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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 491 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $65
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We all really enjoyed the food. Nice setting with outside seating, just off the main street in Summertown. Very good service. Great cocktails

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Finland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Location of the restaurant is nice however food is a let down. I had lemon sole which was seriously overcooked. Also the service is very mediocre.

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Wimborne Minster
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Excellent service and delicious food, the fish and chips were the best we have ever enjoyed. Sweets lovely as well!

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Aylmer, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

atmosphere is perfect for couples or a few friends. Food is excellent. Service is friendly and great. Located on a quiet little street, therefore it was enjoyable to eat outside on the patio which is located in front of the restaurant. Mostly locals, not a lot a tourists.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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