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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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Ranked #65 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $66
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Brasserie, Grill
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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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81% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I went to portobello fairly late on a Tuesday evening with a friend. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, the staff were attentive but not over bearing and we had a very pleasant time. We both had the special of the day which was a steak sandwich with caremilized onions and a couple of glasses of wine. It was all... More

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Neath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I visited Portabello for lunch with my husband and two children on a sunday afternoon. Having read some good reviews and looked at the website we were really looking forward to something special. My husband and I ordered a main and dessert each and the children ordered from the childrens menu, my daughter wanted the childrens roast dinner but it... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Went for supper with friends on a Friday evening. Very good cocktails and had a lovely meal. I had the Brie and pear salad which was absolutely delicious and I would definitely have it again. Gets quite busy early on with people having drinks but very good service and would recommend.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We sat at an outside table and watched the Summertown world go by on a balmy summer evening - staff were attentive and friendly - food and drink were excellent. If the sea had been lapping at the table's edge it would have neen idyllic! Yeah, Rowan and Zac!

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Got to Hotel late, and looked for a restaurant, to grab a bite to eat in Summertown. We went to 4 places before Portabello said yes! We went for a burger and a steak. The burger was excellent, as was the steak. Good service and good food - well worth checking out.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had lunch in Portabello on a hot and sunny Saturday. Nice interiors and especially nice to sit by the open doors on such a lovely day. Food and drinks were really nice, great menu options and lots to choose from. The service was friendly and relaxed, but perhaps a little too relaxed to be considered really good service. No napkins,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A nice average restaurant in Summertown. Food was good, service was OK (a little slow), prices were acceptable. But nothing outstanding about this place.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Slightly more pricey and upmarket than it's italian neighbours however this is justified due to their more fancy and larger portions. Had a lovely baked salmon with lentils which was a perfect size, not too salty and delicious. Salmon fishcakes, burgers and steak were also ordered- all were satisfied with their meals. The restaurant is large and so reservations are... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited Portabello two weeks ago for brunch. Ordered the Portabello breakfast. It was very nice and service was good so I thought I would visit again. Two weeks later I went for breakfast. Service was still good but food was very poor. The food was basically cold and only partially cooked. The sausages were pink inside, the bacon was only... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Following a refurbishment I was keen to return to an old favourite. The setting in trendy Summertown is great with the chance to eat al fresco. The menu is limited, varied and interesting and the food very well presented. I had King scallops with black pudding and bacon. I was surprised to find the black pudding crumbled over the scallops... More

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