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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 83
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
NeilMacG
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW 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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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had a lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary. Made to feel welcome by the friendly and efficient waitresses. Excellent food in a very nice atmosphere, totally recommend.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had 2 thick fish steaks with the most amazing batter, melted in the mouth. Best chips ever, wonderful presentation. Staff were well mannered and well presented and did not hound you every 5 minutes to see if your meal was ok, which is a plus. Would definitely go again and would probably order the fish & chips !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Only in Oxford for the night having never visited the area before. Stumbled across the row of restaurants in the afternoon and decided to go back later but had no reservation. We were given a table by the window and had fabulous steak! We were there early and it filled up really quickly so it might be an idea to... More 

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Oxford, UK
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was my first visit to Portabello. I often thought of it as a posh place that serves tiny portions for a large amount of money. How wrong was i! The fried duck egg and tart was amazing! And i had the burger and chips for my main. along with a bottle of wine (shared). I come away feeling stuffed.... More 

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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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?