Our days of fighting to get a seat at Oxford's most coveted table are over. In fact, none of us will get to enjoy the stellar cuisine of Oli's Thai as the owners dropped the bombshell announcement in mid-December that they were closing for good in the new year. Absolutely deserving recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourman honour, this tiny 5 table restaurant has had an amazing run and enjoyed a waiting list often 3 to 6 months out. Not surprising that the closure has sent Oxford foodies into a panic.
Change is a good thing But not to worry too much as the closure is making way for renos and a reinvention as restaurants often do. Oli's will return as Ella's and delight us with a more varied fare and yes, it'll include some Thai dishes. Phew! In the meantime and while we wait for the big reveal, we can still enjoy the also amazing offering at Arbequina - Oli's sister restaurant. See you in May then Elle's Deli!