No1 Ship Street

4.7
857 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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 857 People Are Saying
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AlasdairM
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really lovely food, albeit only from the set lunch menu, so quite a narrow choice. But what we had was really very good, with the two fish courses perfectly cooked and seasoned, with some really nice little touches. Great value at £16.95 for three courses

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CarolW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had he texted Everything tasted great. I had the terrine then the chicken and my husband had devilled kidneys and then dover sole. The waitress was very friendly and attentive and recommended my soft drink of pomegranate and basil tonic, which was very pleasant.
Could not fault it
Thank you for a lovely evening

BH
BHark
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to Number 1 Ship Street for a birthday lunch. The venue has a nice ambiance and the servers were friendly and helpful. I had the set lunch menu which although quite small was very much what I wanted at lunch time. It was all very tasty and very good value. My other half had two items from the A la carte menu both of which he said were very well cooked and tasty. I would happily recommend this as a good find in the centre of Oxford. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Amazing food, beautifully presented. Wonderful setting and ambiance. Would definitely recommend without hesitation!

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Smartie1d
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant. Service was outstanding, service was too. The food was totally amazing, the best sirloin I have ever tasted. The lobster was just prefect. I hope nothing changes next time we visit.

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TomN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork belly I’ve ever had and the staff were kind enough to move us to better seating

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Anon
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time in this restaurant. Excellently oysters! We had the roasted vegetables as a main which were very tasty although needed a little more seasoning to bring out the best flavours. And the panna cotta dessert was very good too.

Service was also excellent and friendly.

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Soph
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly lovely evening with delicious food no very friendly staff. We chose from the day’s specials board, so it’s always worth having a look at that in addition to the menu.

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GapShooter
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A lovely, cosy little restaurant with excellent food.

HC
HollieC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great service, good good and wine. Would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately, we feel pretty disappointed after our second visit here. The service was below expectations, it felt like a mid-range place rather than the fine dining place they advertise. We were crammed in a corner behind a door; the waiting felt subpar and rushed and they forgot to bring out our appetizers. About food, while the lobster was as expected, the scallops appetizer was drenched in oil and the brill special was plain, accompanied by overcooked vegetables. The most annoying part of the £29 dish was the fact they topped everything with very cheap mayo they labelled as aïoli. We had very fond memories of our first visit there a couple of years ago, but this visit will definitely keep us away for a while.

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Sophie
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobsters are tasty. Homemade butter are very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

MP
MPOB
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect long, lazy Saturday lunch with friends, food drink and service all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch due to excellent service, food and ambiance. Recommend and will be back

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AnneP
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very disappointed with bland chicken main course but was offered alternative and partial refund. Very good service

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Pinchy99
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose scallops and courgette flower to start. Both were tasty and very well presented. Steak as mains did not disappoint, tender and ‘melt’ in mouth.

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Nirvana
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the set lunch, the food was delicious. Fresh, flavoursome ingredients superb quality. Friendly and relaxed service would highly recommend. If we come back to Oxford would definitely choose to visit for an evening meal.

JT
JanetT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy to have found this restaurant. Service was efficient & friendly. The food was very good, plenty to choose from. Wine was reasonably priced. Coffee was served late but not charged for, so no worries.

JW
JWoo
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely meal, all really enjoyed. The staff very attentive, though did feel that maybe they could give a bit longer between courses as felt a bit rushed

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Firehair
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is an elegant, discerning restaurant much needed in Oxford.
I predominantly had the set lunch menu with a glass of champagne.
The tastes and quality of the food is sublime. It has the air of having a fine wine list. Stylish surroundings indeed and I am a great supporter of the independent restauranteur. I think more can be made of this.
I would have liked them to acknowledge my birthday and to put a stair rail to the downstairs toilets.

MN
MarkN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding set lunch. Smoked Mussel salad was won of the best dishes I’ve eaten in a long time. Will be back for sure

AJ
vipAJ21
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly knowledgable staff and great atmosphere!

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AliceP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first rate restaurant with delicious well prepared food and lovely wines. Great ambiance and great service from the staff. Definitely recommend.

CM
CatherineM
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on the Oxford tube to bring friends to eat at this lovely restaurant. The service is friendly and the food excellent. We'll be back again. Thanks

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Laura
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere, perfect staff, perfect food, perfect everything!

SG
SueG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful ambience, delicious food and drink and excellent service. Thank you

MB
MarkB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a post theatre dinner. Food was very good but limited options. Overall I would highly recommend.

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KevA
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant by chance on trip advisor. Really enjoyed the visit and it was only 5 mins from the hotel. The overall ambience was very comfortable and the decor was great. Food was very good and cooked to perfection. The Champagne cocktails went down a treat. Overall I would definitely return

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Cathy
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a good ambiance and very comfortable. Service good too.

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the cosy ambience in the No.1. The service was incredible and the food was divine! I highly recommend the sirloin steak that came with triple cooked chips and peppercorn sauce. The steak was cooked perfectly and the peppercorn sauce was amazing. I asked the waiter to suggest a glass of red and enjoyed the Primitivo Negroamaro, which was so smooth. I can’t rave about this place highly enough!

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MariG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, good friendly service, nice atmosphere

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Oxfordguest
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and ambience, though the service seemed to be hurrying us to finish the food. We would appreciate more time for conversing if possible.

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DerrickH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to no 1 ship street and I can say it was a very pleasant experience and it wont be long before we visit again. A mouth watering menu with a selection that made me want to try everything. Great ambiance and excellent service from the moment we arrived to leaving at the end of our meal at no time did we feel rushed or under pressure. looking forward to our next visit

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ElaineS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend this restaurant. I had the Lobster and it was very well cooked and presented. Overall the meal was excellent quality, as was the service .

AM
AlexM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant and we can’t fault it. The food is simple yet delicious (although I am sure it is not simple to prepare). The attention to detail is excellent and service attentive and friendly. We will definitely come again.

JM
vipJaneM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff tasty food really welcoming

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NilgunV
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was tasty but our waitress was not very knowledgeable. Restaurant too dark needed a torch to see menu some of the items over priced

EA
EmilyA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal for my Dad’s 80th birthday. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My main, Skate wing & ink risotto was so great! Also fresh oysters were really creamy and juicy! Highly recommend.

FAQs

No1 Ship Street is rated 4.7 stars by 857 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.