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Branca Restaurant and Bar

111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
+44 (0)1865 556111
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Ranked #75 of 488 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $63
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Observatory Street
Transit: Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our first trip to Branca. We don't eat meat but the fish and seafood choice was extensive and the food fresh and tasty. The dessert choice was imaginative and I can recommend the stem ginger ice cream. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with a relaxed style that we like. We'll definitely be going back. The... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

6 of us met for a Saturday brunch to celebrate a happy occasion. We picked Branca's because the brunch menu covered everyone's requirements, plus it offers sensibly priced 'draft prosecco', a wonderful way to celebrate together. The service was excellent, and the food as well. My eggs benedict were perfect. Poached eggs are hard to get right and the hollandaise... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Chosen as a place to eat because of the range of dishes suitable for my two veggie companions, we were not disappointed. Excellent, friendly and efficient service, combined with tasty food. Salads not over-drizzled with dressing/oil (as so many places do nowadays), Carefully flavored with fresh herbs and spices, perfectly grilled / steamed fish, generous portions, etc! The only downside:... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lovely food with ingredients so obviously fresh and top quality. Our shared starter of a selection of cicheti (small plates) was lovely and nicely presented on a wooden plank. I couldn't fault my Seafood Risotto, piping hot and full of seafood. Unfortunately no room for dessert - not even one of the delicious flavoured ice creams!

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London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate at Branca in Jericho last evening and had a wonderfully tasty meal backed up by tremendously attentive service and welcoming attention to detail from the staff. Great quality, presentation and good value for money. Certainly look forward to our next visit. Praise especially to Merlin.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In our family's opinion Branca is Jericho's standout restaurant. This is not to say it is faultless; the acoustics are poor and the service sometimes curt. But the food is invariably excellent, which is a rarity in Oxford restaurants. There are frequent stand-out specials to complement our regular favourites of the prawn linguini and corn fed chicken. The Sunday roast... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very reliable food and experience. Great Branca burger and cicheti/tapas dishes. Risottos, pasta, pizza, salads etc. The children love to choose a Chuppa Chupps lolly at the end.

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Gloucestershire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I'd walked past Branca many times and assumed it was an expensive bar - well, it looks like that from outside! My wife, daughter and I visited on Sunday night and what a find! It's actually quite large, larger than it looks from the street. Plenty of families eating and having a good time, so a bit noisy in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my second time visiting Branca in Oxford and it proved to be the perfect place for a special occasion lunch with friends and family. The young staff are incredibly sensitive to their diners and will bend over backwards to help you. All our food arrived promptly and was incredibly tasty. They were also very patient with, and tolerant... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really enjoyed the food and the attentive service but the noise, even when the restaurant was less than half full, was terrible. Even the unnecessary background music was drowned out and we found it so difficult to hear each other that I doubt we will return. What a shame.

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