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No1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

No1 Ship Street

4.6
4.6
1348 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

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Oxford Train StationOxford City Centre Bus Stops

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wine

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What 1,348 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

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  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambiance

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Oxford

    Romantic

  • Oxford

    Special Occasion

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

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  1. PT

    PatrickT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch venue, good service and good value for money
  2. H

    Hepiffie

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food, pleasant and efficient service in a quiet corner as requested so there were no problems with noise levels.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday so decided to go somewhere different. I had mentioned it was my wife’s birthday when I booked the table. But nothing was mentioned nor anything else so a little disappointed but everything else was perfect.
  4. M

    Markos

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu was creative, and the chef clearly knows what he is doing in mixing diverse flavors and ingredients. Having a more moderately priced 3-course lunch menu to supplement the a la carte choices was helpful in keeping the overall price down while maintaining good quality overall.
  5. RR

    RebeccaR

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food delicious! We had a lovely evening - we were a 9pm sitting and staff seemed very tired - but food was great and we weren’t rushed
  6. ML

    MattL

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I highly recommend here, the food is excellent, service staff are very professional and friendly, on occasion I did find maybe a little slow but we weren't in any rush. We'll definitely be back.
  7. DA

    DocAlders

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation weekend in Oxford, exceedingly busy, exceedingly good quality food and service, highly recommended, go see for yourself.
  8. JC

    JillC

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We booked well in advance as this was our wedding anniversary. However we were initially placed upstairs which has little ambience. When asked our waiter swiftly moved us to a downstairs table which was nice of him as this had a more lively atmosphere. My potted crab starter was delicious. However my husband's vegetable soup with pistou had no discernible pistou sauce - either on top as is usual - or mixed in, and was rather insipid tasting. My husband's plaice was good fish but the sauce was fairly bland. My confit chicken came in a very tasteless sauce/gravy - I am sure it was confit chicken but it seemed more like a slightly undercooked chicken casserole. It looked fatty and unappetising. Both main courses were huge which is unusual for a restaurant of this quality. The triple cooked chips were fab - and the Chablis was nice - at a price. Staff were pleasant and overall we enjoyed our evening - but not a lot of the food! We are long term residents of Oxford and eat out regularly but the last time we came to this restaurant was well before Covid and we weren't that impressed then. We thought we'd give it another go but there seems to be no set standard for the quality of the dishes. My crab was high class stuff - the rest disappointing. Maybe it just depends what you choose but next we spend £140 on food it won't, sadly, be at No 1 Ship Street.
  9. S

    Sarah

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect lunch to celebrate my sons graduation. Food was delicious, service fantastic, lovely waitress who couldn’t do enough for us. Altogether a wonderful experience which we shall definitely be repeating. If you haven’t tried this restaurant yet I urge you to do so. Thank you to all at No. 1 Ship street for making what was a very special day for us memorable !
  10. HV

    HenkV

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great intimate place with an amazing staff and interesting food
  11. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just loved the place. Nice interior and atmosphere, good service and the food was delicious!
  12. G

    Gilli

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of five seated upstairs. The food was excellent. The service attentive and helpful. We loved our experience here.
  13. BM

    BillM

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a birthday dinner for my wife. We chose the restaurant because we had had good meals there previously and we were not disappointed. I particularly enjoyed the lobster bisque and delicious bread. My wife said the lamb was the best ever - and as a New Zealander she has high standards!
  14. R

    Risotto

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very pleasant lunch with relatives from New Zealand who I’d not seen for several years. Even the eight month-old enjoyed it.
  15. CR

    CR01

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great food from a clearly talented chef and amazing attentive service. We had a little romantic table upstairs which made for a very cosy date. Highly recommend a visit.
  16. DD

    DinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were lucky to get a table upstairs which I personally prefer, but downstairs is lovely too, a bit cozier. We were hosting friends visiting from New York. They loved it as much as we did. Good good, great service. Go!
  17. JS

    JulietS

    Kirkcudbrights

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were dreadfully late and they were so lovely. We had a delightful table although restaurant was busy. Courgette flowers in tempura were excellent. We followed this with a glorious tomato and mozzarella risotto - simply scrumptious! A carafe of very pleasing rosé accompanied this. Service was prompt but not too much so. We missed our train - only because we arrived so late - but it was worth it!!
  18. L

