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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, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 138
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 23
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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
Good Food, Good Atmosphere, Affordable Pricing

Mention Oxford, and you’ll no doubt link it to the oldest university in England, the University of Oxford. Being a famed student town means you’ll likely find really amazing places to eat on a budget. Branca is a great suggestion if you’re going for a quick meal or a longer hangout. The setting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
JuiTeoh
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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oxford uk
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Branca is a lively, stylish place, good service, and food is of consistently high standard, some of the best in Oxford. However we left after the main course and had pudding in the cafe next door. The reason? By 8pm there is an ear splitting din due to hard wood floor, brick walls and packed dining room. My guest, in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Branca is in a great spot in the heart of Jericho. I went in a group of five for brunch on a Sunday morning. The prices seemed reasonable, and there was a decent amount of choice on the menu. However, there was a long wait for the food to be brought to the table, despite their not being overly busy.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Branca is my favourite restaurant in Oxford. The atmosphere and service is great and the food has never been disappointing (and I've visited many times!). Perhaps on the pricey side for what you get, but worth it for the experience. However, the early evening menu is great value for money - with two courses (pretty much anything off the normal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Been here a few times, usually come here each time in Oxford. It's got a buzzing atmosphere and is usually very busy, which tells you something. It's a notch above pizza express and has well cooked food at value prices. Even when busy the service is quick and friendly. Tables have space particularly those at the back so you can... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been here lots of times and never had any major complaints. Menu is large enough and early dinner and lunch offers are fantastic value. Service a lot better than any of the chain restaurants nearby.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Yet another great meal today. If you want not to worry about having good food in a relaxed but stylish atmosphere - there is no other choice in the centre of Oxford (excepting perhaps Jamies'). my mother is gluten intolerant and it was a welcome surprise to have access to a separate gluten free menu. we asked for a different... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very well located restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Has a very nice terrace and great food. A must go place and service is excelent.

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oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

i have visited branca several times with friends and also with my teenage daughters. i find late afternoon on a sunday the perfect time to chill and enjoy this restaurant to its fullest. the menu has lots of choice; i dont eat meat and sometimes struggle with non meat choices, but not here - in fact i struggle to choose... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Eaten here a number of times with family, friends and girlfriends. This visit we sat outside in a really lovely courtyard - well laid out and beautiful trees. Service was impeccable and the food choice was excellent: a large menu and also a varied specials menu. Everything we had tasted really fresh and delicious. This restaurant is unfailingly good and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Mention Oxford, and you’ll no doubt link it to the oldest university in England, the University of Oxford. Being a famed student town means you’ll likely find really amazing places to eat on a budget. Branca is a great suggestion if you’re going for a quick meal or a longer hangout. The setting is a cross between a bar and... More 

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
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?