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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 45
    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
BRANCA IN JERICHO OXFORD

Excellent customer service, great ambience. The food was awesome my starter was lush but one of our party had the King Prawns and they not only looked really good apparently they were excellent. Our mains were very good, warning about the tuna it is just cooked and there is a lot of it. We are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
StairwaytoHeaven
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Witney, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Branca is pretty, and the food is fairly good, but the prices are not entirely justified. Simple Italian fare is served mostly quite well, but a rather flavourless steak and a poor (almost gritty) coffee ice cream have stood out as poor dishes. The service was not bad, but they did not respond well to complaints (though not too badly... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I have not been to Branca's for some time so decided to give it a try after our Sunday walk to work up an appetite. We arrived around 6.15 pm and the place was quite busy. We had a cocktail in the bar area that was very nice if a little overpriced. After this we were shown... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent customer service, great ambience. The food was awesome my starter was lush but one of our party had the King Prawns and they not only looked really good apparently they were excellent. Our mains were very good, warning about the tuna it is just cooked and there is a lot of it. We are certainly not complaining, just wrong... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

for an Italian restaurant this isn't very intimate, it's very loud and busy due to the size. Our waiter was lovely but everyone seemed very rushed and unapproachable. Our food was fine but we didn't feel like this was a very authentic Italian.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This was our second night in Oxford and having spotted this place heaving attempted to go in. However a party just leaving who had been turned away told us "unless you've booked, forget it". So we managed to book in for the second night at 9.30pm as the earliest spot. The place was just as busy on the Sat and... More 

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Oxford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely location, may not be easily found if not known about. Restaurant decor lovely and atmosphere fantastic. Often very busy so make sure you book a table. large choice of food on the menu and waitering staff seem to know a fair bit about the food to help with suggestions. We waited a very long time for our meal however... More 

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Middleton Cheney, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you are looking for a good work lunch option that won't break the bank here is a good choice in the area. The pizzas are well balanced, nice choice of salads and good drinks options. Very good and professional service so you can be in and out in the hour.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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 - 58

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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