The Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford was built in 1864 and is situated directly opposite the world-famous Ashmolean Museum. The restaurant at this five-star has just won its second AA rosette for the contemporary cuisine that it offers to residents and the public. The décor is suitably stylish with autumnal colours and plush seating. The menu itself is seasonal but a typical meal here might include a starter of scallops with pork belly and pear puree, Highland venison with chestnuts and sprouts and a selection of dynamic desserts. Elegant food in elegant surroundings.