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The Fishes

$$$
Seafood, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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North Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA, England
01865 249796
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9:30 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Evening for my birthday

I receive many promotional emails from this restaurant, so recently I had one saying that if I went and had a meal for two they would throw in a bottle of wine this was a birthday offer from them. The food was very good but unfortunately they charge us for the wine, we didn't notice until we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
kidlington
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england
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Fishes is one of the best places we have eaten---and we've travelled extensively! The friendly relaxed atmosphere is most welcoming as are the Staff who have a lovely sense of humour. There was a wide choice on the menus--fish [of course ] , meat, vegetarian---the only problem was in choosing.......and when the meals came they were delicious and beautifully... More 

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england
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I receive many promotional emails from this restaurant, so recently I had one saying that if I went and had a meal for two they would throw in a bottle of wine this was a birthday offer from them. The food was very good but unfortunately they charge us for the wine, we didn't notice until we got home, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having been recommended this waterside pub for lunch on Friday, we arrived at 13.20 without booking. A table was found for us, by a friendly member of staff in the bar. We were then quietly ignored for fifteen minutes. My brother then brought my attention to a pretty waitress fussing a dog belonging to a patron. She then went directly... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We rang at 8.45pm on Bank Holiday Sunday from the car to see if we could have a table. They said they stopped serving at 9pm. We ordered over the phone and when we turned up at 9.10pm our meal was ready! Excellent service, nice to be trusted (as they didn't ask us to pay in advance!) and the food... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Just popped in for lunch been a while since I'd been here. It was nicely busy and we were greeted and found a table right away. Service was perfect no too fussy but pleasant and efficient just what you want for a pub lunch. I had steak sandwich and it was amazing for me perfect so I will be back... More 

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Walsall
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149 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Tucked away just off the A34 Oxford Bypass it is easy to miss this treat of a pub. Good food with choice of pub grub, garden menu and restaurant. The gardens are ideal if you have kids or dogs. We had both with us and we're made very welcome. Friendly staff and good pub grub in a beautiful setting. Worth... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lovely atmosphere. Great food with a really good selection. Excellent real ales and a good choice of fine wines. Attentive staff. Almost certainly need to make a reservation for dinner.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited last Sunday for lunch (our second visit) whilst catching up with our daughter who is studying nearby. We booked a table this time and were seated in the restaurant area. As before everything from the initial welcome to the moment we left was a great experience. The food here is superb. We all had Sunday Roast (1 beef,... More 

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Oxford
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Definitely the best pub in North Hinksey/Botley area, with a fantastic garden and good selection of drinks and food. Great for Sunday lunches or just a quick drink!

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went there with my cousin and her young family. The waitress greeted us warmly and immediately made a positive impression on the kids. She was so funny and engaging and really made us all feel at home. She really made the evening extra special. The kids had a fun time and the adults too. Food was magnificent. Really spot on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865 249796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 57
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?