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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 128
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    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Work lunches

Great place for lunch and dinners. Always nice when the gardens are open. Food is always a notch above the rest, with very knowledgable and enthusiastic staff, who are attentive and professional. The steaks are great and veggies are accommodated for also. Will return and recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Neil D
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch and dinners. Always nice when the gardens are open. Food is always a notch above the rest, with very knowledgable and enthusiastic staff, who are attentive and professional. The steaks are great and veggies are accommodated for also. Will return and recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Back in my student days, this was an accessible, reliable, "rural" pub with good honest 'upper-middling' grub and no pretentions. Now? I'm sure it's splendid, but I was surprised not to be asked for three-months' payslips, a copy of the Guardian, and proof of an advanced degree before walking through the door. If you're the sort who likes to guarantee... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An excellent meal , wonderful atmosphere , visited with my daughter from Didcot and my sister in law from Melbourne Australia

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We recently visited The Fishes for their Great Fishes Festival - and what a day it was! The atmosphere was incredible, everyone was so chilled out and relaxed, and the staff were so accommodating. We had lunch first in the restaurant, which considering how much was going on outside the service went without a hitch, and the food was cooked... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We eventually found this slightly out of the way restaurant on the outskirts of Oxford. We chose a table in the well appointed conservatory with good views. The menu was not extensive, which made us feel that all would be fresh and well prepared. This proved to be the case and all four of us enjoyed our meals very much... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited for dinner on a Thursday. The place was packed. Service was good and overall the food was tasty but pretty average. The lamb meat was not a high standard. puddings not good..

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UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We attend this pub annually for our end of year staff meal. This year's visit was a huge disappointment. Despite having booked a table some weeks in advance, this was not ready for us. We sat outside to have drinks whllst waiting for the table but were then told we could not place our orders from there and would need... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Busy staff but very attentive. There was a festival on during the day and we caught the tail end of it. The food was great and the service was alright

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here on Sunday with my husband for a nice relaxing dinner without our children.This was simply not the case it was stressful to say the least.On arrival we got ignored and waited 20 mins to be noticed and seated.We got told the tills are not working so to expect a long wait in a manor that you would think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A friend recommended The Fishes as a meeting place for a number of families. The garden is large and fringed by a slow moving river, crossed by a footbridge leading to fields containing horses. In the garden itself there's a very large tepee with open sides containing about 8 large tables and covered benches with a fire-pit in the middle.... More 

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Additional Information about The Fishes

Address: North Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA, England
Phone Number: 01865 249796
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 57
Cuisine: Seafood, European, British, Pub, Gastropub

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