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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

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7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Known Portabello for past 10 years and hadn't visited for past 2 years. Therefore, the lunch was very disappointing. Ordered triple cooked chips with a Portabello burger which ended up tasting like re-fried chips, not hot, fluffy and crisp on the outside. Instead, they were like cardboard. Fish and chips were alright with only one piece of fish being crisp... More 

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Thank FPhang
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today's visit to Portabello was a relaxed lunch before an afternoon wandering around Oxford, we were in no hurry and were looking forward to a relaxed enjoyable lunch away from the cold and snow outside. The most enjoyable aspect of today's visit was the food, it was truly very good, the quality of the ingredients was very high, the food... More 

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Thank Ziggyuk
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm review. And I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry about your table, we do try our utmost to give the best table to our dinners, do not hestitate next time to ask to be moved to a different table. We will accommodate. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've rated this as average as we had a nice experience here on a quiet Monday evening, but I've rated it based on value too. We both had steak & chips and a bottle of Rioja along with a couple of cocktails in happy hour...good food well cooked and a nice wine. Service was average based on fact there were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been several times and all the expectations are always met. The food is great. I'd like to suggest Ribeye but the burgers are good as well. We get usually a nice services.

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Thank Antonio C
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Antonio, very good of you to write a little review. And we very much look forward to serving you again. kind regards, More 

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere with a great menu selection. Very tasty food and great prosecco. Service is well informed and friendly.

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Thank penb1
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much we do our very best to please. Kind regards, More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch with my family, the choice on the menu catered for a variety of tastes. My mum had the roast and the portion was impressive, I had the chicken burger which was succulent and the hand cooked chips were a big hit with the entire table. My daughter had the pasta, although she was a bit messy,... More 

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Thank kate_good
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Miss Good for your very generous review. The team here are very happy that you had a great meal with us. We very much look forward to serving you again. kind regards, More 

Paris, Texas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a reasonable meal, but very expensive and tiny portions. Service friendly but somewhat erratic. 12% service charge added to bill, which is a bit underhand and not usual practice in Oxford.

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Thank rod_campbell
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your observations have been brought forward and always looking to improve. The service charge is not obligatory. We do hope you will try us again. More 

Eridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is lovely, nice decor and lighting. It has a pleasant relaxed feel to it and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. There are proper napkins on the table and lovely fresh coffee. My issue was the value for money. My partner had salmon and scrambled egg on a muffin. This involved the tiniest portion of scramble and... More 

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Thank travelswithmyrigger
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the portion of your breakfast. We are currently looking at ways to improve the dinning experience so your feedback is very helpful. I hope that next time we see you will notice a difference. More 

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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

It is a modern, clean restaurant with space. You don't feel crammed in, especially important for couples for a cosy setting. The staff is very attentive and nice. It offers a quite extensive food and drinks menu with daily specials. The restaurant is located in Summertown quite away from Oxford city centre. I strongly recommend their 'sticky toffee pudding' from... More 

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Thank Cognesence
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased you like our menu and specials. We work hard to create new and inovative dishes for our guests to enjoy. Thank you for recognising it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, More 

Staines, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

A smart bistro/bar with a wide menu, helpful staff and pleasant ambience. Suitable for a drop in or lengthy meal with friends

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Thank Julia908
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. And for taking the time to share. Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $50
Cuisine
European, British, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 559653
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 daily from 5:00pm to 7pm when all cocktails and champagne are £5! Let us treat you to a great fixed price menu available lunchtimes Monday to Friday - just £10.95 For two courses and £13.95 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 100 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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