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Branca Restaurant and Bar

#100 of 513 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Fantastic Service

Booked a self catering apartment in the Jericho district to go check out Oxford Brookes University. Jericho is a lovely area to stay, full of lovely pubs, restaurants and cafes, all within 10 mins walking distance of the city centre. The day had brought beautiful weather, but come the night, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Lancslass061
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
62 helpful votes 62 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Trendy restaurant, quite expensive but the food doesn't match the price...generally not very tasty I'm afraid. Has a nice garden area at back. But if you charge a bit for food please make it match the price.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was a bit of a walk from Oxford centre but worth it. A little quieter outside the centre but we ate an excellent Sunday lunch. Bread and water served at the table automatically, an excellent sign, with delicious starters and mains. Service very good, even chasing after us after we had left when we left something at the table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Love this place as the food is good and service is great. Lunch menu is good value with a good selection.

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Tunny93
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Branca is easy to get to and there are plenty of streets locally to park on. The restaurant is well decorated. I booked a table for 2 on Easter Sunday for 3pm. The restaurant was not overly busy but had a buzzing sound to it which I liked. It took a few moments to be seated because the staff were... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat after watching a film and as time was slipping by, my friend suggested Branca and before I could have a good look at the menu, we had to decide whether we wanted a table or not as more people were entering behind us…Branca s a very attractively decorated, the staff and service is... More 

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Swieqi, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It is truly very welcoming. Great use of space, and I loved the greenery inside - gives you the feeling of eating out in a garden notwithstanding the cold weather! The food is very good indeed. Some interesting risottos and great fish dishes. The only negative thing was when one of our party had a pasta dish, and the portion... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Booked a self catering apartment in the Jericho district to go check out Oxford Brookes University. Jericho is a lovely area to stay, full of lovely pubs, restaurants and cafes, all within 10 mins walking distance of the city centre. The day had brought beautiful weather, but come the night, the wind was howling and it was freezing, so we... 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 24 - 59

Restaurant Characteristics

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