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Branca, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Branca, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Branca, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Branca, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Branca, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Branca

4.6
4.6
2333 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Branca, our large and lively Italian brasserie in Jericho. For us food is all about quality ingredients, honest cooking, big flavours and uncomplicated dishes. In other words buy decent stuff and keep it simple.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu, Fri 17:00–21:30 Sat 12:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01865 807745
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Edwin Blandes
  • Catering
    Extensive catering menu from our adjacent Deli
  • Private party facilities
    Private rooms, main restaurant, garden terraces.
  • Private party contact
    info@branca.co.uk: 01865 556111
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Cross Street
    Observatory Street
  • Parking Details
    All adjacent streets.
  • Public Transit
    Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for groups

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Hot spot

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Lively

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for groups

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oxford

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

2,344 Reviews
  1. JanetteR

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    found this on Opentable whilst staying overnight in Abingdon. roadworks meant access/parking a little trickier than envisaged but found it ok. Warm welcome and clearly a popular place. chose special of monkfish, parsnip puree, grilled spring onion and finished off with lemon tart - washed down with a lovely glass of white wine. Tasty and well presented food and drink. service was friendly and professional - had a good discussion about coffee options/descriptions. All in all, a good experience for a Friday night.

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  2. JSmith

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant, with a nice range of food to try. Fabulous service.

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  3. RatkoD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food served smoothly by pleasant staff. Warmly recommended! It is also very convenient that there is a wonderful deli next door with a wide choice of delicacies.

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  4. Peter

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great attentive service very warm and welcoming The restaurant is full of vibes super vibrant full of energy Location is also great a touch away from the busy centre which is full of character Good value for money as per location and service The disappointed part is the food. Great salad but poor pasta. Not quite to the Italian standard but the intension is clearly there. Just need to brush up a bit to get there.

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  5. Deblas

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a pre theatre dinner. Helpful staff, quick service and delicious food (especially the fish stew).

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  6. imaanh

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful environment, very kind & friendly servers!

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  7. SallyB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was eating on my own with my dog and we were both made very welcome. Another lovely meal. The staff were all friendly and my dog was provided with a bowl of water and a dog biscuits was waiting for her when we arrived. 😊

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  8. MarchMB

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, great atmosphere, excellent service... the food offerings are getting very similar to a countryside fancy pub, not the affordable gastronomy that it use to be. average menu, haphazard cooking but if you want attentive and smily service, that's the place to go!

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  9. SophieM

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredibly nice service, our waitress went above and beyond to ensure a great experience, including brilliant gluten-free knowledge (for a genuine coeliac). All the food was lovely, great choice even for gluten-free and vegan options. It’s a tiny bit noisy but overall fantastic, thank you 🙏

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  10. Polkadot

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous evening meal at Branca. We were seated at the far end of the restaurant, close to the olive tree. Great table with plenty of space, the food was excellent and the service was amazing.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A large group of us dined at Branca. The food was lovely,service efficient and the atmosphere just perfect for a large booking. The staff are so friendly and not request was too much trouble. Look forward to my next visit.

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  12. Regina

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my sister's birthday and Branca's staff couldn't have been more helpful and accomodating. Outstanding service, communication, very nice food and great atmosphere! We really had a great time and will come back soon 😊 Thank you so much for a wonderful evening! 😊

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  13. AmandaK

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a lovely evening at Branca. We were I’m afraid a little disappointed with the size of the puddings. Bread and butter pudding and the sundae We expected a little more for £8.75 Thank you Amanda

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  14. Julia

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious with generous sized portions. We were celebrating a birthday and my 14 year old was delighted with his candle in a chocolate brownie and pistachio ice cream !

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  15. RachelM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Branca is such a gorgeous place, the servers are always lovely and helpful and the food is amazing! One of my favourite spots to take friends visiting Oxford.

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  16. Lizzie

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely setting with delicious food and friendly staff

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  17. KatyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was some of the best we ha e experinaced recently, great atmosphere and really nice food. Would 110% recommend.

