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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (71 reviews)
“portobellos” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
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European, British, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here on numerous occasions but this time we wandered in at lunchtime with no reservation. Whilst the waitress was looking to see if she could find a space, the man in charge on the day rudely interrupted her and turned us away -...More

Thank northernemmett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on our way to the centre while in Oxford for a weekend break. The reception was warm and welcoming , i had squid for starter (perfectly cooked and seasoned ) and followed by an exquisite sea bass. Mrs D had...More

Thank Byron D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed my visit to Portabello today. The service we received was excellent and all team members which we came into contact with were friendly and professional. We were greeted immediately upon entering and were seated within a minute. The venue itself looked...More

Thank swl001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Oxford today to visit an Aunt who moved here recently. Lovely restaurant, warm & clean, staff really friendly & helpful. The choice was a bit overwhelming with a main menu, a healthy choice menu and a fixed price menu however you could mix...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant manages to deliver consistently good food and excellent service. The food is a good mix of the standard bistro/gastro pub fare as well as specials. The price? Very reasonable considering.

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

Dear Tanagogo1 Thank you for your kind review. All the team works hard to give the best service and food and we really appreciate your comments. Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Portabello many times in the past although not in the last few years. We went there today expecting a good experience. But all did not go well. My wife ordered a vegetarian breakfast. Unfortunately the "vegetarian croquettes" were very cold at the...More

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

Dear BobColc. Thank you for taking the time to write. I am truly sorry about you recent experience with us. I am surprise about that my team didn't compensate in any way and adding the service charge to the bill. I do apologise. I can...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

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 15 January 2018

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

Reviewed 5 January 2018

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 15 January 2018

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 3 January 2018 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 15 January 2018

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 31 December 2017

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 15 January 2018

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,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 56
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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