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Branca Restaurant and Bar

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111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England (Observatory Street)
+44 1865 556111
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Oxford, UK
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very disappointed with our experience of lunch at Branca yesterday. We brought a friend from some distance from Oxford. The service was rushed, casual and uncaring. Our table wasn't ready at the time we booked for - no apology for our ten minute wait. Our food plates were plonked down as the waiters rushed off. The food here used to... More 

Thank Raia
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Branca was a very convenient location for our son's wedding reception. The party of 50 occupied the rear half of the ground floor but it felt like a private area. The food was excellent and the waiting staff were incredibly professional, timely and courteous throughout. We'll definitely return for a family meal before too long!

Thank Gold-furlong
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty brunch, just wish there was more! The coffee is great and reasonably priced. Plus you get complimentary biscotti (even when you order it to go! Very exciting).

Thank Emily R
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Juicy steak, interesting salad, good pasta and gelato italiano. Pleasant waitresses. Modern decoration.

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Beaconsfield, Bucks
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Branca before the theatre. Very nice meal - excellent lamb and a delightful waitress who was most helpful.

Thank holidayqueen2010
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222 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Branca for the first time yesterday and was not disapointed. Merlin our server was excellent. The Pizza is nice and thin and had excellent flavor and taste. The lamb shank was excellent as well. The spaghetti looked lovely and will be on the choice list next visit.

Thank flyerforfood
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dinner in this restaurant several times. The service is always good. The was 3.5 % above the exchange rate and quite a surprise to us. Of course, we should have paid in British Pounds. Pizza was below average. Crusty, no sauce and dry as a bone. The atmosphere is great as was our server. Next time we'll try... More 

Thank Nanny1Lorton
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Way too many 'italian' chains in the city centre so we were very pleased to have a saturday lunch there. Loved the light and airy atmosphere, very friendly and efficient staff. Couldn't fault the food either all at a very decent price. Well worth the detour.

Thank RemyVidal
Wareham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Just popped in for cocktails. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good mojitos. Will go back to eat another time.

Thank Hilary F
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Had Sunday Brunch here recently. What a lovely spot - meal was great, staff were lovely. They have a small take out spot next door - wow, had the chicken and leek pasty the day before, and I would go back just for that!

Thank MCBda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $49
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AJ, England
    (Observatory Street)
  • Public Transportation: Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 556111

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?