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Branca Restaurant and Bar

111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 (0)1865 556111
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Ranked #78 of 499 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $59
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Observatory Street
Transit: Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
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English first
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

3 of us ate an early supper here (7pm on a Monday). We had booked as this place gets busy and now we know why!! Beautiful, modern restaurant area with lots of large glass widows and retaining some of the building's old character. A table full of large assorted 'church' candles, solid wood floors and marble topped tables added to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The place look promising: great big entrance, high ceiling and windows, great Bar, great barman and good cocktails, very welcoming manager and good wine recommendation... But the food who suggested or recommended was really below our expectation... Our choices were not better... Dishes were overcooked or like reheated in a microwave and most of them felt like they were frozen... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner for 3 at Branca. They were not crowded, as we went around 8:30. Good wine list, dinner and desserts were good, as was portion size. Atmosphere was good. Felt sorry for staff having to run up and down the flight of stairs to get to the kitchen, guess it keeps them in shape. Looks like they... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have just moved to Oxford and have eaten in this restaurant twice now. First time I dined with my friend on a very busy New Year's night. My risotto with mushrooms was outstanding and my friend's linguine with large juicy prawns and spicy little chillies was absolutely delicious. We finished off with melting in the mouth warm banana cake... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited with friends for dinner. The food was good, it doesn't blow me away but it is consistent. However, our waitress was FAB. She was chatty, accommodating, gave advice about the menu and generally made our experience more pleasurable. I wish I had taken her name so you could request her as she complemented the food and made our... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited this restaurant on New Years day with a party of 8 people. Initial welcome was good and we were quickly shown to our table. Thereafter, we waited and waited, Initial drinks order took 15 mins to arrive, after 25 mins from arrival, still no-one approached to see if we were ready to place our food order. Eventually after to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Branca is a cheerful brasserie with enthusiastic and helpful young staff. For a starter the bruschetta with a black olive tapenade and tomatoes was sweet and delicious, the chargrilled seabream was adequate as were the various cheeses apart from the cheddar which was not at all of the best. The wine list is unexceptional although the Barolo Araldica (2009) was... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I came for dinner at Branca in November, on a friday night without a booking. Merlin the manager was so nice and quickly fetched us a table. The food was just perfect, and the ambiance was all that is needed for a perfect romantic night out.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Food is very good, the bar staff is friendly and the manager Merlin was helpful and made our evening! Definitely go!

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband and I had been to this restaurant several times before and it never fails to impress. We had booked online with ease and when we arrived we were shown to our table straight away. After some useful advice on drinks we selected our starters and main courses across a wide, imaginative range and each part of our meal... More 

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Additional Information about Branca Restaurant and Bar

Address: 111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1865 556111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 59

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