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Oxford wine bar Wilding serves timeless design

Layers have been stripped away to reveal the original features of this Oxford restaurant, which has been dipped in inky blues and sage greens.

Located in Jericho, Wilding serves up pizza and classic bistro dishes alongside an extensive wine list and ever-changing selection of wines poured by the glass from enomatic dispensers.

Photography: Charlie McKay

Sarah Conran designed the space, which was hiding original period features – including a tiled archway and fireplace – beneath more modern updates. Conran upcycled many of the existing pieces, leftover from the building’s time as a Café Rouge. Chairs have been re-upholstered, and second-hand books used as markers in Wilding’s wine ‘library’.

As well as the restaurant’s classic back-and-white-tiled bistro space, diners can also order drinks in Wilding’s conservatory and from its garden terrace – which is planted with wildflowers, aromatic herbs and vines from local vineyards.

Wilding, 11-12 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP

Photography: Charlie McKay
Photography: Charlie McKay
Photography: Charlie McKay
Photography: Charlie McKay
Photography: Charlie McKay

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