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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (70 reviews)
“portobellos” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
European, British, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend of mine told me to try Portabello for a special occasion, I did and the result was totally satisfying. I myself had risotto, which was magic, and my partner´s cauliflower steak was superb as well; although a bit saulty I must say. We...More

Thank RoseDean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with a group of friends, choosing a charcuterie board for a starter. This was probably the most disappointing sharing meat boards I have had. It contained a few slices of ham, 5 croquettes and an extremely small piece of pate. A small piece...More

Thank OxfordTim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, good for drinks/dinner with friends, a family dinner or a business meeting. Good wine and drinks selection. Very nice food. I ordered a cauliflower steak, which was superb and huge (I could not finish). Still remembering it fondly! :)

Thank TravelGal_Munich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very much our preferred neighbourhood restaurant. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere relaxed. Tonight was no exception - lovely birthday dinner and, in Julio, a perfect waiter.

Thank lynne1420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good: Lovely atmosphere; great food; friendly staff. The Bad: 1. Value for money. Once shown to our table we were asked if we wanted water for the table. Back in the 1980s this was used as a way of adding to the bill but...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice of excellent food for a wide variety of tastes, a good few vegetarian options. Enjoyed by all!

Thank Barbara2956734
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great evening enjoyed with family. Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere and brilliant staff, especially Henry - very entertaining

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the evening. Some of the staff were a bit full on and need to relax a bit. Service started good but felt a bit absent towards the end of the meal and we had to get up to get attention/more drinks/the bill. Food was...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A warm greeting from all, but then we were introduced to our waiter Julio. He was professional, yet made us feel relaxed and as though we were the only people there... we weren't! Couldn't fault his service at all!

Thank xfbl
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, i am so pleased that you have enjoyed our hospitality and i will make sure Julio gets your praise. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 8 November 2017

What was supposed to be a birthday treat descended into farce. My partner's main had to be returned & my partridge was riddled with shot causing me to crunch the shot in my teeth on 4 separate occasions. Shoddy work in the kitchen & no...More

1  Thank tim c
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write. I am truly sorry about you recent experience with us, the shot you found in the Partridge and having to return your partners dish as well. We do not pride ourselves on shoddy food or service and...More

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Response from Julius s | Reviewed this property |
casual....and you will be very comfortable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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