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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JP
London
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
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

JH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I probably would but our experience wasn’t good. We waited an hour for our main , only 2 starters were ordered so it wasn’t a huge table.

I’d said it was a 30th wedding anniversary but there was no mention of it

SJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a great evening! Wonderful service, delicious food & cocktails. Lovely atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun. Waiter Damien wonderful.

W
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I like Branca but the waitress was very stroppy and maybe was having a bad day. This is rare - 99% of the time the waiters are lovely!

I really think it’s time Branca starts to include locally sourced and in season veg, FSC fish and organic certified meat. There’s nothing on their menu to suggest they’re working towards a more sustainable restaurant model. Not sure the owner is on board with this.

MG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly, high quality food and wine, yet they love dogs and always welcome our large Labrador!

AH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

food slightly overpriced, and not particularly hot when served. nice flavours tho.

BR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Our favourite Oxford restaurant.

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P
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, food, ambience. Looking forward to the next visit.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service made a fabulous day even better. Delicious risotto.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, nice wine and great service. What's not to like...?

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good and lunch deal is v good value. Service was slow though and it wasn’t busy. Waited 20 mins for coffee and no apology. Hope this was a blip as I would still recommend.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

It was my husband’s 60th birthday. He liked his meal. My meal (salmon salad with horseradish sauce) was virtually inedible—way too salty, shouldn’t have been smoked so much and then heavily salted. And the horseradish sauce didn’t work well or complement the salmon—two overwhelming flavours (ultra salty and spicy) competing with each other was a lose-lose. Son liked his pizza. Service was incredibly slow and inattentive. We were there for 2 hours with just mains and desserts. My husband had a birthday candle in his shirt pocket from lunch, so when his dessert appeared without a candle, he lit it from the table candle and put it in the brownie so we could sing happy birthday. Meanwhile we saw other diners being fussed over and servers gathering to sing happy birthday. It was kind of depressing.

LH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branca is one of my favourite restaurants ever. The food is always excellent and the service is great. The menu is fantastic. I have always had the best food and the ambiance is amazing. Branca is the cutting edge of Walton St.
The prices are not cheap but you will not be disappointed, if you want to go on a little budget try the 2 courses which is on their website which includes a drink.
However...be warned ....you will be hooked and you will definitely return.
Thanks Branca......you are one of the best Restaurants in Oxfordshire.

WF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice service, accompanied by a very smooth malbec!

CA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special deal on early dining is fantastic! Easily worth £16 a head, with a free glass of house wine too. Great if you are on your way to the Phoenix to see a film, as we were. Service attentive but not obtrusive; we will be returning!

J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful, fresh and interesting food, great drinks, hilarious bartender, good service, all good!
can't wait to be back in Oxford and return