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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

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European, British, Gluten Free, 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Slick but well-paced service (not rushed) with exceptionally tasty food. Very enjoyable afternoon with an excellent waitress.

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Thank Tigger1987
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Tigger1987 Very glad to hear how much you enjoy it here. We all enjoy what we do. See you soon More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited here a few times with work. A great restaurant and in good location. Lots of room and a good menu choice. Staff are friendly too. Recommended

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

Dear Jonathan K Glad to here you enjoy it here with us, we do enjoy having you. See you soon More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to eat in summertown, maybe the most beautiful and homey. The sea food is just normal but the meat is absolutely incredible! If you like good steaks, burgers or anything like that, this is THE PLACE! See you soon !

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

Dear Miguel L Thank you for the lovely comments. So very glad you enjoyed your visit, see you soon. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday brunch offered by the Portabello restaurant was an excellent way to start off the celebrations. We had been before a couple of years before for the same occasion but this was the first time that we had a breakfast party.. The service,as usual, was excellent - attentive without being overbearing. The choice of breakfast fare was such that... More 

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

Dear Sean M It was great being able to celebrate Yvonne's birthday with you all, very glad you had a wonderful morning with us. Look forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed some delicious food at this friendly, relaxed restaurant - my tuna loin steak with fennel and orange salad was beautifully cooked and the rest of my family thoroughly enjoyed their meals too. The desserts were particularly popular, with an adult and mini version of the chocolate brownie which was dense and gooey with a sharp raspberry compote and... More 

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Thank Hotchoc79
Vera B, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Hotchoc79 Thank you for the lovely comments, really glad you enjoyed your visit, the chocolate brownie is amazing isn't it? We are looking into why the wait was so long and can ensure you we will be working on this. Look forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Father's day and the food was very good. Service was also good and attentive without being intrusive. Looking forward to visiting again.

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

Dear steveoxfordnow So very glad to hear you enjoyed your day on fathers day, look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future. More 

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

We have visited this small and friendly restaurant many times and have always been well looked after. The menu is imaginative and varied and always has 'specials'. The service is quick and the food very well presented. Prices are reasonable.

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

Dear Mike S Thank you for your lovely comments, we all enjoying being here and getting to look after wonderful people. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the relaxed style of this restaurant. The music and lighting in the restaurant was perfect and added to the ambiance. The restaurant was well presented and clean both inside and outside. The food was creatively presented with care and attention. There was plenty of choice for me as a vegetarian. There were interesting vegetarian and vegan menus available... More 

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

Dear Angela V Thank you for your lovely comments, I do understand the importance of check backs and making sure our customers have everything they require, this obviously has to be addressed. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Just popped in without a reservation and had a great meal. I had the Portobello burger and it was fantastic. Nice setting, good service and a reasonable price. What more do you want?

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

Thank you David P for the lovely comments. Very glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Disappointing food. Duck salad dressing lacked any flavour and was not as described on menu. Very slow service despite the place being practically empty. Avoid this place.

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

Dear Philippa B I am sorry you didn't enjoy your duck salad as it is one of our best sellers. We will take the comments on board. 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, Gluten Free, 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
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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