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The Fishes

$$$
European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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North Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA, England
01865 249796
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Today
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice lunch

Very impressed and a good choice of food, soup was tasty and came nice and hot although a roll or bread would have been nice as it only came with 4 small croutons, warm fish goujons sandwich was very tasty and came with a baby leaf salad and good size bowl of chunky chips. The staff were friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Linda H
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very impressed and a good choice of food, soup was tasty and came nice and hot although a roll or bread would have been nice as it only came with 4 small croutons, warm fish goujons sandwich was very tasty and came with a baby leaf salad and good size bowl of chunky chips. The staff were friendly and the... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent lunch , nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Just what you want for a pleasant lunch We will definitely return.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

really enjoy our meals in the Fishes - we've probably eaten here 10-15 times. Food is always good (not fantastic but good) and we love the mixed platters for starters. Service is usually attentive and good too. A reliable night out!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was really impressed by the Fishes, not only because of their lovely food and great selection of spirits, but also because of the fantastic service we recieved. Mia couldn't have done more to make sure I knew what I was able to eat with my dairy intolerance, even providing a specially highlighted menu - there's a gluten-free menu too,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Fishes has gone through a number of changes, the latest is definitely the best! We booked for boxing day lunch with family and were pleasantly suprised by the beautiful menu selection, the decor is cosy yet quirky and the tables just the right space apart. The service and attention to detail was top notch - would'nt hesitate to come... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had not been to the The Fishes before, but chose it for it's central location and booked a table for 20 to celebrate a family birthday. Family and friends were travelling from the Midlands, London etc so fingers were crossed that all would go well. Staff at The Fishes were great, welcoming and hospitable. Everyone enjoyed their meal and... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went for lunch on a weekday just before Christmas. The atmosphere was really lovely - it was busy and buzzing but still calm enough for us to talk and enjoy sitting round the table together. The Christmas decorations were lovely - just enough to get into the spirit but not tacky in any way. The service was also very... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having read the previous reviews on child friendliness I find myself incensed. Much to my occasional annoyance, this outstanding hostelry puts up with far too many ill mannered parents. The waitress had the temerity to ask for a screeching child to be removed from the room. For that, she is forced to endure abuse without redress on TA, thanks to... More 

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went here for a business lunch and it was full of children, mummies etc. Staff excellent, food even better. Everyone's meals looked great, fish stew really tasty, French style soup and great rouille. Can't really fault it on our part, bit too child friendly for a business lunch, however the place is huge so easy to escape! Would go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First visit this afternoon to The Fishes! Great little spot out the way and was good to see a range of ages inside for lunch. For a Tuesday afternoon it was nice and busy and staff couldn't have been more attentive. Looking forward to spending some quality time here in the summer after hearing about the bbqs and picnics that... 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: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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

Questions & Answers

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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?