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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” (62 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“black pudding” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 South Parade | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LJ, England
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portabello has been our favourite spot in Summertown for years now. Food was again great today. Julio was the lovely guy who served us and was most patient with my indecisive teenage daughter.

Thank Christos_Jules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went early evening - arrived 5.40 ish - and when we left - 7pm - it was heaving. Pre-theatre meal was lovely. I had the mushroom risotto which was delicious. Companion had a burger Which was fine - hard to ruin a burger surely? Fresh...More

Thank Evvvvery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading other reviews we thought we would give the place a try. The staff where friendly and helpful, but the food was below average. Quail eggs for starters was just that, quail eggs in shells in a glass!!! No bread or anything else. The...More

2  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t feel in the least self-conscious eating alone .. staff very friendly (especially that lovely sympatico Spanish waiter) and great atmosphere - unstuffy, terrific food. Portobello Mushroom to die for and the chocolate brownie one of the best I’ve ever tasted.More

Thank mrsdalloway10
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, for taking the time to write. I will pass your compliments to Julio your spanish waiter and the kitchen, we are so pleased you felt comfortable in our restaurant. Thank you, your words have warmed my heart. And we hope that your partner...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a wrong turning led me to the Portabello - and what a stroke of luck that was! A business trip led me to be based for two days in Summertown and a solo dinner at The Portabello was such a good experience that I...More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We like to surprise. See you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Portobello for a relaxed Sunday lunch, and left with a very favourable impression. We were greeted enthusiastically and seated immediately, and appreciated that our server took the time to point out the specials, sides and extensive drink selection available. The service was friendly...More

Thank Elise S
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We work hard at what we do and it is always nice and heart warming when guests take time to put up a detailed review. .. We hope that we can give you the same experience in the near future. Autumn/ winter menu...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With its terrace at the front, Portabello was an eye-catching restaurant, perfectly suited to lovely North Oxford. The standard of presentation outside was matched within, with scrupulous attention having been paid to cleanliness. We found the atmosphere to be relaxing, with a discerning clientele and...More

Thank Alyson M
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Alyson for your very detailed review. We work hard at what we do and it is always nice and heart warming when it is noticed and then put into words.. We hope that we can give you the same experience in the near...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I visited for a family supper. I was very impressed by the standard of the service and the excellent food.

Thank Paul D
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kind sir, we are so pleased you enjoyed your family diner. That is what Portabello is all about. We look forward to serving you again. All the best,

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday night and we're very impressed with the range of vegetarian options - a lot to choose from and not the usual selection you see on most menus. Service was very good. It was busy and we hadn't booked but...More

Thank Charlotte V
Henrik A, General Manager at Portabello Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to serving you our autumn/winter menu. See you 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$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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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