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No1 Ship Street

4.6
4.6
1001 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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Booked 30 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sat 12:00–17:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01865 806637

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Owen Little

  • Private party contact

    alexia@no1shipstreet.co.uk: 01865 806637

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Oxford Train StationOxford City Centre Bus Stops

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Monday to Saturday 12pm - 10pm. Sample Menu - Will change weekly

Featured Items

  • Bread & Homemade Butter£3.00

    • Marinated Olives£3.00

      Starters

      • Fish Soup£7.00

        croutons, red pepper, aioli

        • House Terrine£6.00

          toast, chutney

          • Hot Smoked Trout£7.00

            pickled cucumber, dill

            • Lamb Kidneys£7.00

              garlic toast, cumin, coriander

              • Wild Mushrooms£8.00

                toast, egg, truffle

                Mains

                • Roast Sirloin of Beef£17.00

                  yorkshire, vegetables, potatoes

                  • Torbay Sole£17.00

                    potatoes, samphire, caper butter

                    • Roast Loin of Pork£16.00

                      yorkshire, vegetables, potatoes

                      • Confit Chicken£13.00

                        peas, lettuce, onions, bacon

                        • Roasted and Stuffed Vegetables£15.00

                          caponata, rocket

                          Sides

                          • Chips£3.00

                            • Garlic Greens£3.50

                              • Green Beans & Anchovy Butter£3.50

                                • House Salad£3.00

                                  Desserts

                                  • Baked Cheesecake£6.00

                                    whisky prunes

                                    • Cookie Dough Skillet

                                      praline parfait

                                      • For Two (15mins)£11.00
                                    • Lemon Meringue£6.00

                                      parfait, raspberries

                                      • Deep Fried Custard£6.00

                                        praline parfait blueberry, coconut, lime

                                        • Flaming Brûlée£6.00

                                          • Cheeses£9.00

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                                            Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                            What 1,001 people are saying

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                                            4.6
                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.6Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

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                                              Buckinghamshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Absolutely wonderful, great choice of fresh produce, an interesting menu, friendly and polite staff

                                            2. m

                                              mimi2025

                                              Oxford

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Best lobster I’ve ever eaten. Staff were so lovely and accommodating. Mussels weren’t on the menu, but when I asked about them, the waiter checked with the kitchen and as they had some left from the lunch service they were happy to cook them up for our starter. They were absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend a visit to this outstanding restaurant

                                            3. WJ

                                              WilmaJ

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall2food5service5ambience5

                                              We had our table for two hours, Everything was fabulous until 20 minutes before we were due to leave when we were reminded constantly that we had to leave. Eventually we were handed our coats and told you go five minutes before we were due to leave. Shame as a fabulous experience was soured - I now won’t go back - felt very unwelcome!!

                                            4. NV

                                              NickV

                                              London

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great service and delicious food. Set lunch especially good value

                                            5. H

                                              Hutty

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a table for 5, and were very well looked after by the team.

                                            6. VP

                                              VivienP

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Nothing was too much trouble, including when we asked to move nearer to the radiator as I feel the cold more than most. Everything freshly cooked and just the right size portions for us. Very good value for money and I intend to go again soon.

                                            7. S

                                              Scarecrow

                                              Oxford

                                              10 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything excellent as you can see and the fixed price menu was extremely good value for money.

                                            8. RW

                                              RobW

                                              Oxford

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 15 January 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Very nice quality restaurant, good service

                                            9. DS

                                              DarrenS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 15 January 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Never been before but my wife took me there for my 50th birthday. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to try and get back there again. The food and service was outstanding. It’s one of those places whatever you choose from the menu you will be pleased with. Highly recommend!!

                                            10. s

                                              sandrac

                                              Oxford

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 15 January 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Had the set 3 course meal on Saturday afternoon with 4 friends. Had a fantastic meal and a lovely bottle of wine to go with it. We will be returning.

                                            11. EO

                                              EmOx

                                              London

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 8 January 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              An excellent menu and choice of wines. The staff were helpful and food tasted great. Really like the ambience of this place too. Definitely recommend!

                                            12. L

                                              Lonediner

                                              London

                                              9 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on 8 January 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This was a great find, lovely staff, really well cooked food. Fish was outstanding! Will be back

                                            13. PH

                                              PeterH

                                              Gloucestershire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 6 January 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                              Lovely gem of a place - and given how central it is, it does well to retain a sense of privacy/ intimacy down a side lane.

                                            14. RI

                                              RowanI

                                              Oxford

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 3 January 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Delicious food

                                            15. a

                                              anysha

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 31 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food and service

                                            16. JF

                                              JohnF

                                              Oxford

                                              8 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on 31 December 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              My partner had the half a lobster which was really nice , I had the steak which was good but nothing special , the staff really friendly. Slight disappointment that it took so long for the cheese board to arrive that my partner had already finished her dessert. Overall a nice meal and would go back.

                                            17. JD

                                              JackD

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 31 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Can’t fault anything would 100% come again! Great food, staff, atmosphere

                                            18. XF

                                              XantheF

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 31 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great atmosphere lovely food. Nice for a special occasion. My partner had the surf and turf and really enjoyed it. I had the burger and it was delicious.

