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Branca Restaurant and Bar

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111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England (Observatory Street)
Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
+44 (0)1865 556111
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
In the Heart of Jericho

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant with our son & his wife. Great spot in Jericho. Very good food, well presented & varied. Friendly staff with a good atmosphere. ......... perking nearby can be a problem, but Branca is worth the effort

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
lmiddleditch
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant with our son & his wife. Great spot in Jericho. Very good food, well presented & varied. Friendly staff with a good atmosphere. ......... perking nearby can be a problem, but Branca is worth the effort

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Branca is great for breakfast but don't try going there for breakfast on a weekday or a bank holiday because there wont be any on offer! It represents very good value and they offer a good selection. They have a lovely outside area that is fab for breakfast in the sun but naturally when the sun does some out, it... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

lovely decor, friendly staff and beautiful food. If we lived closer, we would return. We had the chicken and the linguine.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, really nice staff. Food beautifully presented, delicious, and reasonably priced. A really nice family outing.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

On arrival we explained that my mother (arriving separately) had made a booking. No record could be found... I telephoned mum who said she was already there! We eventually spotted her. Not a good system if you can't keep a booking on the system long enough to inform guests that the other guest has arrived and show them to the... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Being Branca regulars we booked as usual for a meal after our film at the Phoenix Picture House. Although a Thursday evening not as busy as normal ( although Oxford also seemed quiet) and we both ordered specials of monkfish and slow cooked belly pork. Order for this and wine taken without too much delay and the wine arrived shortly... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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92 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After our first visit for drinks we decided next time in Oxford we would call in for lunch. We were not disappointed, the lunch prices were good and food tasted nice, it wasn't busy but we were eating late so we had good service. The wine also was reasonably priced, this restaurant is now one on our list to visit... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was a lovely warm spring day and was offered lunch as a thank you at Branca - so how could I refuse? Have been several times before and it never fails to impress. Enjoyed a cold iced drink of Elderflower and Blueberry. Very busy again but managed a nice table in the walled garden. All I needed was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I come to Branca at least once a month for brunch (and have done for the past two years) because it is easily the best in the city. Cheerful service, good atmosphere, and delicious food and drink for inexpensive prices. I always go for the french toast with bacon, plus some coffee, and its never missed the mark. Branca is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very unsatisfying visit and don’t get what the fuss is about. One of the meals was way undersize and the waitress agreed and got another portion, by the time it arrived the other people at the table had finished eating. The crab salad was so salty it hardly got eaten. Not somewhere I would return or recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
    (Observatory Street)
  • Public Transportation: Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1865 556111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?