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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

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British, European, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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09:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 22:30
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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere with a great menu selection. Very tasty food and great prosecco. Service is well informed and friendly.

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Thank penb1
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for Sunday lunch with my family, the choice on the menu catered for a variety of tastes. My mum had the roast and the portion was impressive, I had the chicken burger which was succulent and the hand cooked chips were a big hit with the entire table. My daughter had the pasta, although she was a bit messy,... More 

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Thank kate_good
Paris, Texas
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a reasonable meal, but very expensive and tiny portions. Service friendly but somewhat erratic. 12% service charge added to bill, which is a bit underhand and not usual practice in Oxford.

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Thank rod_campbell
Eridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is lovely, nice decor and lighting. It has a pleasant relaxed feel to it and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. There are proper napkins on the table and lovely fresh coffee. My issue was the value for money. My partner had salmon and scrambled egg on a muffin. This involved the tiniest portion of scramble and... More 

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Thank travelswithmyrigger
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the portion of your breakfast. We are currently looking at ways to improve the dinning experience so your feedback is very helpful. I hope that next time we see you will notice a difference. More 

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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a modern, clean restaurant with space. You don't feel crammed in, especially important for couples for a cosy setting. The staff is very attentive and nice. It offers a quite extensive food and drinks menu with daily specials. The restaurant is located in Summertown quite away from Oxford city centre. I strongly recommend their 'sticky toffee pudding' from... More 

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Thank Cognesence
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased you like our menu and specials. We work hard to create new and inovative dishes for our guests to enjoy. Thank you for recognising it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, More 

Staines, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A smart bistro/bar with a wide menu, helpful staff and pleasant ambience. Suitable for a drop in or lengthy meal with friends

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Thank Julia908
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. And for taking the time to share. Kind regards, More 

Oxford
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is only one word for the food here and that is amazing!!, me and my partner and both stake lovers and eat it alot but the stake we had at portobello was hands down the best stake we have ever had we had rump and it was cooked perfectly so much flavour and not one bit of fat on... More 

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Thank Gemmalouisemaxwell
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We pride ourselves on our grill section so it is always great to hear when we exceed expectation. We very much look forward to serving you another great steak. Kind regards, More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been before, but had received several recommendations, so I took the plunge. I booked for three. Then it went up to five. Four of us turned up. They didn't blink an eye! The restaurant is spacious and pretty, and we were given a well sized table in the window which was nice. None of us had been before,... More 

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Thank Daenelle
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Daenelle and for sharing. We very much look forward to making you off menu cocktails again. see you soon Kind regards, More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portabello provided a clean and stylish environment, in one of the most sought-after residential area of Oxford. It was ideal for a family lunch but also suited adults-only groups too, for the atmosphere was such that decorous behaviour was the norm. Service was professional and helpful, without being obsequious. The pace was quite leisurely but we were asked if we... More 

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Thank Alyson M
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Alyson for your review. It is always heart warming when we have managed to please. We certainly look forward to your return.. Kind regards, More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice recently, once as a Christmas party and then "a deux" on New Years Eve. The Christmas party menu was very inventive and I probably had the best lemon possett I had yet to taste. The raspberries in it was a lovely touch. When not a party menu i do recommend going for the specials which are... More 

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Thank Sue A
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We very much appreciate the positive feed back. We do work hard at giving a good dinning experience and it is worth it when someone takes the time to share. Thank you again and we wish you a continued happy 2017. Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$49
Cuisine
British, European, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:30
Monday
09:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 22:30
Thursday
09:30 - 22:30
Friday
09:30 - 22:30
Saturday
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 559653
Description
A chic, cosmopolitan British restaurant bar and grill open from 9:30am all day every day serving great steak, fish dishes, classic burgers and more. Our menus change regularly with the season with our fixed price lunch menu changing weekly. We serve freshly prepared food with great British flavours in casual and relaxed surroundings. You'll find us in South Parade, a gorgeous little side road in Summertown, amongst trendy boutiques, galleries, wine bars and the North Wall Theatre. Come along for 'the best breakfast in town' from 9:30am 7 days a week and on Sundays come and enjoy a great selection of traditional roasts and superb sharing plates. Join us for Happy hour every week daily from 5:00pm to 7pm when all cocktails and champagne are £5! Let us treat you to a great fixed price menu available lunchtimes Monday to Friday - just £10.95 For two courses and £13.95 For three courses. Our children's menu is available every day and we have child friendly facilities. We can cater for parties of up to 100 guests with menus to suit. An impressive upstairs private dining area is available for all of your special occasions. Guests also benefit from our restaurant car park. Feel free to drop in for a glass of wine, coffee or a sweet treat at the bar or on the terrace. Reservations are welcome for anytime.

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