No1 Ship Street

4.6
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470 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal. Wouldn't go back, but worth a 1 off experince.

MN
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We would definitely recommend to friends and family.

GS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice place to have a special lunch in oxford it made our day , we will return the next time we are in oxford .

AD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was relatively basic. The meat was dry. It was quite noisy so the restaurant was not right for a romantic meal.

AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to No.1 Ship Street for dinner as it has been recommended by a number of our friends. We weren't disappointed at all. We got a nice welcome and was seated straight away, even given a choice of tables. Service was informed, polite & fast. The food was really very good, and well priced too.

OP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent staff, very slick casual dining. We’ll be going again very soon.

NE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Ship Street. The food has always been excellent, the service impeccable and the ambience really buzzy and friendly. Can’t recommend Ship Street enough. The Lobster and Cookie dough skillet were the stars of the show this time. Give it a visit you won’t be disappointed!!

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience

M
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for lunch for my 40th Birthday. Really lovely restaurant and the food and service were excellent, highly recommend the surf and turf to share.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, what a find, right in the middle of Oxford, there was nothing we could fault.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Lovely moules

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at No. 1 before a theatre performance on Saturday. From the moment we arrived we knew that this would be a top quality dining experience. The menu uses familiar ingredients but in novel ways. There is an emphasis on fish but plenty of options for meat eaters and vegetarian diners. There’s also a great selection of house cocktails and wine by the bottle or glass. Service was attentive and timely but we never felt rushed. The surroundings are elegant but not too formal. Overall a special dining experience and one to return too!

OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very attentive staff, great food. I had half a lobster and my only complaint would be that I wish I’d had the whole one, it was delicious and I wanted to eat more! They were also kind enough to give us champagne while we waited for our table to be ready. This was my third visit and I’ll definitely be back.

f
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant with a varied menu if beautifully prepared dishes and a decent wine list

HK
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant
Friendly personable staff, great menu, delicious food and great service.

AC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were uniformly helpful and attentive. Menu offered a varied choice and meals were

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic - our waiter was incredibly attentive and aways made sure we had enough water. He also brought us bread an olives as soon as we'd sat down, which was much appreciated!
The food was also delicious (we particularly enjoyed the quail risotto and the calf's brain)

EC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was a Christmas gift from my daughter and her family all was good although I would recommend when taking bookings for tables at 2.30 they tell you they stopped serving at 3.30 although not rushed they were tidying up around us! Other than that very nice Sunday afternoon!

PH
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous gem of a place. Decor is very cool, but that's of minor importance ... the food! The food is outstanding, the chef's at work there are seriously on top of their game. Menu is varied, changing and seasonal. Excellent wine list / drinks menu (something for everyone I would say).
Service - attentive, not intrusive ... all in all: there are many established "names and chains" that would do well to learn from No 1 Ship Street.
This is how dining can be done, and therefore should be done.

E
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and great service. We'll definitely be back

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place for meal with friends- good service( knowledgeable) and really enjoyed the oysters/ pie and plaice

PT
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and loved the ambience. Could not fault the food. Only downside was our small table near the door BUT it did not spoil the evening

MH
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at dinner was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. I will definitely go back.

M
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Convenient location in city centre. Food was good, with a good selection of specials as well as the main menu. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. Overall a very pleasant experience

CD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good restaurant with nice ambience in central location. The staff were pleasant and attentive when needed and knew the menu well. The food was good, but overall we felt it was a little pricey.

L
Oxford
86 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Swish dining room with copper topped tables. Menu is old school excellent with calf’s brains, foie gras etc. everything well cooked, delivered at pace, with prompt service. Will be back.

JS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service and food. Experience probably enhanced by our excellent table for two located by the window to the left of the entrance.

g
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best risotto I have had for ages. The set lunch is very good value, the location and ambience good. It was recommended by a local. ....

TS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enticing and wide menu with good vegetarian and fish options in a very relaxing setting. Have been here a couple of times now - the second time we visited Oxford mainly to go to the restaurant - and likely to return regularly.

DM
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The set menu is excellent value and although limited, the quality of the food is very good and portion size is right for lunch.

IN
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely candlelit dining, knowledgable staff and wonderful food

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food, we will definitely return.

CK
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue atmosphere and food please go if you get chance!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommended by people who we trust for food, No. 1 did not disappoint. Cocktails were terrific. Our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. Our servers (a bit slow in the beginning) were lovely.

MH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All is very good except that that it always seems rather noisy. I don't see the point in background music taht maost of the time time you can't actually hear and that just adds to the din. And background music is not to everyone's taste anyway - certainly not mine.

LG
London
31 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfect authoritative service, central location and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.

W
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal. The ambience was lovely and the staff were attentive

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with good value honest food. Well done.

C
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here with my husband for our Wedding Anniversary. The food was delicious, and the cocktails were the best we’d ever had in any upmarket cocktail bar! The service was exceptionally good. Nice atmosphere, but unfortunately we were stuck next to another couple in a cramped corner, although it was only 5 pm and there were plenty of empty tables. It restricted both our conversations somewhat. Perhaps we should have asked to be moved? Not sure of the protocol. We did think it was rather expensive, so would probably only recommend for a special occasion.

JM
Gloucestershire
20 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked up on TripAdvisor and No.1 was rated highly. And I see why. Service was excellent our server Maya (hope that's correct) was awesome. Knowledgeable, friendly and very good!! Food was awesome and the selection of wines brilliant. This place in my book is highly recommended.