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“Living up to the hype despite the narrow space” – this new opening from the folks behind The 10 Cases (just across the road) is one of the most applauded arrivals of the past year and “a great addition to Covent Garden”. “A short menu of the freshest fish and seafood” is served “with good wines and no faff” in a “refreshingly unpretentious”, but “stylishly simple” white-tiled environment, and results are “sparkling”.

£65
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Parsons Restaurant in WC2H, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Parsons restaurant.
Teresa C
Same owners as 10 cases. it’s a bit of a ...
Reviewed 13 days ago

"Same owners as 10 cases. it’s a bit of a squash, and vital to book ahead, but worth it for the delicious fresh fish"

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Stella-Maria T
Slightly unhappy about the 90 minute rule o...
Reviewed 1 months, 20 days ago

"Slightly unhappy about the 90 minute rule on table occupation, but loved the snacks (especially the potted shrimp croquettes and the brown crab pissaladiere), and the fish pie is a thing of wonder. The catch of the day, however, was overcooked, and at £32 for a piece of monkfish that's a major slip up. Go but don't bother with the catch of the day board. Stick to the snacks and starters. The wine list is pretty smart."

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Victoria J
Its all about the fish....The food was outs...
Reviewed 1 months, 28 days ago

"Its all about the fish....The food was outstanding. The place is clean and fresh looking but so small you really must book. Very welcome addition to Covent Garden."

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Steven B
Small restaurant but a little off the touri...
Reviewed 1 months, 30 days ago

"Small restaurant but a little off the tourist trail so not heaving, at least on Saturday Lunchtime. Open from 12 to 2300 so good for late lunch too. small menu too with a few specials painted on the walls - they laos hand you a list showing what's on (and what's not!). Extensive wine list as you would expect from the ownership with plenty of open bottles to try and fair prices. The menu may be modest but the cooking is not. Squid in Black in rice, scallop (one...) fish pie, pumpkin and feta salad and a terrific tarte fine to finish. Memorable all for £62.00"

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Andrew J
All the appetisers; chips; sole; cucumber (...
Reviewed 4 months, 1 day ago

"All the appetisers; chips; sole; cucumber (not to my taste); cheese. Second visit - just as good as first."

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Judith S
Nothing special. Fish cooked a la plancha. ...
Reviewed 6 months, 9 days ago

"Nothing special. Fish cooked a la plancha. Excellent croquettas."

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Ian R
Great fresh fish, simply cooked without fus...
Reviewed 7 months, 2 days ago

"Great fresh fish, simply cooked without fuss. You can also ask for shellfish which is painted on the ceiling but not obvious from the menu. Unfortunately tables are crammed too close together."

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Laia B
Extremely average mussels in a fish restaur...
Reviewed 7 months, 11 days ago

"Extremely average mussels in a fish restaurant. And one oyster out of six was bad"

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39 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9BA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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