I went out for a curry at the Standard on Walton Street in Oxford with some friends on Saturday night and was astounded to find that they had a craft beer menu. Yes, you read that right. A CRAFT BEER MENU.
James told me that he booked the restaurant solely because they had Thornbridge Jaipur as a drinks option.
I salute him and The Standard…which, as it turns out, was far from standard: really excellent food, cooked to perfection. I had a bit of Pand’s poached prawns in coconut, lime and chilli and it was heavenly. My Mirch Massalla (not far removed from Chicken Jalfrezi) was magnificent, too.
And if you don’t like Jaipur (maybe because you’ve got something wrong with you) there’s also Isis Pale Ale from the Compass Brewery – which is also an absolute corker of a beer, plus a whole small supporting cast of other choices.
Go, book a table and enjoy first class food served with first class beer: