Harden's survey result
“No-fuss”, “fresh seafood done really well” combines with a “fun” and “buzzy” (“riotous” even!) ambience, at this Soho landmark – formerly a butcher (est 1911) that morphed into a restaurant 25 years ago. “It’s still excellent after all these years, like meeting an old friend – we love it”. “Go for the specials, they’re always worth trying”.
“So long as you don’t mind sharing a table with strangers” – this “always-fun” Soho “institution” makes a perfect way to punctuate an evening. With its “great buzz and very nice vibe, it’s always full of energy”, and “warm and friendly” staff deliver “outstanding fresh seafood, especially the big plateaux de fruits de mer”, plus “sumptuous natives, fish ’n’ chips, fish soup and lobster po’boy, all of ’em delicious”.
“The epitome of a Soho lifestyle” is to be found at this “fun” classic, near The Box Soho, where “great people watching” helps whet the appetite for some “brilliant fruits de mer and fabulous fish”, enjoyed while nattering and perched on high bar stools. “Service is warm, friendly and, occasionally, quirky in a good way”. “Be prepared to queue but it’s worth the wait”.
“There’s just something about sitting on one of the stools” (“they even replaced the old uncomfortable ones!”), and “watching the world go by”, at this “fun-and-frisky” Soho haven (a characterful, tiled ex butcher’s shop). “Charming” and “flamboyant” staff provide “so-fresh” seafood and “excellent rôtisserie chicken”.
|Wine per bottle||£22.50|
14-16 Brewer St, London, W1F OSG
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Saturday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|