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Fishes (The)

North Hinksey Village, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0NA
Find this good and deservedly-popular gastro-pub set in 3 acres of wooded grounds leading down to the Seacourt Stream.

Although still a local, selling real ales, the reason most customers visit is because of the good food on offer. While the menu's follow the seasons, a late Spring version included 'Grilled Halloumi, Artichoke, Spring Green & Olive Salad, Shallot & Balsamic Dressing'; 'Whole Tiger Prawns, Garlic & Parsley Butter, Milwaukee Rye'; 'Cornish Sardines on Toast, Tomato Salsa, Watercress & Pea Shoot Salad' and 'Caesar Salad, Anchovies, Free-Range Chicken & Bacon' among the starters.

Some, such as the last two, are also offered in main course helpings.

Dishes such as 'Char-grilled 28 day-aged Aberdeen Rump or Sirloin with Chips, Charcutier Sauce or Café de Paris Butter'; 'Free-range Sausage & Mash'; 'Organic Salmon & Spring Onion Fishcake, Mixed Leaves, Lemon Crème Fraiche' and 'Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillet, Marinated Potato, Green Bean, Orange & Almond Salad' typified the mains.

Desserts, such as 'Apple & Cinnamon Bavarois, Apple Crisp'; 'Crème Brulée' and 'Chocolate & Coffee Mousse with Biscotti' might be too tempting to resist.

For those not wanted a fully meal, a Bar Menu offers filled Ciabatta's, Club Sandwiches and the like.

They have won National awards for their Sunday lunches – so expect this service to be particularly popular.

In far weather, you can eat in their riverside garden.
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  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: all week 12.00-21.30; Express Lunch £7.50; mains about £12 to £24
  • Dinner: all week 12.00-21.30; mains about £12 to 24
  • Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list kicks off at around the £15 mark
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Nearest station: Oxford Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Outside eating

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Tel: 01865-249796
Address: North Hinksey Village, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0NA
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