Branca

4.6
1779 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
What 1779 people are saying
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AliB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I go to Branca extremely often and was disappointed on this occasion. We waited an extremely long time to be seated. The restaurant was very busy (which ultimately I'm pleased about, it's nice to see business going well), but the service suffered both in terms of wait, and food quality when it eventually arrived (food was getting cold etc). We'll definitely be back, but not your best.

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GarryB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch.
The service was prompt and very friendly.
The food was excellent and good value.
There was a great buzz about the place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

birthday meal

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Ltp99
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favourite restaurant in Oxford. The service was really fantastic and went above and beyond. Food is always perfect. Can’t recommend it enough!

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west2dine
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to be back at Branca, same delicious food , wonderful atmosphere and delightful staff . Will look forward to returning when we are next in Oxford

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MatthewP
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening. The service from our waiter was exceptional, he did everything in the most polite way. The food was delicious! Definitely would recommend to anyone.

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IanH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had an excellent time. Highly recommended Will return

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JamesM
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and helpful staff.
Fun menu and nice wine.

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KatharineW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside, close to heaters, blanket provided. Waiter was very attentive and service prompt given it was a very busy Friday evening. We had poached salmon starter and squid - both lovely. Next course was wild boar ragú - delicious and a king prawn linguine which was tasty but a bit generous with the chilli (but that’s a personal thing). Ambiance great! Go….

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CarrD21
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food, very attentive staff.
Just wish the noise level could be improved.

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AKenn
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING prawn linguine! Lovely atmosphere in the new smaller room adjacent to the main room.

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EvaA
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and the food delicious. Thanks Branca

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this restaurant to see whether it could be a potential venue for our wedding lunch next year. The restaurant is spacious and airy, with a chic but contemporary feel. The menu was simple but with plenty of choice even for a vegetarian like me. Overall we loved the venue and the vibe and would really like to see if we could hold our 2022 wedding lunch here!

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HughD
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time and Ben (aged 14 months especially loved it, particularly the lovely staff. He wants to go back

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NicholaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with excellent service. We'll definitely return

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sarahG
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good service, nice food but high ceilings & lack of fabrics make it very noisy & echoes- very difficult to hear

Look elsewhere if your party includes those who are hard of hearing, otherwise fine!

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sohani
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Christmas atmosphere, the food and service was excellent, the noise was loud when we arrived and gradually increased over our sitting to the point where we could not longer hear each other speak, we decided to skip desert and went somewhere else for this. A shame!

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JohnB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening, super food, attentive service. Thank you

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CraigS
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

usual high standard, good food, good wine and great staff.

Please open a branch in Cheltenham...

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Alba
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great local restaurant that always delivers good food and a vibrant atmosphere. A really well run business.

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience, the staff were simply amazing. Great care was taken in making sure we all had a wonderful time. When we first arrived we were shown to our seats, we then were asked for our drink order. A staff member then came and asked if our young daughter would like to order first so we could cool her meal before the adults meal came and we could then eat all together, an absolutely wonderful thing to do, we have never had this kind of service before. The whole table thought this was brilliant and we all very much enjoyed the food and service. Thank you so much for a great afternoon, we will be recommending to everyone!! And we will be back also, absolutely fantastic

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AnnaH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Pressurised to leave our table even before our time slot was up

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food as ever was top-notch and the service was excellent. The only minor complaint - it was really noisy and my in-laws found it a little bit hard to hear conversations

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LucyL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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FrancesB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Expensive, but great food and very pleasant waiting staff. A real treat!

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Isabella
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous time at Branca! Made my (belated) birthday very special. I had the classic king prawn linguine and my cousin had the vegan aubergine pizza - both delicious.

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JenniM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service . Great choice of dishes and drinks.

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CarolineG
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

always great!Love branca and pleased to be coming back again

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ACF1
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Easy to book. Service really good tho slow to take first drink order. Excellent speedy response when told we needed to pay and leave in order to get to a concert. Food v good - starter options didn't work for me but other guests quite happy. Will definitely go again

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Daisy
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty good experience overall. Great service and lovely venue. Food a little disappointing.

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erwatso2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, I would definitely come back. The service was really good! It wa say but loud for my liking, but there were big groups there. The food was good.

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MikeC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never, ever disappointed at Branca! Great service, staff and atmosphere.

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FoodieFan
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often make Oxford a meeting place to hook up with friends and have been going to Branca for quite a few years (so many we have lost count).

Branca is a FAB restaurant, more recently with an adjoining deli, and yesterday's lunch with a friend was super. Simply faultless, my husband and I both chose the seared tuna salad and it was perfect in every way. Our friend chose a pasta dish and was equally pleased.

Our only comment would be that the fixed price two-course menu does not seem to be available any more and, therefore, we all limited the number courses to one and just chose a main each with a pot of Viognier for the two non-drivers (that was delicious too), followed by coffees.

Well done Team Branca, keep up the good work, we'll see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great independent restaurant. A real institution.

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the staff gave us some free bubbly for our celebrations! Service was outstanding as well. Great atmosphere and beautiful surroundings- would recommend to anyone.

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CostanzaR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The duck leg was really good but there was too much broth with the lentils ans I believe there was some mint and/or coriander which unfortunately spoiled the nice taste of the duck. The type of cooking would have been more appropriate with lamb.

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KirstyB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem is hidden in the heart of Jericho.
The food is divine. The atmosphere was wonderful with little lamps instead of harsh main lighting. Everything for a wonderful evening spent with my daughter for her 18th birthday.

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JennyC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, nice food, wonderful environment.

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CaroleM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant was very busy but very pleased that we had been given a table which was quieter as one guest has hearing impairment. Unfortunately the area of the restaurant where we were seated was near the door which goes into the outside eating area. There was a continual cold draught during our meal and we had to wear our jackets/coats. Fully appreciate that your staff have to go in and out to take orders, clear tables. Apart from that, we had a lovely meal and service was excellent as always.

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RichardL
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prices are about 20 per cent too much for the quality and quantity

FAQs

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

Branca is rated 4.6 stars by 1779 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.