    Lesley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely venue, staff very helpful and friendly. Good selection on the menu and the food looked great, alas did not quite deliver what was expected in terms of taste. That being said I would try it again and maybe sample something different off the menu.
  19. SG

    SheG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service, very smiley, helpful waitress. Our table lacked privacy as it was next to the dresser where plates, cutlery etc., were stored, so there were staff coming and going right by us. The menu was interesting with a good range of specials. Our starters arrived very quickly, but before our bread and olives, so we ended up eating everything together. We both chose the hake for our mains and all the food was delicious. An enjoyable evening overall with a couple of minor issues, but we would definitely visit again.
  20. SW

    SusyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food, the decor, everything. I will definitely be returning when I am next in Oxford. Staff were attentive and helpful.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails. Very attentive staff. Reasonably priced given the quality of the food. Daily specials were excellent as well
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fantastic. We enjoyed the freshness of the seafood we had. Staff were also great.
  23. A

    Antonio

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Lovely welcome. Attentive service and wonderful food. All enjoyed in the beautiful interior of this delightful restaurant. Will definitely return next time we are in Oxford.
  24. JM

    JamesM

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience during an Oxford holiday. Staff were attentive and professional, the menu was varied and the venue was terrific. Highly recommended.
  25. RM

    RichardM

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    14th Wedding Anniversary and I did ask for a nice table and was not let down. In fact we were surprised to get a glass of champagne each in recognition. A very nice touch. Waitress was delightful and helpful and added to a memorable visit
  26. KB

    KarenB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great independent restaurant with delicious food and exceptional service. The wine list was fairly priced. Good ambiance for a romantic meal but equally good for a family celebration.
  27. JB

    JamesB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food in a lovely setting - highly recommended!
  28. JH

    JonathanH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  29. AN

    ANNIET

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, staff, service, wine list…as ever. Our favourite place in Oxford never disappoints.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We dined at No 1 Ship Street on evening of 6 September for a special occasion. Ambience was cosy. Service was friendly but got my starter order wrong which caused a 10 min delay after my wife was served hers before mine appeared. When it did (devilled kidneys), the mushroom served with it was rubbery and I had to ask the waitress what it was. My wife had pistou soup which had undercooked vegetables. We both had monkfish for the main course and I was assured it was fresh. However we both found it rubbery and tasteless. Disappointing. After knocking off 1 glass of wine for the delay on the starter, the bill came to £110 which seems poor value. We didn’t try out the deserts.
  31. VG

    VanG

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I was expecting better. The starters were interesting. I had the kidneys which were nicely cooked but so few...more about the toast than the kidneys. The mains were less exciting and the grills menu expensive. The specials were all fish. We were slow to choose a mains as nothing excited us. Went for the confit chicken. It was ok. Didn't have a desert. No1 Ship Street - not really a brasserie not quite a 5 star eating experience. Good location. Nice staff.
  32. TE

    TomE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome restaurant, great food and excellent service! Great atmosphere! I would recommend the oysters!
  33. L

    Lisa

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our sons graduation, a lovely welcome with glass fizz, great decor, seating arrangement, delicious courgette tempura starter, monkfish main, whole lobster was amazing, venison burger was delicious. Friendly staff, lovely ambience and finished with cookie dough ice cream sharing dessert, a must!! Was a great choice of venue and would recommend.
  34. m

    mcdocat

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening nice buzz and good food with personable service
  35. C

    Camster

    Buckinghamshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, delicious meal. Really good service. Highly recommend.
  36. P

    Preethi

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended, great food and lovely service, will definitely return
  37. MW

    MarkW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and good quality food. Only criticism is that it is difficult to read the menu because of the small font and very low lighting levels
  38. DM

    DMHS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and a very nice Pinot noir. Had 2 course lunch from fixed price menu and chose a dessert from A La Carte. Great service would recommend.
  39. IP

    IanP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service as usual. The ambience is always on point. Would recommend for any nice occasion
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great oysters, tasty snails. Good wine and cheer. We had a lovely meal and the service was great. The only let down was the very dry confit of chicken, which my 14 year-old struggled with enjoying. We would go again and make him choose differently next time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

No1 Ship Street is rated 4.6 stars by 1348 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for No1 Ship Street

1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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