It’s Tampa Bay Tuesday, and today I’m Reviewing the Oxford Exchange Restaurant……located at 420 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
The Oxford Exchange is across the street from the Beautiful University of Tampa Campus.
The Oxford Exchange is a unique building, bringing a historic flare, with a modern twist to the Tampa Bay Area.
The building was built in 1891 and is believed to have begun its history as a horse stable.
In the 1920’s an Arcade of local shops and businesses occupied the space.
Brother & Sister……. Blake Casper and Allison Adams bought the building decades later and envisioned a place where people could feel like they were part of the community and engage in conversation.
Keeping traditional architectural designs …blended with European inspiration…..the Oxford Exchange opened it’s doors to the public on September 24, 2012.
The Oxford Exchange contains a vibrant, open seating area…..where guests can sip on tea from the Tebella Tea Company or coffee from Buddy Brew…..anytime.
There’s a bookshop, an eclectic gift shop, Aesop’s Hair & Skin Products store and a Warby Parker…..Eyeglass or Sunglasses Store.
The 2nd Floor holds The Commerce Club….. a members-only shared workspace as well as space for private events.
Then we have the Oxford Exchange Restaurant!
Which has two boasting areas to enjoy a meal or afternoon tea!
Guests may be seated in an art-filled dining room with an open kitchen…. Or…… guests may sit in the sunlit Conservatory, complete with plants, vines, and a retractable glass roof.
The menu consists of fresh and seasonal appetizers, salads and sandwiches…..which are complemented by an array of premium coffees, teas, and cocktails.
The Oxford Exchange Restaurant is open M – F from 7:30am – 5:30pm and is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Sat and Sundays, with a beautiful Brunch Spread, which is available from 9:00am – 4:00pm
I ordered a Seasonal Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken.
The lettuces on the salad are – Romaine, Spinach & Arugula….my Favorite Blend!
Dates, Pumpkin Seeds, and Avocado are also on the salad……
As well as fresh Goat Cheese.
The dressing is a Citrus Cilantro Vinaigrette…which I asked for on the side…since I’m not a fan of Cilantro.
For my afternoon tea…..I ordered Jamaican Ruby Red….which contains grapefruit & Eucalyptus. Never had it before!
Know what drew me to this tea? I LOVE the smell of Eucalyptus!
I also love citrusy smell, so I was hoping it would taste just as good!
My server brought my TEA first in a self-pouring pot and a white china cup.
The tea was beautiful! A Magenta colored tea and the smell was friggin awesome! Just as I had imagined!
The first thing I tasted was a mild Eucalyptus and then the citrus. Wow….I was impressed!
I decided to drink the TEA just the way it was served!
Then my chopped salad arrived and it was beautifully presented.
It looked great to me……I’m no friggin Gordon Ramsey…but I have to say it LOOKED pretty.
So pretty…….I took a picture and posted it on the FB WLN site!
I tasted the Citrus Cilantro Vinaigrette BEFORE I put it over my salad and it wasn’t overly Cilantro tasting!
That’s good for me! The greens were fresh, crisp and peppery….just the way I like them!
The grilled chicken was cut into small bite-size cubes. NICE Touch!
The avocado was creamy and the Goat Cheese was fresh too. A nice compliment to the greens.
All in all……I have to give the Salad AND the TEA….. a Weight Loss Nation 2 Thumbs Up!
If you aren’t a fan of salad greens…… there are many other choices to satisfy your palate, while eating healthy at the same time.
Check out the menu at www.oxfordexchange.com
You can also contact the Oxford Exchange by calling 813-253-0222.
The service was excellent as well….My server interrupted me just the right amount of times to see if I needed anything.
The price for the chopped salad is $17.00….. a tad high, but excellent tasting!
If you’re interested in breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea…… I HIGHLY recommend the Oxford Exchange for yourself, with a client or to meet a friend.
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