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Branca Restaurant and Bar

111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 (0)1865 556111
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Ranked #81 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $67
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had been here a few years ago, and the food was OK, but nothing to write home about. I ended up going there again a few days ago... We tried to book but they said they had nothing until 9.30 pm. Other places were booked up as well, so we decided to chance it by just turning up, and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited this restaurant when we were in Oxford with my daughter at one of the uni open day. Wow it was very busy full of parents with children doing exactly the same as us. The food was very good if a little expensive. Would recommend a visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a birthday lunch for a group of 7 year olds and the management and staff were very accommodating. The children enjoyed their food and we really appreciated their friendly service. The restaurant is roomy so we didn't feel as if we were bothering the other diners, and our waitress never made us feel like she was anything less... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went in for a relatively quick lunch with my other half and there wasn't a table available as we hadn't booked but sat at the bar with drinks for about 10 minutes, both the bar tenders were warm and friendly, before being led to a free table. Very quick service despite not having pre booked. The range of drinks was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great atmosphere and one of the best places to eat in Oxford, good tight Italian inspired menu, opposite the phoenix art house cinema so good for nipping in before or after the show.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere (the terrace looked particularly nice, though it was still bad weather so we were inside) but the food was just not enjoyable. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese and was shocked to find that it literally tasted of nothing - not even tomato! The other person in my party tried the tagliatelle with venison and... More

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Nottingham
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A warm Wednesday evening brought more people out than might be usual but Branca coped well. We had an open airy table near the terrace and everything seemed to work. A quality range of tapas starters, followed by sea bass with salad and ratatouille, finally a small but perfectly acceptable list of desert choices. A decent wine list accompanied. Service... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

On arrival was greeted in a very friendly fashion. Had a pre meal cocktail of raspberry cosmopolitan which was perfectly made. Beutifull pizzas were accompanied by perfect service with a smile

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The service was unprofessional although friendly and the food was mean and nor well cooked - a very small starter of two bits of salty fried squid and a single prawn with a tasteless thick sauce - and my main dish of duck was very tough indeed although the sauce was delicious. The loud clattering school dinner hall atmosphere made... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I ate here as part of a larger group a few days ago. The restaurant is large and airy and the service is very relaxed. Food was ok....I tried the hake which was one of the specials of the day, but it was somewhat tasteless. The others in my party were also a bit underwhelmed. All in all, average. I... More

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