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No1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

No1 Ship Street

4.6
4.6
2149 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 16 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 2,149 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Oxford

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

2,149 Reviews
  1. KathleenL

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. SecretSupper

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. ChrisE

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. StephanieC

    Oxford

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. MichaelA

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not much to say except food and service were both superb.

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  14. DavidM

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    If you go to this restaurant, mske sure you take a sleeping bag and calculator; the service was so slow, it was very very expensive for not much food, and then they over charged us twice! Luckily there is a kebab shop not too far away as it was one of the few restaurants where I left hungry after parting with so much money.

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  15. Whitters

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and drink, with excellent service and a great ambience

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  16. NickiI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited last night for the first time great ambience outstanding food and service. Will definitely be returning

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  17. JulieB

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent set menu food although limited choice. Good value - main course surprisingly filling. All beautifully presented.

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  18. GaryW

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Great service, wonderful service and staff, gorgeous food. What a wonderful meal at No1 Ship Street. A great atmosphere that was lively, buzzing and friendly. A great night out. Thank you No1 Ship Street.

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  19. SirLunchalot

    London

    178 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable pre-theatre dinner at No1 Ship Street - fish was great (I had the skate) and the Langoustine Bisque as a pre-starter is a great idea.

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  20. JaneW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We both agreed that we had the most delicious meal last night at No.1 Ship Street - in fact the best meal we have had this year. We were beautifully served with no rush. We asked if the music could be turned down a little when we arrived, which they kindly did but, as the tables filled, the ambience changed to happy chatter and the music was no problem to either of us. Thank you all for a wonderful meal - I look forward to visiting again soon.

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  21. Helen

    Berkshire

    194 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere, friendly waiting staff. Good food - though my fish was over-salted. Stairs not easily accessible

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  22. LindaR

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is outstanding. I particularly would like to recommend their two or three course lunch menu which is exceptionally good value for money.

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  23. Oxford123

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed with the quality of food. The service was ok. Unfortunately the quality of food doesn't match the prices.

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  24. Jon040217

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had been recommended by friends and did not disappoint. Great food, easy going but spot on service in cost setting. Prices on the high side but worth the hit.

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  25. Richard

    Gloucestershire

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service in this central Oxford pub. Deserves to be better known. Bustling and great atmosphere with well organised service.

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  26. LauraC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As visitors to Oxford, we had picked some months ago our meal at this restaurant. It did not disappoint! The service was exceptional, attentive but not overwhelming. The food was fantastic. We did not want the evening to end. We will be back on our next visit to Oxford. An absolute gem of a find.

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  27. EEB56

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Still one of the best value meals you can get in Oxford amongst a high class setting with service to match. A fish main course added to the 2 options offered on the set menu woild be great.

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  28. RichardS

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent in every respect, a real gem. Would highly recommend as a lunch venue

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  29. Charlie

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food again ,our waiter was great very helpful an£ polite

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  30. SueP

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiters are very polite, attentive and well informed of the delicious food on the menu. The ambience and music make the restaurant feel very relaxed for an intimate dinner.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal and service in a long time. Would fully recommend!

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  32. Sara

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely. As we walked in they wished my husband happy birthday. So they had read the notes when booking. Gave me and husband a free glass of fizz for his birthday and me for mother's day. If we lived nearer I would defo be a regular. Food was amazing.

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  33. kstprivate

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute addition of 1 diner, handled well, great service.

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  34. Chris

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just off the Main Street and lovely restaurant with friendly staff.

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  35. MarisaW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a special meal in lovely surroundings, this is a great place. The food is exceptional, high quality ingredients and Masterchef style execution. Highly recommend.

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  36. MrsCompton

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, let down by poor service. Left to fend for ourselves and wait a ridiculous amount of time, not offerer additional drinks, noone checked on our food. One of us had to get up to get the bill because we were being forgotten about/ ignored. Table size for two was too small for two mains and wine. Waiter left us to figure it out and a general air of not caring, presumably because service was included in the bill. Wouldn’t return.

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  37. AngelaW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a pleasure to visit No 1 Ship Street - sensible sized portions, all varied, all delicious, attentive service - my favourite place to eat in Oxford, lunch or dinner. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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  38. AnnieE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at number one ship street with friends yesterday and had an exceptional meal and enjoyed excellent service too. Friendly, down to earth and extremely high standards. Wonderful- thanks so much

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional meal. The oysters were fresh and delicious. We all had the Cid special and it did not disappoint. We will definitely return.

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  40. gavinw

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and the service was brilliant, will definitely return

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No1 Ship Street is rated 4.6 stars by 2149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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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