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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

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European, British, Gluten Free Options, 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank jenesaisfckall
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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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank aquajay
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 

Oxford
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Portabello many times and enjoyed many memorable meals, but just recently we have noticed that thiings have changed a bit and not for the better. The food is still good, but the set menu doesn't have enough choice for someone with allergies and dietary requirements. If you don't eat meat, the choice is more restricted than... More 

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

Dear Phoebe, Thank you for visiting us again. We are in the process of updating our menu and will definitely take your comments on board. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Portabella for a mid week lunch and decided to sit inside this attractive restaurant, despite it being a very sunny day and tables being available on the front terrace. I decided to have one of the Daily Specials, a slow cooked Pork Belly that came with braised cabbage and roast potatoes that had been partially sliced before... More 

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

Dear Neil, Many thanks for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed the lunch with us and hope to see you again. More 

Kidlington, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here in the past and really enjoyed it but this time the service was slow and the main course partly lukewarm, as if it has ben left for some time before finishing off the preparation. Real pity as it is a potentially very nice venue,

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

Dear Alan, We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied on your last visit, however hope you are going to give us another chance. We are certainly addressing the issues raised. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the restaurant on a side street in Summertown , N Oxford , and we're able to park outside ( quite a result in Oxford ! 0 . I had the seafood starter as a main and my wife had the fish and chips . . Both were good quality , not cheap but nicely served . the staff... More 

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

Dear HilltopOxon, Many thanks for taking time to write the review and for the kind words. We all hope to see you again soon :) More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we just turned up as we were staying nearby. We had no expectations and literally just found the place and were very glad that we did. The staff were friendly and attentive throughout and the food was delicious. We opted for a sharing fried seafood platter to start which... More 

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

Dear Pat_Street, we are delighted to hear you had a good time and enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you soon. More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us dined outside at Portabello recently. Small simple menu looked promising, although expensive . We ordered one of the cheapest wines on the menu, at £25 per bottle. One of us ordered Mussels, on the menu , to be told they were not available . Three of us ordered Tuna as a main course, £18.50 per portion. Only... More 

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

Dear Gillian, We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us. It isn't our usual standard and we will certainly address the issues mentioned in your review. 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 - $53
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, 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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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