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Branca Restaurant and Bar

#101 of 479 Restaurants in Oxford
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 117
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 22
    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
Great Food & Atmosphere

Visited here with my son who had been before, what an excellent contemporary restaurant, great food to suit all palettes & excellent service, we will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
wonderbabes
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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London
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had my third meal here today - on all three occasions every plate of food I and the rest of my party had was really excellent. Nothing fussy or showy about the food at Branca - Italian influenced modern European cuisine led by very high quality and fresh ingredients. The room is also very pleasant - high ceiling with exposed... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my son who had been before, what an excellent contemporary restaurant, great food to suit all palettes & excellent service, we will definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a very pleasant dinner in their garden, a quiet spot outside in a busy town. The food was fine, tasty and promptly served. We loved our crispy squid followed by lamb steaks. The staff were polite and helpful. Very fair value. There's a good atmosphere here. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had an excellent meal at Branca's last Friday. The service was very friendly and efficient without being pushy. The food we are - burger and pasta were both well presented and tasty. There was a good choice of reasonably priced wines, beers and cocktails and we chose the Malbec. I was very encouraged to see that they offered a... More 

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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having read reviews on here and being an ex server from a previous life, I was expecting to be disappointed with the serice. I was wrong. We arrived on Sunday at 2, asked for a table outside and, from start to finish the service was great. The garden area was a veritable oasis of calm in the Oxford sunshine, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Love this place , very informal and the garden is gorgeous when the weather's good. I'm addicted to the crispy squid and the salads are fab. Their deli is excellent too!

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Celtishire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Oxford, a conference and a night between two college dinners. And the first had been dreadful so a decent meal was required. I’d found a convivial colleague at the drinks reception in the museum. We had received advice from a local colleague. And we had found a stray colleague who had no one to eat with. So off to Branca.... More 

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Manassas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was excellent.Hake & Halibut. Decent lemon tart. Service was sporadic and slow. Lovely outside patio. Nice ambiance.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I went here last month for my birthday and had a really disappointing experience. The service was really stressed out. I know they probably are stressed, but I don't want the people who are serving me to transmit this stress. My food was fine, but my ten year old ordered a burger, which arrived at his table raw. Perhaps we... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is much bigger than it appears from the street, with a lovely garden area at the back where you can sit out with your drinks or meal. The food is of good quality and the waitress was really friendly and trying to make it an enjoyable experience for us.

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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 25 - 61
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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 - 61
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?