toppings.
Although there were others in the restaurant, it did feel that there was a good distance between other diners. There were arrow markings on the floor so it was clear to see which way to go. Hand sanitiser was available at the entrance and also before going in/out of the toilets. One of the wash hand basins had also been taped off.

Our bill was £18 and an optional service charge is added to the total, so important to note that before paying.

When we left, we noticed a queue of people waiting outside, so it’s obviously a popular restaurant and I’d be happy to return.

There is a car park in the basement of the Westgate shopping centre, but it’s very busy so parking could be a problem. But from the city centre, the restaurant is easily accessed and there are lifts – one household at a time – or the stairs. Lovely views too!

“Dirty Bones Oxford website”:https://dirty-bones.com/locations/oxford


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.