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Branca

4.6
4.6
1916 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Branca, our large and lively Italian brasserie in Jericho. For us food is all about quality ingredients, honest cooking, big flavours and uncomplicated dishes. In other words buy decent stuff and keep it simple.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:45 pm

  • Phone number

    01865 807745

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Edwin Blandes

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms, main restaurant, garden terraces.

  • Private party contact

    info@branca.co.uk: 01865 556111

  • Neighbourhood

    Oxford

  • Cross Street

    Observatory Street

  • Parking Details

    All adjacent streets.

  • Public Transit

    Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,916 people are saying

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4.6
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. HM

    HassanM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I will now be a regular. Smoked Haddock Risotto was out of this world
  2. JS

    JenniferS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful, fun evening. Waitress was excellent, sorry not to have asked her name. Thanks Jenny B
  3. N

    Nick

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We always enjoy dining at Branca. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. The only criticism we have to make is that the waitress was a little spikey - a smile would have gone a long way!
  4. JH

    JonH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and very attentive. Great food also. Would recommend
  5. CR

    ColinR

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Branca is always a pleasurable experience. A special ambience, friendly efficient service and consistently excellent food with a wide, imaginative range of options.
  6. G

    Geoffrey

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a very nice place to have a very good meal I will book again when in the vicinity Thanks for a great evening
  7. PE

    PaulaE

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely meal and really enjoyed the experience.
  8. SD

    SarahD

    Oxford

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic friendly staff and delicious food and cocktails. Loved it!
  9. MA

    MelnieeA

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I chose the risotto but it was under cooked. The waitress immediately offered me the choice of trying the risotto again or a different main course. I opted for the aubergine pizza. It arrived quickly and was v tasty. The waitress asked if it was ok and I felt like she was genuinely concerned. I'd therefore still recommend eating here to friends. The problem was solved with no fuss and as quickly as possible.
  10. KP

    KPAV

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly thoughtful and smiley staff who took special efforts to make sure dietary requirements were met. Delicious food. Very enjoyable evening - thank you
  11. GJ

    GuestJ

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Lovely food and nice waiting staff, though it was way too loud in the restaurant and very hard to understand the people sitting opposite or even next to you.
  12. SM

    SuM4

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal. Service and food was excellent. It was a celebration and the complimentary Prosecco was a lovely touch. Thank you. We will be back.
  13. TO

    TinaO

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fabulous, as ever! Rob and the team never fail to deliver anything less than perfection. Sitting in the intimate courtyard under heaters, the new menu options were delicious-king prawn with flatbread followed by the pork belly, washed down with a refreshing rose from Provence. See you again soon!
  14. b

    beth

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff. Lovely food. Very pleasant evening.
  15. G

    Gretta

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delightful evening at Branca. Staff were fantastic. Food was wonderful and restaurant lighting and decor was perfect.
  16. NG

    NatG

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The little courtyard in the back is an absolute gem. Quiet, lovely ambiance, combine with very good food and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit.
  17. MM

    MartinM

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal at Branca's, attentive service and reasonable prices ... recommend it !
  18. NH

    NicolaH

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food fabulous service from all the staff a very enjoyable dining experience for all 6 of us.would recommend without any hesitation. Keep doing what you’re doing wonderful thanks
  19. M

    Mking

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning outside seating area. Such a nice and caring atmosphere. Staff are very accommodating and friendly. The food is great. Will be returning.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gave us processo
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and stylish venue. Great food and very good and personal service.
  22. LC

    LizC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant with friendly service and great food
  23. LN

    LisaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! The service was exemplary, we couldn’t have been looked after any better. The food was delicious and atmosphere great! Thank you for a brilliant evening!
  24. JL

    JamesL

    Oxford

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    this place was buzzing on Saturday night early Sept .food was excellent. cool spot to visit in an energetic part of town...would recommend it .
  25. JM

    JennieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening, the food was really wonderful, all our needs were catered for including special attention to one of our party who is gf. Couldn't fault it. I wrote that noise was moderate, it was lovely and there was a great ambience in the restaurant. Staff were helpful. I would definitely go there again and can't recommend it highly enough
  26. VR

    ValerieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Menu innovative, food very well cooked and excellent value
  27. F

    Flossyp

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had never been here before so was looking forward to it. Me & my friend ordered the same meal but hers was a larger portion than mine and mine wasn’t very hot either which was disappointing but we’d waited quite a long time for our food so I decided to just eat it rather than sending it back to be heated up. It was ok but I’ve had better. The other people I was with seemed happy with their meals so maybe I was just unlucky. The waiting staff were very nice & friendly & they were very busy.
  28. AM

    AshleyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Perfect date night place. Fair price for excellence. Always solid!
  29. P

    Priscilla

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Branca. Feel well looked after and food delicious. Glad to see specials back on the menu.
  30. KL

    KimL

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, great ambience. Highly recommended.
  31. NM

    NessieM

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A long overdue first trip to Branca and it did not disappoint. The food and service was exceptional….can’t wait to return!!
  32. k

    kittyc

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent, experienced management, lovely setting and, as I camre in on a Sunday at 4.45pm was blessedly quiet.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a 50th birthday and Branca was a great choice. Fun, friendly staff, right amount of attention but not intrusive which allowed us to have a fabulous time. Food was great and good options for gluten feee and vegetarian dishes. Highly recommend
  34. MF

    MichaelF

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable birthday dinner.
  35. R

    Ruthie

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    One of our locals and where we always choose to bring the family when they visit. There’s something on the menu to please all age groups although there could be more non-pizza vegetarian options. Inside is very noisy but there’s a pretty garden with no noise. Service great!
  36. G

    Gwinny

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal before a visit to the cinema. And our waitperson was an absolute delight - a treasure!
  37. EW

    EricW

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on this occasion so noise level was fine. However, inside it is often too noisy for some of us and that is reflected in my star score. I rate Branca very highly and the service is usually excellent. My guests who live elsewhere hadn't been before and loved the restaurant and ambience.
  38. HO

    HughO

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were impressive. We were made to feel very welcome with free, cold tap water and complimentary foccacia and olive oil / balsamic for dipping. A starter of prawns with flatbread and aoli was juicy, crunchy and prefectly cooked. Mains of pasta and pizza were filling and very tasty : made with care and attention to ingredients. We finished with three scoops of ice cream and two spoons - the ice cream was exceptionally smooth and had real depth of flavour. Our waiter was most friendly and engaging and the overall atmosphere suited a breezy late evening in August. We will come again!
  39. NR

    NicolaR

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal , really fresh and varied menu. Service was excellent, it was good value for money too. Would highly recommend for relaxed night out.
  40. IT

    IanT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome from the manager who remembered us from last year's wedding party. Lovely table in the outside area - super ambience: buzzy but not too noisy. Food was excellent, and we were very well looked after by our excellent waitress. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Branca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 807745.

Branca is rated 4.6 stars by 1916 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Branca

111 Walton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6AJ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Observatory Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    All adjacent streets.

  • Public Transit

    Oxford railway and coach stations 5-10 min walk.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Edwin Blandes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01865 807745

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms, main restaurant, garden terraces.

  • Private party contact

    info@branca.co.uk: 01865 556111

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