Branca

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£25 and under
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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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R
London
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and food as usual. A lovely lunch for two.

EH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branca hosted us for a work Christmas meal and the food and service were outstanding! We will definitely be back.

A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. The service is always friendly and attentive.

SH
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table for 8 - cousins' get together. Some food good, some less so. Nothing awful. Service generally good though for onglet steak they refused to substitute chips & veg for salad, which I thought was a bit poor.
In the picturesque Jericho area of Oxford, a definite plus.
Lots of noise and some slobbish behaviour from adjoining large group. That said, we enjoyed the overall experience.

SE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening out with my team from work. Francesco took good care of us, very friendly and nothing seemed to be an effort for him! We found out we come from the same Italian region so that was a plus!

GK
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere . Efficient service. Delicious food. Wonderful location.

JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always outstanding at Branca - someone is getting customer service training very right. Food as ever was excellent and I love the relaxed atmosphere. Thank you Branca!

G
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the hangar steak salad was delicious
Service staff very friendly and welcoming can always guarantee a good meal, service and the ambiance is just spot on

TS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Branca for about 10 years or more and have always recommended it to my friends.
Lovely place.

AL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bustling bistro in Jericho. Lots of choice on the menu, friendly staff.

DR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Branca , the food and service is always great 👍

SB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy and bustling venue for a family weekend lunch. Quite a long wait for food, but that was noted on the menu, so we were aware beforehand. Very good service with helpful and very accommodating staff. Lovely food. Menu quite limited, but enough to choose from.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good service food tasty only complaint is the portions could bit a little larger.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

A very noisy atmosphere/ waited almost an hour for maincourse/ Ribeye steak was not at all worth the wait or the 27£/ asked for ekstra sauce - came when everybody had finished/ waited quite a long time for the bill as well... Not coming back!

TN
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, attentive service and lively atmosphere.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely time at Branca. Great ambience. Lovely wine

JP
London
26 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surely Oxford's most reliable dining experience? Great brasserie-style menu, lovely dining room and the nicest service in Oxford.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter not so attentive. Have had better service on other occasions. Had to change a cocktail drink as not made well.

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is first rate, just as it was 16 years ago when returned from the South of France.

The service is efficient, friendly and attentive. Again, first rate.

CG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to branca for years and have never had bad service or food, we just love it! .

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waiter - Matilda was exceptional!

AB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch with a friend, our first experience, and we were very pleased and not disappointed. Staff were attentive but not oppressive and we found the menu interesting. The food was delicious, well presented and hot! The restaurant was accessible with a wheelchair once the door held open.

A
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing overall. Service was poor, clearly understaffed. My gluten free “gnocchi” was made with gf spaghetti, which was not explained when ordering. Vegan pizza was good, as was the seafood spaghetti. The side of spinach appeared to have come from a packet of frozen spinach.

KG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and great atmopshere - we really enjoyed ourselves

AH
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely family and dog friendly restaurant. Staff are always welcoming and it has a warm relaxed atmosphere with wonderful food. Great place to go for brunch, lunch, or dinner with a small baby.

RW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, wonderful service and great ambience. The only negative is that I ordered a Vegan salad and the non-Vegan one came to me, but it was no big deal as the waiter got it changed immediately :)

MC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were made very welcome and looked after very well – including a three month old baby and three other generations. We were disappointed, however, that there was not more vegetarian choice, presumably because we arrived (as planned) for a late lunch at 2:15 and several veggie options had run out.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was very busy - popular graduation place

AK
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Safe bet for a nice evening. Nothing outstanding but nothing bad.

KT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place ..... accommodating, cheerful service and delicious food 😍

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Normally very good, and we are regulars, but this time seemed unable to cope with a full restaurant in a Friday early evening. Cold food, long waits, apologetic waiter but no solutions offered.

J
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my time in branca! Best prawn linguine in town.

GT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the whole experience for me and my family a joy. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

DH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening at Branca - excellent service from a very friendly and helpful waitress and good food and drink at a very reasonable price. It's not at all noisy - which my friends from New York pointed out was a rare thing for Oxford eateries!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visit often and normally have a good experience
Last we visited became distracted by a child running around (Nearly knocked over our bottle) Parent seemed to think it was okay but it made us feel wary and uncomfortable
Thanks

HT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and choice. Bit cramped and next to table of five children who didn’t sit down! Better when they left.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been coming here for years and have yet to have a bad experience

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Well laid put restaurant. Lots on the menu to pick from and all delicious. Will definitely return again!

TA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening with prompt service and really nice food great atmosphere and lovely waitress definitely return lamb kebads were delicious

LB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Lovely food
Great atmosphere
Lovely staff