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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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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful unpretentious restaurant in the heart of Jericho - a very light space with great decor and fantastic Italian food. The staff are friendly, enthusiastic and the service has always been great. Very impressed with the manager (?) who remembered my dietary requirements from a previous visit and automatically gave me the alternative menu. I have not... More 

Thank Patricia M
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here just before Christmas and the place was a wonderful spot for a group of friends to get together. The food was top rate and the atmosphere was very lively. We had a great night.

Thank patpgr
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been many times for dinner, and always enjoyable - my Mum's favourite restaurant, and she is very picky!! They have a nice range of Italian food and other dishes, very good cocktails, and good puds! The outside area is nice in the summer. It is nearly always busy and has a buzzing atmosphere, but we never feel rushed. The... More 

Thank Emily S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found Branca through trip advisor and we so pleased with our choice. The food was a treat for the eyes and the stomach. We had salads for starters which they do in small portions which is handy, I had the goats cheese one and it was stunning. Mains we enjoyed steak, pasta and a burger all so yummy. The... More 

Thank Caroline E
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here twice and perfect both occasions. It has a great feel and is light and airy. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Complimentary bread and oil when you sit down. Helpful staff and wide ranging menu.

Thank Andrew B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We 'discovered' Branca a while back and have enjoyed it ever since. It's got a great atmosphere, the decor modern yet mellow; and a treat of a garden. Food always high standard continental/Italian (pizzas legendary), gluten free options and all reasonably priced. Kid friendly! Staff a welcoming professional dream! Do book especially for Fridays and weekends

Thank Chris P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Your local restaurant" is often the place you go to because want to be treated well and it's reliable for quality of food and service. Well if you are visiting Oxford and need a reliable place...this is it. The food is delicious and they do small portions! You CAN have a yummy desert too. Great wine list, lovely specials and... More 

Thank TheD-Ps
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the best Italian food in Oxford. Nice choice of pasta, pizzas, and risottos. Lunch set menu a very good value for money.

1 Thank David E
Oxford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a group reservation, and were accommodated very well. Service was good and considerate. The food was on the pricier side, but it was reasonably good.

Thank Mia H
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the type of restaurant you would want to have in your town. Light, informal, spacious, friendly with a varied menu and reasonable prices. This is so far removed from the dreary chain restaurants that make up most of Oxford City Centres eating offer. I had squid (very lightly fried) and really fresh, a huge pizza which was full... More 


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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
$19 - $37
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
Large, bustling and independent brasserie with an extensive modern European menu.

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