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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

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European, British, Grill, Contemporary
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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for 6 to celebrate two friends' birthdays. We have eaten here several times before and the service has been hit and miss, but the food has usually been good. However this time the atmosphere was pleasant... And that is where the positives end. Our food was mediocre - one burger was cold, another was meant to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal place to entertain for couples, or families. Excellent food, nicely presented. Nice atmosphere, made all the better by attentive friendly staff. A must visit when I am in Oxford.

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attractive decor - good service - food ok but no more than that - a little on the expensive side for the quality given.

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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my daughter and another family member last week. The place was good, clean and the waiter and waitress were nice enough. The food was good - perhaps a bit prices for some but we weren't phased. My daughter asked for some sliced tomato on her side salad that came with her fish dish. She had three thin... More 

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Thank Andy C
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Andy, thank you for writing the review. I am glad you liked the place and the service. I do apologise regarding the tomatoes, as you certainly should not have been charged for that. It was an error on our side and we will make sure this will not happen again. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for supper, this weekend and the staff were really friendly we were given a great table The food was expensive,especially the salad we had which was just leaves, and duck . Puddings very simple,

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Thank annrobe27
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are in the process of changing our menu at the moment and will make sure the desserts are more interesting. Hope to see you sometimes soon! More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a rather uninspiring lunch, chosen from the full lunch menu. Vegetable side dish of runner beans was under-cooked and when returned after supposedly being subjected to further cooking, were still tough. My partner’s main course included avocado that was so over-ripe it had a rather revolting slushy texture. Watch out for the ‘discretionary’ 12% service charge already added to... More 

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Thank Ed M
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ed, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are very sorry you have not enjoyed the meal at Portabello and will make sure the issues raised will be addressed. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Having not visited Portabello for a few years we though it time to try again. Service was excellent, food very good, and overall atmosphere great. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank vestax32
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We are all glad you had a good time and enjoyed your meal at Portabello. More 

Oxford
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Portabello's site in South Parade has seen a number of restaurants come and go over the years, including Blue Palm and the much-missed Khazana, but Portabello has occupied the space for a while now and we thought it time to pay a visit. As we were celebrating a family birthday we started off with proseccos at the nearby Oxford Wine... More 

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Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write the review and for your kind words. More 

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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice meal late afternoon. I had the fish plate which was tasty. Also try the apple and ginger mohito.

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Thank Pascale A
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Pascale, we are glad to hear you had a good time at Portabello and hope to see you again soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This was our first visit to Portabellos, we were not disappointed. It's a very popular restaurant so you need to book especially on a Friday or Saturday. It had been a hot day so I asked for a table near the windows/doors . They opened right out across front of restaurant, so without sitting out on their Veranda, you still... More 

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Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Aquajay, Many thanks for taking the time to write the review. We are delighted to hear you had a great time with us and enjoyed the food. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $52
Cuisine
European, British, Grill, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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