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No1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

No1 Ship Street

4.6
4.6
1288 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

10:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–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, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,288 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/Oxfordshire

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  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambiance

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oxford

    Healthy

  • Oxford

    Romantic

  • Oxford

    Special Occasion

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MartinS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place it was a great experience with the quality of food and the overall feel of the place, great service, great food would highly recommend
  2. KD

    KarenD

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had the crab mousse which was followed by the half of lobster all excellent Good wine list and reasonably priced My only minor criticism is things calmed with chips. I would have preferred some more interesting carbs eg rice or new potatoes
  3. RW

    RobertW

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a terrific meal , the food was exceptional , simple but full of flavor and skilled technique . Service was perfect , helpful , friendly and with a sense of humor . Extreme heat in England made it a bit warm in the restaurant but otherwise a special evening
  4. FM

    FredM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, good service, good value nice wines, great lobster and seafood
  5. B

    Baconbuttyboy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would recommend No 1 Ship Street for great food, atmosphere and location. Quite noisy though. Service was just right. A limited choice of wine if you just want a glass or two.
  6. NS

    NaomiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, amazing food, friendly service. Well worth a visit here to enjoy good food and wine.
  7. CR

    ChristinaR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really excellent meal — creative and well planned. Very good service — polite and friendly but not hovering.
  8. O

    Oldiefoodie

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch time menu is excellent value for money. Exceptional.
  9. S

    Shazzzam

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had the pork belly and snails with green salsa. The snails and salsa were extremely delicious but the pork belly was boring. My husband had the lamb shoulder which was delicious but it was oddly paired with cockles. Mash and dauphiniois potatoes were lovely. There was just one dish for children: fish goujons and chips, but luckily it was tasty.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, really lovely food, fantastic wine - thank you
  11. CB

    ChrisB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and made to feel at home. Lovely meal for our anniversary. Felt like a little bistro in Paris.
  12. SN

    ShawnN

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fish was cooked exceptionally well, very tasty and the service was great throughout.
  13. MV

    MyroneV

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was just ok. Expected better options for the set menu than just fish and chips. It wasn't bad but I would probably go for the a la carte next time.
  14. CH

    CarolineH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh food, very attentive service, and one of the best crème brulees I have had!
  15. JC

    JoannaC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Were made to feel very welcome from arrival to leaving. Lovely staff who made my sons graduation meal a very memorable occasion. The food was great. My husband had the oysters and they were the best he’s had in a long time. The plaice from the specials board was fantastic as were the burgers and the risotto. My other son had been looking forward since I made the reservation to the Lemon Tart and it did not disappoint! All in all a great experience in a friendly, happy place. Totally recommend No 1 Ship Street.
  16. KM

    KatieMcN

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my family for my graduation and we had a lovely lunch. The staff were extremely helpful in accommodating our (varied) food allergies. The food was incredible I would definitely recommend
  17. m

    matthews

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , great service , lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a mid week dinner or special occasion.
  18. K

    Kathryn

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    OK but ultimately a bit disappointing. Expensive but didn’t really live up to the great reviews
  19. MC

    MartynC

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent experience, we ate upstairs where there are fewer tables, downstairs looked a little crowded and busy. Service was outstanding, food was excellent, with a bias towards seafood though my meat choices were just as good. Musak was an unnecessary distraction. It is impossible to select any style that will appeal to everyone, better not to play anything at all.
  20. SR

    SueR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were a group of four and we had the two course lunch menu. The food was excellent as was the service. My only comment is that the portions of fried fish did seem a little small and a small amount of salad to accompany the chips would have been welcome.
  21. PG

    PaddyG

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dinner with my son Lovely menu and excellent balance of choice/options Oysters, Lobsters and Cornish Brill - Oysters delicious but condiments (lemon, Tabasco and red wine vinegar/shallot) rather perfunctory and limited Lobster - delicious but on smaller side Pan fried brill and bone marrow lovely and tasty but slightly over cooked and dry fish. Overcooked chunky chips Service unfussy and pleasant but a little slow/clunky All criticisms relative to the price (£199 for 2 with NZ Sauv Blanc and Oysters, and 3 courses) incl of 12.5% service
  22. AR

    AR2022

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing experience at No1 Ship Street. From start to finish, it was perfect. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection, Marco was funny and attentive and the restaurant itself was beautiful. We can’t wait to return.
  23. JK

    JennyK

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Both vegetarian choices (starter and main) on the set menu were salads, and the non vegetarian mainland a rather unimaginative fish and chips which to me isn't a 'seasonal special'. So our group had not much choice to opt for food from the a la carte menu. Dishes were tasty and good quality but a couple of people in the party resented paying £50pp for lunch on a Monday!
  24. R

    Richard

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Excellent service but for the quality of food this was incredibly overpriced. To pay £32 for an overcooked piece of cod and then £6 for purple sprouting on top just added insult to injury. £120 for 'surf and turf' was well over the odds. We paid £405 for two courses for 5 people. Nice restaurant, nice people, nice atmosphere but to charge these prices the food needs to be memorable....and it was far from that.
  25. CC

    ColmC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Incredible food and service! Our waiter was Carlo and he was fantastic! Can’t rate this place highly enough!
  26. KA

    KADiner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No 1 Ship Street is such a marvelous place. It is consistently fabulous. While it is on the expensive side , it never lets us down. Always our first choice for a celebration out.
  27. EB

    EmmaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive staff, lovely ambience and excellent food, thank you!
  28. j

    josefh

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food service and ambiance
  29. A

    Adam

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a dinner date! Superb food, well portioned and beautiful resturant to sit in.
  30. F

    Fatsquirrel

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really lovely lunch for my husband’s birthday. Will definitely be returning. Excellent service too.
  31. MN

    MikeN

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining here - really impressed. Excellent food, well cooked and attentive service - Thank you!
  32. A

    Adam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sirloin steak and lobster were both excellent. Soft and juciy.
  33. TB

    TomB

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely night, good tasty and good atmosphere. Lovely setting
  34. T

    Trencher

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Disappointing. Far too dark. Difficult to see the tables let alone read the menus. Lobster was adequate. Plaice nicely presented. Tomato risotto almost inedible. Sides meagre in choice and quantity. Fizzy Water not really chilled. Service was fine.
  35. WP

    WiganPaul

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great staff great ambiance. I would recommend this place
  36. AF

    AndreF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The pork was perfectly cooked, the confit chicken melted away from the bone, and the cookie dough skillet had my partner and I jostling for the last bite. I'll need to save up to return but I'm happy to do just that.
  37. RP

    RichardP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely environment, great food, friendly and helpful staff - would not hesitate to recommend
  38. LD

    LyzD

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food,service and comfort all very good. Will continue to return and recommend
  39. PC

    PollyC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, food is great, the ambience is good. Will come again.
  40. D

    Dannyp

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit. Amazing place, the food, drinks, staff were on point.. Started with amazing oysters, potted shrimp then a fabulous surf and turf! Definitely will be retuning soon when back in the area. Well done. Keep up the amazing work..

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 1288 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for No1 Ship Street

1 Ship Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–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, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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