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Branca is a modern and stylish restaurant serving delicious authentic Italian meals using locally sourced ingredients and an impressive drinks menu to match.

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Daily 12:00-23:00

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Branca Restaurant reviews

By Jules H.

We went to Branca with friends on the basis of the reviews on this site and because of its proximity to the Duke of Cambridge, (which had been recommended by a friend for its cocktail menu). It turned out to be a great choice. Vibrant atmosphere, small but adequate menu, great service and a finer mojito than the one at the Duke of Cambridge! The pork from the specials board was lovely, maybe the pui lentils were a little salty for me, but the pork was terrific. My friends raved about the seafood risotto and the liver. Deserts were scrummy and the coffee was good. Couldn't help but notice they also have a nice looking kids menu - so we'll be back. The waiter was unassuming, fun, friendly and efficient. All the staff seemed happy, which was nice for a change! All in all a perfect night. Highly recommended.

By Chris T.

Branca - together with Blanc and The Anchor - is one of my favourite restaurants. I have reviewed it before - but not the pizza take out service which I used for the first time last night. Phoned in the order as requested - waitied the 15 minutes advised and found the boxes waiting for me exactly as promised. And this was prime time on a Saturday night. And in all my visits to Branca I have never eaten their pizzas. These were a revelation - thin crust, perfectly cooked and wonderful toppings - the puttanesca was exceptional but my Australian guests - who were disappointed I hadn't ordered - more also loved the roast aubergine and expecially the parma ham and mozzarella. So an excellent first time experiennce and I will certainly be using the service again. The pizzas went very well with Malbec by the way

By Bernadette E.

We ate at Branca on a Saturday lunchtime with the children before going to the Phoenix. The staff were so friendly and made a real effort with the children. I had prawn linguine which was sooo tasty. The children were thrilled (no moaning) with the menu and had ice cream in a cone for pudding. Buzzy atmosphere and nowhere near as expensive as I'd thought it might be. Would definitely recommend Branca.

By Chris G.

Contemporary Italian food in stylish modern surroundings. Well worth a visit.

The Venue
Situated on Walton Street in trendy Jericho, Branca is within 10 minutes walk of the town centre and surrounded by some excellent bars and pubs. The restaurant itself is spacious and stylishly designed with lots of wood and polished steel and even has an olive tree growing out of the floor.

The People
Branca has a buzz about it and manages to be sophisticated without being overly pretentious. The crowd that go there tend to be young and trendy, attracted by the sleek glass frontage and decor. The staff are well presented and polite but can seem a little standoffish and uninterested if the restaurant isn't full.

The Food
Branca serves a blend of traditional and more modern Italian cuisine from a wide and varied menu with plenty of vegetarian options and prices that mean there is something for everyone. The lunch special on a weekday offers a choice of pizza, pasta or risotto with a glass of wine or beer for £6.45 and they offer an early supper until 7pm on a weekday for £10.45 which gives you two courses and a drink. If you go for the full three courses and wine you can expect to pay upwards of £30.

The food itself is well presented and never overcomplicated. The salads are crisp with well flavoured dressings, the antipasti is well sourced and you can have it tapas style if you want a more varied meal. The meat dishes pay homage to the trend for locally sourced produce with dishes such as Gloucester old spot pork belly with salsa verde, and there's a good selection of traditional Italian stone baked pizzas.

The pudding menu is equally attractive, and if there are a few of you, you can opt for a selection plate with four different desserts with pannacotta, lemon tart, chocolate tart and praline semifeddo.

The Drink
Branca offers a good selection of cocktails which seem a little overpriced at £6.45 each, but if you don't fancy a cocktail the old staple of Italian restaurants - Peroni - is available in bottles along with the slightly darker and more interesting Bira Moretti. The wine list is predominantly Italian with a couple of Chilean wines and they do make an excellent espresso.

The Last Word
A highly successful attempt to modernise the traditional Trattorria. Good food in stylish surroundings that will leave you wanting more.