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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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Ranked #79 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $60
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Brasserie, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: A chic, cosmopolitan British restaurant bar and grill open from 9:30am all day every day serving great steak, fish dishes, classic burgers and more. Our menus change regularly with the season with our fixed price lunch menu changing weekly. We serve freshly prepared food with great British flavours in casual and relaxed surroundings. You'll find us in South Parade, a gorgeous little side road in Summertown, amongst trendy boutiques, galleries, wine bars and the North Wall Theatre. Come along for 'the best breakfast in town' from 9:30am 7 days a week and on Sundays come and enjoy a great selection of traditional roasts and superb sharing plates. Join us for Happy hour every week Monday to Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm when all cocktails and champagne are £5! Let us treat you to a great fixed price menu available for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday - just £9.95 For two courses and £12.95 For three courses. Our children's menu is available every day and we have child friendly facilities. We can cater for parties of up to 80 guests with menus to suit. An impressive upstairs private dining area is available for all of your special occasions. Guests also benefit from our restaurant car park. Feel free to drop in for a glass of wine, coffee or a sweet treat at the bar or on the terrace. Reservations are welcome for anytime.
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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Busy Sunday lunch but great service with good value food. Very tasty. Well looked after by Callum from Perth!

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Witney, Oxon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On a very cold and damp Sunday lunchtime, Portabello was inviting as we visited with two grandchildren. This is a restaurant where you can feel entirely at ease with small children. A warm greeting and we were shown to our table without any delay. Our order was taken and drinks served swiftly. However the service was unreasonably slow for our... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We had Sunday brunch and thought it was great! The next omelette I've had in ages and the child's menu was great. Friendly service, if a little slow. Would definitely go again.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited for lunch with an elderly relative. We were welcomed warmly and had our drink orders taken promptly and served with no delay. My husband had dropped us off and went to park (nightmare!) and once he joined bus our food order was taken. We waited and waited. Several tables who had come in after us were being served.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went here for a very pleasant lunch last week. Service was friendly but not intrusive, food was tasty and good portion size. I had a voucher which there was no quibble over at all, and for 2 courses , two people and a glass of wine each, the bill at £52 (pre voucher ) was quite reasonable. Parking is shocking... More 

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134 reviews 134 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Quick business lunch and very pleasant. Service fantastic (English), polite, explanation if specials etc. Table water and drinks served swiftly. Steaks and salads very tasty. Will be back next time we need a restaurant here!

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York, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

booked this on Thursday night, a little worried that it was quite quiet. Returning at 7 on Friday to be presented with a jam packed restaurant! Trade was good whilst we ate with people waiting at the Central bar for their tables. We opted for dishes from the specials board. Swordfish and peppers in a soy sauce was said to... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant on a cold and wet Wednesday evening. The restaurant was clean and bright and looked welcoming. As we entered the restaurant we were immediately greeted by a lady who gave us a warm smile and made us feel welcome. The inside of the restaurant was warm and welcoming and we were asked where we would... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Really like this restaurant but it can depend on the menu. Sometimes when they change the menu there is not a lot of choice. They add dishes with black pudding and quails eggs, baby chicken or liver then other times it is yummy with braised lamb or good old fish & chips, which they are great at!! Check menu before... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tried this place with the family, service was good, food was adequate, but paying over £16 for a burger that didn't taste anywhere near as good as a Frankie and bennies £8 one really annoyed me! Nice atmosphere, cosy and quiet, the main problem this place has is the fantastic Italian next door that does meals which are 10 times... More 

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Additional Information about Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

Address: 7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 559653
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 60
Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Brasserie, Grill

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