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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 40
    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
Tasty food at a price

Really enjoyed the food and service very good. Excellent gluten free menu. Still feel prices too steep but if money is no object then this is the place for you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Julie A
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Steventon, United Kingdom
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Steventon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the food and service very good. Excellent gluten free menu. Still feel prices too steep but if money is no object then this is the place for you.

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Oxford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A group of us met there one weekday evening to celebrate a birthday - we were offered a free bottle of Prosecco, which helped the party go with a swing! The food was seasonal, imaginatively presented and there was a good selection, including a specials board. As the weather warms, it will be nice to sit outside and sip Pimms...

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We had not booked a table in advance but there was a warm welcome and we were taken to a table immediately. Nothing on the menu really grabbed us but we were staying in the area and the pub had been recommended. The mains were very expensive. The sausage and mash was just that, as was the leek crumble. (Not... More 

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Abingdon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Food is absolutely excellent and the staff were very nice. Bit pricey but the quality is great. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion!

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Oxford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

To celebrate my son's 18th birthday I booked a table for 14 people at the Fishes. They were very helpful and allowed us to select the main courses from the standard menu, including one special request. This was all supplied to them a few days before. We had a lovely table just off the main bar area and they were... More 

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Cardiff
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239 reviews 239 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

First impressions were great nice setting, garden looked nice, met and taken to the table immediately. The first inclination that all things were not great was a 30 minute wait to get offered a drink. Arriving for quick bite to eat to leaving took 3 hours. At no point was an apology offered, every table within our proximity complained. My... More 

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Oxford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have always found The Fishes to be a great restaurant with good food and service. Unfortunately my recent Sunday lunch visit was most disappointing.The setting and menu choice was as good as ever but the food took more than an hour to arrive- 90 minutes after we arrived.This was most disappointing as we ordered the Sunday Lunch specials. The... More 

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OXFORD
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Yes, this is a great venue for eating alfresco which is exactly what we did. However the menu was very ordinary which is why we opted for a burger. The burger itself was good but the bread bun it was served in was stale.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is the second time we've been here and we were equally impressed as we were before. On entry it's clear that it's a very clean, lively and attractive place. The service is excellent (quick and friendly) without being overly fussy; the menu is sufficiently extensive and interesting with specials for the day being available. The food is well presented... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Been here a few times and never fail to be impressed. The food is great, the setting is beautiful, and the staff are really lovely! Totally recommend, especially in the summer. And as a little tip, if you can get on their mailing list, they give you some lovely little offers!

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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

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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?