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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (71 reviews)
“portobellos” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
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1 - 10 of 458 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great range of breakfast and brunch options with larger portions at a lower price point than central Oxford alternatives.

Thank gumblewoozle
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much. A lovely review very to the point and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portabello was very well located and there was on street parking which was helpful. The restaurant and was clean, neat and tidy outside and within. The decor was modern with simple tables of a warm brown wood. The staff were all very attentive and...More

Thank mamiebrontemacdonald
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We thank you for your kind and very detailed review. We will endeavour to take more time over the food and add some more non alcoholic drinks to our list. We hope that you will try us again soon. All the best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again a really enjoyable time was had. Brought the family here for dinner. Wonderful food and service as always. Spotlessly clean.

Thank Tigger1987
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Than you so much for your kind and to the point review. We very much look forward to serving you again in the near future. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a quick review. When we turned up Julio had a lovely table by the window ready for my wife and I. Food was incredibly good we had tarragon creamy mushrooms on toast as starters followed by halloumi presented on pearl barley with a lovely...More

Thank GusN77
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much. Very pleased to hear that we got you off to a great start this new year. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Julio will be commended. All the best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and drinks. The special beef was particularly tasty! Service was perfect.. not too over top but attentive and welcoming. Will definitely be back.

Thank Geneva J
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope that you will return soon for more. Kind regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased with every aspect of the dinner- the food was delicious and nicely presented, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the service was excellent. Our waiter, Julio, was really friendly and made sure we always had everything we needed. There were...More

Thank christine_long56
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. Julio is a star and i am so pleased to hear that he continues to give great service. We very much look forward to serving you again very soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a regular favorite of mine . Excellent English pancakes and full English breakfast . The service was excellent despite the restaurant being booked out for a Christmas function , I was politely accommodated as a single guest and I must commend Alvaro the...More

Thank Iscsam002
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. I am very happy to hear that you were accommodated so well on your last visit. We very much look forward to your return.. All the best,

Reviewed 8 December 2017

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
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our hospitality and warm service from Julio. I am sorry to hear that you think our wine is expensive especially when we are cheaper and...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

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
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Your comments have certainly been taken on board and we are always looking to improve. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Kind regards,

Reviewed 1 December 2017

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
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, very heartwarming to hear that we have left a good memory for you. We very much look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards,

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$55
Meals
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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
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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