No1 Ship Street

4.6
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451 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
service
4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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E
London
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
29 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
19 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.

NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful early evening meal at the ship, quality of food 5 stars and service.
Lovely quirky historical building houses a restaurant with get atmosphere.
We were attending the Carol concert in Christchurch Cathedral ! A little disappointing wished we stayed at the ship and had a lengthy romantic dinner.

m
London
81 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'd been a week before and decided to go back with friends. The flat iron steaks were cooked to perfection, service was great and the ambiance was lovely. My only complaint - dry Mac & Cheese! A travesty in my book..... but would still highly recommend and will definitely go back!

d
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoable first meal at the Ship.

We had a very nice table by the window.

The 12.5% service was a bit steep as it added £34 to the bill .

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastico! Great food and wine backed up my v professional yet friendly service! We’ll be back!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place.. Food ambiance and service spot on! If you can book or get in, I recommend it. Cosy and intresting menu

G
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here, after reading great reviews about the ambience and the food- in particular the oysters! My boyfriend is a huge fan of oysters, and this restaurant did not disappoint. Thank you.

CN
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A warm reception, great atmosphere and good food. Excellent evening.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always the food was fresh and well cooked. The oysters were tasty but not outstanding.

R
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a discovery this restaurant was! Amazing food, excellent service, nice atmosphere, all just perfect.

DC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fabulous Sunday lunch!

m
Buckinghamshire
53 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good ambience, food and service busy Sunday lunch was very good.

HT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting no1 ship street. We were pleasantly surprised. I had the oysters to start then I chose half a lobster for my main. My partner had the burger. We then had the cookie dough to share for desert. All of which was absolutely amazing. There were Christmas parties taking place which obviously increased the noise level, but we can’t complain about that really. We can’t wait to come back in the new year to do it all again.

TH
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Excellent service. Lovely ambiance.

m
London
81 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delightful food (we had starters plus lamb and risotto) which was cooked perfectly and a bustling atmosphere made for a lovely birthday lunch. Will go back.....

HE
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a table having read reviews on Trip Advisor and our 1st visit to Oxford. Really enjoyed our evening. The staff were all friendly, attentive and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed ourselves. We were advised of the specials on arrival and decided on lobster bisque as an appetizer , scallops for starters and I had the Brixham plaice whilst my husband had the pheasant as a main. We were too full for a dessert but everything that came out looked delicious. If you are visiting Oxford and have not yet decided on somewhere for your evening meal I cannot recommend No1 Ship Street enough. I am quite a fussy eater, but was really impressed

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, atmosphere. Fantastic overall!

SP
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal experience. Will return. Mussels were perfectly cooked and service not too intrusive

MB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very noisy had a private birthday party in who were doing speeches and cheering and clapping as if it were a TGI Friday restaurant! The whole atmosphere and ambience was spoilt as it’s a beautiful place and other people around us were complaining! Surely you don’t need to do large parties on a Saturday evening! Choose your customer profile and stick to it

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service and good relaxed atmosphere