Did you know?

Research into consumer perceptions has highlighted that embarrassment is the main reason why diners may not ask to take their leftovers home. But there is no need to be embarrassed – in fact Chefs love it – they have spent time and skill preparing your meal and don’t want to see it go in the bin!.

If you have paid for food and not managed to eat all of it, why shouldn’t you take it home and enjoy it later that night when you are feeling peckish or even enjoy it for lunch the next day? In the USA it is the done thing and it is second nature to have a container for leftovers not only for the restaurant but also the consumer.

Let’s aim to make it the done thing in Oxfordshire, ask for your Take Me Home boxes at any of the participating restaurants listed on our website, today! The only question is whether it’s going to be a midnight feast, cheeky brunch or tomorrow’s lunch?

As a diner there are other things you can do to reduce food waste other then ask for the Take Me Home box. If you think a main might be a bit too large for your appetite, don’t be shy to order two or three small starters instead, or consider the smaller portion where a choice is offered.