Little sister to the Islington Prawn, and inhabiting a venerated Padstow site (formerly Margot's, RIP), this tiny fishmonger-cum-restaurant shows off what's on today's menu in the shop window.
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“Just brilliant, incredibly fresh seafood” is the payoff for a visit to Rick & Katie Toogood’s “very small” and “cramped” venture (24 covers), which – since they made the move from Islington in 2015 – has shown it can compete with the best of the best in this foodie enclave. (They still also own the restaurant of the same name in N1).
“A little gem!” – Rick & Katie Toogood’s “exceptional” seafood specialist, an offshoot of their Islington original, serves “the freshest of fish cooked simply but superbly”. It’s “very small (24 covers), so booking is essential”, but worth it as a “good laid back alternative to The Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth at No 6” (and more enthusiastic fans this year feel it “beats its more famous Padstow neighbours by a country mile”). “There’s an on-site fishmongers, which you can choose from if you don’t fancy anything on the small menu”.
A “great addition to the Padstow food scene” – this “quirky” two-year-old sibling to the Islington original is a great choice for “innovative and delicious” seafood; you can opt to enjoy it in the slightly “cramped” 24-cover dining room, or cart it away from the on-site fishmongers.
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"Really striking varied treatment of the local produce, a lot of international inspiration without seeming just random, and a lot of passion comes across from the staff. Really a bit too cramped for comfort, but I can understand why as it's so small."
|Wine per bottle||£22.50|
11 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB
|Tuesday||10 am‑12 am|
|Wednesday||10 am‑12 am|
|Thursday||10 am‑12 am|
|Friday||10 am‑12 am|
|Saturday||10 am‑12 am|
|Sunday||10 am‑12 am|