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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

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British, Grill, Contemporary, Brasserie
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7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: A chic, cosmopolitan British restaurant bar and grill open from 9:30am all...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
contemporary feel

i really like this restaurant. its contemporary in decor and menu design, with a relaxed informal atmosphere yet good enough for a special occasion too. lots of choice on the menu with specials and a light lunch menu. good value of rmoney too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

i really like this restaurant. its contemporary in decor and menu design, with a relaxed informal atmosphere yet good enough for a special occasion too. lots of choice on the menu with specials and a light lunch menu. good value of rmoney too.

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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

One of the biggest issues with eating out is poor wine lists and over charging, £10 corkage is a good deal. Ordered of the set short menu. We had mushrooms and carpaccio to start, both were fine without being ground breaking. Three rump steaks for mains, cooked well and mine came with portabello mushroom which was good and a 100%... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Friendly staff, clean, nice simple decor. Went here hoping for a good steak. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned, melt in the mouth. Nice selection of cocktails. Will be back.

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited Portabello on a relatively quiet Thursday evening, and were impressed by the clean and attractive decor, and the quick, friendly service. We liked that the restaurant clearly appealed to all demographics (there were families dining as well as groups of all ages), and the food and drinks were reasonably priced. We generally enjoyed the food, although I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Relaxed , good food , friendly staff . A lovely place which I would definitely recommend a great night out and we will return soon

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to Portabello for Sunday lunch, arriving shortly before half twelve. The restaurant was beginning to fill up and we were lucky to get a window table where we were able to watch the world go by as we enjoyed our food. We decided to try the Sunday roasts. My partner had the lamb and I settled on the... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ambiance enhanced by all Italian staff. I had a great soup of the day and a fair crispy duck salad. The sticky pudding was worth the visit!! I enjoyed every bit of it. A bit pricy but worth it!

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couple from norfolk england
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After finding it difficult. in finding a place to eat in the area,we came across this small group of eating places opted for portabella s what a gem Good staff very helpful but not intrusive Meals very well cooked as we ordered Well worth a visit

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Magor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Booked last minute on a busy Saturday night - table for 2. Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. The food was really flavoursome and beautifully cooked. If you're not sampling the delicious alcoholic cocktails, I would recommend the Elderflower and mint presse.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family visited Portabello in Summertown on a lovely sunny bank holiday Monday. We reserved a table and were right to do so as the restaurant was clearly popular and quite busy. The restaurant staff were very welcoming and attentive. They treated our 2 children like proper 'grownups', which they loved! Service was swift but not hurried so we had... 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 to $62
Cuisine: British, Grill, Contemporary, Brasserie

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 559653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $9 to $62
  • Cuisine: British, Grill, Contemporary, Brasserie

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.
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

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