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Branca Restaurant and Bar

#103 of 477 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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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 127
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    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
Good Lunch in Jericho

Good place for lunch or dinner in Jericho. Main room can feel a little noisy. Some tables outside. Food and service good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Manassas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Oregon
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We dined at Branca because it has high ratings within its neighborhood. Our friends loved the entire experience -- food, wine, ambiance. However, I found the food disappointing, and I hated the high noise level.

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akl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch outside and really enjoyed the summer garden ambience. However we found the food and service disappointing. The food was dripping with oil, flavourless and overpriced for what it was. The lunch deal is a misrepresentation - each plate is downsized if part of their deal so that it's not actually a deal at all. The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good place for lunch or dinner in Jericho. Main room can feel a little noisy. Some tables outside. Food and service good.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I were recommended Branca by the dress shop owner opposite so we though we would give it a try. We had a shared lunch which was very good. We would definitely go again and would recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Food was really nothing special. Asparagus "special" starter consisted of 4 thin pieces of asparagus (over-cooked) served with hollondaise and poached egg - over-priced at £7.?? Web-site advertises Brunch menu available 10-1 Saturday and Sunday, but upon arrival at 12:20 were told it ended at 12:30 and we coudlnt order from it? Service was terrible, not enough staff for such... More 

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OXFORD
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We used to use Branca many years ago. It hasn't changed at all. Literally! Same menu and same food served. It was fairly busy as you would expect on a Saturday but I still felt a little let down by our rude waiter who only remembered to bring us drinks we had ordered when I caught his eye. Stop slamming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food was fantastic and the wine was lovely. A bit more pricey than some restaurants in Oxford. It definitely worth it!

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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: 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?