Harden's says

Sustainably caught seafood from around the British Isles.

survey result


Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Small and perfectly formed” two-year-old with a “wonderful waterside setting” in St Katharine Dock that serves “seafood that should appear on the end of Paul Whitehouse’s rod – it’s that fresh!”. “On a sunny day with an outdoor table, it’s the best” – the “fantastic shellfish” includes “the best langoustines ever and stellar scallops”. Theodore Kyriakou, who set up both Livebait and The Real Greek back in the 1990s, is part of the founding team.


Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Theodore Kyriakou – who, back in the day, built both Livebait and The Real Greek – is part of the team behind this simply decorated, early 2020 newcomer in lovely St Katherine Dock (which comes complete with outside tables): “a confident gem of a fish restaurant” with “an unusual wine list which pairs exceptionally well with the well-prepared and presented dishes” (sourced from around the British Isles). It won a recent 10/10 from The Guardian’s Grace Dent.

For 32 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Melusine?

Owner's description

We are situated in Ivory House is a statutorily listed Grade 2 building, brick built over 5 storeys with slated roofs with an arched ground floor supported on cast iron beams and columns. Our food is simply great sustainable sourced seafood cooked well from the British Isles. 

We aim to talk to the skipper of the boats directly to encourage the freshest product straight from boat to plate in as minimal hours as possible. 

Our cocktail list is inventive, creative with great twists on classic cocktails.


Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £26.00 £6.00 £7.00
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code
Unit K, Ivory House, St. Katharine Dock, London, E1W 1AT
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm

The 2023 Harden's Guide

2023 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times