Branca

4.6
1511 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.

Support Branca during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1511 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabriellaL
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of menu choice. Brilliant drinks. Fab atmosphere and attentive, helpful service.

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PeterA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ever fails to please, great service good food, i love Branca

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paulo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite the pandemic, this was a great place to go.

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nancyb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very warm welcome - attentive service but not intrusive. Food was excellent - and hot even though the space is large and airy and travelled from upstairs. The focaccia we were offered on arrival had just been baked and was delicious. Also had one of the best Bellini's ever (and I have had several in Venice) Altogether a really lovely early dining experience and can't wait to go again.

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puff
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely setting with the warm heaters. Thank you.

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SBali
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited Branca with some friends on 20th Dec, and as usual the food didn't disappoint. Since we had requested for the outdoor seating, I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it was, we had a separate marquee with heater. Overall a very good start to my Christmas break.

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JoT1
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

LOVELY RESTAURANT AND SO NICE TO BE OUT!
WAITER A LITTLE BIT TOO CASUAL - LOTS OF LEANING ACROSS THE TABLE ETC INSTEAD OF WALKING ROUND TO EACH PERSON AT THE TABLE

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Jimmy
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great meal with brilliant service felt very safe...

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theresep
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great idea outdoor covered area made it feel quite festive

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ShamaA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was lovely! I loved the menu. Everything sounded amazing. My risotto with sea bass was perfect and my friends vegan burger was so good she thought the restaurant may have given her a meat one instead!

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To Mark the start of Christmas!
The perfect place to go, as always. Relaxed, friendly and great food.
What more could you want.....

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RobynR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Myself and my husband had a lovely meal. The service was excellent, the food even better. But we do feel very strongly that the 12 and half percent service charge is very steep and uncalled for.
In general we would prefer the option to decide on a tip ourselves (which we always do) but understand some buissnes will add a service charge. However the normal going rate for a tip is always 10% so to charge a 12 and half percent is very steep and very off putting. Discretionary or not.
So although we really did enjoy our meal and the service provided, we remain unsure whether we will revisit, whilst this service charge remains.

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johnb
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time food was lovely staff lovely and obliging felt very safe tables well distanced. Informal atmosphere great , we have been coming here since they opened and it is still our favourite restaurant

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vipkarolinl
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We both has the venison special and had a stomach bug afterwards.

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Pocoloco
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal with very friendly service from Franscesco...

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Priscilla
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a brilliant evening. Always made to feel very comfortable and the food was outstanding. A faultless evening from beginning to end. Thank you.

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SUSANMCE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

great option for outdoor dining in current circumstances

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LucyM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely helpful service and good food. Enjoyed sitting out in the garden under the heaters

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MrPlussed
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a lovely place to dine, with a great standard menu complimented with compelling specials. Branca is ideal for a relaxed lunch or dinner with great, friendly service and an lovely ambience. Thoroughly recommended.

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vipKatrinaStamp
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! The food and service and cleanliness were all great
Will def come back

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OliviaG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Delicious food as always however unfortunately the chefs were let down a bit by a curt and unwelcoming waiter.

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MissGeorge
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely spaced tables. Felt Covid-safe. Good food & good service.

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Bobby
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely friendly service yummy food and great not to have to cook for first time in AGES!

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KateS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe during dinner and our steaks were absolutely delicious! Service was great as always.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and so was the service. We all enjoyed the experience.

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maggie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good spacing between tables and noise control much better than a couple of years ago.
Efficient, friendly service.

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HelenJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fine but could have been hotter.
Quite pricey but not outlandish.
Menu fine.
Service good.

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AlexG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, great environment. Was expecting a bit more menu variety but we liked the cannelloni and gnocchi. Definitely worth visiting.

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Foodie61
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but not exciting food, great atmosphere and just pleased to be eating out in a good restaurant again. Noise levels much improved on last visit when too noisy, possibly due to tables being further apart

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JulieF
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We love Brancas. However on this occasion we were concerned about the closeness of tables and the fact that other diners were passing us without wearing masks. The new menu wasn't particularly to our taste - especially the starters. So for us, not our best or most enjoyable visit.

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CarolineB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was such a joy to get out of the house. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was fab!

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TinaO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 'go to' place to eat in Oxford - a fab front of house team, always looked after well. Food is never a problem - dishes are interesting and tasty. Ambience is great too, whether you're in a 2 or a larger group. Their approach to COVID safety is excellent and the use of their outdoor space is amazing - including the mini marquee! And all great value for money! What's not to love?:)

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AmyF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service at a reasonable price. Would definitely go again

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ClaireF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lunch in their outside individual marquees this weekend-really lovely. Warm, cosy and perfect for Tier 2 restrictions.
Food, service and atmosphere was fabulous. Thanks guys

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality and service was excellent. Good choice of vegan options, but could be more.

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nigelh
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent, and a great relief from lockdown 2! keep it up

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Betty
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time with delicious food and drink. Our waiter was very amicable. Lovely decor with lots of festive lights. Pricey but worth it

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DYMO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Branca came up trumps! We went to celebrate our daughter getting a place on a nursing course. We asked for a jug of what I was given at my 60th birthday celebration last September. Even though it took us a while to describe what we had drunk before, the bar-staff made every effort to reproduce a drink, (apparently an Austin Power!) The menu, and specials were really great, and our server could not have gone into any more trouble to make us feel both welcome and relaxed.
We visit Branca quite regularly, using it as our special place to celebrate. We travelled up from Reading because we wanted something both special and "non-chain". We were disappointed in September 2019 because the promised bijou guest rooms were not ready, they still aren't, so we are planning a special treat when they are open for business!
Branca are really good at making parties feel really special, they go out of their way to ensure that special events are both well catered and well staffed. We recommend Branca over and above practically any restaurant we have used.

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JRwales
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. worth a visit, will come back

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Orly
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible, as is the ambience (especially given their beautiful Christmas decorations). It is rather expensive - especially the drinks, but good as a treat/birthday meal.

FAQs

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

Branca is rated 4.6 stars by 1511 OpenTable diners.

Branca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.branca.co.uk/gift-vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.