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Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill

7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
+44 1865 559653
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (71 reviews)
“portobellos” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM 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 1 week ago via mobile

We have been regular diners at Portabello over many years since it opened but the experience that we had with our friends (table of 4), who are also locals and frequent visitors, will change that. From the very start the waiter was aloof and nonchalant...More

Thank steveF3034UJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired the private dining room for a hen do and pre ordered food. Absolutely great, food was delicious, service was friendly (special mention goes to Julio, our personal waiter!) and we all had a great evening. Prices are pretty reasonable.

Thank GypsyLizzie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant looked inviting from the outside. We were welcomed with a smile and a friendly greeting as we walked though the door. We were invited to choose our own table and menus were brought to us quickly. We were offered water without having to...More

Thank legalbriefs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't visited Portabello for a while, but decided to give ourselves an Easter treat. It was a totally satisfactory experience, from booking to bill, and reminded us just how nice a restaurant Portabello is. The food was well executed and served in decent portions,...More

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

Thank you for your warm review. We are so happy you chose us for your easter treat. And we look forward to giving you the same freindly and efficient service and good honest food on your next visit. Thank you again,

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Staying in Oxford we visited for Monday dinner. Very attractive premises, and a warm welcome from the staff. Very charming French waitress was efficient. Food variety whilst not cordon blue was well presented, and vert tasty. Excellent Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc by the glass. Prices...More

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

Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully we can serve you on our terrace on your next visit. See you soon,

Reviewed 11 March 2018

Today's visit to Portabello was a relaxed lunch break on our journey to Bicester Village before an afternoon shopping, although we had plans we were in no hurry and were looking forward to a relaxed lunch with good food and surroundings. We really enjoyed our...More

Thank Ziggyuk
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Ziggy, thank you for your time and review. We are so very pleased that you had a lovely meal with us, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our service and i will see if i can get the floor staff to be more...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Dined here last night. One of the three meals was satisfactory. The desert was small and very average. We were shocked when paying the bill to see that we had been charged just under £12 for a large glass of wine. We were asked when...More

Thank Annette4353
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Annette, thank you for your comments we do appreciate when our guests inform us when we don't get it quite right. Let me assure you your observations have been noted. We do hope to see you again. Kind regards,

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in Oxford and was glad we did. Had a really lovely meal venison steak was cooked to perfection and was tender and tasty, sea bass was also good and cheesecake for dessert was delicious. A tad on the pricey side but...More

Thank Frizznut
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Fizznut, thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write. We are very pleased that you had a good meal with us and we certainly look forward to serving you again in the near future. Kind regards,

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We tried here after being sent details of their pre-theatre discount, as we had tickets to a show at the North Wall. Booking was a seamless process done online. The food was lovely, I had the salmon my husband had the steak, food was well...More

Thank breakbeat
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Breakbeat, thank you for taking the time to write, we are very pleased that you have enjoyed the pre theatre offer. We look forward receiving you again to give you another lovely dining experience. Kind regards,

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Good service, good food, good wine at sensible prices. There is a good range on offer, so vegetarians etc. will have no problems here. We loved it

Thank GillJezz
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to serving you again with the same excellence.. Kind regards,

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casual generally, but evening smart casual.
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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