I loved the decor in Fish Market, beautiful bleached wood floors, slate and wood worn tables and nautical details including blue and white striped napkins. The seafood bar was a nice touch, I could see myself sitting there, a glass of champagne in hand knocking back some oysters. Yeh maybe not.
The restaurant had optimistically crammed in the tables, perhaps it did get busy but when I was there it was very quiet indeed, meaning unfortunately the service was on the verge of being over attentive.
The fish was incredible. With amazing set menu prices and fish this great quality and cooked so well it’s a no brainer.
I thoroughly enjoyed my cod and chorizo stew, and the mini scotch eggs were delicious.
I also tried ceviche for the first time – scallop cooked in lime juice – which was accompanied by some Cloudy Bay Sauvignon blanc new vintage, which matched perfectly. It’s worth paying a visit just for a glass of this.
Fish Market has got a lot going for it, if it were to open in Brighton it would be an instant hit, however here on New Street surrounded by big-boy restaurants, it lacked some personality, somehow it felt a bit chain like.
I loved the decor however and little touches like choosing your petit fours chocolates from a box was a real Kimmi pleaser.
You’d be hard pushed to find fish this good in London for this price-tag.