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No1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

No1 Ship Street

4.6
4.6
2177 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–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, Wine

What 2,177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romantic

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oxford

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

2,177 Reviews
  1. Davidr

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely Friday lunch with perfectly presented and cooked food and great timing ref each course. Cannot fault.

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  2. RachelTz

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative, quaffable cocktails; lovely fresh oysters; delectable risotto; and wonderful service and atmosphere. Recommended!

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  3. Lacorbe

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Most of the food was fine but my wife's main course had way too much salt and she wasn't convinced it was fully cooked. All disappointing as we had seen good reviews. Service was OK but front of house was quite condescending.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a brilliant time at No. 1, food and service were great!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time in the restaurant. Meal was very enjoyable and the environment was refined. We will return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening fabulous food ( enormous quantity though) very attentive service/ beautiful decor

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  7. Mike

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a super meal, great service (from familiar faces) and mouth watering selection

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  8. AnnaC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant in the center of the city. Very good food. Nice staff. Good choice of wines

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  9. Scarecrow

    Oxford

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another delicious meal with the excellent service we have come to expect from No. 1 Ship Street. My friend was particularly impressed with the lobster.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service and a beautifully place to sit in, lovely atmosphere and ambiance. Really good value for money too.

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  11. GastroGeorge

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere although a little bit noisy. Staff were excellent, food was fantastic, wine was exceptional. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely return when next in Oxford

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding as ever. And the service is impeccable, too. Never disappoints.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit. Good and service were excellent and there is more on menu we would love to try. Quality food at a good price. Service was friendly efficient timely. We will go again.

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  14. NicolaW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favourite oxford restaurant, with the ambience of a Parisian bistro. The menu choice is excellent - classics and French with a twist. All superbly cooked, including the warm homemade bread to start. The service is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. All in all, a fantastic experience every time!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fantastic. The service and welcome was spot on. We had a booking at 6 and a show at 7.30 so they made every effort to take our order and deliver food quickly. The food itself was excellent and very reasonably priced. The stuffed quail was full of flavour, the octopus super tender and the special john dory cooked to perfection. I need to go here much more often.

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  16. Ignatz

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavorful and carefully presented dishes. Generous but not absurd portions. Considerate server who was careful to get us our in time for our next event. All in all an experience consistent with spending the day at the Ashmolean and the Bodleian.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue once inside, as Oxford isn’t always the prettiest place. However, the atmosphere, people, and food are fantastic! I cannot rate them highly enough! The octopus starter was divine, and the côte de bœuf to share was incredible! The desserts were also fantastic.

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  18. AlistairS

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole experience beat my expectations Excellent food, service and overall atmosphere. Will return

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere in a full restaurant, food and service was excellent as well as a great menu, recommended

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  20. MariaB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and friendly efficient staff. Very cosy atmosphere definitely a hidden gem in Oxford

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  21. TomB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Very enjoyable evening

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  22. Jack85

    Oxford

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wonderful service… couldn’t have asked for more.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about No. 1 Ship Street. The welcome was personal and warm, the martinis are well made, excellent menu and specials. The food was a very high standard and the service impeccable.

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  24. KirstenA

    Bath

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, good service. Langoustine bisque is fabulous

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  25. PaulS

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening where we were looked after splendidly. I can thoroughly recommend this venue if you are looking for a good meal with friends and want to be well looked after.

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  26. IanP

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants in Oxford. The food is consistently flavourful and well presented. The service is always excellent.

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  27. Claire

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must for foodies visiting Oxford. Outstanding dining experience.

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  28. GeoffS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A really high quality meal for a good price. Our waitress was excellent.

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  29. KathleenL

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disappointing refer lobster bisque and cote de boeuf tough, sinewy.

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  30. SecretSupper

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch for 2. Delicious, we had mussels to start which were fresh and fragrant. Lobster bisque appetiser that was intense in flavour and packed with a lobster punch. Chicken with morels also delicious and for a lighter main, trout which was cooked to perfection still very very slightly pink in the middle as it should be. Attentive helpful and unpretentious service that made for a relaxing afternoon.

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  31. ChrisE

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bubbles (Fairmile Vineyard's Classic. Cuvee) were fantastic, the lobster bisque full of flavour and memorable, the Pigeon, pork & foie gras pithivier really tasty and the Ontañón, Reserva, Rioja (2015) was a smooth and lovely as might be hoped for. A fantastic evening with prompt service, so we were in good time to get to the theatre

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  32. StephanieC

    Oxford

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another delicious lunch at no 1 ship street, my absolute favourite place to eat in Oxford

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Food was delicious, perfect service and ambience. Only addition I would suggest is a broader choice of New World wines. We shall be back!

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  34. sari

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked on the whim and boy we didn't regret our choice. Everything from the start to the payment was superb. Service, food, drink and ambience... Absolutely gorgeous oysters, our fish dishes were outstanding. Next time in Oxford, we come again!

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  35. JamesG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding lunch - the food and service were faultless. Will definitely be going back again - thank you.

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  36. IsabelleJ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I used to think that the best think about the place was the atmosphere but that it was over-priced and that food was good but not exceptional. But I went back 2x in a month (March 2024) and I have changed my mind: it seems they haven't increased their prices as much as other restaurants and prices are now actually ok; and food is delicious. For me, now one of the best places to go to in Oxford.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely welcome and a cosy table in the corner. The specials were perfect for us and we went with oysters followed by crab. The wine is well priced and the service friendly.

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  38. Rebecca

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No. 1 Ship Street made a long awaited for reunion with friends so very special. We had the set lunch menu which was both delicious and superb value. We were looked after so well, particularly given I had some special requirements. Great ambience and not too noisy. Big thanks to Ben for being the best waiter - so attentive and always smiling. Thank you for a memorable lunch and we will be back!

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  39. JaneH

    Southwest Florida

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch with a fantastic set menu, good wine and exceptionally friendly and helpful service. The ambience was lovely and the staff were great. My daughter enjoyed a delicious dirty martini cocktail. We look forward to returning!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. A stylish restaurant with well presented and good quality dishes. Every course was a winner. The staff were excellent in all respects - friendly and very efficient. The restaurant deserves 5/5. Thank you very much.

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No1 Ship Street is rated 4.6 stars by 2177 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for No1 Ship Street

1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DA

Additional information

  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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, Wine
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