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Villandry Restaurant at Bicester Village

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
Read. Write. Run.
Published September 18th 2016
Spend, indulge, spend some more
Ah, Bicester Village the soul-less menagerie of designer shops, just left of the M41 has a frankly beguiling attraction for first world wanderers: the promise of new things (!)

Bicester, The Villandry, lunch, brunch, dinner
Shoppers need fuel


With its Hamptons-style decor and matchy-matchy everything, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were starring in an episode of Desperate Housewives, or at least until you spotted the numerous designer names all vying for your precious cold-hard cash.

Whilst I'm not the biggest fan of Bicester's shopping scene, the food at Villandry the huge restaurant that seats, what seemed like, hundreds of hungry Bicester visitors was fantastic.

Bicester, The Villandry, lunch, brunch, dinner
Fish smorgasboard


The restaurant was absolutely packed because of the school holidays, it being gloriously sunny, a real fine summer's day, and I guess, people trying to buy those last gorgeous pieces before school starts again.

Despite it looking fit to burst, we were seated (outside) within minutes, an umbrella providing some necessary shade and served our drinks just as speedily. They really don't let the side down. I appreciate that kind of service.

Bicester, The Villandry, lunch, brunch, dinner
Glorious carbs


The food was superb too. Really good. Generous portions, tasty, well seasoned and great for families with hungry little ones. I have a particular love for the sweet potato fries, really bloody good.

Oh, and if you're with toddlers and babies, high chairs are provided, and they don't even flinch at the screaming child. Bicester is kids galore, as parents dote on their offspring, buying their love.
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Why? Fine food amongst the consumerism
When: Mon - Wed 9am-9pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-7pm
Phone: 01869 366266
Where: Bicester
Cost: 85 for four
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