Branca

4.6
1687 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 1687 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked on line we live in St Albans and booked for a lunch. WS delicious food and great service.

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SofiaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love the food and the lovely garden. Servise is excellent!

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EllieW
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening. We love Branca and really enjoyed being outside in the lovely garden area! Thank you!

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ROBERTF
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects, good food, pleasant atmosphere in the courtyard, attentive and well mannered staff.

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HarryD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a lovely setting. The garden is beautiful in a summer evening and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return to Branca. The ambience is unbeatable!

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Davidd
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branca was fantastic as always, with plenty of outdoor seating perfect for the weather and the covid-wary

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adfsa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branca was fantastic food, sumptious wine and friendly atmosphere as always. The staff were attentive and helpful.

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ElsaS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of those rare summer days with sunshine and blue skies. Dining in the courtyard area was perfect. The food was equally as delicious.

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ClaireB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in this wonderful restaurant.

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Alexanders
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff serving up delicious dishes. Nice shady courtyard on a lovely sunny summer evening.

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vipblueweatherstorm
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, and very attentive service. Outstanding restaurant!

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PaulaS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Birthday celebration. My favourite restaurant in Oxford and has been for over 20 years. Service was excellent. Very attentive waiter. Friendly atmosphere. Upon arrival - we were ushered to a table down stairs. Refused this table. It was a celebration, why would we want to sit downstairs and. It be part of the vibe. Especially as I booked the restaurant two weeks in advance. Otherwise enjoyable evening.

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RobJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Branca. I had to book three weeks in advance, but well worth the planning. The food was great, so the fact there were no specials yesterday was irrelevant as there were enough interesting choices on the main menu.

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Medina
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service, would definitely go again.

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Kilojoule
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely seats outside and food was excellent. Waiter was friendly. The only thing that could be improved would be faster drinks service.

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StuartA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Pretty good all round, but over-priced IMO. Maybe it's just Oxford prices?

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Mwez
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with decent food and great service

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GretaT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal as usual from Branca. Just disappointed you no longer do the half and half pizza - this is still on your menu on your website.

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ruths
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went early and had great food but the restaurant soon becomes noisy as it gets busier, which was not good for my elderly parents.

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NicolaB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Branca, we had a wonderful evening celebrating our Panel Chair's retirement. Fantastic service, so accommodating, great food and lovely atmosphere. Thank you all. I can't wait to return! 😊

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Priscilla
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and perfect service. Food was totally delicious we had a wonderful evening! Thank you!

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SallyO
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to sit outside. Excellent food, service, ambience Round table for 5 very good too for sociability!

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Tadas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Looking from outside it looks like it will be promising, but once you order the food that changes. My judgment is based on the food quality and taste.

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MargotS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere all outstanding. Very friendly and relaxed but with delicious food and great wine recommendations

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vipgrumpydon56
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special Oli's Thai evening. Very well done. Delicious food and great service.

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PunamO
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab Oli's Thai pop up.
Great ambience and staff so very lovely :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was sublime.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Efficient online booking system which accommodated 7 people from 2 households. Warm welcome and good buzz about the place spoiled only by some other customers who shouted their conversation. Staff happily coped with travel problems and took preorder for our guests who arrived late and meals served within five minutes of their arrival so we could make our slot at the museum. Food was really tasty and good quality. Not cheap but we felt it was reasonable value.

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Achilles
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosts went out their way to accommodate our large party - the food was excellent and the service was first class. A wonderful experience.

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Lynne68
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and quick / friendly service. Chicken ravine was delicious but noisy as a hen and birthday party but gave a fun atmosphere, okay as was with friends but might have distracted if with my partner

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EmmaC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing staff, really attentive and knowledgeable. Branca is a favourite of ours and the Stone Bass tonight was delicious. The choc brownie and ice cream dessert was scrumptious. Can’t wait to return.

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SophieVR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we had such excellent service. Staff were so lovely. We will definitely return and would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food

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LyndsayeTp
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal. Only negative comment was my husband was very cold ad draught going through while restaurant.

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Qwertyuiop
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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ElizabethY
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been a difficult week for our family. Our trip to Oxford and Branca was to distract ourselves. We were made to feel very welcome at Branca & it felt very Mediterranean to be able to dine in the garden. The food was lovely & well presented. There wasn't one dish we were disappointed with. Service was warm & friendly (my son wants to come back and discuss more Anime!). Thank you from the four of us x

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Allen
Oxford
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening out with my partner. Service from a lovely Calabrian waiter was terrific. Food and wine excellent. Good fun atmosphere in the garden area and inside looked good too.

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AlexR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Feels like there was a drop in quality and service lately

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darrenm
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lamb kofta was lovely, service was top draw

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RebeccaK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service. Bread and olive oil brought to the table immediately a good touch . It was my daughter’s birthday and a nice touch with a complimentary glass of fizz each that made her feel special.

FAQs

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

Branca is rated 4.6 stars by 1687 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.