                                            19. C

                                              Carrie

                                              Dorset

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 29 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very friendly staff and good food. We had a nice dinner there

                                            20. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              London

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 23 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Another fantastic meal from the best restaurant in Oxford. Fantastic service, excellent wine list and delicious food.

                                            21. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 23 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very good visit. Lovely food, great service, nice ambience whilst not too noisy

                                            22. GF

                                              GForce

                                              London

                                              219 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              219 reviews

                                              Dined on 22 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We stayed in a local hotel for a night and found this on Open Table. Lovely restaurant and lovely menu which massive choice of seafood. Nice wine list and really good selection by the glass. All of the team were so helpful, friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend it!!

                                            23. SM

                                              SauloM

                                              Cornwall

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 22 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fine dining at its best. We all enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service could not have been any better. We felt very much welcomed and valued by the whole team. Definitely worth it.

                                            24. DE

                                              DEBBIES

                                              London

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 21 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very nice place to go for dinner and would recommend it

                                            25. AJ

                                              AmyJ

                                              Gloucestershire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 21 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Just a lovely place to eat - great staff and fabulous food. would advise the set menus as it can add up if you stray off them!

                                            26. SW

                                              SalW

                                              Oxford

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 18 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What a fantastic atmosphere, especially for the Christmas season and the location is really super, so easy to get to and in the heart of Oxford. I went with my family, so 2 teenage children and they loved it and the food was fantastic. The service was brilliant and a very enjoyable festive evening.

                                            27. OD

                                              OxfordDon

                                              Oxford

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 18 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent menu options and service. Worth the price!

                                            28. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              London

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 18 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had an early dinner and everything was perfect, from the outstanding food to the attentive service. Cannot fault our visit, what a find! We’ll be back!

                                            29. AG

                                              AlexG

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 17 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Absolutely fantastic from the atmosphere, food and service. Would highly recommend. The private dining room is breathtaking. Well done and thank you.

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 17 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing! Food and quality of service was Outstanding! Definitely be visiting again when next in Oxford and will also use when entertaining business contacts! 💯 Thank you, G

                                            31. BK

                                              BeardieK

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 17 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              First time at No 1. Went with an old friend. Food was excellent, with a good choice, including many vegetarian and vegan dishes (my friend is a veggie). Also a very wide wine selection. Portions were good, presentation was fine, and the flavours wonderful, but no overpowering. Ambience was lively, with one group containing a couple of people with extremely loud northern Irish accents, which were a bit penetrating, but we still managed conversation at our table in the corner by the window (ground floor). Service was exemplary - attentive without being cloying. All in all a very good experience for a first time visit.

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 17 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              No. 1 Ship Street never disappoints. Service, food, ambience are always top notch. Best dining in Oxford without question.

                                            33. S

                                              Sheilric

                                              Oxford

                                              69 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              69 reviews

                                              Dined on 16 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely meal. Good menu choices. Enjoyed the scallops and the braille. So delicious. Then the cookie dough pudding - to die for!! Thank you

                                            34. 1

                                              1965

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 14 December 2021

                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                              We really enjoyed our evening at No1, the staff were extremely accommodating and the food was very good. This is our favourite place to eat in Oxford and we hope to return soon.

                                            35. GT

                                              GarethT

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 13 December 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Quite enjoyed our first visit to No.1, but disappointed that we were not informed about the 'Specials' board - which was blocked by 3 Chinese guys in front of the board and messing around with mobile phones...so we missed our favourite starter - Mussels ! It was nt busy when we arrived at 12.30, so I think the waiter could have been a little more attentive. The food is a bit too expensive, though tasty. No-one picked up it was my wife's birthday - though we added this on our booking form....so again 'attention to detail' was lacking. Not sure if we would return given all of the above.

                                            36. CB

                                              ChrisB

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 11 December 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              We had lunch. Great contemporary menu. Well thought through sides. Everything well cooked. Good flavour. I didn’t have wine but the list looked good. Tasteful and cosy interior with the odd bit of wear here and there. Good service. Would definitely go again.

                                            37. TB

                                              TeresaB

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 10 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              This was our celebratory pre-Christmas lunch venue this year. It was also our first visit to this lovely little restaurant. Had a great time and would certainly recommend.

                                            38. AC

                                              AndrewC

                                              Yorkshire

                                              19 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on 6 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Always a good meal here. Service is always bang on, atmosphere is lively and the set up is great.

                                            39. R

                                              Rodnan

                                              London

                                              36 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              36 reviews

                                              Dined on 6 December 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Good place to eat nothing special

                                            40. D

                                              Draco

                                              London

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 6 December 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food is one of the best I have tried in Oxford. The fish, port belly and lobster soup are highly recommended. Only one thing disappointing is that - the lunch set menu is not available (in December) although it is mentioned on the website.

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                                            No1 Ship Street is rated 4.6 stars by 1001 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 bookings at the moment.

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                                            Booked 30 times today
                                            Google Map for No1 Ship Street

                                            1 Ship Street Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DA

                                            • Area

                                              Oxford

                                            • Hours of Operation

                                              Lunch
                                              Tue–Sat 12:00–17:00
                                              Dinner
                                              Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Contemporary British, British, Grill

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress Code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking Details

                                              None

                                            • Public Transit

                                              Oxford Train StationOxford City Centre Bus Stops

                                            • Payment Options

                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive Chef

                                              Owen Little

                                            • Additional

                                              Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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