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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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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 25
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lovely meal

Had dinner here with my mother and two other friends - the food was fantastic - had the chicken liver pate starter then the prawn linguine - the pasta was one of the best I have eaten! The waiter was very helpful - only gave it 4 stars because the wait between courses was longer than usual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lisaharrison41
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with my mother and two other friends - the food was fantastic - had the chicken liver pate starter then the prawn linguine - the pasta was one of the best I have eaten! The waiter was very helpful - only gave it 4 stars because the wait between courses was longer than usual. Overall we loved... More 

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Thank Lisaharrison41
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner and cocktails here with my two besties last night. The cocktails were just fab. Didn't like being seated right at the back of the restaurant though (next to the toilet) but apart from that we had a great time. I had the chicken Caesar salad and skinny fries which was really nice. The restaurant has a lively buzz... More 

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Thank fergie2crisps
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed my whole visit to Branca! It began with free bread and oil then we shared starters of olive tapenade, artichoke dip and flatbreads. I thought my fishcake main was absolutely delicious. The portions were just the right size and fairly priced. Despite the place being full and rather noisy, the waitress was attentive all evening.

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Thank DunedinCat
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oxford has so few nice restaurants, but this is one of them! We live in the neighborhood and come here a couple of times every month. We see students with their parents, families with small children and couples (like us). The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful. They also serve a gorgeous warm bread with olive... More 

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Thank Mare D
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with my daughter and her boyfriend whilst visiting Oxford and can only say that I was delighted with her choice of venue. The menu was varied both in food and price range but the quality wasn't - everything was first class. The lunchtime special of any pizza, pasta or small main dish (more than enough for lunch) plus... More 

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Thank Andy M
Oxford
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visiting Branca on New Year's Eve was a new one for us but as we wanted dinner in the Jericho area, we felt it a good choice. As always, the atmosphere was wonderful, with a nice buzz in the air but not enough to encroach on our conversation. The choices were excellent, with newer items on the menu. The Monkfish... More 

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Thank Gemstar1977
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Family brunch on an easy Sunday Morning. A good selection, well presented, piping hot. Go full English, sets you up for the day. Looking forward to my next visit

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Thank Rupert T
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I love this place! Great atmosphere, fabulous food and good service. And the takeout pizzas are awesome and much better than Mamma Mia's. Good for a late night drink too....

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Thank businessfirst_10
Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I ate here for lunch yesterday. The staff were really great (I have Asperger's Syndrome). The food was ample and well cooked and the sorbet for dessert was yummy. Quiet, civilized restaurant in the heart of Jericho and brats firmly controlled. Will be coming back :)

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Thank Hugemack75
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A great place to eat...I have been here many times for business lunches and this evenings family meal was just as lovely.

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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 23 - 57
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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?