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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • 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
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 444 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here a few times and it’s our go to destination if we are in Oxford. In fact we often have a meal here if we are travelling home from Cheltenham on our way to Winslow in Buckinghamshire We arrived fairly early on a...More

Thank abbeygirl_7
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to read your review. Thank you we are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your dinners with us. And we thank you for recommending us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Portobello with my family recently and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We were greeted immediately by a member of staff and shown to our seats. The manager came over a few minutes later to take our drinks order. We ordered a variety of...More

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

Thank you. I hope you got as much pleasure from your evening as i have had reading your kind review. We look forward to serving you a great family meal again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on the last night of a stay in Oxford , The food was superb and the staff were as well. Can definitely recommend

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

Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to serve and we hope that you have had a safe journey home. See you again on your next visit. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner, prior to going to the theatre at The North Wall. It’s a stylish, brasserie type restaurant serving well cooked comfort food. Broad well priced menu and an ideal location pre theatre. The service was attentive and efficient. My only minor gripe...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. And i will see about making it slightly brighter for your next visit. King regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With as many as 70 of us in our group, Portabello did very well to serve us all quickly, politely and by table. Not an easy feat. The food was good, some dishes a little better than others, but given that there were so many...More

Thank tanagogo1
Henrik A, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. We did our best to ensure that everyone was happy and we are glad to know that you enjoyed. We hope to give you a great experience again in the future. Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for lunch here with a friend today. On arrival we were given a warm greeting by our waiter Julio who let us choose where we wanted to sit. We had the fixed price lunch menu and the quality and portion size of the...More

Thank Kim H
Henrik A, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments about Julio and the food. I will let him know. We would love to see you again. All the best

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I often eat at Portabello, and the food is utterly delicious and the service impeccable. Julio is absolutely delightful, and went out of his way to replace my meal swiftly when it was not what I was expecting (entirely my fault, as...More

Thank AnnabelleR65
Henrik A, Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your kindness. Julio did a great job trying to help you. We would love to see you again

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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
USD 8 - USD 53
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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