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Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “hard to beat PoTL” for “fantastic, fresh and tasty fish and seafood” – a restaurant/fishmonger on Highbury Corner which is supplied daily from Devon and Cornwall (it has a sister venue in Padstow). Staff are “knowledgeable and friendly”, and there’s “a great matching wine list”. The only – but frequent – complaint is that it’s “teeny-tiny”, so you “have to book ahead, and can’t always get a table when you want one”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fish at its best: fresh, dressed and novel – seared, crispy and spiced; or as a mountain of fruits de mer au naturel” is the reason this “fabulous”, “almost caff-like” local on Highbury Corner (which doubles as a fishmonger) is “always very busy”. It’s “a rarity in London”, and “every bit as good as its Cornish cousin” in Padstow. One caveat: it’s “far too tiny and cramped and always needs to be booked days ahead – wish they would expand”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fish at its best: fresh, dressed and novel – seared, crispy and spiced; or as a mountain of fruits de mer au naturel” is the reason this “fabulous”, “almost caff-like” local on Highbury Corner (which doubles as a fishmonger) is “always very busy”. It’s “a rarity in London”, and “every bit as good as its Cornish cousin” in Padstow. One caveat: it’s “far too tiny and cramped and always needs to be booked days ahead – wish they would expand”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top-quality fish, simply cooked” and “served tapas-style” in an “informal setting” make this fishmonger/seafood bar on Highbury Corner (with a sibling in Padstow) a “great neighbourhood place”. “Can be busy and cramped, but the food is very good.”

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Restaurant details

Highchair
16
No dress code

Prawn on the Lawn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Prawn on the Lawn Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Prawn on the Lawn restaurant.
Victoria J
We love this place and the food is always d...
Reviewed 12 days ago

"We love this place and the food is always different according to what they get from the market each morning. Its getting a bit expensive but that is probably because fish is so expensive now. "

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Steven B
Its a simple place so ambiance not highly r...
Reviewed 12 days ago

"Its a simple place so ambiance not highly rated given it is not cheap! Fresh fish often cooked originally. Our friends who like sophisticated places were perhaps less impressed than we hoped. One dish had too much bone. "

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Victoria J
As good as last time. Scallops, etc ...
Reviewed 6 months, 17 days ago

"As good as last time. Scallops, etc "

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Victoria J
Small plates: Dover sole, scallops in green...
Reviewed 8 months, 28 days ago

"Small plates: Dover sole, scallops in green curry jus, hake, fried crushed potatoes (fab), tomato and tarragon salad, anchovies, Muscadet, salted caramel pot. Not a very comfortable place, small, but the food was top class. Not fancy, just whatever was good that day from the market. "

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Steven B
Ideal lunch for pescatarians as we are! ...
Reviewed 9 months, 5 days ago

"Ideal lunch for pescatarians as we are! Small plates to share and larger ones for whole fish. It's not cheap as plates are around £11-16 each and you need 4 for lunch plus sides. The fish is really fresh, simply prepared, delivered when ready and in batches. A sort of super tapas bar without the rubbish. Dessert was a rich and different caramel cream with chunks. Free water. Decent wines at fair prices. Service is delightful, cheerful and professional. They do have 2 staff to look after only a few tables so they have time. On the down side, the chairs are strangely less than welcoming and the windows were dirty - not expected in a restaurant and fish shop. No fixed price lunch."

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Majid D
A very intimate small restaurant with fresh...
Reviewed 9 months, 9 days ago

"A very intimate small restaurant with fresh seafood. Service is prompt but due to its popularity it is always busy. Well worth visiting and expect many returns. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £22.00 £4.50 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
292-294 St Paul's Rd, London, N1 2LH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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