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“The most beautiful fish counter ever” is the dramatic centrepiece of Costas Spiladis’s “classy” four-year-old (part of an LA, Miami, etc international group), and – with its “roomy” quarters clad in white marble sourced from mountains outside Athens – it brings a “glammed up Greek atmosphere” to the fringe of St James’s. Its fans extol “the best fish in London” and gorgeous seafood that’s “second to none”, but sceptics caution that “it’s priced so that only oligarchs can afford to eat it”, and to an extent that can seem “extortionate”. Top Tip – by contrast, lunch and pre-theatre deals represent “incredible value”.
“A fabulous selection of fresh fish on display to choose from” is the dramatic hallmark of Costas Spiladis’s “upscale Greek” in the West End (where you choose your fish and pay by weight). Its most ardent fans feel it “gives Scott’s a run for its money”, but even some who feel it has “the best fish, with the best fish chefs in town” still say it’s “pricey”: “bring your bank manager along with you, as they’ll need to extend your overdraft after eating here!”
“The setting is impressive and dramatic… as are some of the prices” at Costas Spiladis’s glamourous West End yearling, where the centrepiece is “a terrific display and choice of Mediterranean fish flown in daily” (“you choose your fish and pay by weight”). All the many reports it inspires are of “masterfully prepared and sensational” dishes using “sublimely fresh” ingredients, and – leaving aside the “eyewatering expense” – the consensus is that it’s “worth a visit” and emerging as one of London’s top addresses for fish and seafood.
“Amazingly fresh fish” chosen from an icy display helps seduce devotees of this “lovely” looking new Greek fish specialist in the West End – a glamorous outpost of Costas Spiliadis’s luxurious international group. Even fans note that “you could pay a small king’s ransom here” however, and to cynics “it’s an attempt to out-Moscow Moscow” – “stacks of dead fish on an iceberg is not decor and £15 for a teeny starter is not real life!”
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
1 Regent St, London, SW1Y 4NR
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Saturday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Sunday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|