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The Fishes, Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Fishes

4.4
4.4
425 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Fishes is a hidden gem. Quite a big gem, too. An imposing Victorian building set in acres of wooded grounds leading down to the banks of Seacourt Stream. The deck that wraps around the conservatory offers a rare opportunity in land-locked Oxford to dine outside with an idyllic view. In recognition of this, the Fishes was named Al Fresco Dining Pub of the Year in 2006, as well winner of The Public Vote in Oxfordshire Restaurant awards 2012 making it one of the best restaurants in Oxford.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01865 249796
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Venture into the garden for good cheer and good food. The Tipi is free to hire, with a minimum of 30 guests, and up to 60 seated and 80 standing. Our Rocket Van is always fully stocked, and the team are ready to make your occasion special with whatever you need.
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Parking Details
    The Fishes has a large car park available for your use.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for groups

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Healthy

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for groups

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Oxford

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

425 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting is wonderful but the food is average; the lamb kofta starter particularly disappointing as was £7 and came as 1 chopped up kofta and yoghurt on a tiny plate. No flatbread and bit dry and poorly presented. Portion of fried also £5 for quite small portion. Wouldn’t go back tbh. Better places

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  2. ChrisM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really pretty setting, great service and good food.

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  3. Pedros

    Kent

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good meat, excellent roast potatoes, silly over-sized yorkie and undercooked cabbage with large veins still in.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The problem was that we did not realise from the website that only a restricted menu was available, Sunday lunch type. Of its type it was reasonable but not excellent.

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  5. DianeS

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a family lunch to get together, we don't live locally but we have hired the tepee a few years ago for a party. We knew the venue would be perfect for a sunny day and it was; However the food really wasn't good , the lamb was tough and many aspects of the two courses we all ordered tasted synthetic (shop bought and not tasty) we all love cauliflower cheese and this just wasn't cheesy?? Ordinarily we are not fussy but this was a Sunday Roast? not good value as we left a great deal. The staff were gracious and the price of one bottle of wine was taken from the bill. Sadly we won't rush back to eat here.

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  6. Katiehelen

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second family celebration at The Fishes. Very enjoyable. The ambience on a Sunday afternoon is relaxed and we felt very welcomed by all the staff. Super dog friendly as well; our four legged friends were offered biscuits, water and a good fuss. Can't fault it

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  7. BarryS

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience - Good menu with plenty of choices; they were a bit busy so offered us an extra complimentary drink as main course was a bit delayed.

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  8. Oxonian

    London

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Accommodated our changing numbers without a murmur! Good food and drinks came quickly with friendly efficient service. Place packed: can’t fault it! Will be back.

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  9. TamarS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a company of three adults and three children. The food and service were excellent and generous. We will definitely be back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be coming back

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The Fishes is rated 4.4 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Fishes

North Hinksey Village, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0NA

Additional information

  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    The Fishes has a large car park available for your use.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01865 249796
  • Private party facilities
    Venture into the garden for good cheer and good food. The Tipi is free to hire, with a minimum of 30 guests, and up to 60 seated and 80 standing. Our Rocket Van is always fully stocked, and the team are ready to make your occasion special with whatever you need.
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