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  18. SarahW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food and wine aren’t cheap but very high quality , comfortable surroundings, noisy on Friday and Saturday evenings but if you’re in a city centre at that time then you have to embrace it! We always enjoy eating here and so do the kids.

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  19. Ruthie

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the kids enjoyed their meal, but my kebab was overcooked, dry and too chewy. A big disappointment because in the past it has been really good. Our waitress was outstanding.

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  20. GrahamM

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant. Helpful and friendly staff, good food, nice atmosphere

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  21. Nanopore

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Good food, friendly staff and always willing to help and accommodate. More than 5 stars deserved.

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  22. SianA

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food , consistently great . Staff helpful, friendly but not intrusive

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening at Branca celebrating our friends engagement. Food was lovely, atmosphere perfect and the service was excellent. Looking forward to returning.

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  24. Bead

    Bath

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely waiter and good ambience but some of the portions were a bit skimpy, the prawn linguine, for example.

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  25. PeterC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We all enjoyed the meal especially our 3 year old, who was well looked after.

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  26. Kenny

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food cooked to perfection, great service will be back 😋

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  27. Elephantintheroom

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, excellent service and very good food and drink on a busy Friday evening

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  28. AmeliaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing. We were very slow arriving and ordering but then had to eat and leave quickly. She smiled through the whole thing.

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  29. Herabera

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Branca - never fails - thank you! Horrible evening outside but Branca a wonderful refuge.

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  30. Allen

    Oxford

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spaghetti and sea food was excellent. The Sicilian white wine reasonably priced. Very good service. Overall a great Valentines!

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  31. ElizabethK

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal with my children. Eldest was home of uni and Branca is a favourite. Service was fab and they were able to accommodate my daughter’s allergies quite easily. The vegan ice cream is amazing

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  32. InayaThinks

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again we had a great Sunday lunch in Branca. The staff are so friendly, the food delicious and the atmosphere great!

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  33. NiamhH

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Branca is a favourite go-to for us. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the food is always good and the atmosphere always good. And our dog is always welcome, with treats readily available.

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  34. LizzieT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely evening at Branca. The waiting staff were really efficient and friendly. As friends who hadn't seen each other for a while we were busy chatting and probably a bit slow to order but they were really accommodating and service was attentive, food came quickly. I had the arancini to start and spiced lentils and aubergine with humous which was all really delicious followed by a yummy chocolate pudding. Everything was 'on point' and would definitely recommend. It was a Friday evening and there were a few birthdays but the tables were nicely spaced so it didn't feel overly busy or noisy, just a nice buzz. We'll definitely be back when we're back in Oxford.

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  35. KOxf

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with friendly and competent service

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  36. AnnB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice staff we were made to feel welcome, good service and good choice of specials on menu. Enjoyable evening.

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  37. LeighN

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Francesco was incredible and James made sure we had a great table. Salmon starter followed by fish stew was amazing. We really enjoyed this place. Highly recommend on all levels. Thank you Branca.

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  38. DavidL

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My choice of main was the sea bass. It was excellent. Presentation wise it would have looked even better on a larger plate - it was consumed art as well, well done to the chef. The pudding was also delightful. I also enjoyed the non-alcoholic Erdinger (I'm a fan of the original but I was driving.) The staff were attentive and super diligent. Thanks

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  39. Lizzie

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere. Staff were friendly and polite, and were quick to do things like being over bread and ask about allergy information (one of our group had a dairy allergy). We also had a little dog with us who was treated well

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  40. HCW49

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch for 6 and we had a great time! Lovely restaurant, nice vibe and the serving staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Great food. Would love to go again

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FAQs

Branca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 807745.

Branca is rated 4.6 stars by 2333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Branca

111 Walton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6AJ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Observatory Street
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu, Fri 17:00–21:30 Sat 12:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    All adjacent streets.
  • Public Transit
    Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Edwin Blandes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 807745
  • Catering
    Extensive catering menu from our adjacent Deli
  • Private party facilities
    Private rooms, main restaurant, garden terraces.
  • Private party contact
    info@branca.co.uk: 01865 556111
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