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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was very busy - popular graduation place

AK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

KT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Lovely food
Great atmosphere
Lovely staff

JH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun. Waiter Damien wonderful.

W
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

BR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our favourite Oxford restaurant.

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P
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent!

AB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food. We have visited Branca quite a few times over the years and still keep coming back whenever we are in Oxford. We were not disappointed this time either. Many thanks for a great time.

C
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would come back over and over again, plenty of choice and everything our table ate was outstanding.

SB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal, served at perfect pace.
Very attentive waiter, who was very engaging and good fun.

SS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive service sharpened appreciation for an interesting menu. Listening to the extensive list of specials against moderate volume background noise was a challenge. Why not bring a board to the table? But overall this is a distinctly good restaurant in a city not over-endowed with interesting but also accessible places to eat. We had a great time. Recommended!

JW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We all loved Branca... our waiter Havi was outstanding, the food good and the atmosphere delightful! We will be visiting again soon.

AR
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were in the garden which was quiet. We had two guests and they loved the food and ambience.

DI
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and fun . Fantastic staff always very helpful.we will be back Soon,

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very rude, drunk table in the room who spoilt dinner for everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love Branca , it has a wonderful ambience and stylish decor

The food was good quality the only disappointment was that our guest was refused garlic butter with his steak . I understand that food has to be prepared ahead but given the fairly high price of a steak I would suggest offering some flexibility

The service we have is always good , well done to the high working waiters . We appreciate your charm and banter even when under pressure

BH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful staff who obtained a high chair quickly and service was smooth and pleasant. 2 year old served quickly and waitress took care with orders. Set meal good value and tasty

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