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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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Ranked #69 of 485 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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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Took the family for a late lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. With obvious signs they had a busy service we were made to feel welcome and were seated promptly. The food and wine that followed was faultless and service by James was first class. He has just started and I wish him well going forward. We had pud and... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were served in good time, the décor is modern and spacious, the food was tasty, freshly prepared and hot. Added bonus is you are allowed to bring your own wine for a modest corkage charge of £5.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I recently had a day trip out shopping with my mother and on route into Oxford we stopped for a spot of lunch at Portabellos as it had been recommended to us by a friend. We were not disappointed !!!!!! We sat on the front terrace and it literally felt like we was on holiday! The staff were friendly, knowledgeable... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We've been to Portabello quite a few times over the last few years and always enjoyed the meal, particularly when we've been able to sit outside. On a previous visit, my husband had really enjoyed the sardines as a lunch time special and insisted that I try their sardines when we went a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, this time,... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 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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