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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
One of my Oxford faves

As a local, I think Branca is one of the best Oxford places to have a relaxed lunch or dinner. Good service and reasonable prices. Off the tourist trail. Something for everyone including kids, couples and large groups. The outdoor courtyard is great in the Summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

As a local, I think Branca is one of the best Oxford places to have a relaxed lunch or dinner. Good service and reasonable prices. Off the tourist trail. Something for everyone including kids, couples and large groups. The outdoor courtyard is great in the Summer.

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cheltenham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lovely place to have a relaxed lunchtime meal with friends. I liked the opportunity to have a half and half pizza and the salads were tasty, fresh and well perfectly dressed. Good strong coffees and a decent chocolate cake finished the meals perfectly. Service was slightly haphazard but perfectly polite and friendly so no complaints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We came for a afternoon out and found this eatery by chance and were not disappointed at all. Very good food, Good service and a fair price. Compared to eating out in our home town it was miles ahead. If you want standard fayre head for the tourist areas. To top it all made a extra little pizza for my... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant in Jericho is more or less opposite the Phoenix cinema in Walton Street and is, therefore, a great place to meet friends prior to a screening. It offers fairly standard Italian fare with specials which offer an interesting alternative: There is also a early evening two course deal which is good value. Three of us had pizzas and... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a brilliant space for a restaurant! Went at lunchtime, and service was very efficient. Food was just average though which was a shame as I had thought the menu offered some promise of good and maybe exciting food. Nothing bad about the food, it just felt a bit tired and serviceable. Any menu offering 'triple cooked chips' will definitely... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Having never visited Oxford before and booking a restaurant for Valentine's Day was a bit daunting. We couldn't have been more pleased . The atmosphere was bright ,lively and friendly. Our waitress was helpful as we made our choices from the menu. My husband had the chicken liver pate and I opted for the crab and prawns. We both chose... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times and very much enjoy it's atmosphere. The staff are friendly and the interior is tasteful. My partner and I had the Valentines day set menu. They had run out of the rack of lamb and the replacement shoulder wasn't great to be honest. My partner went for the lobster which I regret not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Hi, just returned from dinner at Branca, Oxford. What a disappointment! nice waiter but food was really slow arriving then cold when it did arrive. I complained and it was replaced but by then my friends had of course finished their meal. I ate alone! You would think that alarm bells would ring but .. No after ordering our deserts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Branca is a regular haunt and the food is consistently good. The staff are generally friendly, fun and happy to have a chat which always make you feel as though you belong in some way. it is one of those places that always has a bit of a buzz about it but it is not so overpowering that you cannot... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was shocked to witness the abusive treatment of a party of diners sitting next to me when I had supper at Branca in late January. The tables are very close in Branca so I overheard them commenting on the small size of the main course. It looked more like a starter. They were not rude; they wanted to order... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?