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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

) #68 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ European, British,
7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (67 reviews)
“squid rings” (4 reviews)
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European, British, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We met before going to the theatre. The staff were friendly, the service good and the menu varied. I ordered fish and chips but was given two small pieces instead of larger serving of fish which meant that I had more batter than fish which...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a patio on the pavement/sidewalk and the road gets only light traffic. Good service (although our server did forget to put in our drinks order – tut tut.) Really like how they offer smaller portions. We shared a charcuterie board after which I had...More

Thank MIfamilyguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop by for late lunch, little long on waiting to be seated, place it self is nice ambient and stuff friendly enough, we were starving so waited excitedly for our food but my steak is tough and other food was just ok.

Thank Athina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us for Sunday lunch, including my mother in a wheelchair so it was good that we always get placed somewhere quiet. We were served by Julio and Stephanie who were attentive and polite, so we were never rushed. We all had...More

Thank johnnycwh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the function room upstairs at Portabello's for a family lunch. The food was great, there was a lovely welcoming atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble. The Manager Henrik and his staff provided excellent service. The room is an ideal size for a...More

Thank ChrissieI2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant, just down the street from the flat we rented, is a good, moderately priced restaurant with pleasant outdoor seating. Like many British restaurants, it has good fresh seafood.

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with my husband. Lovely atmosphere, great service. The food was well presented. I has the fish and chips which was delicious!

Thank TLo2015
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to serving you again. All the best,

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Portabello Restaurant Bar and Grill for the past 3 years frequently and all I can say is that the service we have received has been exceptional , Julio the waiter ( with his lovely well mannered Andalusian charm and warm smile )...More

Thank jessicafreddie
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Jessica, thank you, thank you. We do try our very best and it is so heart warming when diners like yourselves notice. We love delivering great food and friendly service. It is even better to be recognised for it. Thank you again for taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall not impressed by the food and the price was far too much for what it was. Also did not agree that there was an added service charge on the bill even though there was only two of us stopping for a bit of lunch!More

Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear guest I am sorry to hear that your dining experience was not up to expectation. I am very sorry about this, I am sure if you would have brought it to the managers attention on the night we would have done our very best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portabello is situated on a pleasant side street in Summertown, Oxford. There is plenty of outside seating for summertime alfresco dining. Inside the restaurant, the decoration is trendy and sophisticated. There is a good selection of wines and cocktails. The cocktails are priced fairly and...More

Thank Siobhan T
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you very much for your very detailed review of us. It pleases to hear that you had a good meal with us. And we very much look forward to doing it again for you in the near future. Until then enjoy the lovely summer...More

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4 February 2017|
Response from Daenelle | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Hubby wore jeans and a tee-shirt the other night. But it's smart that you can have a girls night out here and all where cocktail dresses if you want... we did that for Christmas drinks. it's got the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$52
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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