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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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Ranked #63 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $66
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to Portabello a number of times, and have had many a fine dinner there. The staff are friendly and helpful, the general atmosphere is classy, but cozy, and the specials are usually actually special. On my last visit, however, I took my family there on a Saturday evening, and was a little disappointed; the food was splendid... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Relaxed Friday evening atmosphere - great start to the weekend. Friendly, attentive service with good food - all four of us enjoyed our meals - and with an excellent bottle of wine , together with cocktails. Lovely Summertown atmosphere - staff do not intrude but are there when needed.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a lovely visit to Portabello restaurant in Summertown, Oxford. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great, huge doors open out onto a decked area allowing lots of light into a comfortable but chic restaurant. The menu has plenty on offer although I would have liked to have seen some salads included. The children's menu was also fantastic and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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Oxford
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37 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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