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No1 Ship Street

4.6
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575 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
No.1 Ship Street offers Oxfords most exciting food alongside its most astute service, over two floors. A Modern British brasserie with daily fish specials that include oysters, mussels and lobster.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 575 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to No 1 Ship Street, I booked using reviews from the internet and it did not disappoint. Despite operating until Covid procedures, the restaurant were super efficient in serving us to a very high stand. The food was excellent and I can thoroughly recommend the stone bass special and banana bread and butter pudding.

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AnnieInTheCity
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food and wine selection. Tables only available until 10pm due to covid - nothing the restaurant can do - but we ended up rushing out!

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GaryT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rib and lobster was exceptional along with the wine recommendation

MB
MrsB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous and faultless!!! Friendly and family run. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!!

LG
LadyandaGentleman
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful restaurant in the centre of Oxford. Flawless service. We both had a rich & moreish lobster bisque and fresh oysters to start, followed by the half-lobster which was perfectly grilled. A very enjoyable experience which we look forward to repeating again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with decor and food to match!

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Zhao
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cool restaurant serves fine dishes. Good recommendations from the staff.

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LESLEYE
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely find, food was very good however limited menu

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vipFoodwithWine
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A cosy pleasant convenient place for a good quality lunch with attentive service

LM
LucianaM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super attentive. The food was really yummy and fresh!

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BryonyC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant in such a beautiful building. Can’t wait to come back !!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal, with delicious food and friendly service!

JB
JakeB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my Mrs here for her birthday. Romantic ambience, and great food. Met with a glass of champagne as a birthday gift and they made an effort with the dessert to make it specially for the Birthday.
Food was very nice! Full of flavour. Note that the full lobster comes opened so you don't have to worry about fiddling around opening it. Steak was very nice, and the sauce was exceptional.
Best mussels and oysters we have had!
My one critique would be that it did take some time for us to be asked for our orders. But overall romantic, intimate and great food

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner in all regards. Service on point and the atmosphere of the place very enjoyable. Food and wine was outstanding.

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RhysN
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, nice atmosphere and great service. Enjoyed it so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, friendly servers and good quality food. Thank you! Have had better meals and friendlier service for the price range but overall a lovely evening! Thanks

MJ
MJ86
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Perfect for a Saturday night

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VioletM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well needed chilled weekend away after all that's been put apon us this year ....needed a chilled out meal ...did not disapoint. From the moment we walked in the door we felt chilled..First class meal and service..steak to die for ..staff are par with top class restaurants I've visited in the city ..$$

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Twojackets
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Four of us (relatively old folk) ate in the upstairs dining room on a Saturday evening . Great food and service, lovely decor and atmosphere. The shortish menu had plenty of choice for all dietary requirements. There’s clearly a gifted chef in the kitchen. Only grumble was with the background music which, while mercifully not too loud, was the ubiquitous thumping techno stuff that twenty-something waiting staff like to inflict on 60-something old farts like me. A light tinkle of something classical in the background would lift this excellent restaurant to an even better experience. NB - the downstairs dining room is definitely for a younger and noisier crowd.

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WelRed
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good menu choices, wonderful attentive service, exceptionally clean. Very much recommended for a lovely meal in the city centre.

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Izzy
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food as always- and great service. Felt safe and secure and really enjoy the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Oxford by far.

JT
JoeT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Superb service with excellent attention to detail for dietary issues. Another great meal at our favourite place.

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AnnH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service everything was spot on. Will definitely return.

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Soul
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant attentive service, attractive ambience and imaginative well presented food. Really could not fault it in any way and will certainly go again.

LC
LaurenC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was nice, a little over cooked for my personal taste (I had lamb). The service was very good and friendly.

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SatisfiedCustomer
West Sussex
38 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food and very good attentive service. We would certainly return.

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GrahameG
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, tasty good value meal . Attentive service . Really cosy interior for an intimate , romantic dinner.

HH
HayleyH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue with delicious food - thank you very much

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RichardS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've written several times recently about the excellence of No 1. Today's visit was just as good as ever. . Friendly and extremely efficient, thoughtful service. Delicious lobster bisque - as good as anything on the menu! Excellent tender and flavoursome kidneys, and the sweetest and plumpest of mussels. The quality of cooking was - as ever - very consistent. I have no doubt that this is the best restaurant in Oxford- and I've been here for 44 years!

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BillyBobBrown
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, service and atmosphere. Very safe and clean

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Cornishwoman
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food in a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were friendly but not intrusive. No concerns about social distancing. Excellent venue for a quiet, relaxed lunch.

GM
GenaMary
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great ambience and a real treat! Would highly recommend. One of the best restaurants in Oxford!

JJ
JulesJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend highly enough! Finally got to make a long overdue booking - and wow it did NOT disappoint. Food was amazing. Service 2nd to none. Great selection of champagne, wines and spirits - and great cocktails if that takes your fancy. Looking forward to making next booking - we certainly
Won’t be leaving it very long - quality all round, with a lovely restaurant setting to enjoy it all in.

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LauraW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good seafood, best I have had this far from the sea in a long time. Exceptional service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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AdrienneW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant in Oxford, have been a few times now and always have a great experience and the food delicious. The banana bread pudding is something else and a must try.

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SylviaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic find. Will definitely be going back

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vipStinkyPete
London
23 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really competent cooking of upmarket bistro dishes. This is not Michelin star sophistication, but a super experience to which others should aspire, but mostly fail to achieve.

I can count on one hand the tiny number of restaurants where I have had lobster cooked properly, ie not completely overcooked, and this is one. Bravo!

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Eleanor
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really lovely meal. The food and drinks were great and the service was faultless. I would definitely go back and would recommend to others.

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vipAJ21
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, mussels plump and juicy and lobster pretty good. Lovely wine choice and excellent friendly and smiley service.

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No1 Ship Street is rated 4.6 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

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